180 Gram Vinyl! Original Soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Oscar Award-Winning Film!
American Rock 'N' Roll, Surf Music, Pop, and Soul!
Includes Urge Overkill's Cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon!"
One of the most defining cinematic moments of the mid 1990s was when the counter-culture film Pulp Fiction was released! Pulp Fiction is the killer soundtrack which includes several slabs of vinyl perfection like Kool & The Gangs dynamite Jungle Boogie, Al Greens sensual Lets Stay Together and Dusty Springfields gospel-like classic Son Of A Preacher Man.
The film contains a mix of American rock and roll, surf music, pop and soul. The soundtrack is equally untraditional, consisting of nine songs from the movie, four tracks of dialogue snippets followed by a song, and three tracks of dialogue alone. The album reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and the single, Urge Overkill's cover of the Neil Diamond song "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" peaked at No. 59.
Tarantino used an eclectic assortment of songs by various artists. Notable songs include Dick Dale's now-iconic rendition of "Misirlou", which is played during the opening credits. Tarantino chose surf music for the basic score of the film because, "it just seems like rock 'n' roll Ennio Morricone music, rock 'n' roll spaghetti Western music." In addition to the surf-rock rendition of "Misirlou", other notable songs include "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers and "Bustin' Surfboards" by The Tornadoes, from 1962, which had been one of the first instrumental surf songs to hit the United States music charts after notables such as "Walk--Don't Run" by the Ventures.
The Orange County Register described why the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction stood out from all the others: "Unlike so many soundtracks, which just seem to be repositories for stray songs by hit acts regardless of whether they fit the film's mood, Tarantino's use of music in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction exploded with a brash, Technicolor, pop-culture intensity that mirrored the stories he was telling."
"The soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's darkly funny crime classic Pulp Fiction manages to re-create the film's wildly careening sense of style, violence, and humor by concentrating on the surf music that comprises the bulk of the movie's incidental music and adding a few sexy oldies integral to the film's story ('Let's Stay Together,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Never Can Tell'). Of course, the inclusion of dialogue and Urge Overkill's seductive cover of Neil Diamond's 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon' doesn't hurt either." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic
180 Gram Vinyl
All Original Packaging
1. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (Dialogue) / Misirlou - Dick Dale, Amanda Plummer, Tim Roth
2. Royale With Cheese (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta
3. Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
4. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
5. Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornadoes
6. Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson
7. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
8. Zed's Dead, Baby (Dialogue) / Bullwinkle Part II - The Centurians, Maria De Medeiros, Bruce Willis
1. Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest (Dialogue) / You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry, Jerome Patrick Hoban
2. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
3. If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags) - Maria McKee
4. Bring Out the Gimp (Dialogue) / Comanche - Peter Green, Duane Whitaker, The Revels
5. Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
6. Personality Goes a Long Way (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta
7. Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
8. Ezekiel 25:17 (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson