Together with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie, on November 26th Licorice Pizza Soundtrack has been released.
Licorice Pizza takes place in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, and tells the love story between two high school students. One of them, Gary Valentine, is a young high school student with an actor career since his childhood. Moreover, the title of the film refers to the name of a Californian record store chain “Licorice Pizza,” now disappeared. A famous joke at the time about records that did not sell were compared to an elusive licorice pizza, inspired the name of the chain.
The movie presents an astonishing cast, including Bradley Cooper as Jon Peters. It also includes the debut of Alana Haim, that the critique already defined as “incredible”.
Licorice Pizza Soundtrack
The incredible soundtrack includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. He performed on the song Licorice Pizza, the 16th song in the incredible playlist. Rolling Stone Magazine’s 48th Best Guitarists of All Time, Greenwood already collaborated in multiple Anderson’s movies, including There Will Be Blood, The Master and Inherent Vice.
The movie is set in the 1970s, and the musical choices perfectly represent the ambience. In fact, the music recall the visual and is cohesive. And some of the biggest artists of that decade are part of the soundtrack. This creates a truthful and realistic recall of the lively 70s. Licorice Pizza Soundtrack includes masterpieces as Peace Frog by The Doors (1970), Let Me Roll It by Paul McCartney and Wings (1973), Life On Mars? by David Bowie (1971) and If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot (1970).
Furthermore, the release of the official MGM trailer of the film around the end of September anticipated the participation of David Bowie’s Life On Mars? in Licorice Pizza.
In addition, other stuck-in-history songs are part of the majestic soundtrack. July Tree by Nina Simone (1965), But You’re Mine by the iconic duo Sonny & Cher (1966), My Ding-a-Ling (Live At Fillmore Auditorium at San Francisco) by Chuck Berry and Steve Miller Band (1967) and Barabajagal by Donovan (1969) are just some of the examples of this jump into the past.
Here is the complete Licorice Pizza soundtrack.