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"!
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture; Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. A major critical and commercial success, it revitalized the career of its leading man, John Travolta, who received an Academy Award nomination, as did costars Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.
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 "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang, "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
Features: • 180 Gram Vinyl • Original Soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's 1994 Oscar nominated film • Remastered • Includes Limited Time MP3 Download of Entire Album
Selections: Side One: 1. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (Dialogue)/Misirlou (Dick Dale/Amanda Plummer/Tim Roth) 2. Royale With Cheese (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 (Rick Nelson) 7. Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield) 8. Zed's Dead, Baby (Centurian/Maria De Medeiros/Bruce Willis) Side Two: 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) 5. Flowers On The Wall (The Statler Brothers) 6. Personality Goes A Long Way (Samuel L. Jackson/John Travolta) 7. Surf Rider (The Lively Ones) 8. Ezekiel 25:17 (Samuel L. Jackson)