Marie Antoinette (soundtrack)

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Marie Antoinette: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedOctober 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
ProducerBrian Reitzell
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Empire5/5 stars[2]

Marie Antoinette: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2006 historical drama film Marie Antoinette. It was released on October 10, 2006, by Verve Forecast Records and Polydor Records. 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.

While the film itself is set in 18th-century France, the bulk of the soundtrack consists of 1980s new wave and post-punk artists such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, New Order, The Cure, and Bow Wow Wow. The soundtrack also contains several period baroque pieces, including works by Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti.

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.[4]

It was nominated for "Best Soundtrack" at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.[5]

In 2013, the album was named as one of "The 20 Soundtracks That Defined the 2000s" by Empire magazine.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
1."Hong Kong Garden" (with strings intro)Kenny Morris, John McKay, Steven Severin, Siouxsie SiouxSiouxsie and the Banshees3:10
2."Aphrodisiac"Matthew Ashman, Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Annabella Lwin, Malcolm McLarenBow Wow Wow2:57
3."What Ever Happened?"Julian CasablancasThe Strokes2:48
4."Pulling Our Weight"Johan Duncanson, Martin LarssonThe Radio Dept.3:21
5."Ceremony"Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard SumnerNew Order4:22
6."Natural's Not in It"Hugo Burnham, Andrew Gill, Jon KingGang of Four3:06
7."I Want Candy" (Kevin Shields remix)Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein /Richard GottehrerBow Wow Wow2:39
8."Kings of the Wild Frontier"Adam Ant, Marco PirroniAdam and the Ants3:56
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 McNeelyWindsor for the Derby8:16
11."I Don't Like It Like This"Johan DuncansonThe Radio Dept.4:08
12."Plainsong"Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst, Boris WilliamsThe Cure5:08
Disc two
1."Intro Versailles"  0:37
2."Jynweythek Ylow"Aphex TwinAphex Twin2:35
3."Opus 17"Dustin O'HalloranDustin O'Halloran2:03
4."Il Secondo Giorno" (instrumental)Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas GodinAir4:57
5."Keen On Boys"Johan Duncanson, Martin LarssonThe Radio Dept.4:49
6."Opus 23"Dustin O'HalloranDustin O'Halloran3:08
7."Les barricades mystérieuses"François CouperinPatricia Mabee2:35
8."Fools Rush In" (Kevin Shields remix)Rube Bloom, Johnny MercerBow Wow Wow2:19
9."Avril 14th"Aphex TwinAphex Twin1:58
10."K. 213"Domenico ScarlattiPatricia Mabee4:22
11."Tommib Help Buss"Tom JenkinsonSquarepusher2:10
12."Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux" (from Castor et Pollux RCT 32, Act I, Scene III: Air de Télaïre')Jean Philippe Rameau, W. ChristieAgnès Mellon and Les Arts Florissants5:54
13."Opus 36"Dustin O'HalloranDustin O'Halloran1:45
14."All Cats Are Grey"Simon Gallup, Laurence TolhurstThe Cure5:23


Chart (2006–07) Peak
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[7] 37
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 163
UK Soundtrack Albums (OCC)[9] 10
US Billboard 200[10] 97
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[11] 6


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Marie Antoinette – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Empire's Marie Antoinette Soundtrack Review". Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Peyton and Marie Antoinette". February 9, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200: The Week of November 11, 2006". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
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  6. ^ "Feature - The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 2000s". Empire.
  7. ^ " – Soundtrack – Marie Antoinette". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  8. ^ " – Soundtrack – Marie Antoinette". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Soundtrack Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.