'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' Soundtrack Features Philip Glass, Human League, The Police, Chicago & Much More

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by Kristen Lopez
July 19, 2013 11:59 AM
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Steve Coogan has been in countless films throughout his career, but devout fans of the actor have been clambering for a feature-length film of his iconic character, Alan Partridge.  The story of a talk-show host turned regional radio DJ will be seeing big screens in August (in the U.K.) when “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa” comes to theaters.  

The trailer came out a month ago, but now there’s news on the soundtrack which appears to be as in love with the main character as fans are; out of the whopping 41-tracks listed, thirteen are quotes from Coogan’s Partridge character. Hopefully, it’s proof of the crackling script. It also appears we’ll be going back in time to the 1980s with artists such as Carly Simon, The Police, The Human League and Chicago alongside newer folks like Calvin Harris. And there's a pretty iconic piece by Philip Glass as well.  

You can check out the full playlist below. There’s no word on U.S. distribution for either “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa” nor its soundtrack, so import is the best way if you want to rock out with Partridge.  If you live in the U.K., you can see the film and listen to the music on August 9th. Full details, samples from the soundtrack and a clip from the movie below. [Film Music Reporter]

"Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. I’m Alan Partridge (Quote) – Alan Partridge
2. Koyaanisqatsi – Philip Glass
3. The Time Is 11.59 and 55 Seconds (Quote) – Alan Partridge
4. Roxanne – The Police
5. Traffic and Travel (Jingle) – Various Artists
6. Coming Up Next (Quote) – Alan Partridge
7. Cuddly Toy – Roachford
8. NNDNNBMM (Jingle) – Various Artists
9. Couldn’t Get It Right – Climax Blues Band
10. Fact of the Day (Quote) – Alan Partridge
11. Hard to Say I’m Sorry – Chicago
12. Shape Autotune (Jingle) – Various Artists
13. Bounce (Feat. Kelis) (Radio Edit) – Calvin Harris
14. Welcome to Big School (Quote) – Alan Partridge
15. Swede Love (Edit) – Jakob Liedholm
16. Roll Out Pat Farrell (Jingle) – Various Artists
17. Wide Eyed and Legless – Andy Fairweather Low
18. Siege Face (Quote) – Alan Partridge & Jason
19. Pop Looks Bach – Sam Fonteyn
20. Do You Like Country Music? (Quote) – Alan Partridge & Pat Farrell
21. Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
22. Panic Attacks (Quote) – Alan Partridge
23. Swingin’ Low – The Outlaws
24. I Am Bull Horn (Quote) – Alan Partridge
25. The Partridge and the Poacher (Jingle) – Alan Partridge & Martin Coogan
26. Enola Gay – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
27. Bryan Ferry – Alan Partridge & Sidekick Simon
28. Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
29. Lay Down a Rhythm Track (Quote) – Alan Partridge
30. You’re the Voice – John Farnham
31. Kids (Quote) – Alan Partridge
32. Number 1 Song in Heaven – Sparks
33. The White Light – Ilan Eshkeri
34. Mid-morning Matters (Jingle) – Various Artists
35. Gaudete – Steeleye Span
36. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
37. Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey
38. Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
39. It Started With a Kiss – Hot Chocolate
40. Never Let Her Slip Away – Andrew Gold
41. Galloping Home (The New Adventures of Black Beauty) – Denis King and The South Bank Orchestra

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