Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World | Original Soundtrack ~ Digital and Physical Release 10th August, 2010

Music is such an integral part of the Scott Pilgrim books that myself and Nigel have been working on the soundtrack for nearly two years. This collection of songs represents an amazing span of artists. Some inspired Bryan Lee O’Malley in the creation of the comic, some ‘soundtracked’ our lives while making the movie and most excitingly, some of our favourite artists contributed new songs that are performed in the movie. It was a thrill to work with Beck, Metric and Broken Social Scene on the original soundtrack and I think you will enjoy the loud fruits of this collaboration.

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Review

Via AllMusic ~ Heather Phares

The soundtracks to movies adapted from comic books are often marketing free-for-alls; promoting bands takes precedence over choosing songs that make sense for the film. However, nothing could be further from the truth for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s music. Since so much of the comic revolves around the bands that the characters play in, the film was already somewhat protected from having a bunch of random songs crammed into its soundtrack, but the film’s creative team ensured that the music was done right. Director Edgar Wright‘s other films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, etc.) boast soundtracks that brim with personality onscreen and play more like mixtapes than albums in their own right; that feeling continues here with picks like Beachwood Sparks‘ “By Your Side,” T. Rex‘s “Teenage Dream,” and Frank Black‘s “I Heard Ramona Sing.” The musicians who bring the comic’s bands to life are just as cleverly chosen. Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott’s band Sex Bob-Omb; though they’re performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film, “Threshold,” “Summertime,” and “Garbage Truck” still have Beck‘s gloriously messy early-‘90s vibe to them. Later, he contributes “Ramona,” a dreamy ballad that sounds more like his 2000s work. Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose “I’m So Sad, So Very Very Sad” lasts a whopping five seconds. Every part of the soundtrack shows how much care went into it, from choosing artists like Broken Social Scene and Metric to nod to the story’s Canadian setting, to the 8-bit version of “Threshold” that reflects Pilgrim’s immersion in video games. The sweetest detail may be the song that started it all: “Scott Pilgrim,” by the Canadian all-female band Plumtree from their 1997 album Predicts the Future, holds within it all the breathless true love and crunchy guitar goodness that sparked the comic. Somehow, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s music remains true not just to the comic, but to the work of everyone involved in the story at every stage, with plenty of fun and heart to boot.

Originally posted here http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fpfixz8dldde~T1

Pre-Order Bonus

Please note that that the music video for Black Sheep by The Clash at Demonhead is a bonus video only available by pre-ordering the Deluxe version of the album.

Track Listing

  • 1 We Are (Sex Bob-Omb)
  • 2 Scott Pilgrim (Plumtree)
  • 3 I Heard Ramona Sing (Frank Black)
  • 4 By Your Side (Beachwood Sparks)
  • 5 O Katrina! (Black Lips)
  • 6 I’m So Sad, So Very, Very, Sad (Crash and the Boys)
  • 7 We Hate You Please Die (Crash and the Boys)
  • 8 Garbage Truck (Sex Bob-Omb)
  • 9 Teenage Dream (T-Rex)
  • 10 Sleazy Bed Track (The Bluetones)
  • 11 It’s Getting Boring By The Sea (Blood Red Shoes)
  • 12 Black Sheep (Metric)
  • 13 Threshold (Sex Bob-Omb)
  • 14 Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl (Broken Social Scene)
  • 15 Under My Thumb (The Rolling Stones)
  • 16 Ramona [Acoustic Version] (Beck)
  • 17 Ramona (Beck)
  • 18 Summertime (Sex Bob-Omb)
  • 19 Threshold [8 Bit] (Brian LeBarton)
  • 20 Garbage Truck (Beck) [Bonus Track]
  • 21 Threshold (Beck) [Bonus Track]
  • 22 Summertime (Beck) [Bonus Track]
  • 23 Black Sheep (The Clash at Demonhead) [Bonus Video | Pre-Order Only]

Epic Reminder!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World | Original Score – DIGITAL RELEASE ONLY – 8.10.10
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World | Original Soundtrack – PHYSICAL & DIGITAL RELEASE – 8.10.10
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World | Motion Picture- THEATRICAL DEBUT (N. America) – 8.13.10

  • Tim

    Will we be able to buy the vinyl version in the UK?

  • Llbcomiskey

    Can not wait until tomorrow to download this.

  • Llbcomiskey

    Can not wait until tomorrow to download this.

  • What are the odds we can get Brie to record at least a few songs as Envy for an EP or something?nnI can dream, right?

  • AmberGrindstaff

    YES!!

  • Suspiriorum

    Uk release is due on Mon 23rd August, 2 days before the film comes out over here. Can’t wait!

  • What are the odds we can get Brie to record at least a few songs as Envy for an EP or something?

    I can dream, right?

  • AmberGrindstaff

    YES!!

  • Suspiriorum

    Uk release is due on Mon 23rd August, 2 days before the film comes out over here. Can't wait!

  • Already have it preordered through iTunes. Can't wait to tomorrow =)

  • Dyson

    Any word on a UK physical release? 😀

  • My pants moisten with excitement!