Saturday, March 16, 2013

Johnny by Ry Cooder

The movie, released in 1989 and starred Mickey Rourke, Ellin Barkin, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth McGovern and Forrest Whitaker, tells the story of deformed gangster who, with a friend, execute a heist that goes wrong. The music by Ry Cooder suits the general mood of the story... an aural soundscape that blends in with the scenes and is a listening experience within itself.

Drums, Percussion – Jim Keltner
Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Accordion, Fiddle, Percussion – Ry Cooder
Saxophone – Steve Douglas


Friday, March 15, 2013

reposting of links

Dear visitor, I am currently in the process of reposting some of the links on this blog. If you try to download a sample file and the message from the file server comes up as "permission denied", please leave a comment against the post and I will update accordingly. Thanks for your patience and understanding..cheers...Marty

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2046...original soundtrack

This now very rare soundtrack is a joy from start to finish. It is very eclectic in the styles of music which include lush strings, lounge, jazz and even an operatic track. The score by Shigeru Umebayashi is entrancing, haunting and dramatic and stands out on its own as an expertly composed piece of music. The other tracks tend to blend in with the score and don't seem out of place which makes it very worthy to listen by Marty

Amazon review......the original soundtrack has 20 moody, heart-felt instrumental tracks from the movie starring the biggest Asian star names in the industry including Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Kimura Takuya, Zhang Ziyi, Maggie Cheung and Gong Li. The well composed, arranged and mixed tracks are the works of the highly respected Umebayashi Shigeru (who has secured music credits for his masterpieces in In The Mood For Love, House of the Flying Dagger and Zhou Yu's Train), London Symphony Orchestra and several other stylish musicians.

1. 2046 Main Theme (With Percussion) (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
2. Siboney Instrumental
3. Sway (Performed By Dean Martin)
4. Christmas Song (Fast Version) (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
5. Julien Et Barbara
6. Siboney (Performed By Connie Francis)
7. Interlude I (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
8. Polonaise (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
9. Casta Diva From The Opera Norma
10. Perfidia
11. 2046 Main Theme (Rumba Version)
12. Lost (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
13. Dark Chariot
14. Sysiphos At Work
15. Decision From A Short Film About Killing (Composed By Zbigniew Preisner)
16. Long Journey (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
17. Adagio (Performed By Secret Garden)
18. Interlude Ii (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)
19. Christmas Song (Performed By Nat King Cole & The Nat King Cole Trio)
20. 2046 Main Theme (With Percussion-Train Remix) (Composed By Shigeru Umebayashi)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The World Cinema Album

If you are a fan of World Cinema then this 29 track compilation will be a nice treat. With music from such popular films as Chocolat, Jean De Florette, Manon Des Sources, Cinema Paradiso and Like Water for Chocolate, this will want you seeking more....enjoy