Thursday, April 07, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer: 2 Great CDs
In addition to the score itself, the movie features a bunch of great songs. The best of these is a remix of the classic Ashford and Simpson-penned "California Soul," originally sung by Marlena Shaw. Here, it's been revamped, reorganized, and recreated with Ya Boy, who supplies a new rap layer to the proceedings. The result is a new, kick-ass version of the song. The instrumentation is deeper, with a new bed of strings to contrast the hard-edged rap. I can't say enough good things about it. The other highlight is the deadmau5/Kaskae collaboration "I Remember," a techno trance track that positively hypnotic.
The Lincoln Lawyer's music is available at the usual outlets on two CDs: one featuring the score, one with the songs. You can't go wrong with either—but my recommendation is to grab both.