The Royal Tenenbaums (soundtrack)

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The soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums features a score composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Also featured are a variety of rock songs from the 1960s through 1990s.

There have been two soundtrack album releases for The Royal Tenenbaums. The first, in 2001, omitted some songs; notably, Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," Van Morrison's "Everyone," John Lennon's "Look at Me," The Mutato Muzika Orchestra's version of The Beatles' "Hey Jude," two tracks by The Rolling Stones ("She Smiled Sweetly" and "Ruby Tuesday"), and Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie no. 1".

In 2002, the soundtrack was re-released with three songs not found on the 2001 release, but the two songs by The Rolling Stones were not included, because, while the band allows their music to be used in films, they rarely allow the songs to appear on soundtracks. The Van Morrison track, which served as the closing credits song, was also still missing. Additionally, the "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite," credited as original music by Mark Mothersbaugh on the 2001 release, was retitled on the 2002 soundtrack release as "Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor," performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra.

The adapted Cello sonata was originally written by the Romanian composer George Enescu, although it has been erroneously credited to the French composer Maurice Ravel. The confusion might come from the fact that the two composers were friends and attended the same composition classes.

Releases[edit]

2001 soundtrack release[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "111 Archer Avenue" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  2. "These Days" by Nico
  3. "String Quartet in F major (Second Movement)" by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Ysaÿe Quartet
  4. "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  5. "Wigwam" by Bob Dylan
  6. "Look at That Old Grizzly Bear" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  7. "Lullaby" by Emitt Rhodes
  8. "Mothersbaugh's Canon" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  9. "Police & Thieves" by The Clash
  10. "Scrapping and Yelling" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  11. "Judy Is a Punk" by Ramones
  12. "Pagoda's Theme" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  13. "Needle in the Hay" by Elliott Smith
  14. "Fly" by Nick Drake
  15. "I Always Wanted to Be a Tenenbaum" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  16. "Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  17. "Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground
  18. "Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000)" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  19. "Sparkplug Minuet" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  20. "The Fairest of the Seasons" by Nico
The Royal Tenenbaums
Soundtrack album
Released December 18, 2001
Length 54:18
Label Hollywood Records
Producer Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale
Wes Anderson film soundtrack chronology
Rushmore
(1999)
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

2002 soundtrack re-release[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "111 Archer Avenue" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  2. "These Days" by Nico
  3. "String Quartet in F major (Second Movement)" by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Ysaÿe Quartet
  4. "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon
  5. "Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor" by George Enescu, performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra
  6. "Wigwam" by Bob Dylan
  7. "Look at That Old Grizzly Bear" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  8. "Look at Me" by John Lennon
  9. "Lullaby" by Emitt Rhodes
  10. "Mothersbaugh's Canon" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  11. "Police & Thieves" by The Clash
  12. "Scrapping and Yelling" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  13. "Judy Is a Punk" by Ramones
  14. "Pagoda's Theme" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  15. "Needle in the Hay" by Elliott Smith
  16. "Fly" by Nick Drake
  17. "I Always Wanted to Be a Tenenbaum" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  18. "Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  19. "Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground
  20. "Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000)" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  21. "Sparkplug Minuet" by Mark Mothersbaugh
  22. "The Fairest of the Seasons" by Nico
  23. "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra
The Royal Tenenbaums
Soundtrack album
Released July 2, 2002
Length 65:24
Label Hollywood Records
Producer Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Casale
Wes Anderson film soundtrack chronology
Rushmore
(1999)
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

2001 Oscar promo[edit]

A promotional CD featuring Mothersbaugh's score for the film was released in 2001 in correspondence with the Academy Awards. It was available in limited quantity.

  1. "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  2. "The Lindbergh"
  3. "Margot Returns Home"
  4. "I'm Dying"
  5. "Something's Brewing"
  6. "Look at That Ol' Grizzly Bear"
  7. "Mothersbaugh's Canon"
  8. "Raleigh and Margot"
  9. "You're True Blue, Ethyl"
  10. "Heavy Duty"
  11. "How Can I Help"
  12. "To Be a Tenenbaum"
  13. "It's a Divorce"
  14. "Chas Chases Eli"
  15. "I Need Help"
  16. "Rooftop Talk"
  17. "Lindburgh"
  18. "End Credits"

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