The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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Based on author James Thurber's fantastical 1939 short tory of the same name, the 2013 big screen rendering of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty features Ben Stiller in the role of the mild-mannered protagonist with incredibly lucid daydreams, and the music that accompanies those reveries reflects the actor's innate quirkiness. Set in the present day, Mitty's larger than life space-outs are lent additional gravitas by a soundtrack that's peppered with sweeping indie rock hymns from the likes of Rogue Wave and Icelandic anthem design team Of Monsters and Men (the latter's "Dirty Paws" featured heavily in trailers for the film), a handful of appropriately plaintive folk-rock originals from seasoned Swedish troubadour José González, who also donates a pair of tracks ("Far Away" and "Don't Let It Pass") from his excellent psych-pop band Junip, and a trio of eclectic covers; a folksy take on the Human League's "Don't You Want Me" from Bahamas featuring the Weather Station, a kitschy electro-pop rendering of Daryl Hall & John Oates' "Maneater" from Grace Mitchell, and a "Mitty Mix" version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that inserts co-star Kristen Wiig's surprisingly pleasant voice into the original 1969 version of the song.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/17/2013
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537626892
catalogNumber: 001967802
Rank: 9003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Kerr   Percussion
Jack Johnson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Merlo Podlewski   Electric Guitar
Adam Topol   Percussion
Zach Gill   Melodica,Vocal Harmony
Afie Jurvanen   Guitar,Vocals
Annie Clark   Vocals
Scott Seiver   Bongos,Cajon
Tamara Lindeman   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Rupert Holmes   Composer
Philip Oakey   Composer
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger
Mario Caldato   Additional Production
Jo Callis   Composer
George Drakoulias   Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Roger Moutenot   Producer
John Oates   Composer
Philip Adrian Wright   Composer
Craig Wedren   Composer,Producer
Chris Fogel   Engineer
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Ben Stiller   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Ryan Adams   Composer
Sara Allen   Composer
Jack Johnson   Producer
Theodore Shapiro   Composer,Producer
Merlo Podlewski   Producer
Aron Pór Arnarsson   Producer
Adam Topol   Producer
Don Alstherberg   Producer
José González   Composer,Producer
Zach Gill   Producer
Zach Rogue   Composer
Robbie Lackritz   Producer,Engineer
Elias Araya   Composer
Tyler Watkins   Engineer
Afie Jurvanen   Producer
Tobias Winterkorn   Composer
Junip   Producer
Joel Wästberg   Producer
Of Monsters and Men   Composer,Producer
Rogue Valley   Producer
Morgan Reid   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Koza   Composer,Producer
Alex Kercheval   Engineer

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