The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five

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The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five
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Compilation album by Pizzicato Five
Released United States October 31, 1995
Genre Shibuya-kei
Length 65:38
Label Matador Records
Producer Maki Nomiya, Yasuharu Konishi
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+) [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]

The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five was Pizzicato Five's third release in the United States under the label Matador Records. The album was Matador's second compilation of Pizzicato Five's previously released material, with an emphasis on their albums Bossa Nova 2001 and Overdose. The title "The Sound of Music" and the front cover slogan "music is organised by sound" are taken from a track on their then most recent album Romantique 96, though the song itself does not appear, and Romantique 96 is represented by only one track, a cover of Plastics' "Good".

Track listing[edit]

# Song Name Length Origin
1 "We Love Pizzicato Five" 0:20 TYO - Big Hits and Jet Lags 1991-4
2 "Rock N' Roll"" 2:23 Bossa Nova 2001
3 "The Night is Still Young" 5:02 non-album single
4 "Happy Sad" 5:09 Overdose, partly re-recorded in English
5 "Groovy Is My Name" 3:24 Bossa Nova 2001
6 "Sophisticated Catchy" 2:37 Bossa Nova 2001
7 "Strawberry Sleighride" 4:07 Bossa Nova 2001
8 "If I Were A Groupie" 5:00 Overdose, re-recorded in English
9 "Sweet Thursday" 3:46 Bossa Nova 2001
10 "CDJ" 5:44 Remix of a track from Sweet Pizzicato Five
11 "Fortune Cookie" 5:01 B-side of "Superstar" single
12 "Good!" (edit) 3:31 Romantique 96
13 "Number Five" 4:59 Readymade Recordings EP
14 "Peace Music" (St. Etienne Remix) 8:45 Free Soul 2001
15 "Airplane" 5:16 Overdose
16 "Rock N' Roll (reprise)" 0:34 n/a

The double vinyl edition has a slightly rearranged track order and contains longer versions of "Fortune Cookie", "Good" and "Rock N' Roll".