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Muriel's Wedding: Music From And Inspired By The Film
Various Artists
Muriel's Wedding: Music From And Inspired By The Film
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Vintage pop cheese served up in smelly splendor here by The Carpenters, Peter Allen (the deathless "I Go to Rio"), Dusty Springfield, The Rubettes, and, above all, ABBA. No new singles, but the orchestrated "bridal version...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Muriel's Wedding: Music From And Inspired By The Film
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: Polydor / Umgd
Original Release Date: 4/4/1995
Release Date: 4/4/1995
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Euro Pop, Swedish Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452749321, 731452749345

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Vintage pop cheese served up in smelly splendor here by The Carpenters, Peter Allen (the deathless "I Go to Rio"), Dusty Springfield, The Rubettes, and, above all, ABBA. No new singles, but the orchestrated "bridal version" of "Dancing Queen" is a showstopper. Big fun. --Jeff Bateman

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CD Reviews

Great soundtrack, decent soundtrack CD
R. Riis | NY | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A fine souvenir of a terrific film and an excellent sampler in its own right, even though it doesn't fully capture the film's moving soundtrack experience. Having seen the film a few times, I still don't recall the Carpenters and Dusty Springfield tunes being there (oh ... "music inspired by", I see), but they're good songs nonetheless. The Rubette track (a 1974 UK smash) is much appreciated and the orchestral version of "Dancing Queen" demonstrates how well Abba's music holds up in other contexts. The film was chock full of Abba songs, though only three found their way to this disc ("Fernando" and "Mamma Mia" are among the film-significant tunes missing), but I guess they didn't want to make this an Abba Greatest Hits CD. Still in all one of the better and more evocative soundtrack CDs of recent years."
Just plain fun
R. Riis | 07/12/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Any movie that can incorporate ABBA's music into the plot and makes it work HAS to be good. The bridal 'Dancing Queen' is hauntingly beautiful."
Don't It Make You Feel Good!
G. Sawaged | 07/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"See the movie and re-live the highs and lows of Muriel in this A1 soundtrack that'll make you glad you're alive! Bursting with energy and thumping good ABBA melodies, this CD is quite simply all the tonic you need to make you laugh, cry, sing out loud, and remember what you were doing when the singles were released first time round! Still as fresh today as they were when you had bell-bottoms, this album must now be the height of retro-chic in the midst of the Seventies Revival. Satisfaction Guaranteed!"