WorldCat Identities

Kweller, Ben

Overview
Works: 37 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 1,567 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Rock music  Excerpts  Motion picture music  Songs  Juvenile works  Live sound recordings  Alternative rock music  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Actor, Composer, Instrumentalist, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Kweller
The Lone Ranger, wanted : music inspired by the film( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lone Ranger: Wanted is the score for the western adventure film starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. The score was composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award winner Hans Zimmer (Black Hawk Down, The Pirates of the Caribbean films, and Rango)
Changing horses by Ben Kweller( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go fly a kite by Ben Kweller( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Kweller by Ben Kweller( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On my way by Ben Kweller( Recording )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Deeds music from the motion picture( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future soundtrack for America by R.E.M. (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sha sha by Ben Kweller( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bird has flown a 40th anniversary tribute to the Beatles' Rubber soul( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A merry friggin' Christmas : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way way back music from the motion picture( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stubbs the zombie the soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing the Groundwork Music Orchestra by Groundwork Music Orchestra( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wig in a box songs from & inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciao my shining star the songs of Mark Mulcahy by Mark Mulcahy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is a gift that is usually given with the utmost sincerity, but there's no way of telling how long it will last. It's not just the fickle nature of the human heart that guarantees this, but the simple cruelties of fate, which can take away the person who has given your life its greatest meaning without a moment's notice. While singer and songwriter Mark Mulcahy has shown he knows more than a little about the nature of love in the fine songs he's written as a solo artist, and with his bands Miracle Legion and Polaris, he learned an especially harsh lesson in September 2008 when Melissa Rich Mulcahy, his wife and the mother of his two daughters, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Beyond the human tragedy of Mulcahy and his children losing someone so important in their lives, there was the unfortunate reality that life as a single parent would make it a lot harder for Mulcahy to continue his career as a musician, songwriter, and composer of contemporary operas. So Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy is a very real act of love on behalf of a handful of friends and admirers of Mulcahy and his music; this album, created in tribute to Melissa, a woman who loved music and was fiercely supportive of her husband's career, features a number of Mark's most memorable tunes performed in a rich variety of styles. The presence of Thom Yorke (contributing a spare, electronic-based treatment of "All for the Best," a Miracle Legion number he's covered in concert with Radiohead) and Michael Stipe (performing "Everything's Coming Undone" with a band including Tom Gilroy and Hahn Rowe) will doubtless lure a great many listeners previously unfamiliar with Mulcahy's work, but everyone on this album turns in work ranging from quite good to excellent. And the musicians approach these songs in enough different ways to demonstrate the full spectrum of emotional colors in his songs, from Vic Chesnutt's spare solo turn on "Little Man" and the lightly sweet country-rock of Josh Rouse's "I Woke Up in the Mayflower" to the noisy, expressive eccentricity of Frank Black ("Bill Jocko") and Rocket from the Tombs ("In Pursuit of Your Happiness"), and the epic-scale guitar crunch of Dinosaur Jr.'s "The Backyard." For the stylistic variety of these interpretations, the consistent strength of Mulcahy's songs and the wise, compassionate tone of his lyrics give this collection a unified voice, and if it unwittingly raises the question of how someone as talented as Mulcahy could gain little more than a cult following with this level of talent, it also demonstrates that the belief these musicians (and the late Melissa Rich) placed in his work was in no way misplaced. Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy wasn't created to give some critical favorite a musical high five or raise money for a worthy charity -- it's a concrete demonstration of caring and support for a fellow artist in a time of need that will also put some publishing royalties in his pocket to help care for his children. If that's not a show of love when and where it's needed, it's hard to say what else would qualify. Mark Deming
Live from Bonnaroo 2003( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudderless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam, a former high-profile ad executive, is devastated by the sudden death of his musician son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes, the grieving father's downward spiral comes to a standstill as he explores this unexpected gift. After mustering the will to perform one of the songs at a local bar, Sam meets and forms a friendship with Quentin a young musician. The unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes a local sensation
CMJ new music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CMJ new music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ben kweller

Ben Kweller American singer

Ben Kweller Amerikaans singer-songwriter

Ben Kweller cantautore e polistrumentista statunitense

Ben Kweller chanteur et guitariste de pop rock

Ben Kweller US-amerikanischer Indiepop-Musiker

Ben Kweller yhdysvaltalainen laulaja

BK

Kweller, Benjamin Lev

ベン・クウェラー

班·威勒

Languages
English (49)

German (3)