Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Last Picture Show...original recordings featured in the soundtrack...by various artists


Released in 1971 and hailed as the most impressive work by a young American director since Citizen Kane, Peter Bogdanovich's Last Picture Show is an elegiac study of life amid the dust and loneliness of a dying town. An account of adolescents coming of age filmed under a vast, empty Texas sky. The film has no conventional score. All of the music is from the period between November 1951 and October 1952 when the film is set and linked to each scene. It is played on home radios, car radios, truck radios, 45 rpm players, jukeboxes, and at a community Christmas dance. The Hank Williams song, heard on the radio in Sonny's old truck in the opening scene, 'Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?' sets the tone for the music as well as the movie. All of the songs featured in the film are collected together in this edition.


  1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)-Hank Williams
  2. Cold, Cold Heart -Hank Williams
  3. Bouquet of Roses -Eddy Arnold
  4. Hey, Good Lookin' -Hank Williams
  5. Rose, Rose, I Love You -Frankie Laine
  6. Slow Poke -Pee Wee King
  7. Anything That's Part of You -Eddy Arnold
  8. A Fool Such As I -Hank Snow
  9. Shrimp Boats -Jo Stafford
  10. Cold, Cold Heart -Tony Bennett
  11. The Thing -Phil Harris
  12. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
  13. The Wild Side of Life -Hank Thompson
  14. Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
  15. Please, Mr. Sun -Johnnie Ray
  16. Give Me More, More of Your Kisses -Lefty Frizzell
  17. Half As Much - Hank Williams
  18. Wish You Were Here -Eddie Fisher
  19. Solitaire -Tony Bennett
  20. Wheel of Fortune -Kay Starr
  21. Blue Velvet -Tony Bennett
  22. You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
  23. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy -Hank Williams
  24. Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) -Hank Williams
  25. Back Street Affair - Webb Pierce
  26. Faded Love - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  27. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) -Hank Williams
  28. It's in the Book -Johnny Standley






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Zero Effect 1998 soundtrack music from the motion picture - various artists


The soundtrack for Zero Effect is an important part of the movie's atmospherics. It's an eclectic mix of soulful pop and jazz selections. The album portrays a real-life quality that most soundtracks don't have. A good combination of both energy-filled tracks as well as deep emotional ones.


  1. -Elvis Costello Mystery Dance
  2. –Dan Bern One Dance
  3. –Bond Starbucked
  4. –Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Into My Arms
  5. –Mary Lou Lord Some Jingle Jangle Morning
  6. –Brendan Benson Emma J
  7. –The Greyboy Allstars The Method Pt. 2
  8. –Jamiroquai Drifting Along
  9. –Candy Butchers Till You Die
  10. –Esthero Lounge
  11. –The Greyboy Allstars Blackmail Drop
  12. –Thermadore Three Days
  13. –Heatmiser Rest My Head Against The Wall
  14. –The Greyboy Allstars The Zero Effect




Monday, May 7, 2018

The Phantom..music from the motion picture soundtrack...music by David newman


This is a big symphonic heroic and adventurous score performed with might and power. The London Metropolitan Orchestra simply excels in this score. David Newman uses soaring brass fanfares, a knockout heroic theme, some romantic material, and action music that simply blows you away. 

The first two tracks are ominous in nature and start things off on the creepy side with pounding jungle drums and an all male chorus. That all changes however, with "The Phantom" which showcases the heroic main theme with powerful action music. The theme itself is a 7 note brass motif that perfectly captures the hero of the film. "The Escape" is another impressive action cue with bold brass and driving percussion. "The Museum" is a dark and ominous track, while "Flying to the Island" is the exact opposite of that, with a soaring orchestral sound. The love theme is found in "Must Be the Humidity" which is a sweeping, epic motif played mainly on strings. Another instrument that is used throughout this score is the pan flute, played by Tony Hinnigan and Mike Taylor, which gives the sound an ethnic feel. 

The last track, "Escaping the Island", is an 8 minute brass finale that really burns. Anyone who is a fan of action adventurous symphonic music or David Newman will definitely enjoy this score.







Monday, April 16, 2018

Exils..original motion picture soundtrack..music by Tony Gatlif


The score from Tony Gatlif's 2004 film, "Exils", about Roma people. In this distinctive film we meet a young French couple: he is ethnically French, she is Arab, but both had Algerian ancestors, and the movie follows them after they spontaneously decide to abandon Paris and investigate their roots. The couple are presented in the film as very sensual, and the music and images that surround (and define) them are shared also by the viewer. The film touches on some interesting ideas, notably the not always chosen trade-off between freedom and belonging, and ends with a remarkable extended sequence depicting an Arab ritual of personal abandonment that bears comparison to (and is in fact more disturbing than) anything from 'The Exorcist'.

The soundtrack utilises Roma Gypsies music as per previous Tony Gatlif productions like Latcho Drom. Exciting and exotic, the music takes you on a world music journey that entices and delights.






Friday, April 13, 2018

Night On Earth...original soundtrack recording...music by Tom Waits



Released in 1992, Waits's soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's quirky Night on Earth is built around a recurrent theme reminiscent of Rain Dogs and manipulated into moods that reflect the cities in which the movie's various stories are told. Banjo and accordion are used to great effect to evoke the three European cities. Elsewhere, marimba and other percussion that Tom Waits was using on his "official" recordings at the time are well suited to the darkness and humor in Jarmusch's stories. The two new songs written by Waits and partner Kathleen Brennan stick to the same instrumental blueprint, but have little to commend them to a place in the pantheon of Waits's songs.

  1. Back In The Old World (Gypsy)
  2. Los Angeles Mood (Chromium Descensions)
  3. Los Angeles Theme (Another Private Dick)
  4. New York Theme (Hey Can You Have That Heart...
  5. New York Mood (A New Haircut And A Busted Lip)
  6. Baby I'm Not A Baby Anymore (Beatrice Theme)
  7. Good Old World (Waltz)
  8. Carnival (Brunello Del Montalcino)
  9. On The Other Side Of The World
  10. Good Old World (Gypsy Instrumental)
  11. Paris Mood (Un De Fromage)
  12. Dragging A Dead Priest
  13. Helsinki Mood
  14. Carnival Bob's Confession
  15. Good Old World (Waltz)
  16. On The Other Side Of The World (Instrumental)





Monday, March 19, 2018

The Cold Equations...Original Motion Picture Soundtrack...music by Josh Urist..on CD, vinyl and download



The Cold Equations soundtrack is very real. Inspired by a 1954 science fiction short story by Tom Godwin, the film follows a worker drone on a distant planet who hunts down the corrupt officials responsible for the death of his little sister. The music is emotional, evocative, and riveting—the movie, however, is fake. 

Composer Josh Urist isn’t the first musician to use the soundtrack-to-an-imaginary-film conceit, but he and his close-knit crew of musicians breathe new life into the idea. For his goal isn’t kitsch or homage, but instead, the soundtrack concept gives the music an emotional tug that is as real as the film is fake. 




Working with co-producer/arranger Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness, Antibalas, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, TV on the Radio), Urist uses the visual language of film music to conjure moments with visceral impact. A Morricone-esque standoff; a frenetic Quincy Jones-style chase scene; cosmic soul in the vein of Air. While analog synths and drum machines give you the interstellar textures, the acoustic guitars and wind instruments provide the warmth and humor of a human heart beating in the airless vacuum of a distant galaxy. 




Urist assembled a team of crack studio musicians to perform, many of them old friends from Urist’s time as a music student in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Contributors include regular Urist collaborator and Masters of Reality bandmate John Leamy (Masters of Reality, Surgery) drums; Colin Stetson (Ex Eye, Bon Iver) saxophones and french horn; David Cook (Taylor Swift, Lizz Wright, Alan Ferber, Jennifer Hudson) organ and pianos; Adam Roberts, bass; Jeff Plankenhorn, weissenborn guitar; Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre) violin; and Rachel Webster (Bernie Worrell) vocals. Urist plays guitars, bass, pianos, vocals, banjo, jaw harp, trumpet, and the Roland GR-500 guitar synthesizer. Bogie plays saxophones, clarinets, drum machines, bass, piano, flute, harmonicas, jaw harps, and drums. Album art and design by John Leamy. 


Download via iTunes or Amazon or purchase the vinyl record here.


Marty's review: this soundtrack to the "movie that isn't a movie" is a very convincing and impressive cinematic soundscape. Utilising elements from classic soundtrack composers with contemporary and original creativity from multi-instrumentalist Josh Urist and his collective of equally creative musicians, it conjures up images in the mind of dreamy space travel and places that are not really there. It is very listenable as an album on its own yet you can easily connect it with motion picture sequences from your own imagination.





Friday, March 9, 2018

Next Stop Wonderland...music from the motion picture...various artists..jazz, samba and bossa-nova



The fear of loneliness, a hope for romance, the occasional pang of moody nostalgia--it's all found in the light romance of Next Stop Wonderland. But few of Wonderland's plot devices work quite as convincingly at portraying these themes as the movie's soundtrack. Filled with the classic sounds of bossa nova and samba, these songs ooze with the melancholy found in the movie. There's a lot of great stuff here: classic Astrud Gilberto, Coleman Hawkins, Marcus Valle, new interpretations of Jobim. But the unexpected highlight is the original score: Claudio Ragazzi backed by the smooth-as-flan vocals of avant-jazz-guitarist-gone-Jobim-freak Arto Lindsay. Their trio of bossa-nova inspired collaborations sounds as sweet and timeless as the classic originals here.

  1. Batuacada - Bebel Gilberto/Vinicius Cantuaria
  2. Mas Que Nada - Tamba Trio
  3. Stay - Astrud Gilberto
  4. Crossed Paths - Claudio Ragazzi/Arto Lindsay
  5. Triste - Elis Regina
  6. Os Grilos (Crickets Sing For Ana Maria) - Marcos Valle
  7. One Note Samba/The Girl From Ipanema - Bebel Gilberto/Vinicius Cantuaria
  8. The Therapist - Claudio Ragazzi/Arto Lindsay
  9. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - Astrud Gilberto
  10. The Suitors - Josh Zaentz/Sergio Brandao
  11. Baia - Walter Wanderley
  12. O Beijo (The Kiss) - Claudio Ragazzi
  13. Aquarela Do Brasil - Toots Thielemans/Elis Regina
  14. Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  15. The Finale - Claudio Ragazzi/Arto Lindsay/Bebel Gilberto
  16. O Pato (The Duck) - Coleman Hawkins




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Attack the Block...2011 cult sci-fi movie..original soundtrack now on vinyl...pre-order bundle available



The premiere vinyl release of Attack The Block original motion picture score and soundtrack from Steven Price, Felix Buxton, and Simon Ratcliffe (and a Basement Jaxx track!). This 2011 Sci-Fi film was the breakout performance for actor John Boyega (Star Wars, Detroit, Pacific Rim 2) as well as Academy Award winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, Suicide Squad, Fury). The story follows a teenage street gang who have to defend themselves from predatory alien invaders. Pressed on "Glow In The Dark" vinyl 2xLP and Glow labels to bring the monsters back onto your very own turntable.





Pre-Order Bundle Link: CLICK HERE

- 2xLP Glow In The Dark Vinyl w/ Glow In The Dark Labels

- Exclusive Written Commentaries from Joe Cornish (Director) and Steven Price (Composer)

- Pre-Order Bundles available with Enamel Pins & a Steel Pint/Tumbler

- Records Ships 1/30

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Marty's review: this is one cool soundtrack! Electronic beats with an orchestral score, space sounds galore, themes throughout that are haunting, dramatic and upbeat and all fused together to make this a soundtrack that is listenable apart from the movie itself. The vinyl release will make it a collectible item too.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Suburbia 1997 Film original motion picture soundtrack....music by various artists



SubUrbia (1997), directed by Richard Linklatter, is NOT a remake of the 80's movie of the same name. It has NOTHING to do with it. That aside, it is a decent film with an awesome soundtrack. Unlike most rock soundtracks which try to include as many "current" or "hot" artists, SubUrbia tries to capture a feel. Like the characters in the movie who graduated high school back in the early half of the nineties and are still living in it, the soundtrack includes tracks from Sonic Youth, the Butthole Surfers, the Flaming Lips, and others who hit their peaks back in the day too. However, this is not a lame comeback album for anyone. 

From the opening Elastica track (with vocals from Stephen Malkmus (sic) from Pavement) to the simply awesome "Sunday" by Sonic Youth, this album is all killer, no filler. And they even had the guts to end it all with Gene Pitney singing "Town Without Pity". Definitely one of the best soundtracks of the decade, and even though two of the songs aren't even from the nineties, one of the best soundtracks TO the decade.




  1. Unheard Music - Elastica/Stephen Malkmus
  2. Bee-Bee's Song - Sonic Youth
  3. Bullet Proof Cupid - Girls Against Boys
  4. Feather In Your Cap - Beck
  5. Berry Meditation - U.N.K.L.E.
  6. I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Boss Hog
  7. Cult - Skinny Puppy
  8. Does Your Hometown Care? - Superchunk
  9. Sunday - Sonic Youth
  10. Human Cannonball - Butthole Surfers
  11. Tabla In Suburbia - Sonic Youth
  12. Hot Day - The Flaming Lips
  13. Psychic Hearts - Thurston Moore
  14. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney


Saturday, November 18, 2017

She's the One....original soundtrack..music by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers



An unusual move for Tom Petty to score the music for the Edward Burns's film She's the One and then still turn it into a standard Tom Petty release. The inclusions of two versions of "Walls" and "Angel Dream" make it seem more like a movie soundtrack. But, at heart, the material is more classic Petty. "Grew Up Fast" and "Hope You Never" are perfect radio songs and Petty's cover of Beck's "Asshole" proves his anti-punk stance may finally be softening with a little help from producer Rick Rubin, whose ears have given Petty his most appealing production in years.

The album came about as a result of Petty's being invited to contribute a single song to the film's soundtrack. But Petty was so taken with the film that it quickly inspired a major bout of songwriting. What was supposed to be one song quickly became five and then became an entire album. 








Friday, September 22, 2017

Aeon Flux...original motion picture soundtrack...music by Graeme Revell



Set 400 years in the future, disease has wiped out the majority of Earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centers on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground "Monican" rebellion, led by the Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets. The exciting and evocative score for the film was composed by Graeme Revell, a master at exploring the dark side of such film worlds as Sin City and The Crow.

After the project bounced from Teddy Shapiro to Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, Aeon Flux finally landed in Graeme Revell's studio, giving him another action flick to score in less than two weeks (remember Tomb Raider anyone?) Stylistically, the result is similar to Tomb Raider, with dominating electronics, but ends up being a more enjoyable listen. Beyond the electronics, Revell takes advantage of sliding cellos and solo vocals in the background to add an Asian feel ("Torture Garden"). Even some of the more ambient parts to the score have piano or other solo instruments accompanying the sounds, making the music easier to listen to ("Cloning Discovery").






Monday, August 21, 2017

Equinox...original motion picture soundtrack..music by Terje Rypdal and various artists



Soundtrack to the 1992 film, Equinox, with music by Terje Rypdal, Astor Piazzolla, Ali Farka Toure, Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand, Ivo Papasov and Reah Sadowsky. An eclectic mix of jazz and classical.




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Madredeus...Ainda..original soundtrack from the film Lisbon Story



Director Wim Wenders has a terrific ear for the kind of music that defines and sustains a mood, be it Nick Cave, Buena Vista Social Club or in this case, his most original choice yet, Madredeus. Ainda is this sublime band's most sublime album. Never has melancholy sounded this beautiful. Salgueiro's emotionally loaded voice and the precise instrumental accompaniment of the musicians that fit so well they seem inseparable, take the listener on a beautiful trip. The excellent recording renders perfectly the particular lyric atmosphere.

The gorgeous acoustic chamber music of this veteran Portuguese composer will make this soundtrack appeal to fans of director Wim Wenders, who is renowned for his impeccable musical taste and first-rate soundtracks. If this isn't the music of the spheres, it's a close approximation. --Jeff Bateman








                 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dingo...original soundtrack...music by Miles Davis and Michel Legrand



Michel Legrand arranged, orchestrated and conducted the music for the 1991 movie that co-stars Colin Friels and Miles Davis as a jazz legend - the fictional character, Billy Cross - who lives in Paris. Traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson, an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy Cross. Nice combo between two great artists. 

Miles and trumpeter Chuck Findley share the playing throughout the album and the pieces fit well within the framework of the movie. Some unusual tracks; a blend of music and dialogue in parts. Hearing miles talking is cool, though maybe not to everybody's taste. There is still some good Miles trumpet playing here and a worthy edition for a serious Miles Davis collector.







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Les Chorsites (The Chorus)..original music from the motion picture...composed and orchestrated by Bruno Coulais




Bruno Coulais is a French born film and television soundtrack composer. In 1997 he won the C‚sar Award for his work on the documentary Microcosmos. Great prominence was given to the music in the film, which was a huge success and made Coulais one of the most sought after composers of French film music. His reputation was again confirmed by the soundtracks to Himalaya (1999) and the worldwide hit, Winged Migration (2001). 

In 2002 he wrote the soundtrack to one of his biggest and most celebrated films The Chorus (Les Choristes), which subsequently became an international smash and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, and also won Coulais his third C‚sar Award. In addition the song 'Vois sur ton Chemin (Look to Your Path),' was nominated for an Oscar.






                                                                

Friday, May 19, 2017

Liquid Bridge music from and inspired by the motion picture



Soundtrack to the 2003 Australian movie about Nick McCallum who dreams of turning pro surfer but his father, wheelchair bound after a surfing accident, stands in his way - as does his own fear of the big waves. He defies his dad but is framed in a drug bust and jailed. With the help of his French girlfriend he has to find a way to face the waves he fears most. 

A various artists eclectic mix of 12 tracks on this one featuring 2 by legendary Australian surf-rock band The Atlantics with a re-mix of their hit "Bombora".







Friday, April 7, 2017

True Detective...Music from the HBO Series..produced by T-Bone Burnett



This album release was produced by T-Bone Burnett and encompasses 14 tracks from Season 1 and Season 2 of the critically acclaimed series. Artists include Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Lera Lynn and Cassandra Wilson.

Here's one review from Amazon....

"There's something dark and creepy and beautifully moving about this album—fears instilled, faded hopes remembered. Many of the songs feel influenced by sixties-style folk music and Cash-like country, with the exception of the gospel blues-tinged “Sign of the Judgment,” the more modern sounding “Risk,” and the gravelly, conversational “Nevermind.” Feeling at once rusty and new, the tracks that Lera Lynn composed for the show, especially “My Least Favorite Life,” are particularly haunting. As with any good mix, variation is present but not extreme as a vein of a mourning and reflection on death—physical or that of ruined relationships and dreams—threads throughout. An excellent background for an afternoon spent alone, sifting through old belongings and photographs, or driving on the open highway." (By thegreenleaf26 on August 14, 2015)








Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack...music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross



2011 three CD set. The soundtrack for the 2011 US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by David Fincher, composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being The Social Network, also for David Fincher.

After the amazing job they did on The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did an even better one on this! Impressive ability to manipulate the listener/viewer's emotional state by the use of sound and music. Close your eyes, immerse yourself in it, and you will find yourself feeling cold, claustrophobic, tense, depending on where you are in the album. That does not mean it is not enjoyable as pure music in itself. Superbly crafted sonically, an audiophile album to be enjoyed in certain moods. It includes Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' take on Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song'.




This music is so good it's like it's its own genre. It's as if some new musical form has been created. The textures and the rhythms stick in your head with the intensity. This is an album to hear again and again. Loud, raucous, lonely, disjointed, serene, quiet, slamming, pounding, stretching, insistent. Take "The Social Network" and expand on it for more than 2 hours.







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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Score from Morricone Youth for Mad Max (George Miller's 1979 Dystopian Action Film)



MORRICONE YOUTH was formed in 1999 in New York City with a mission statement to compose, re-interpret, perform and record only "music written for the moving image" (e.g., film and television soundtracks, library music) in all incarnations from playing shows with projections dedicated to specific composers or film genres in clubs and performance spaces to live scoring films in theaters and art institutions. Over the years, the band has released a number of CD's of re-interpretations of obscure soundtrack music from the past as well as a score to an "imaginary film" entitled "Silenzio Violento,"

COUNTRY CLUB RECORDS and MORRICONE YOUTH (with distribution from Light In The Attic Records and Revolver) are releasing a 15 LP/EP vinyl series to coincide with each midnight movie/silent film for which the band has written original music and live scored over the past five years at various movie theaters around NYC. The first in September 2016 was a 6-song EP for George A. Romero's zombie classic "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD." (1968) The next, immediately following in November 2016, was another 6-song EP for THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (1926).




January 2017 saw the release of the third installment in the series, MAD MAX, a full length LP for George Miller's classic 1979 Australian dystopian action film. Mixed by World Inferno Friendship Society's Scott Hollingsworth, the energy of the album matches the fresh and frantic vitality of the film that served as it's inspiration. Joining Morricone Youth on MAD MAX is drummer Brian Kantor (The Cardigans' Nina Persson, Shudder To Think's Nathan Larson, Higgins and Fruit Bats). The album's sonic warmth was created in part by the band's use of the extensive analog keyboard collection maintained by Joe McGinty's (Psychedelic Furs/Loser's Lounge) at Carousel Vintage Studio, where the LP was captured and engineered by Steve Silverstein (TapeOp). 

MAD MAX is available from Light In The Attic Records and via the band's website

The album is also available digitally from CDBaby

You can stream the album on Soundcloud HERE


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Last Samurai...Original Motion Picture Score...Music by Hans Zimmer



This was Hans Zimmer's 100th score since beginning his film career in 1988. A pioneer of fusing both the electronic and orchestral and the Westernized with the indigenous, Zimmer does both here with skill, drawing heavily on samples of the traditional Taiko (a massive Japanese drum) for its rhythmic action sequences, while constructing a melodic Western motif for Tom Cruise's character that's both centerpiece and counterpoint for the score's trans-cultural intent. Aside from the brief, ominous thunder of the expected action/suspense boilerplate, Zimmer has constructed passages of gentle, Asian-inflected pastoralism that have parallels with much of his evocative work on The Thin Red Line. Those cues are the score's very soul, a canvas against which his more traditional themes reverberate all the stronger.





                                     

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