Thursday, July 12, 2007

And I thought there were only 4 oceans...

Although there will certainly never be another Rat Pack, their legacy continues to live on. In this case, three times. Back in 2001, director Steven Soderbergh decided to take the classic 1960 movie Ocean's Eleven, re-vamp it, add today's most popular actors, and amazingly it worked, both commercially as well as artistically. Since then, two more sequals have appeared: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen just last month.

Accompanying the three films are three soundtracks, all supervised by DJ David Holmes, who on previous soundtracks assembled an even mix of some tunes associated with the locations and action in the movie as well as writing some original instrumental pieces. With this third soundtrack, Holmes focuses less on digging for classics (only 4 out of 20 tracks) and more on his own instrumentals (16 short cuts, most under 2 minutes long). His original tracks have got a 70's funk / swinging jazz feel to them that I'm sure fit right into the film's action (I haven't seen it myself yet - waiting to rent it) and will make you instantly feel like a hipster by just listening to them. One of them, , is below for you to sample, as well as Frank Sinatra tipping his hat to Vegas in This Town. Further down are some songs that appeared in the original movie as well as one from the 2001 version of Ocean's Eleven.

David Holmes - Shit!Shit!Shit!
: Ocean's Thirteen Soundtrack

Frank Sinatra - This Town : Ocean's Thirteen Soundtrack

Visit the movie's official site as well as its MySpace page.

Songs from the original 1960 version of Ocean's Eleven

Dean Martin - Ain't That A Kick In The Head : Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin

Frank Sinatra - The Tender Trap
: The Capitol Years (Disc 1)
(an instrumental version was in the movie)

Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues : The Capitol Years (Disc 1)
(an instrumental version was in the movie)


Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation : Ocean's Eleven Soundtrack

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love the title of the 1st one. ;)

mike in va