All 29 Songs from Away We Go, Including 9 from Alexi Murdoch

First of all, Away We Go is one of my favorite soundtracks of the year. And I have a feeling that it is only going to grow on me as the years go by. Alexi Murdoch is nothing short of brilliant. He channels the solemnity of a Nick Drake and haunting airs of Elliott Smith. In fact, Away We Go is to Murdoch what Good Will Hunting was for Elliott Smith, a cinematic canvas that captures the essence of his soul.

That may sound like a writer getting carried away with his words. And possibly so. But I prefer to think of it as testimony to the brilliance of a poignant story matched with the perfect set of tunes.

Let us hope Murdoch’s fate is somehow sweeter than Nick Drake or Elliott Smith. He contributes nine songs to the soundtrack for Away We Go, plus the score, and a bonus song not in the movie that is featured on the soundtrack album. Orange Sky is one of my favorites:

There are 28 songs in the movie Away We Go, including tunes from Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and The Stranglers. (I went through a period where Golden Brown was on constant repeat in my car; the movie triggered a long overdue deja view).

Only half of the songs are on the soundtrack album to Away We Go, but you can find the downloads for almost all of them below. I encourage you to explore Murdoch’s 2006 album Time Without Consequence as well. You will not be disappointed.

Extra song on the soundtrack album (not in the movie)


~ by montelutz on July 2, 2009.

8 Responses to “All 29 Songs from Away We Go, Including 9 from Alexi Murdoch”

  1. what song plays during the closing credits?

  2. What is the song that played while they were at the hippies house

  3. What song is playing when they leave for Tucson from Phoneix..”Away to Tucson”

  4. Amazing soundtrack. It’s always a shock to find artists like Alexi Murdoch, who aren’t huge get a major lift from a film. I like the idea of showcasing an artist throughout an entire film. Reminds me of what Dan in Real Life did for Sondre Lerche.

  5. Just wanted to thank you, I never would have known about Vashti Bunyun if it weren’t for yiyr site. I’m very thankful.

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  6. Hey, what is the name of the song when they are in the club in Montreal and the girl gets on the striper pole?

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