Bananas / Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask
Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Kritzerland (KR 20014-0)
Release Date: November 17, 2009
Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch / Mundell Lowe
|1.||BANANAS: Main Title (Quiero La Noche)||1:47|
|2.||Hey, Ralph, How Much Is a Copy of "Orgasm?"||1:46|
|3.||Rocky Subway Ride||1:41|
|4.||Fielding and the Frozen Dinner||0:48|
|5.||Fielding and Nancy||3:41|
|6.||San Marcos/Harp In the Closet / Dinner With El Presidente / Chased||2:31|
|7.||Fielding The Rebel / Training Camp||3:19|
|8.||1500 Dinners To Go / Food and Sex||2:09|
|9.||Kidnapping Gone Awry||2:13|
|10.||The CIA, The UJA, The New Ruler / Firing Squad||2:40|
|11.||Fielding Mellish - El Presidente||1:03|
|12.||El Presidente and Nancy||1:08|
|13.||The Wid World of Sports / End Title||1:55|
|14.||EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW...: Main Title (unused)||3:40|
|15.||The Fool and The Queen||2:49|
|16.||Love Potion and The Chastity Belt||1:31|
|17.||Daisy, The Sheep||2:03|
|18.||Il Partito / Problem Con Gli Orgasmi||2:11|
|19.||Sesso Nei Luoghi Pubblici||1:36|
|20.||What's Your Perversion?||0:21|
|21.||On the Way To Dr. Bernardo's House / Meet Dr. Bernardo||3:47|
|22.||The Mad Doctor||1:08|
|24.||Dr. Bernardo's Experiments||2:01|
|25.||Attack of the Giant Tit / Happy Ending||2:58|
|26.||End Title (unused)||1:40|
|27.||SLEEPER: Main Title - 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do (performed by Woody Allen and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band)||2:11|
|28.||BONUS TRACKS: Bananas Main Title (film version)||1:47|
|29.||'Cause I Believe In Love (record version)||2:28|
|30.||'Cause I Believe In Loving (demo version)||2:27|
|Total Album Time:||62:17|
To score Bananas, Woody Allen turned to Marvin Hamlisch, who'd provided the score to Take The Money and Run. Hamlisch, who was just starting out as a film composer, turned in a fantastic score that perfectly fit Allen's humor. Starting with the main title, with its infectious song "Quiero La Noche," the score is chock-full of catchy tunes in a variety of styles ranging from a beautiful love theme to action music to music that's simply, wellbananas. It's a great score from start to finish.
The score to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask was written by Mundell Lowe, a jazzman and a fantastic guitar player who'd worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker and a whole slew of other jazz greats. From the jazzy baroque stylings of "Do Aphrodisiacs Work" to the cool sounds of "Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching Orgasm" to the classic horror music of "Are The Findings of Doctors And Clinics Who Do Sexual Research Accurate?" to the romantic music of "What Is Sodomy," Lowe's music is really outstanding and captures all the moods and styles of the filmit's a terrific score. It would be the last original score to a Woody Allen film until 2007's Cassandra's Dream.
Both scores have been mastered from the original materialsBananas from the four-track session tapes, and Sex from the original master tapes that were prepared for an LP release that never happened. Both sound great and are in stereo.
There are also three additional bonus tracksthe original film version of the Bananas "Main Title" (which has sound effects not present on the session tapes), the record version of "'Cause I Believe In Loving," and a demo version of "'Cause I Believe In Loving" sung by composer Marvin Hamlisch.
So, relive the sheer lunacy that was Woody Allen in the early, funny ones, with two great scores on one great CD.
This release is limited to 1,000 copies only.
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