The soundtrack to Michael Moore's anti-George W. Bush documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11 wasn't released until the movie's video release on October 5, 2004. Usually, soundtracks are released nearly simultaneously with the theatrical release, but since Fahrenheit was pushed into theaters at the end of June, it took a little bit of time to get the soundtrack rights together -- plus, the later release places the soundtrack right in the midst of the election season, since it arrives in stores the day of the Vice Presidential debate and five days after the Squabble in Coral Gables. Anyway, the soundtrack is pretty much what you'd expect -- excerpts from Jeff Gibbs' original soundtrack interspersed between all the pop songs used in the movie, including the Go-Go's' "Vacation," Elmer Bernstein's "Magnificent Seven Theme," Joey Scarbury's "Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It or Not)" and J.J. Cale's "Cocaine." As an album, it's a prototypical soundtrack, only holding together musically as a souvenir of the film itself, but on that level, it should please fans of the film.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine