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Pieces of April This semi-soundtrack to the Katie Holmes flick is an odd mishmash. Half the tunes are familiar fare taken from the best-known albums by Stephin...Pieces of AprilSoundtracks This semi-soundtrack to the Katie Holmes flick is an odd mishmash. Half the tunes are familiar fare taken from the best-known albums by Stephin...2003-11-07
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Pieces of April

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Stephin Merritt; Producer (group): Nonesuch

This semi-soundtrack to the Katie Holmes flick is an odd mishmash. Half the tunes are familiar fare taken from the best-known albums by Stephin Merritt’s bands Magnetic Fields and the 6ths. There’s also one unremarkable new Merritt tune written for the movie. Inexplicably, the disc also includes four brand-new Magnetic Fields tracks – the first in four years – that don’t appear anywhere in the movie. It’s these that will really interest fans, but while they have their charms, none can match the playfully sophisticated melodies and sad-sack wit of 1999’s wonderful ”69 Love Songs.”

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