Second Taste of Bottle Shock Was Even Better Than the First
I watched Bottle Shock again this weekend – this time on DVD – which was better for a number of reasons.
First, when I got the urge to pop open a bottle of wine about 10 minutes into the movie, I could pause, walk to the kitchen, and do so, without having to brownbag a good bottle of wine in the theater.
Second, I paid much more attention to the score by Mark Adler than I had the first time around. Sometimes I get so caught up in the songs featured in the movie that I miss the score. Which would be a shame for Bottle Shock, because Adler does a brilliant job of capturing the quaint, quiet passion of California’s “hippie” 70s vineyards. It was as sunny as the cinematography itself and mixed perfectly with the tunes of the Doobie Brothers, America and Foghat and Bad Company.
//Strange observation: the score reminded me a lot of the original music from Finding Nemo. Thomas Newman composed the music for the latter.
Here’s the list of all 12 songs from Bottle Shock in the order they appeared in the movie. The videos and downloads for most of them are at Reelsoundtrack.com. (and a mighty few of them are here too). Enjoy.
- China Grove – Doobie Brothers
- Le Temps Des Cerises – Scottie Haskell
- Rock Steady – Bad Company
- Drivin’ Wheel – Foghat
- Un Bel di Verdremo – Maria Callas and The Philharmonia Orchestra
- Spirit – Doobie Brothers
- Stand Back – Allman Brothers Band
- Toulouse Street – Doobie Brothers
- Jump into the Fire – Harry Nilsson
- I Need You – America
- Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers
- Drinkin’ Wine Spo-De-O-Dee – Stick McGhee
Original music for Bottle Shock-Mark Adler
Here are a couple videos for the songs from the movie: