Cover image for God help the girl original motion picture soundtrack.
Title:
God help the girl original motion picture soundtrack.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Milan, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
I Suppose That Was A Prayer Act Of The Apostle I Dumped You First Pretty When The Wind Blows I Know I Have To Eat God Help The Girl Psychiatrist Is In God Of Music If You Could Speak Catwalk Of The Dukes Perfection As A Hipster F**k This Sh*t Pretty Eve In The Tub A Loving Kind Of Boy What Do You Want This Band To Sound Like? Come Monday Night Collective Idiocy I'm Not Rich I'll Have To Dance With Cassie Stalinist Russia Baby's Just Waiting Partick Whistle Musician, Please Take Heed I Just Want Your Jeans Invisible World's Last Cassette Down And Dusky Blonde Dress Up In You
Added Uniform Title:
God help the girl (Motion picture)
UPC:
731383670022
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

God Help the Girl was the name Stuart Murdoch gave his 2009 female-fronted Belle & Sebastian project -- a detour so intriguing, he decided to spin it off into another endeavor, also called God Help the Girl. This 2014 project realized Murdoch's original cinematic ambitions, turning the songs from 2009 into a film starring Emily Browning, which means that the 2014 album called God Help the Girl is a bit of a strange beast. It has previously released songs -- one of which, "Act of the Apostle," was pulled directly from Belle & Sebastian's catalog -- remixes of tracks from the 2009 album, several newly performed versions of songs from 2009 now performed by the cast, snippets of dialogue, instrumentals and, finally, three new songs written by Murdoch and sung by the actors. It's at once disjointed and cohesive, a patchwork with a distinct point of view that can be beguiling and frustrating. Murdoch's writing remains sharp and sly, at least as far as the completed songs are concerned. These aren't scarce on the soundtrack but they are scattered, sometimes arriving as clusters ("God Help the Girl," "The Psychiatrist Is In") but often hidden amidst sketches and dialogue. Sometimes, they're undermined by the actors, who have a bit of homely charm that perhaps plays better onscreen than it does on record. Nothing feels ill-considered and the soundtrack often does evoke the sophisticated '60s style that's one of Belle & Sebastian's specialties but, as a record, this is ultimately a novelty: a fitfully interesting footnote in a brilliant career. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine