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An Everlasting Piece
(2000)
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Co-Composed and Performed by:
The Jigs
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(December 19, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if wild jigs are a source of inspiration for your feet and rear end.

Avoid it... if you're fearful of hearing the usual Media Ventures crowd take Irish elements and twist them into hard-rocking meyhem by the end of this score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #905
WRITTEN 12/30/00, REVISED 9/29/08
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An Everlasting Piece: (Hans Zimmer and Co.) A flighty political satire about a couple of men who run a toupee company in Northern Ireland during the 1980's, An Everlasting Piece was originally approved by its studio, Dreamworks, for production in 1999. But after seeing a partial cut of the film, the producers of Steven Spielberg's company got cold feet on the politically charged project because of their ties to the British government. Director Barry Levinson continued with his edit of the film, in spite of growing pressures leaking from the ranks of Dreamworks. It's hard to be stuck in the middle of any spat between Spielberg and Levinson, though that's exactly where composer Hans Zimmer found himself when he received a call about scoring An Everlasting Piece. Ironically, the project turned sour publicly when Dreamworks refused to hire Zimmer, Levinson's composer of choice with whom he had created his Academy Award winning Rain Man over a decade ago. Declining employment of Zimmer to the project was an even greater curiosity when considering his blockbuster score for the Dreamworks juggernaut Gladiator the previous summer, as well as Spielberg's stated affinity for his music since Crimson Tide. As a solution to the problem, Zimmer agreed to compose a small score for the comedy as a favor to Levinson. Upon doing this, Dreamworks jumped to retain the rights to the music by paying Zimmer the minimum amount to establish legal title over the score: a single dollar. So for just $1 (and after the success of Gladiator in the stores, he certainly isn't short on cash), Zimmer collected a group of mostly regular Media Ventures musicians ultimately known as "The Jigs" and recorded an intimate, ethnic, and wacky score. The music is as zany as the arthouse film, with Irish and Scottish flavor mixed wildly with pop rhythms of the 1980's. The score's short cues jump between the two attitudes required by the action in the film, occasionally exploring a more solemn and romantic theme on the side. The funky music for which the Jigs perform to their name provides the comical element in the score. A band of authentic and synthesized percussion, with a heavy emphasis on drums, begin with a rapturous performance at the start of the score and meld into more traditional rock rhythms.

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Better late than never..
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I don't agree with Christian
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 41:53
• 1. Repo Man (3:57)
• 2. The Demon Barber of Dublin (0:55)
• 3. One Hundred and Ninety (3:52)
• 4. Day Job (2:08)
• 5. You Gotta Lose to Win (2:23)
• 6. Toupee or Not Toupee (2:18)
• 7. The Rant (1:08)
• 8. Glass Slipper (0:46)
• 9. I'm a Dick (2:12)
• 10. Takes a Woman (2:05)
• 11. The Piecemaker (1:25)
• 12. Piece on Earth (1:54)
• 13. The Piece People (1:31)
• 14. F**kin' Genius (4:59)
• 15. Piece Offering (6:05)
• 16. Jiggy's Last Jam (4:09)

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