Pieces of April (soundtrack)

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Pieces of April
Stephinmerritt-piecesofapril.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2003
GenreIndie pop
LabelNonesuch
79860
Stephin Merritt chronology
Eban and Charley
(2002)
Pieces of April
(2003)
Showtunes
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork7.2/10[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Stylus MagazineB–[8]

Pieces of April is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Written by Stephin Merritt and performed by his various bands, it was released on November 4, 2003 on Nonesuch Records. Three of the songs were previously released on The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, and "As You Turn to Go" and "You You You You You" were previously seen on The 6ths' album, Hyacinths and Thistles.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs by Stephin Merritt, performers in parentheses.
  1. "All I Want to Know" (The Magnetic Fields)
  2. "As You Turn to Go" (The 6ths)
  3. "Dreams Anymore" (The Magnetic Fields)
  4. "Epitaph for My Heart" (The Magnetic Fields)
  5. "Heather Heather" (The Magnetic Fields)
  6. "I Think I Need a New Heart" (The Magnetic Fields)
  7. "One April Day" (Stephin Merritt)
  8. "Stray with Me" (The Magnetic Fields)
  9. "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" (The Magnetic Fields)
  10. "You You You You You" (The 6ths)

Personnel[edit]

Made by Stephin Merritt with:

  • Katharine Whalen, vocals on “You You You You You”“
  • Dudley Klute, vocals on “The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side”
  • Momus, vocals on “As You Turn to Go”
  • Sam Davol, cello
  • John Woo, guitar
  • Claudia Gonson, drums, piano, background vocals
  • Ida Pearle, violin
  • Brian Dewan, zither

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pieces of April [Soundtrack] by Stephin Merritt". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Pieces of April - Stephin Merritt". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 2004). "Stephin Merritt: "Pieces of April"". Blender. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  4. ^ Brunner, Rob (2003-11-07). "Pieces of April". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (2003-11-28). "CD: Stephin Merritt, Pieces of April". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  6. ^ Linhardt, Alex (2004-01-15). "Stephin Merritt: Pieces of April Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  7. ^ Zupp, Adrian (2003-11-03). "Stephin Merritt: Pieces of April". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2004-03-28. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  8. ^ Estefan, Kareem (2003-11-14). "Stephin Merritt - Pieces of April Soundtrack". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2005-03-05. Retrieved 2018-07-02.