Reel Life, Vol. 1
|Reel Life, Vol. 1|
|Compilation album by Wild Colonials|
|Genre||Alternative, folk rock|
|Wild Colonials chronology|
Reel Life, Vol. 1 is a compilation featuring songs and score cues recorded and composed for various films. Over the previous six years since their debut album Fruit of Life in 1994, the band's music had been featured in over thirty films. Three members of the Wild Colonials, guitarist Shark, violinist Paul Cantelon and multi-instrumentalist Scott Roewe have each scored various feature films. The album features a score cue from each of them. Ten tracks on the album appear on CD for the first time. The album contains guest appearances from Dr. John, Cyndi Lauper and Shudder to Think. The album contains various cover versions of songs made famous by Tom Jones, The Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters and Squirrel Nut Zippers. In 2000 the band toured the U.S. and in Britain acoustically. The first single, "Friend", became a #1 Radio Hit on AAA Radio in the US. No video was made for "Friend", but a video was made for the second single "Coy". A CD sampler featuring the five instrumentals was sent to NAV Radio stations in the US and did very well.
- The song "It's Not Unusual" was used for the Ellen DeGeneres film Mr. Wrong, and on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
- The song "This Misery" was featured in Nick Cassavetes' film Unhook the Stars starring Gena Rowlands and Gérard Depardieu. In the film's credits the song is listed as "Wilma".
- The song "Friend" was featured in the short film Inertia, starring Donal Logue and Marissa Ribisi.
- The song "Anything But Love" was featured in the opening credits of David O. Russell's film Flirting with Disaster, and on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
- The song "The Battle Won" was featured in Keoni Waxman's film Countdown, as an on screen performance by Tryptich.
- The song "Cure" was featured in Po Chih Leong's film Cabin by the Lake, and in the sequel Return To Cabin By The Lake.
- The song "Coy" was featured in the TV film Love's Deadly Triangle starring Holly Marie Combs.
- The track "Route 15 4:30AM" was a score piece from Keoni Waxman's film I Shot a Man in Vegas starring Janeane Garofalo and David Cubitt.
- The song "If By Chance" was featured in John Shea's film Southie, starring Donnie Wahlberg and Amanda Peet, and on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
- The track "I'm Leaving" was a score piece from John Caire's film Silent Hearts starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Carroll Baker.
- The song "Day Ditty" was featured in Jesse Peretz's film First Love, Last Rites starring Giovanni Ribisi and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
- The song "Evil" was featured in John Milius' film The Motorcycle Gang starring Gerald McRaney and Carla Gugino, and on the Rebel Highway Series soundtrack CD.
- The song "Shadows" was featured in Dan Rosen's film The Curve starring Keri Russell and Dana Delany, a longer version appeared on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
- An instrumental version of the song "Victim" was featured as score in Stacy Title's film The Last Supper starring Cameron Diaz and Ron Perlman. The vocal version appeared on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
All songs written by
- "It's Not Unusual" – 4:13
- "This Misery (single edit)" – 4:50
- "Friend" – 5:05
- "Anything But Love" by Dr. John and Angela McCluskey – 3:17
- "The Battle Won" by Tryptich– 5:14
- "Brokedown Palace" – 4:05
- "Cure" – 5:36
- "Coy (New Mix)" – 3:54
- "Route 15 4:30AM" by Shark 'N The Smoke– 3:44
- "If By Chance" – 3:44
- "I'm Leaving" by Scott Roewe– 3:44
- "Day Ditty" by Shudder To Think featuring Angela McCluskey– 3:44
- "Evil" – 3:44
- "Shadows (edit)" by Los Colonials Savage – 3:44
- "Victim (Instrumental)" – 3:44
- "Friend (edit)" – 3:33
- "Friend (LP version)" – 4:10
- Coy (New Mix)
- "Coy (New Mix)" – 3:54
- "Reel Life • The Instrumentals" EP
- “The Battle Won”
- “Route 15 4:30AM”
- “I’m Leaving”
- “Shadows (edit)”
- “Victim (instrumental)”
A video was made for "Coy" directed by Eric Heimbold.
- Angela McCluskey - vocals
- Shark. - guitars, vocals, percussion
- Paul Cantelon - violin, piano, keyboards, accordion
- Scott Roewe - bass, keyboards, organ, tenor sax, didgeridoo, melodica, guitar, percussion
- Thaddeus Corea - drums, percussion, vocals, samples
- Martin Tillman - cello
- Tony Berg - tambura, optigan
- Frankie Blue - guitar, piano
- Richard Fortus - cello
- Joel Virgel Vierset - percussion
- Pete Thomas - drums
- Pandit Dinesh - tablas
- Jon Brion - organ
- Ronin Lyles - gospell vocals
- J. Karen Thomas - gospell vocals