Ten Years Since The Day Of

Ten years ago today Danny Ocean and his band of misfits attempted to steal the Fabergé Imperial Coronation Egg before being picked up by the FBI.

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The soundtrack to Ocean’s Twelve, early candler blog contributor Sunrise Tippeconnie’s favorite film of the previous decade, is still among my favorite albums. I listen to it often, especially while writing. The David Holmes track “7-29-04 The Day Of” is always a good starting place for me. So happy tenth birthday to a great song with the date of a fictional heist in its title.

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While we’re on the subject, the Ocean’s Twelve soundtrack is missing one of the most memorable songs from the film, La Caution’s “Thé à la menthe,” from the scene in which Vincent Cassel’s François Toulour dances through the laser field. The “Lazer Dance” instrumental version featured in the movie is wonderful, but I’ve grown quite fond of the original over the years. Give it a listen:

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You can buy both the Ocean’s Twelve Soundtrack and La Caution’s Peines de Maures/Arc-en-ciel pour Daltoniens double album, featuring both versions of “Thé à la menthe,” on iTunes.