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After The Fox: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Burt Bacharach
After The Fox: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #1

It's no surprise that legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach turned up in a cameo midway through Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Mike Meyers' recent sleeper-hit spoof of all things '60s (be they good, bad or down...  more »

      
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All Artists: Burt Bacharach
Title: After The Fox: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1966
Re-Release Date: 4/7/1998
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431071621, 076742513214, 076742513245

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It's no surprise that legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach turned up in a cameo midway through Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Mike Meyers' recent sleeper-hit spoof of all things '60s (be they good, bad or downright embarrassing). After all, Bacharach was responsible for a good portion of the era's more sophisticated musical underpinnings, not to mention the dizzy soundtracks to What's New, Pussycat? and this goofy, multinational, cinematic cocktail. Writer Neil Simon, Bicycle Thief director Vittorio de Sica and star Peter Sellers couldn't turn After the Fox into a hit in 1966, but Bacharach's spry, baroque score--and a dash of Meyers' enthusiastic, barely tongue-in-cheek admiration--easily qualify this as a '90s retro gem. The title-song teaming of the Hollies and Peter Sellers at his mock-Roman best is sweetly eccentric and flows nicely into Bacharach's swinging bossanovas. And yes, cocktail-lovers, harpsichords abound here. --Jerry McCulley

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Foxy and Underrated
hille2000 | USA | 10/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I consider this to be one of Burt Bacharach's best scores. It has certainly been underrated and that is a real shame. Bacharach ingeniously intertwines Italian motifs within a lighthearted humorous score composed for this very funny film which pokes fun at internationally produced films as the glory days of Hollywood were in their death throes. Directed by Vittorio De Sica Peter Sellers portrays the elusive Italian criminal "the Fox" who concocts an outrageous heist with an unknowing over-the-hill Hollywood hunk Victor Mature to hijack gold bullion into the country. Bacharach's score on this soundtrack CD is pure fun and really captures the music that was so integral and memorable from the movie. In true 60's form Peter Sellers and the Hollies perform the main title song."
That Very Elusive Fox
gobirds2 | New England | 10/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fun and well thought out score from composer Burt Bacharach circa 1966. The main title song sung by Peter Sellers and the Hollies is very catchy. Bacharach's musical flair for humor is very evident here as he incorporates an authentic Italian sound to it (probably an influence from the film's director Vittorio De Sica). The music goes perfectly with the story of a crook (Sellers) who pretends to be a moviemaker as a cover for his big gold heist. I always liked this very funny movie and album and consider them to be among Seller's and Bacharach's best. Both entertainment forms were badly neglected and overlooked."
Quintesential sixties theme, after the fox is a delight!
gobirds2 | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of those songs that you at first think is kind of annoying, but grows on you intil you realize what a gem it really is."