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The Muse
(1999)
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Composed and Performed by:
Elton John

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Geoffrey Alexander

Produced by:
Guy Babylon
Michael T. Ryan
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Island Def Jam Records
(August 24th, 1999)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you explicitly appreciated the music in the film itself, for it's difficult to recommend this score to either Elton John's fans or traditional film score collectors.

Avoid it... if you expect John's first orchestral film score to feature the pop sound familiar to the rest of his career.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,032
WRITTEN 9/25/99, REVISED 5/18/08
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The Muse: (Elton John) In a world as nutty as Hollywood, the concept of The Muse is actually a frightening possibility. It's one of those inside joke films that only one of a few writers and directors in the industry could pull off, and Albert Brooks is one of them. He not only fills those aforementioned duties, but he also stars as a successful Hollywood writer fired from a studio for no longer "having his edge." He does what other successful writers and directors have done over time: hire the services of a muse, a daughter of the god Zeus (in the appearance of Sharon Stone), to inspire him to regain his successful habits. If you buy her gifts and a place to live, her mere presence (completely non-sexual) will help you resurrect your form. Whether she's actually a supernatural being or simply a placebo who takes advantage of her pseudo-clients, she allows for The Muse to parade a host of cameo performances in front of the camera. Contradicting reasonable amusement among critics who understood the premise of the film, The Muse languished despite its strong credentials and has fallen off the face of the planet. One of the great curiosities involving the production came with singer and songwriter Elton John's hiring as its composer, and, in the first traditional scoring assignment of his career, he produces a surprising result. Common sense would have suggested that John's entry into film scoring (if ever achieved) would involve an assignment for a film that necessitated a jazzy or pop-related series of melodies. Breaking away from all those expectations, John creates a score that very much parallels the humor of the script by elevating the mythology of the story through high class, neo-classical style. Not only does it sound like nothing you'd expect to hear from John, it's basically a success in its task of following the frantic nature of Brooks' character and the flurry of the industry. Given the critical acclaim that John received at the time for this work, it's somewhat surprising that he never branched out beyond the comfort zone of animated musicals for more straight-forward scoring assignments.



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Average: 3.11 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 36:19
• 1. Driving Home (1:49)
• 2. Driving to Universal (0:17)
• 3. Driving to Jack's (1:06)
• 4. Walk of Shame (1:34)
• 5. Better Have a Gift (2:07)
• 6. The Wrong Gift (3:00)
• 7. The Aquarium (2:11)
• 8. Are We Laughing? (1:06)
• 9. Take a Walk With Me (1:29)
• 10. What Should I Do? (1:12)
• 11. Back to the Aquarium (0:53)
• 12. Steven Redecorates (2:43)
• 13. To the Guesthouse (0:49)
• 14. The Cookie Factory (0:54)
• 15. Multiple Personality (2:23)
• 16. Sarah Escapes (1:44)
• 17. Back to Paramount (0:44)
• 18. Meet Christine (1:33)
• 19. The Muse - performed by Elton John (4:22)
• 20. The Muse (Remix) - performed by Elton John (4:22)
(track times not listed on packaging)

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