Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married, one of the best films in theaters right now, has a characteristically strong soundtrack. Demme has an eclectic musical taste, and his filmography is ripe with expansive sounds and songs. Like Cameron Crowe or Quentin Tarantino, Demme cares less about finding potential hit singles and more about finding the best songs to fit his films. For the whirlwind mood of his latest film, much of the score is comprised of artists performing live while the cameras rolled. It’s an aspect of the film that not everyone loves, but if you jump onboard with it, you’ll only enjoy the film even more. The Playlist has posted some details on the retail version of the Rachel soundtrack, and it stays true to the film’s international textures and diversity. And, it sounds like an ideal party record or hangover record (the film is both the party and the hangover, so that works). Get more on the song details at The Playlist, but here’s the final tracklist:
1. Unknown Legend – Tunde Adebimpe
2. Wedding – Waltz Zafer Tawil
3. Kym’s Homecoming – Zafer Tawil
4. America – Robyn Hitchcock
5. Here Come The Bride – Brooklyn Demme & Barry Eastmond, Jr.
6. Rachel Loves Sidney – Donald Harrison Jr.
7. Samba For Shiva – Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
8. Ethan’s Theme – Zafer Tawil
9. Up To Our Nex – Robyn Hitchcock
10. Dread Natty – Congo Sister Carol East
11. Dancing With Shiva – Black Bombay
12. It’s Been Done – Angela McCluskey
13. Lower Ninth Ward Blues – Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
14. In My Soul – Tavash Graham featuring Tamyra Gray
15. Trilla – Brooklyn Demme
16. Rachel Loves Sidney (Studio Version) – Donald Harrison Jr.