Friday, August 30, 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio from the TV series...various artists

Various ‎– Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale - Music From The TV Series

–The Breeders Buffy Main Title Theme 1:12
–The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You 3:33
–Nikka Costa Everybody Got Their Something 4:20
–Christophe Beck Dead Guys With Bombs 2:55
–Devics Key 3:29
–Lunatic Calm Sound Of The Revolution 4:03
–Dashboard Prophets Ballad For Dead Friends 4:14
–Angie Hart Blue 2:49
–Aimee Mann Pavlov's Bell 4:26
–Alison Krauss That Kind Of Love 3:44
–Aberdeen Sink Or Float 3:27
–Patty Medina Still Life 4:27
–Laika Black Cat Bone 4:25
–Man Of The Year Just As Nice 2:59
–Melanie Doane I Can't Take My Eyes Off You 3:55
–Fonda The Sun Keeps Shining On Me 4:07
–Halo Friendlies Run Away 3:02
–Emiliana Torrini Summerbreeze 3:40
–Cibo Matto Sugar Water 4:30
–Rob Duncan The Final Fight (Original Score) 4:02
–Nerf Herder Buffy The Vampire Slayer Theme 1:03

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The from the motion picture....produced by T-Bone Burnett

The soundtrack to this Coen brothers movie from 2004 is a collection of old time spirituals, gospel hymns and quartet songs done by a mix of classic and contemporary artists including Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Rosie Stone(of the Sly and the Family Stone), Blind Willie Johnson, The Soul Stirrers and The Swan Silvertones. A real treat for lovers of roots music and deftly produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett.

–The Soul Stirrers Come, Let Us Go Back To God 2:50
–Nappy Roots Trouble Of This World (Coming Home) 3:48
–The Venice Four With Rose Stone And The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me 6:43
–Nappy Roots Another Day, Another Dollar 3:48
–The Soul Stirrers Jesus I'll Never Forget 2:36
–Nappy Roots Trouble In, Trouble Out 4:04
–Bill Landford & The Landfordaires Trouble Of This World 2:45
–Donnie McClurkin Come, Let Us Go Back To God 4:33
–Rosewell Sacred Harp Quartet* Weeping Mary 2:41
–Little Brother Sinner 4:25
–Bill Landford & The Landfordaires Trouble, Lord I'm Troubled 2:58
–Donnie McClurkin You Can't Hurry God 2:26
–The Soul Stirrers Any Day Now 2:28
–Rose Stone With The Venice Four And The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Trouble Of This World 2:55
–Claude Jeter* And The Swan Silvertones A Christian's Plea 2:23
–Blind Willie Johnson Let Your Light Shine On Me 3:07
–The Venice Four With Rose Stone And The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me 1:42

–The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Yes 5:29

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Twilight..the by Carter Burwell...includes "Bella's Lullaby"

Composed, orchestrated and conducted by the award-winning Carter Burwell, the Twilight score is a must-have companion to the movie experience. Burwell is a renowned composer who is well known for his work on most Coen Brothers films, including The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Burn After Reading, plus films including Being John Malkovich, Gods and Monsters, and more.

Carter Burwell paints the vivid and complex story of Twilight through these masterful compositions. The same handful of melodies pervade nearly every piece, but subtle changes in key, rhythm, dynamic and instrumentation turn them into something new and unique to each song. The almost tribal drive of the drum rhythms communicate well the primal undercurrent in the story, while beautiful and mysterious melodies vividly highlight the intensity as well as the "forbidden" element to Edward and Bella's love. The darker pieces dedicated to the bad vampires skillfully communicate the one, most important thing about these antagonists: Danger. Burwell is excellent, and composed a score PERFECTLY FIT to the story of Twilight. 

This score by Carter Burwell does not disappoint. It is hauntingly beautiful, delicate, expressive music composed truly with the theme of the movie in mind. You almost feel transported to the town of Forks (covered in low clouds, mist and fog) - the music is really that powerful.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Three from the motion picture...original score by Alan John and music by various artists

Three Dollars. It's About Change (Music from the Motion Picture and Novel - Original Score by Alan John)
Label: ABC Classics 
Released: 2005

1 –David Bowie We Are The Dead 4:55
2 –Gelbison Keep It Kleen 3:00
3 –Joy Division Transmission 3:34
4 –Doris Svensson Whispering Pines 3:49
5 –Elvis Presley Walk A Mile In My Shoes 2:01
6 –Chet Baker My Funny Valentine 2:17
7 –Died Pretty Sweetheart 4:10
8 –Ice Nine This Is Noam 4:02
9 –Jolie Holland Darlin Ukelele 4:05
Original Score By Alan John
10 –Alan John Three Dollars - Titles 3:03
11 –Alan John Ode To Joy 0:41
12 –Alan John Claremont's Land 0:54
13 –Alan John Fading Light/Crossroads/Overtime 3:13
14 –Alan John Through With Love 1:38
15 –Alan John Alfred's Money 1:38
16 –Alan John Deadlands 2:58
17 –Alan John Abby 0:39
18 –Alan John Integrity 1:26
19 –Alan John The Sacking/Spiraldown/Bin Search 3:46
20 –Alan John The Bashing/Three Dollars - Coda 4:39

Monday, August 5, 2019

Rancho Deluxe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett was already three well-received albums towards becoming a populist phenomenon when he undertook his only film score (to date), director Frank Perry's 1975 "modern" Western, Rancho Deluxe. The fact that the film's screenwriter, the highly regarded Thomas McGuane, is Buffett's brother-in-law certainly had something to do with his hiring. In this instance, however, the results are decidedly pro-nepotism.

Buffett's songs and incidental music for this underappreciated antecedent to the likes of Clint Eastwood's Bronco Billy (including an early version of the hit "Livingston Saturday Night") have a raw honky-tonk swagger that would've done Waylon or Willie proud. More than merely a welcome addition to the Parrothead canon, Rancho Deluxe proves to be an anti-Nashville country classic. --Jerry McCulley (Amazon review)