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Dick Tracy
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJune 12, 1990
Genre Jazz
Label Sire/ Warner Bros. Records
Producer Andy Paley
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link

The Dick Tracy soundtrack is a 1990 soundtrack album to the film of the same name. It features songs written by Andy Paley and performed by such diverse musicians and singers as k.d. lang, Take 6, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee, Tommy Page, August Darnell, Patti Austin, Erasure, Ice-T, LaVern Baker, Al Jarreau, Darlene Love and Paley himself. Most of the songs on the album are performed in the style of the music of the 1930s, the era in which the film is set, with the exception of more modern performances such as a rock and roll version of Lewis' "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)" and a "90's Mix" of Ice-T's "Dick Tracy".

The album is one of three soundtracks released alongside the film, the others being Madonna's I'm Breathless album, and an orchestral score by Danny Elfman (which was expanded by Intrada Records in 2016). [1] Only half of the album tracks—"Ridin' the Rails", "Pep, Vim and Verve", "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)", "You're in the Doghouse Now", "Some Lucky Day", "Blue Nights", "Looking Glass Sea", and "Rompin' & Stompin'"—appear on the film. [2] Three Stephen Sondheim songs recorded by Madonna for the film are included on I'm Breathless, along with "Now I'm Following You" which was sung by Andy Paley in the film. A month after the release of the soundtrack album, Ice-T released a single titled "Dick Tracy" which featured a different song from the one featured on the album.

Track listing

1."Ridin' the Rails" k.d. lang and Take 62:17
2."Pep, Vim and Verve"Jeff Vincent and Andy Paley3:21
3."It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)" Jerry Lee Lewis3:39
4."You're in the Doghouse Now" Brenda Lee1:58
5."Some Lucky Day" Andy Paley2:33
6."Blue Nights" Tommy Page2:44
7."Wicked Woman, Foolish Man" August Darnell2:12
8."The Confidence Man" Patti Austin2:23
9."Looking Glass Sea" Erasure2:45
10."Dick Tracy" Ice-T2:37
11."Slow Rollin' Mama" LaVern Baker2:24
12."Rompin' & Stompin'" Al Jarreau2:05
13."Mr. Fix It (1930s Version)" Darlene Love2:50
14."Mr. Fix It"Darlene Love3:15
15."It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me) (Rock & Roll Version)"Jerry Lee Lewis2:55
16."Dick Tracy (90's Mix)"Ice-T5:28


Chart (1990) Peak
Australia ( ARIA Charts) [3] 75
US Top Pop Albums (Billboard) [4] 108


  1. ^ "This item is no longer available".
  2. ^ Dick Tracy (Media notes). Warren Beatty. Santa Monica, California: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. 1990.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "Top Pop Albums" (PDF). Billboard. July 7, 1990. p. 74. Retrieved 2021-03-29.