Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,
Ellen
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"Wordplay" music

I can't wait until the "Wordplay" soundtrack comes out. Every time I see the movie, I leave with a different song running through my head. I'm more and more awed by the perfect pitch shown by Patrick, Tracy McKnight, Peter Golub and whoever else was involved in putting it together.

Shawn Colvin's "Naive Melody (This Must Be the Place)" that plays behind the Stamford camaraderie montage has been in my head a lot, and I've also listened to it on Rhapsody. Learning it was originally by the Talking Heads, I decided to listen to that version, too.

What a difference! Shawn Colvin is wistful, poignant, aching. The Talking Heads version is up-tempo, boppy and boopy, like a circus calliope. Hard to believe it's the same song.

My views are colored by the placement of the song in the movie, but Shawn Colvin wins by a mile.
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