Various Artists: Singles (Original Soundtrack)

Various Artists: Singles (Original Soundtrack)
Title: Singles (Original Soundtrack)
Label: Sbme Special MKTS.

The romantic comedy Singles, in part a homage to director Cameron Crowe's hometown of Seattle, was released at exactly the right time (summer 1992). Nirvana's Nevermind had symbolically knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the album charts at the beginning of the year, and the underground buzz about Seattle bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam was beginning to find it's way past circles of indie aficionados and open-minded hard rock fans and into the mainstream. Singles helped crystallize the idea of the "Seattle scene" in the mainstream public's mind, and it was also one of the first big-selling '90s movie soundtracks (it went platinum and reached the Top Ten) to feature largely new work from contemporary artists. The soundtrack's strength was the way it was so firmly rooted in place - where future soundtrack extravaganzas simply contrived to gather as many big-name acts as possible, Singles focused specifically on Seattle-area music (quite logically, given the film's plot and setting), which gave the album the feel of a cohesive document... -Steve Huey.

1.1 Would? - Alice in Chains
1.2 Breath and Scream - Pearl Jam
1.3 Seasons - Chris Cornell
1.4 Dyslexic Heart - Paul Westerberg
1.5 Battle of Evermore - the Lovemongers
1.6 Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns - Mother Love Bone
1.7 Birth Ritual - Soundgarden
1.8 State of Love and Trust - Pearl Jam
1.9 Overblown - Mudhoney
1.10 Waiting for Somebody - Paul Westerberg
1.11 May This Be Love - Jimi Hendrix
1.12 Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
1.13 Drown - Smashing Pumpkins

Various Artists: Singles (Original Soundtrack)

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