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Released: August 16, 2013

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  • "Peace Train"
    Performed By: Cat Stevens
    Written By: Yusuf / Cat Stevens
    Courtesy Of: Island Records Ltd.
    under license from Universal Music Enterprises
  • "Allegro from: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - in G Major BWV 1048"
    Written By: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Arranged By: Arts Productions LTD.
    Courtesy Of: Music Supervisor Inc. / Platform Music Group
  • "House Of The Rising Sun"
    Performed By: The Brymers
    Courtesy Of: HD Music Now
  • "Silver Ghost"
    Performed By: Parish Hall
    Written By: Gary Wagner
    Courtesy Of: Concord Music Group, Inc.
  • "Fantasie Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. 66"
    Performed By: Umi Garrett
    Written By: Frederic Chopin
    Arranged By: William Penn
    Courtesy Of: Arizona University Recordings, LLC
  • "Boots Of Spanish Leather"
    Performed By: Bob Dylan
    Written By: Bob Dylan
    Courtesy Of: Columbia Records
    By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
  • "Scarborough Aire"
    Performed By: Dylan McDonald / Cassidy Cooper
    Written By: Mason Cooper, Jerry Deaton, Cassidy Cooper, Dylan McDonald
  • "There Were Times"
    Performed By: Freddy Monday
    Written By: Freddy Monday, Rick Horvath
    Courtesy Of: Endo Music
  • "Sacrifice"
    Performed By: The Brymers
    Written By: Kenny Sinner
    Courtesy Of: HD Music Now
  • "Life's Been Good"
    Performed By: JoeWalsh
    Written By: Joseph Fidler Walsh
  • "Roll With The Changes"
    Performed By: REO Speedwagon
    Written By: Kevin Cronin
    Courtesy Of: Speedwagon Recordings
  • "Shine On Me"
    Performed By: Matthew Cheadle
    Written By: Matthew Cheadle
    Courtesy Of: Atrium Music
  • "Walk On The Ocean"
    Performed By: Toad The Wet Sprocket
    Written By: Glen Phillips, Dean Dinning, Randel Guss, Todd Nichols
    Courtesy Of: Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "You Can Do (Whatever)"
    Performed By: Yusuf / Cat Stevens
    Written By: Yusuf / Cat Stevens
    By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Review: Jobs

by Sean Saulsbury March 4, 2014
2.5 / 5 Stars

The best things about the quickly made Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, is its original score by John Debney. The music is romantic, epic and inspiring—everything a movie about Steve Jobs should be. Unfortunately, the movie itself sets a low bar and strives for mere mediocrity.

Kutcher's isn't all that bad as Jobs, but he isn't great. When it comes to acting, his performance epitomizes the difference between impersonation and acting. As an impersonation of Steve Jobs, Kutcher is good. But, somehow, Jobs' presence is missing. We don't have a sense of greatness.

Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak flat out doesn't work. He plays a caricature of himself, and it is mostly annoying. He would have done better service to the movie by doing a straight impersonation than the acting job he attempts here. Yes, had the film featured more acting and less impersonation this performance may have worked, but as it stands Gad is playing the wrong notes in a B-grade symphony.

Still, there is value to be had watching Jobs, though most of it comes from our own imaginations and Dermot Mulroney as Mike Markkula who, as presented, is the most interesting and complex character the movie has to offer. We are left wondering how the scenes we are seeing actually did play out and we wonder how it must have felt to be in the room during various key and pivotal moments of Apple's rise and fall and rise again.

Movies are supposed to be larger than life, but Jobs somehow makes it all smaller.

Thankfully, John Debney's score helps us experience some of that grandeur that is missing. Do yourself a favor and skip the movie, buy the album featuring the original score from La-La Land Records, and follow along the track listings as the music plays from beginning to end. Imagine what it may have been like at the key moments described in the track listings, especially tracks 7, 8, 11, and 22. Debney's music will give you a glimpse of what a story about Steve Jobs could have been and should have been.

Jobs is a lesson in the fact that, if you're going to make a movie about a great man, it's better to get it right than to get it out first. One's integrity is worth far more than a quick buck.

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