Reel Life, Vol. 1

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Reel Life, Vol. 1
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Compilation album by Wild Colonials
Released 2000
Genre Alternative, folk rock
Length 60:00
Label Chromatic Records
Wild Colonials chronology
This Can’t Be Life
(1994)This Can’t Be Life1994
Reel Life, Vol. 1
Life As We Know It EP
(2007)Life As We Know It EP2007
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Reel Life, Vol. 1 is a compilation album by American alternative band Wild Colonials, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music).


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.

Cover artwork[edit]

The cover image is based on the poster artwork of the film Ocean's Eleven. The inside photos were all taken on the set of the video shoot for "Coy" by Deverill Weekes.

The Films[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by

  1. "It's Not Unusual" – 4:13
  2. "This Misery (single edit)" – 4:50
  3. "Friend" – 5:05
  4. "Anything But Love" by Dr. John and Angela McCluskey – 3:17
  5. "The Battle Won" by Tryptich– 5:14
  6. "Brokedown Palace" – 4:05
  7. "Cure" – 5:36
  8. "Coy (New Mix)" – 3:54
  9. "Route 15 4:30AM" by Shark 'N The Smoke– 3:44
  10. "If By Chance" – 3:44
  11. "I'm Leaving" by Scott Roewe– 3:44
  12. "Day Ditty" by Shudder To Think featuring Angela McCluskey– 3:44
  13. "Evil" – 3:44
  14. "Shadows (edit)" by Los Colonials Savage – 3:44
  15. "Victim (Instrumental)" – 3:44


  • Friend
  1. "Friend (edit)" – 3:33
  2. "Friend (LP version)" – 4:10
  • Coy (New Mix)
  1. "Coy (New Mix)" – 3:54
  • "Reel Life • The Instrumentals" EP
  1. “The Battle Won”
  2. “Route 15 4:30AM”
  3. “I’m Leaving”
  4. “Shadows (edit)”
  5. “Victim (instrumental)”


A video was made for "Coy" directed by Eric Heimbold.





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