Performance (soundtrack)

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Performance
Performance-soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
various
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1970
Length36:26
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJack Nitzsche
Singles from Performance
  1. "Memo from Turner"
    Released: October 23, 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

Performance is a 1970 soundtrack album to the film Performance by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. It features music from Randy Newman, Merry Clayton, Ry Cooder, Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Last Poets and Mick Jagger.

A single from the album, "Memo from Turner" sung by Mick Jagger (b/w the instrumental "Natural Magic") was released in 1970 reaching #32 on the UK singles chart.

Tracks[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Gone Dead Train" 2:56 - Randy Newman (Jack Nitzsche/Russ Titelman)[3]
  2. "Performance" 1:49 (Bernie Krause[4], Merry Clayton)
  3. "Get Away" 2:09 (Ry Cooder)
  4. "Powis Square 2:25 (Ry Cooder)
  5. "Rolls Royce and Acid" 1:50 (Jack Nitzsche)
  6. "Dyed, Dead, Red" 2:35 (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
  7. "Harry Flowers" 4:03 (Jack Nitzsche, Randy Newman)

Side 2

  1. "Memo from Turner" 4:08 (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  2. "Hashishin" 3:39 (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ry Cooder)
  3. "Wake Up, Niggers" 2:47 (The Last Poets)
  4. "Poor White Hound Dog" 2:50 (Merry Clayton)
  5. "Natural Magic" 1:40 (Jack Nitzsche)
  6. "Turner's Murder" 4:15 (Merry Clayton Singers)

Screen credits[edit]

Music performers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Richardson, Chris (2 July 2015). "Randy Newman: Once a Rocker". Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ Cope, Julian ("the Seth Man") (June 2010). "Unsung: Beaver & Krauserocksampler". Head Heritage. Retrieved 7 August 2018.