Hot Fuzz (soundtrack)

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Hot Fuzz
HotfuzzUKalbum.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released United Kingdom February 22, 2007
United States April 17, 2007
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, pop, alternative rock, hard rock, Britpop, new wave, indie rock, glam rock
Length 76:13
Label Island
Producer Osymyso
Edgar Wright film soundtrack chronology
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(2007)
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(2007) Hot Fuzz2007
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Empire 4/5 stars[2]

Hot Fuzz: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album to the 2007 British crime-comedy film, Hot Fuzz. The album was released on February 19, 2007 in the United Kingdom, and on April 17, 2007 in the United States and Canada. The UK release contains 22 tracks, and the US/Canada release has 14.

Composition[edit]

The film's score is by British film composer David Arnold, who has scored the James Bond film series since 1997. Among Arnold's works featured on the soundtrack album is the "Hot Fuzz Suite", which is a compilation of excerpts from the score.[3]

Other music from the film is a mix of 1960s and 1970s British rock (The Kinks, T.Rex, The Move, Sweet, The Troggs, Arthur Brown, Cozy Powell), new wave (Adam Ant, XTC) and indie UK and American rock (The Fratellis, Eels, Jon Spencer).[3][4]

Fans who simply want the music may be disappointed, as dialogue by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and various other cast members is interwoven into the music itself, rather than being on separate tracks.[5]

Themes[edit]

The song selection also includes some police-themed titles, including Supergrass' "Caught by the Fuzz" as well as "Here Come the Fuzz", which was specially composed for the film by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.[3][6] The film score also references and parodies the scores from action films, with the song "Lethal Fuzz", containing samples of the music used in promotional trailers for Lethal Weapon.[5]

Credits[edit]

American film director Robert Rodriguez contributed to the film's score, and is acknowledged in the UK album's liner notes. The liner notes also credit music supervisor Nick Angel (the person who Simon Pegg's character is named after) and film director Edgar Wright as executive producers, while British mashup and breakbeat DJ Osymyso (Mark Nicholson) is credited as producer. Kathy Nelson is listed as Executive producer in charge of music at Universal Pictures:[7] Osymyso had previously worked with Pegg and Wright on their previous film, Shaun of the Dead.

Track listings[edit]

UK/EU release[edit]

  1. "Theme from Hot Fuzz" (David Arnold) – 2:11
  2. "Goody Two Shoes" (Marco Pironi and Adam Ant) – 3:34
  3. "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" (Andy Partridge) – 3:35
    • Performed by XTC
  4. "Village Green" (Ray Davies) – 2:56
  5. "Solid Gold Easy Action" (Marc Bolan) – 2:14
  6. "Baby Fratelli" (The Fratellis) – 3:53
  7. "Blockbuster!" (Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn) – 3:21
  8. "Dance with the Devil" (Phil Dennys and Michael Hayes) – 3:15
  9. "Slippery Rock 70's" (Nigel Fletcher and Robert Woodward) – 2:38
  10. "Uncle Derek" – 0:31
  11. "Night of Fear" (Roy Wood) – 2:10
  12. "I Can't Control Myself" (Reg Presley) – 3:02
  13. "Fire" (Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Peter Ker and Michael Ivor Firesilver) – 2:47
  14. "Kick Out the Jams" (Jeff Jarratt and Don Reedman) – 2:20
  15. "Lethal Fuzz (Osymyso Remix)" (John Eric Alexander) – 2:01
  16. "Avenging Angel" (Robert Rodriguez) – 0:35
  17. "Souljacker Part 1" (Mark Oliver Everett, Jonathan "Butch" Norton and Adam Siegel) – 3:16
  18. "Caught by the Fuzz" (Gareth Coombes, Daniel Goffy and Michael Quinn) – 2:17
  19. "Solid Gold Easy Action" (Marc Bolan) – 2:16
  20. "What did you think of that?" – 0:16
  21. "Here Come the Fuzz" (Philip Hernandez, Chris Maxwell and Jon Spencer) – 3:52
  22. "Hot Fuzz Suite" (David Arnold) – 23:11
    • Compilation of excerpts from the score.[3]

US/Canada release[edit]

  1. "Goody Two Shoes" – Adam Ant
  2. "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" – XTC
  3. "Village Green" – The Kinks
  4. "Baby Fratelli" – The Fratellis
  5. "Dance with the Devil" – Cozy Powell
  6. "Slippery Rock 70's" – Stavely Makepeace
  7. "I Can't Control Myself" – The Troggs
  8. "Fire" – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  9. "Lethal Fuzz [Osymyso Remix]" – John Eric Alexander
  10. "Souljacker Part 1" – Eels
  11. "Caught by the Fuzz" – Supergrass
  12. "Solid Gold Easy Action" – The Fratellis
  13. "Here Come the Fuzz" – Jon Spencer & the Elegant Trio
  14. "Hot Fuzz Suite" – David Arnold
    • Compilation of excerpts from the score.[3]

Missing tracks[edit]

The following tracks that appeared on the UK/international release were omitted from the US/Canada album:

  1. "Theme from Hot Fuzz" (David Arnold)
  2. "Solid Gold Easy Action" (T.Rex)
  3. "Blockbuster" (Sweet)
  4. "Uncle Derek" (Dialogue extract)
  5. "Night of Fear" (The Move)
  6. "Kick out the Jams" (Tubthumper)
  7. "Avenging Angel" (Robert Rodriguez) – 0:35
  8. "What did you think of that?" (Dialogue extract)

Other songs in the film[edit]

Songs featured in the film but not included on either soundtrack release include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Hot Fuzz - Review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ Brown, Kat. "Review of Hot Fuzz". Empire. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Phares, Heather. "Allmusic". Hot Fuzz [Cherry Tree] Review. Retrieved August 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Soundtrack Collector". Soundtrack details: Hot Fuzz. Retrieved August 10, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b c d Ruiz, Rafael. "SoundtrackNet". Hot Fuzz soundtrack. Retrieved August 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Hot Fuzz commentary (DVD). Universal Pictures. 
  7. ^ Wright, Edgar (2007). "Hot Fuzz: Music from the Motion Picture (liner notes)". United Kingdom: Universal Island Records. 172 475-6. 

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