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Encyclopedia > American Beauty (soundtrack)
American Beauty
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Released October 5, 1999
Label Dreamworks Records
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American Beauty is a 1999 soundtrack album to the film of the same name. The soundtrack features two excerpts from the film's score, composed by Thomas Newman. It also features a previously unreleased cover version of the 1969 Beatles song "Because" performed by Elliott Smith. Image File history File links Nocover. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... When David Geffen sold his Geffen Records to MCA Records he joined Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg to form Dreamworks SKG, with subsidiary DreamWorks Records. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... American Beauty is an acclaimed 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... Thomas Newman with his BMI Film Music Award Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film score composer. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Beatles, an English musical group from Liverpool, were the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful popular music band in history. ... Because is a ballad written by John Lennon (Paul McCartney also received songwriting credits) and performed by The Beatles, featuring a 3-part harmony between Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison (each sings three overdubbed tracks). ... Steven Paul Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003), better known as Elliott Smith, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. ...


  1. "Dead Already" by Thomas Newman – 3:18
  2. "Because" by Elliott Smith – 2:20
  3. "Free to Go" by The Folk Implosion – 3:31
  4. "All Right Now" by Free – 5:29
  5. "Use Me" by Bill Withers – 3:45
  6. "Cancer for the Cure" by Eels – 4:44
  7. "The Seeker" by The Who – 3:23
  8. "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Bobby Darin – 2:53
  9. "Open the Door" by Betty Carter – 3:11
  10. "We Haven't Turned Around" by Gomez – 6:28
  11. "Bali Ha'i" by Peggy Lee – 3:10
  12. "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman – 4:05



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