Exclusive: Grizzly Bear Heavy Tracklist For The 'Blue Valentine' Soundtrack

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 13, 2011 9:43 AM
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Sure, the internet may be ablaze this afternoon with images of Spider-Man and Captain America, but you know what we're more excited about? This. The firmly excellent romantic drama "Blue Valentine," finally shorn of the albatross that was its NC-17 rating, has begun its limited rollout, and is going great guns, picking up a mean screen average and an impressive haul of over a million on only a few screens. a gratifying debut for a film that became something of a favorite of many Playlist team members over the course of 2010.

One of the best aspects of Derek Cianfrance's film is the excellent soundtrack, provided by Brooklyn indie favorites Grizzly Bear. While not an original score (the band were originally meant to write new music for the project, but when the start date was pushed, they ran out of time), the collection of instrumental versions of tracks from the band's back catalogue was still one of the very best aural treats that's been found on the big screen of late. There'd be no confirmed word of a soundtrack release until now, but Lakeshore Records have kindly, and exclusively, given us details of the release, which hits stores on February 1st. Update: iTunes release date has been bumped up to January 25.

There's an overwhelmingly Grizzly Bear-heavy tracklisting, which is no bad thing, but there's also two other tracks that are pivotal to the film -- "You and Me" by Penny & The Quarters, the central couple's favorite song, and actor Ryan Gosling's excellent, ukelele-aided version of "You Always Hurt The Ones You Love," which scores the film's trailer. Check the tracklist out after the jump, and head over to the soundtrack's official Facebook page for more details.

"Blue Valentine" Soundtrack Tracklisting

01. Granny Diner - Grizzly Bear
02. In Ear Park - Department of Eagles
03. Easier (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear
04. Lullabye (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear
05. I Live With You (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear
06. Foreground (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear
07. Dory (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear
08. You Always Hurt The Ones You Love – Ryan Gosling
09. You and Me – Penny & the Quarters
10. Shift (Alternate Version) - Grizzly Bear
11. Alligator (feat. Zach Condon, Dave Longstreth & Amber Coffman) [Choir Version] – Grizzly Bear
12. Easier - Grizzly Bear
13. Lullaby – Grizzly Bear
14. I Live With You - Grizzly Bear
15. Foreground - Grizzly Bear

And courtesy of 24bit, here's a list of all the songs featured in the film:

Grizzly Bear
“Easier” (Yellow House)
“Dory” (Veckatimist)
“Foreground” (Veckatimist)
“Granny Diner” (Friend Ep)
“Lullabye” (Yellow House)
“I Live With You” (Veckatimist)
“Alligator” (Choir Version) (Friend Ep)
“Shift “(Alternate Version) (Friend Ep)

Dept Of Eagles
“In Ear Park”

Matt Sweeney w/ Björn Yttling
“North Haven”

Matt Sweeney, Peter Raeburn, Nick Foster
“At The Drop Of The Day”

The Platters
“Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”

Ryan Gosling
“Unicorn Tears”
“Smoking Gun, Bleeding Knives”
“You Always Hurt The Ones You Love”

The Dirtbombs
“I Can’t Stop Thinking About It”

Pat Benatar
“We Belong”

Penny and the Quarters
“You and Me”

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3 Comments

  • Wendy Rossen | February 14, 2011 7:24 AMReply

    The final song is "Alligator" from GB's FRIEND CD

  • John | January 22, 2011 11:24 AMReply

    Hi,
    Do you know what song plays at the end, when they get the credits and fireworks?

  • Kevin Jagernauth | January 22, 2011 2:50 AMReply

    If I remember right, the song over the end credits is "Alligator."

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