Soundtrack Features Great Music from the '70s including Music by Duke Ellington, Elton John, Tom Jones, McCartney & Wings, E.L.O., and More!
2015 Grammy Award Nominee for:
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosses (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
You can't have a film set in the '70s without great music from the '70s setting the mood. The American Hustle Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, here on double blue and red vinyl, features a wide variety of artists and genres from the 1970s. You'll hear Duke Ellington's "Jeep's Blues," Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Paul McCartney & Wings' "Live and Let Die" to Tom Jones' "Delilah" and Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and the Bee Gee's "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"... just to mention a few.
"Like Goodfellas and Boogie Nights before it, American Hustle's music celebrates the epic feel of '70s pop, rock, and disco and uses it to give its story extra heft. David O. Russell's tale of con men, Feds, and the mob has a lighter touch than either of those two movies, however, and this is reflected in the soundtrack's song choices. More than a few of these tracks are by Electric Light Orchestra as well as Jeff Lynne on his own, and the whimsical yet driving sound of "10538 Orchestra," "Long Black Road," and "Stream of Stars" lends a tongue-in-cheek tone supported by Tom Jones' "Delilah" and Chris Stills' "Live to Live." The album touches on some of the decade's definitive songs (Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Wings' "Live and Let Die," Donna Summer's "I Feel Love") but never sounds like a prepackaged hits-of-the-'70s collection, due in large part to unique choices like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' gritty version of "Don't Leave Me This Way" and Mayssa Karaa's otherworldly Arabic interpretation of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," which is so striking that it's one of the finest songs on an album packed with big names. A nuanced and playful soundtrack, American Hustle works well as a companion piece to the movie that spawned it and on its own. " - allmusic.com
Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 Release
Mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman
Blue and Red Vinyl
Brand New Artwork
Includes 6 songs not on the original release
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. Jeep's Blues - Duke Ellington
2. Dirty Work - Steely Dan
3. A Horse With No Name - America
4. 10538 Overture - E.L.O.
5. I've Got Your Number - Jack Jones
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. White Rabbit - Mayssa Karaa
2. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
3. Don't Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
4. Delilah - Tom Jones
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Live and Let Die - Wings
2. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
4. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren
2. Long Black Road - E.L.O.
3. The Jean Genie - David Bowie
4. Stream of Stars - Jeff Lynne
5. The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil) - Frank Sinatra
6. It's De-Lovely - Ella Fitzgerald
7. Irving Montage - Danny Elfman