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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery/The Spy Who Shagged Me
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Arranged, Conducted, and Produced by:
George S. Clinton

Co-Orchestrated by:
Rick Giovinazzo
Suzie Katayama

Additional Music by:
Quincy Jones
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
RCA Victor
(November 7th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you groove to enthusiastic and competent parody scores, in which case this product gives you a solid survey of George S. Clinton's first two outings in the Austin Powers franchise.

Avoid it... if the 1960's and 70's music of John Barry and Burt Bacharach drove you nuts in its original incarnations, because their styles and mannerisms are bloated in obvious fashion for comedic effect in both of these scores.
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery/The Spy Who Shagged Me: (George S. Clinton) Unexpectedly achieving blockbuster status in the late 1990's was the Austin Powers franchise, a Mike Myers vehicle that took aim at both the James Bond and Star Wars franchises during its run of parodies from 1997 to 2002. After the original entry, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, became a surprising success on the video market, its 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, was an immediate hit at the box office. This, despite tepid reviews and fair dose of ridicule; the franchise was so intentionally stupid that at some point the concept became frightfully repetitive. There was only so much fun to poke at the two targeted franchises, forcing the Myers spectacles eventually degenerated into an excess of low-brow potty humor. Inconsistent supporting performances across the shifting casts for the films left Myers in the position of assuming more roles himself with every film, serving to aid his career more than these particular movies. The depiction of 1960's spy culture was so psychedelic in its design across these films that some artificial restraint of higher brain functions was not only recommended when viewing them, but probably essential to appreciating the majority of the non-stop jokes. The music for the franchise was equally over-the-top in its parody of 1960's and 70's pop culture infusion of jazz into an orchestral setting, taking the sounds of Burt Bacharach, John Barry, Henry Mancini, and Quincy Jones and bloating their characteristics to ridiculous levels. The task of accomplishing this sound fell to George S. Clinton, whose own musical voice was largely absent in the atmosphere of constant references. Clinton's contribution was also mostly neglected on album because of the employment of vintage (and some fresh) songs in the productions. Only in 2000 did Clinton's score material receive its own dedicated album, with an RCA Victor CD combining the highlights from both of the first two scores onto one product. With a running time of 40 minutes representing both scores, you can immediately tell that Clinton's work for the franchise wasn't extensive. Some critics even blasted the obvious parody references in the score as one of the weak points of the first film. Whether you can appreciate it or not, Clinton's music for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is at least predictable in reaching its goals.



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70 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.9 Stars
***** 11 5 Stars
**** 13 4 Stars
*** 18 3 Stars
** 14 2 Stars
* 14 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 39:09
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery:
• 1. Cartage/Following Virtucon (2:09)
• 2. Opening/Norad/Evacuation (3:28)
• 3. Vanessa's Theme (2:06)
• 4. Evil Plot/Steamroller/Mutant Sea Bass (2:08)
• 5. Danger March (1:29)
• 6. Hit & Run/Heroic Austin (1:25)
• 7. Probe/Fembots/Evil Orbit (1:59)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me:
• 8. Soul Bossa Nova* (2:38)
• 9. I'm Back/Mini-Me/Time Portal (2:27)
• 10. Monkey Man (1:21)
• 11. The Shagga-Nova (3:00)
• 12. Evil Island/Inside Out (2:43)
• 13. Felicity's Theme (2:17)
• 14. Laser Model (1:31)
• 15. Chess (1:33)
• 16. Blast Off/Fat Bastard/Prisoners (2:36)
• 17. Swinger Landing/10 Minutes Ago/Gonna Blow/Time Portal Reprise (3:46)
* based on music composed by Quincy Jones

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The insert unfolds into a poster that on the flip side includes extensive notes by veteran film music writer Jeff Bond about the films and scores.
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