VariousThe Big Lebowski - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Label:Mercury – B0021796-01, UMe – B0021796-01
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Breakbeat, Vocal, Ballad, Country


A1Bob DylanThe Man In Me
Written-By, PerformerBob Dylan
A2Captain BeefheartHer Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Written-ByDon Vliet*
A3Elvis CostelloMy Mood Swings
BassGreg Cohen
DrumsJim Keltner
Engineer, Mixed ByRoger Moutenot
GuitarMarc Ribot
Other [Production Coordinator]Valerie Pack
Performer, Vocals, GuitarElvis Costello
ProducerT Bone Burnett*
A4Yma SumacAtaypura
PerformerYma Sumac
Written-ByMoises Vivanco
A5Piero PiccioniTraffic Boom
Written-By, PerformerPiero Piccioni
A6Nina SimoneI Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
PerformerNina Simone
A7Moondog With Orchestra*Stamping Ground
PerformerMoondog (2)
B1Kenny Rogers & The First EditionJust Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)3:20
B2Meredith MonkWalking Song
Written-By, PerformerMeredith Monk
B3Erich Wolfgang Korngold"Glück Das Mir Verblieb" From The Opera "Die Tote Stadt"5:07
B4Henry ManciniLujon
Written-ByHenry Mancini
B5Gipsy KingsHotel California
PerformerThe Gipsy Kings*
B6Carter BurwellWie Glauben
Written-By, ProducerCarter Burwell
B7Townes Van ZandtDead Flowers4:47

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180 Gram Vinyl Re-Release. Black vinyl.

Sticker on front reads: "The first time on vinyl in the US! The soundtrack to this classic movie for your listening pleasure."

Track A2 is credited to only Captain Beefheart as artist and performer on the release, but was actually first released on the album Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot in 1972 by Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band.

℗ 1998 Mercury Records
© 2014 Universal Studios
© 1998 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Distribution, Inc.
℗ 1972 Reprise Records
℗ 1974 Beat Records Co.
℗ 1997 ECM Records GmbH
℗ 1989 Cambria Master Recordings
℗ 1990 Elektra Entertainment
℗ 1992 Van Zandt/Eggers

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 602547009579
  • Barcode (Matrix): 6 02547 00957 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): B0021796-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): B0021796-01-B RE-1 G-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): B0021796-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): B0021796-01-B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Big Lebowski (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD, Compilation)Mercury536 903-2Europe1998
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The Big Lebowski (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD, Compilation)Mercury314 536 903-2US1998
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The Big Lebowski (CD, Compilation, Promo, Sampler)Mercury568 622-2UK & Europe1998
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The Big Lebowski - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Compilation)Mercury314 536 903-2Canada1998
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The Big Lebowski - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Compilation, Promo)MercuryMEAD 148US1998


  • Wasabijim's avatar
    Had mine for about 5yrs. Sounds solid on my system. Flat, no skips, just a little crackle in quiet passages. Good dynamics n soundscape if a little recessed on some older tracks but that's prob just how it was captured back in the day.
    A really good listen across a variety of styles.
    Sorry to see others haven't the same to say. Sometimes you eat the bear
    • Fishman313's avatar
      Well its not the quietest pressing in my collection but after a good cleaning it sounds very good, don't ever not purchase a pressing because someone somewhere said it was bad formulation of vinyl, too close, too heavy bla bla bla, if you are a fan of the music then pull the trigger on it as a high end audiophile pressing of this will probably not happen.
      • rnichols's avatar
        Horrible release. Very dirty sounding-lots of pops and hisses
        • hewastheresurrection's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          i totally disagree with all of the comments that (sound wise) slam this release: it's a quiet, flat and well balanced pressing.
          on the other hand, the packaging is quite lousy: that's the real shame if we think about the cult status that the movie gained troughout the years.
          • marcoprolo's avatar
            All those comments about the quality plus NO GATEFOLD, no DLC or poster or even a good 180gram press...Thanks almost bought that crap.If it had gatefold I maybe bought it..Thanks dudes!
            • mmrc1975's avatar
              My copy was good...the quality of songs not so much
              • benster_ellis's avatar
                Edited 3 years ago
                Great soundtrack, terrible pressing. Huge fan of the movie, so I bought this, spun it once, and quickly sold it after listening to how terrible it sounded. Upon inspection, it was scuffed like crazy and the track grooves were all crammed way too close together. I hope a proper double LP will be released in future from a great brand such as Music On Vinyl or Rhino.
                • SalViscuso's avatar
                  This is a piss poor release. You can feel the producers of this reissue cutting corners wherever they could think to. Cramming it onto one disc is by far the biggest mistake. The deadwax is only about half the width of a typical record and my copy skips like crazy. The grooves are clearly way too close together. Sound quality is fine when it's running, but nothing special.

                  It's a shame such a quality soundtrack was put in the hands of incompetent people.
                  • djvegeta1978's avatar
                    I have this one and it's a poor quality, a lot of breath
                    • Mnemonikk's avatar
                      Edited 4 years ago
                      My Mint (sealed) copy turned out to be pretty noisy, especially between the songs.



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