Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls


Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls is a 2002 soundtrack release from Rhino Records [2] for The WB ‘s Gilmore Girls . The album is a combination of selections from the score by Sam Phillips and the music of other musicians heard, mostly, during the first two seasons of the show. Also included on the album is the new version of [3] of ” Where You Lead ” by Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin , a snippet of qui reserves as the theme song for the show.

The album was originally scheduled for release on September 24, 2002 to coincide with the premiere of the third season however it was delayed for one week, until October 1, 2002. [4]

In her review of the album, Heather Phares of Allmusic said, ” Our Little Corner of the World is almost true, and one of the best television soundtracks released in recent memory.” [5] Noel Holston of the Long Island, New York newspaper Newsday found That for the selection of rock-pop songs, “It’s not appreciably better than the new Scrubs CD or the 1999 companion to Felicity ” HOWEVER with the interspersed compositions from Sam Philips , “It knits together like a bright teen’s daydream.” [6] Mary Jacobi of The Village Voice noted that, “Many tunes recall Rory ‘

Track listing

  1. “Waltz # 1 (Cue)” – Sam Phillips (0:14)
  2. ” What a Wonderful World ” – Joey Ramone (2:21)
    • Season 2, Episode 15, “Lost and Found”; Plays when Luke knocks a hole in his apartment wall for Jess to have his own room.
  3. ” Child Psychology ” – Black Box Recorder (4:05)
    • Season 1, Episode 19, “Emily in Wonderland”; The song Lane brings over that Rory likes because it makes her feel gloomy.
  4. ” Know Your Onion! ” – The Shins (2:27)
    • Season 2, Episode 7, “Like Mother, Like Daughter”; The song Rory was listening to lunch during the start of the episode when the Chilton guidance counselor interrupts her.
  5. ” I Found Love ” – The Free Design (2:40)
    • Season 2, Episode 1, “Sadie, Sadie”; Plays as the start as the Gilmore Girls walk around Stars Lullaby where everybody has one of Lorelai’s daisies.
  6. ” Car Song ” – Elastica (2:25)
    • Season 2, Episode 19, “Teach Me Tonight”; Plays right before the Jess and Rory get into the car accident.
  7. ” Oh My Love ” – John Lennon (2:41)
    • Season 1, Episode 16, “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers”; The song is playing when Dean tells Rory “I love you” and she says nothing.
  8. “Getting Married (Cue)” – Sam Phillips (0:29)
  9. ” Where You Lead I Will Follow ” – Carole King & daughter Louise Goffin (3:26)
    • The theme song for the series.
  10. ” Clear Spot ” – the Pernice Brothers (2:20)
    • “The Weakest Shade of Blue” in Season 4, Episode 4, “Chicken or Beef?”. At the time of the album release,
  11. “One Line” – PJ Harvey (3:10)
    • Season 1, Episode 21, “Love, Daisies, and Troubadours”; From the moment where Rory tells Dean “I love you, you idiot” and kisses him.
  12. ” I’m the Man Who Murdered Love ” – XTC (3:42)
    • Season 1, Episode 2, “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton”; The song that Lane plays from her new CD for Rory.
  13. “Maybe Next Week (Cue)” – Sam Phillips (0:24)
  14. ” Thirteen ” – Big Star (2:35)
    • Season 1, Episode 9, “Rory’s Dance”, from when she goes walking with Dean through Stars Hollow afterwards.
  15. ” Human Behavior ” – Björk (4:11)
    • Season 2, Episode 10, “The Bracebridge Dinner”; Is heard when the snowman has been destroyed.
  16. “I Do not Mind” – Slumber Party (2:44)
    • Season 3, Episode 4, “One’s Got Class and the Other One Dyes” which is when Rory dyes Lane’s hair.
  17. “Tell Her What She Wants to Know” – Sam Phillips (2:13)
    • Season 4, Episode 1, “Ballroom & Biscotti”.
  18. ” It’s Alright, Baby ” – Komeda (2:50)
    • Season 2, Episode 7, “Like Mother, Like Daughter”; The song Rory listens to her headphones in the Chilton cafeteria at the end.
  19. ” God Only Knows ” – Claudine Longet (3:29)
    • Season 1, Episode 12, “Double Date”; The song Rory and Lane try to listen to while Lorelai is trying to study and keeps making them turn it down and then up.
  20. “Smile” – Grant-Lee Phillips (3:53)
    • Season 3, Episode 3, “Application Anxiety”; From the end as Luke and Taylor are having a fight and Rory and Lorelai are strolling around Stars Hollow again.
  21. ” O’Oh ” – Yoko Ono (3:42)
    • Season 2, Episode 21, “Lorelai’s Graduation Day”, when Rory and Jess are checking out New York City.
  22. “Rory and Lane (Cue)” – Sam Phillips (0:14)
  23. ” Girl From Mars ” – Ash (3:27)
    • Season 2, Episode 5, “Nick & Nora / Sid & Nancy”; At the end, when Jess and Rory engage in cute book talk. The couple in the episode title are Nick and Nora Charles from the Dashiell Hammett novel The Thin Man , and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen .
  24. ” My Little Corner of the World ” – Yo La Tengo (2:23)
    • Season 1, Episode 21, “Love, Daisies, and Troubadours”; From the end, as Lorelai and Rory.
    • A cover version of the song, performed by Pongetti Kit , formerly Austin-based Those Who Dig , is heard at the end of “Pilot” when Lorelai and Rory are sitting in Luke’s Diner.

References

  1. Jump up^ Allmusic review
  2. Jump up^ “Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls (Soundtrack)” . Amazon.com . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .
  3. Jump up^ “For The Record: Quick News On White Stripes, Ween, Bjork, ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Jake Gyllenhaal & More” . MTV.com . August 30, 2002 . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .
  4. Jump up^ “For The Record: Quick News On Dashboard Confessional, Creed, Nas, ‘Spider-Man,’ Rob Zombie & More . MTV.com . September 6, 2002 . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .
  5. Jump up^ Lighthouses, Heather. “Our Little Corner of the World: Music From the Gilmore Girls Review” . Allmusic . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .
  6. Jump up^ Holston, Noel (October 21, 2002). “Soundtracks On a High Note” . Newsday . p. B3 . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .
  7. Jump up^ Jacobi, Mary (March 25, 2003). “Nostalgic Music” . The Village Voice . Retrieved May 2, 2010 .

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