A promotional release issued in conjunction with the film Pulp Fiction and its accompanying soundtrack, Truth and Fiction compiles the same eclectic mix of surf, soul, and pop classics as its official retail companion, replacing the latter's bits of dialogue with writer/director Quentin Tarantino's manic riffing on the creative process that resulted in the movie's distinctive musical identity. Tarantino is never the most articulate speaker, peppering his speech with lots of "alright" and "you know" interjections, but his love of music is infectious and his understanding of how sound and image complement each other is vast, so listening to Truth and Fiction is really no different than listening to a DVD commentary track. Accordingly, it's no substitute for the soundtrack itself, as Tarantino speaks over the intros and outros of songs like Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," but for a rare glimpse into the soundtrack process, it's worth tracking this one down.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny