Sweet Talker (soundtrack)

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Sweet Talker
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Soundtrack album by
StudioAngel Recording Studios and Redwood Studios, London; Ground Control Studios, Santa Monica, California
ProducerPeter Filleul, Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson chronology
Sweet Talker
Rumor and Sigh
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Sweet Talker is a soundtrack album by Richard Thompson released in 1991. It is the soundtrack for the Australian film of the same name.

Thompson had worked with composer Peter Filleul on various other soundtrack projects, notably the TV shows The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and The Marksman. In 1990 film producer Taylor Hackford made the movie Sweet Talker which starred and was written by Bryan Brown. Hackford invited Thompson to submit some ideas for a soundtrack and then asked him to work with Filleul to produce a full soundtrack for the film.

The project was a difficult one, with work having to be revisited as Hackford edited and re-edited the film. At its conclusion, Thompson swore that he would never do another soundtrack.

The film was not a success. Thompson's score did little to enhance his reputation, although the instrumental "Persuasion" was subsequently re-written with lyrics by Tim Finn and has featured in Thompson's live shows over the years.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. "Put Your Trust In Me"
  2. "Persuasion" (Peter Filleul, Richard Thompson)
  3. "Roll Up"
  4. "The Dune Ship"
  5. "Conviction" (Peter Filleul, Richard Thompson)
  6. "Boomtown"
  7. "Harry's Theme"
  8. "Sweet Talker"
  9. "To Hang A Dream On
  10. "Beachport"
  11. "False Or True" (Peter Filleul, Richard Thompson)



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Richard Thompson – Sweet Talker: Original Music from the Movie". AllMusic.