Marie Antoinette (soundtrack)

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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette soundtrack album cover.JPG
Soundtrack album
Released October 10, 2006
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 91:02
Label Verve Forecast/Polydor
Producer Brian Reitzell
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Empire 5/5 stars [2]

Marie Antoinette is the soundtrack to the 2006 Sofia Coppola film of the same name. The soundtrack is composed heavily of atmospheric guitar-based rock music and electronic music, a trend established in previous Coppola films such as Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides which were also produced by music director Brian Reitzell.

1980s new wave and post-punk artists such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, New Order, The Cure, and Bow Wow Wow represent the music that accounts for the bulk of the soundtrack. Coppola's choice of modern music for use in the film's soundtrack is unusual, as the film itself is set in 18th century France. The soundtrack also contains several period baroque pieces, including works by Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti.

The two-disc soundtrack album was released by Verve Forecast and Polydor Records on October 10, 2006.

The version of "Ceremony" by New Order that appears on the album is the 12" version that appeared in the film, while the trailer featured the original 7" version.[citation needed]

The limited edition vinyl version has album art by Elizabeth Peyton.[3]


The album debuted at number 154 on the US Billboard 200. In its second week, it jumped to number 97 and was named that week's "pace setter".[citation needed]

It was nominated for "Best Soundtrack" at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.[4]

In 2013, the album was named as one of The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 2000s by Empire magazine.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Hong Kong Garden" (with strings intro) Kenny Morris, John McKay, Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie and the Banshees 3:10
2. "Aphrodisiac" Matthew Ashman, Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Annabella Lwin, Malcolm McLaren Bow Wow Wow 2:57
3. "What Ever Happened?" Julian Casablancas The Strokes 2:48
4. "Pulling Our Weight" Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson The Radio Dept. 3:21
5. "Ceremony" Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner New Order 4:22
6. "Natural's Not in It" Hugo Burnham, Andrew Gill, Jon King Gang of Four 3:06
7. "I Want Candy" (Kevin Shields remix) Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein /Richard Gottehrer Bow Wow Wow 2:39
8. "Kings of the Wild Frontier" Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni Adam and the Ants 3:56
9. "Concerto in G" (from "Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G major" RV 151 Concerto alla rustica: I presto) Antonio Vivaldi, Reitzell   2:31
10. "The Melody of a Fallen Tree" Dan Matz, Jason McNeely Windsor for the Derby 8:16
11. "I Don't Like It Like This" Johan Duncanson The Radio Dept. 4:08
12. "Plainsong" Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst, Boris Williams The Cure 5:08
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Intro Versailles"     0:37
2. "Jynweythek Ylow" Aphex Twin Aphex Twin 2:35
3. "Opus 17" Dustin O'Halloran Dustin O'Halloran 2:03
4. "Il Secondo Giorno" (instrumental) Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas Godin Air 4:57
5. "Keen On Boys" Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson The Radio Dept. 4:49
6. "Opus 23" Dustin O'Halloran Dustin O'Halloran 3:08
7. "Les barricades mystérieuses" François Couperin Patricia Mabee 2:35
8. "Fools Rush In" (Kevin Shields remix) Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer Bow Wow Wow 2:19
9. "Avril 14th" Aphex Twin Aphex Twin 1:58
10. "K. 213" Domenico Scarlatti Patricia Mabee 4:22
11. "Tommib Help Buss" Tom Jenkinson Squarepusher 2:10
12. "Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux" (from Castor et Pollux RCT 32, Act I, Scene III: Air de Télaïre') Jean Philippe Rameau, W. Christie Agnès Mellon & Les Arts Florissants 5:54
13. "Opus 36" Dustin O'Halloran Dustin O'Halloran 1:45
14. "All Cats Are Grey" Simon Gallup, Laurence Tolhurst The Cure 5:23


Chart (2006) Peak
Billboard 200 (U.S.) 97[citation needed]