Saturday, October 9, 2021

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Daniel Pemberton


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 spy film directed by Guy Ritchie and written by Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. It is based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name, which was created by Norman Felton and Sam Rolfe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant.

The musical score for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was composed by Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack album was released by WaterTower Music on August 7, 2015. The musical score received many glowing reviews with the LA Times noting "it is composer Daniel Pemberton who in some ways seems to understand the idea of the movie even better than Ritchie, his score featuring breathy flutes, twangy guitar, spooky harpsichord and pounding drums and organ capturing the mixture of pastiche, homage and a twist of the new in a way the rest of the film rarely matches."

-Roberta Flack     Compared To What    
–Daniel Pemberton     Out Of The Garage    
–Daniel Pemberton     His Name Is Napoleon Solo    
–Daniel Pemberton     Escape From East Berlin    
–Tom Zé And Valdez*     Jimmy, Renda-Se    
–Daniel Pemberton     Mission: Rome    
–Daniel Pemberton     The Vinciguerra Affair    
–Daniel Pemberton     Bugs, Beats And Bowties    
–Solomon Burke     Cry To Me    
–Louis Prima     Five Month, Two Weeks, Two Days    
–Daniel Pemberton     Signori Toileto Italiano    
–Daniel Pemberton     Breaking In (Searching The Factory)    
–Daniel Pemberton     Breaking Out (The Cowboy Escapes)    
–Peppino Gagliardi     Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera    
–Daniel Pemberton     Into The Lair (Betrayal Part I)    
–Daniel Pemberton     Laced Drinks (Betrayal Part II)    
–Luigi Tenco     Il Mio Regno    
–Daniel Pemberton     Circular Story    
–Daniel Pemberton     The Drums Of War    
–Daniel Pemberton     Take You Down    
–Daniel Pemberton     We Have Location    
–Daniel Pemberton     A Last Drink    
–Nina Simone     Take Care Of Business    
–Daniel Pemberton     The Unfinished Kiss

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Morning Of The Earth (Original Film Soundtrack) / Morning Of The Earth Reimagined


Morning of the Earth is a 1971 classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick.

The film's soundtrack was produced by G. Wayne Thomas and included music and songs by noted Australian music acts Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd, Mike Rudd and G. Wayne Thomas. The record became the first Australian Gold soundtrack album. In October 2010, the soundtrack for Morning of the Earth (1971) was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they travelled in search of the perfect wave across Australia's north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii. The movie is regarded as one of the finest of its genre and noted as recording the first surfers to ride the waves at Uluwatu on the very southern tip of Bali and so bringing Bali to the attention of surfers around the world and so the beginnings of Bali as a major tourist destination. 

-G. Wayne Thomas     Morning Of The Earth     5:06
–Terry Hannagan     I'll Be Alright     4:05
–Tamam Shud     First Things First     4:06
–Brian Cadd     Sure Feels Good     3:44
–Ticket     Awake     5:21
–G. Wayne Thomas     Getting Back     4:59
–G. Wayne Thomas     Open Up Your Heart     3:40
–Ticket     Dream Chant     8:13
–John J. Francis     Simple Ben     7:42
–Tamam Shud     Bali Waters     6:12
–Brian Cadd     Making It On Your Own     5:56
–Peter Howe      Ullawatu     2:46
–G. Wayne Thomas     Day Comes     2:51
–Tamam Shud     Sea The Swells     6:14
–Peter Howe      I'm Alive     3:42
–Brian Cadd     Come With Me     4:54

–Mick Turner & Xylouris Ensemble With Vocals By Oliver Mann      Morning Of The Earth     5:31
–Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang     I'll Be Alright     4:25
–Matt Corby     First Things First     3:46
–Tom Curren     Sure Feels Good     3:59
–Goons Of Doom     Awake     4:02
–Busby Marou     Getting Back     5:41
–Jack River     Open Up Your Heart     3:41
–The Sand Pebbles     Dream Chant     4:14
–Machine Translations     Simple Ben     5:32
–Pond      Bali Waters     4:31
–The Autumn Defense     Making It On Your Own     3:59
–Blake Mills     Ullawatu     3:11
–Xavier Rudd     Day Comes     2:38
–Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills     Sea The Swells     7:49
–Andrew Vanwyngarden     I'm Alive     4:23
–Andrew Kidman     Come With Me     4:17

Morning Of The Earth 

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Across The Universe - Music From The Motion Picture..songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison


1    Jim Sturgess–    All My Loving
2    T.V. Carpio–    I Want To Hold Your Hand
3    Evan Rachel Wood–    It Won't Be Long
4    Jim Sturgess–    I've Just Seen A Face
5    Carol Woods And Timothy T. Mitchum–    Let It Be
6    Joe Cocker–    Come Together
7    Bono And Secret Machines–    I Am The Walrus
8    Jim Sturgess–    Something
9    Dana Fuchs And Martin Luther McCoy–    Oh! Darling
10    Jim Sturgess And Joe Anderson –    Strawberry Fields Forever
11    Jim Sturgess–    Across The Universe
12    Dana Fuchs–    Helter Skelter
13    Joe Anderson  Featuring Salma Hayek–    Happiness Is A Warm Gun
14    Evan Rachel Wood–    Blackbird
15    Joe Anderson –    Hey Jude
16    Bono–    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

 Across The Universe

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Jónsi ‎– We Bought A Zoo (Music From The Motion Picture)


We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. It was co-written and directed by Cameron Crowe and stars Matt Damon as widowed father Benjamin Mee, who purchases a dilapidated zoo with his family and takes on the challenge of preparing the zoo for its reopening to the public. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, and John Michael Higgins.

In August 2011, it was announced that Icelandic musician Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson, the lead singer of the band Sigur Rós, would be composing the music scores for We Bought a Zoo. Director Crowe described the choice as "only natural", since "Jónsi has been a part of the making of We Bought A Zoo from the very beginning".

The song Gathering Stories was on the shortlist of 39 songs that had a chance of being nominated for Best Original Song Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards. This song was co-written by Jonsi Birgisson and Cameron Crowe.

While the official CD release of the movie soundtrack only includes music by Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson and Sigur Rós, the complete soundtrack of the film included a variety of artists.

–Jónsi     Why Not?     4:49
–Jónsi     Ævin Endar     3:32
–Jónsi     Boy Lilikoi     4:29
–Jónsi     Sun     1:50
–Jónsi     Brambles     2:24
–Jónsi     Sinking Friendships     4:42
–Jónsi     We Bought A Zoo     4:20
–Sigur Rós     Hoppípolla     4:29
–Jónsi     Snærisendar     2:43
–Jónsi     Sink Ships     2:21
–Jónsi     Go Do     4:40
–Jónsi     Whole Made Of Pieces     2:46
–Jónsi     Humming     2:32
–Jónsi     First Day     1:39
–Jónsi     Gathering Stories     3:56

 We Bought A Zoo

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Long from the BBC drama


Disc: 1
1. Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
2. Night Train - James Brown
3. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Thru His Eyes - Dusty Springfield
4. Somebody Help Me - The Spencer Davis Group
5. Grow Your Own - Small Faces
6. Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame
7. The Cat - Jimmy Smith, Lalo Schifrin
8. Too Many Fish In The Sea - The Marvelettes
9. I'll Give It Five - Janice Nicholls
10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Andrew Oldham Orchestra
11. Vaba-ba-boom - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra
12. Embraceable You - Judy Garland, Victor Young & His Orchestra
13. I Want Candy - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
14. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
15. Wild Thing - The Troggs
16. Bend It! - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
17. Blues On Purpose - Nina Simone, Hal Mooney
18. The First Cut Is The Deepest - Cat Stevens, Phil Dennys, Orchestra
19. Is This What I Get For Loving You? - Marianne Faithfull
20. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - Walker Brothers
21. Sorrow - The Merseys
22. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Disc: 2
1. Out Of Sight - James Brown
2. Make Her Mine - Hipster Image
3. All Or Nothing - Small Faces
4. Sixteen Tons - Tom Jones, Les Reed
5. Telstar - The Tornadoes
6. We Don't Know - The Attack
7. Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
8. The London Boys - David Bowie
9. Tell Him - Billie Davis
10. Do Re Mi - Dusty Springfield
11. The Witch - The Rattles
12. All Right Now - Free
13. Hot Love - T. Rex
14. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
15. Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
16. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
17. Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
18. There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
19. Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
20. Blues For The Night Owl - Ramsey Lewis Trio
21. Thick As Thieves - The Jam
22. The Last Time - Andrew Oldham Orchestra

 The Long Firm

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thomas Dolby – The Gate To The Mind's Eye Soundtrack


The Mind's Eye series consists of several art films rendered using computer-generated imagery of varying levels of sophistication, with original music scored note-to-frame. The series was conceived by Steven Churchill of Odyssey Productions in 1990. It was produced, directed, conceptualized and edited by Jan Nickman of Miramar Productions and produced by Churchill.

The Gate to the Mind's Eye was released on June 30, 1994, featured music by Thomas Dolby and also continued the trend of vocal tracks, with five of its nine segments including vocals: "Armageddon", a sequence depicting massive devastation; "Neo", an astronomy-themed song; "Valley of the Mind's Eye", a song about the progress of human technology; "Nuvogue", the first jazz track in the series; and "Quantum Mechanic", starring guest vocalist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi. 

1        Armageddon
2        Planet Of Lost Souls
3        Big Bang Backwards
4        N.E.O.
        The Ascent Of Man, Parts I-VI
5a        Iceflow   
5b        Harpmonic   
5c        The Power Of Dreams   
5d        The Ancients   
5e        Cluny   
5f        Mosaic   
6        Valley Of The Mind's Eye
7        Nuvogue
8        Quantum Mechanic
9        Moonbase

 The Gate To The Mind's Eye

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Philip Glass - The Qatsi Trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been associated with minimalism, being built up from repetitive phrases and shifting layers. Glass describes himself as a composer of "music with repetitive structures", which he has helped evolve stylistically.

Glass founded the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards. He has written numerous operas and musical theatre works, twelve symphonies, eleven concertos, eight string quartets and various other chamber music and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards. 


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The Qatsi trilogy is the informal name given to a series of non-narrative films produced by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass:

    Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1982)
    Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation (1988)
    Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (2002)

The titles of all three motion pictures are words from the Hopi language, in which the word qatsi translates to "life". The series was produced by the Institute For Regional Education, who also created the Fund For Change.


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The Qatsi Trilogy

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lock, Stock...the TV series....various artists compilation


1-01     –John Lunn     Hoof    
1-02     –Ocean Colour Scene     July (Single Version)    
1-03     –Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm     Prancing    
1-04     –The Gliders     Snakes And Ladders    
1-05     –Barry Adamson     The Big Bamboozle    
1-06     –Tom Browne     Funkin' For Jamaica    
1-07     –The Skatalites     Confucius    
1-08     –Jimmy McCracklin     The Walk    
1-09     –Julie London     Sway    
1-10     –The Saints      This Perfect Day    
1-11     –Suede Shades     These Boots Are Made For Walking    
1-12     –Blondie     Rapture    
1-13     –Fun Lovin' Criminals     The Fun Lovin' Criminal    
1-14     –The Paramounts     Pride And Joy    
1-15     –The Ruts     Babylon's Burning    
1-16     –Dr. Feelgood     No Mo Do Yakomo    
1-17     –Link Wray     The Wild One    
1-18     –Ian Dury & The Blockheads     What A Waste    
1-19     –John Lunn     Three Feet    
1-20     –JTQ     Outta Sight    
1-21     –Juno Reactor     Hule Lam    
1-22     –Augustus Pablo     King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown    
1-23     –Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds     Red Right Hand
2-01     –Stereo MC's     Fever (Steve Hillage Remix)    
2-02     –Isaac Hayes     Southern Breeze    
2-03     –D*Note     Iniquity Worker    
2-04     –Barry White     Love's Theme    
2-05     –Talvin Singh    Traveller (Kid Loco's Once Upon A Time In The East Mix)   
2-06     –John Lunn     Chorizo    
2-07     –Barry Adamson     What It Means    
2-08     –Supergrass     Caught By The Fuzz    
2-09     –Plas Johnson     Tanya    
2-10     –Lou Donaldson     Funky Mama    
2-11     –Bob & Earl     Harlem Shuffle    
2-12     –Phil Upchurch Combo     You Can't Sit Down (Pts 1 & 2)    
2-13     –Well Red     Jungle Life    
2-14     –Feeder     Insomnia    
2-15     –Pink Fairies     Do It    
2-16     –Ike & Tina Turner     Doin' It    
2-17     –George McRae     Rock Your Baby    
2-18     –Shara Nelson     I Fell    
2-19     –Quivver     She Does (Manfat 4's Remix)  

   Lock,Stock one two

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Blade Runner 2049 original motion picture soundtrack - music by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch


Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch have created a modern masterpiece and a more than worthy successor to the classic original.

The fact that the shadow of Vangelis' legendary, groundbreaking score hangs over this soundtrack should mean certain retirement for anyone attempting to replicate the original's achievement and yet, against the odds, Zimmer and Wallfisch actually manage it. And then some. The boys dusted off the Yamaha CS-80 and by returning to the past they've created a stunning new audio landscape of the future.

The electronic soundscapes of 2049 glide and soar majestically with all the epic scale and beauty of the original Blade Runner but this time there's an industrial edge. This Blade Runner has teeth. Throughout the score there is a ferocious energy surging up in the music matched only by the moments when it becomes almost overwhelmingly beautiful.

Unlike the soundtracks for the original 1982 Blade Runner, this OST for the 2017 sequel actually contains the music from the film. So Hans and Ben are one up on Vangelis already. None of the tracks have annoying dialogue excerpts or sound effects over them either. That's two up.

The composers could have paid the ultimate tribute to Vangelis and left the opening title music for 2049 off the album. But no, it's there in all its glory. That's 3 - 0!

–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     2049     3:37
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Sapper's Tree     1:36
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Flight To LAPD     1:47
–Frank Sinatra     Summer Wind     2:54
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Rain     2:26
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Wallace     5:23
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Memory     2:32
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Mesa     3:10
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Orphanage     1:13
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Furnace     3:41
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Someone Lived This     3:13
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Joi     3:51
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Pilot     2:17
–Elvis Presley     Suspicious Minds     4:22
–Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires     Can't Help Falling In Love     3:02
–Frank Sinatra     One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)     4:24
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Hijack     5:32
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     That's Why We Believe     3:36
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Her Eyes Were Green     6:17
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Sea Wall     9:53
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     All The Best Memories Are Hers     3:22
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Tears In The Rain     2:10
–Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch     Blade Runner     10:05
–Lauren Daigle     Almost Human     3:22 

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Samsara (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) music and orchestration by Cyril Morin


Samsara is a 2001 independent film directed and co-written by Pan Nalin. An international co-production of India, Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland, the film tells the story of a Buddhist monk's quest to find Enlightenment. It stars Shawn Ku as the monk Tashi, and Christy Chung as Pema. 

Cyril Morin is a multi-faceted artist. Variety hails him as "a successful film composer, producer and musician...." He has scored over 80 soundtracks and done orchestration for other artists.

His score for the critically acclaimed "Samsara" (directed by Pan Nalin with Christy Chung), won honors at AFI and fests in Santa Barbara and Melbourne. The soundtrack continues to sell internationally, garnering many dedicated fans, and has made Morin something of a cult composer. 


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Friday, July 2, 2021

Beautiful People, A film by Jasmin Dizdar - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Garry Bell and Ghostland


1     –Garry Bell     Churchill's Mistake     1:59
2     –Ghostland And Kirsty MacColl     Sail Away     3:13
3     –Ghostland     She's Beautiful     3:15
4     –Outback      Dance The Devil Away     7:20
5     –Marta Sebestyen*     Gold, Silver Or Love     6:27
6     –Gary Bell     Pero's Walkman     1:03
7     –Garry Bell     Talkin' 'bout Life     2:40
8     –Ghostland     Enemy Lullaby     2:04
9     –Ghostland     This Is War My Friend     2:06
10     –Garry Bell     Jag Jag, Sleepy Sleepy     1:27
11     –Garry Bell     The Three Gurneys     0:33
12     –The Wedding Present     Davni Chasy     2:55
13     –Roy Henley     Ancino Kolo Dance     2:07
14     –Garry Bell     Churchill's Last Mistake     4:27

 Beautiful People

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from the original motion picture Tangerine Dream


Sorcerer (1977) was the first soundtrack album by the German band Tangerine Dream. It reached No.25 on the UK Albums Chart in a 7-week run, to become Tangerine Dream's third highest-charting album in the UK.

Sorcerer, the movie, is a 1977 American thriller directed and produced by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou. The second adaptation of Georges Arnaud's 1950 French novel Le Salaire de la peur, it has been widely considered a remake of the 1953 film The Wages of Fear, although Friedkin disagreed with this assessment. The plot depicts four outcasts from varied backgrounds meeting in a South American village, where they are assigned to transport cargoes of aged, poorly kept dynamite that is so unstable that it is 'sweating' its dangerous basic ingredient, nitroglycerin.  

Sorcerer marked the first Hollywood film score for the German krautrock and electronic band Tangerine Dream. William Friedkin, during his visit in Germany, attended their concert in a derelict church in the Black Forest. The band seemed to him "on the cutting edge of the electronic synthesizer sound" that soon would become a staple in mainstream culture. He assessed their music as a mixture of classical music played on synthesizers and "the new pop sound", and described the experience as "mesmerizing".


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Monday, June 7, 2021

The Proposition...original by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis


The Proposition soundtrack was recorded by Nick Cave in collaboration with Warren Ellis, and was produced for the film The Proposition, released in October 2005. At the 2005 AFI Awards it won Best Original Music Score for Cave and Ellis.

The album is instrumentally focused, and is a departure from Cave's band-oriented compositions. All tracks are directly reproduced from the musical interludes in the film, and feature little alteration from the film score. Many songs on the album are slow-tempo and ballad-like, and the violin work of Warren Ellis becomes the central voice of the album for much of the time. Cave's unusual vocal performances on the "Rider" trilogy of songs brings a particularly haunting and uneasy tone to the album.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Romeo Is Bleeding...original motion picture soundtrack by Mark Isham


Mark Isham's muted trumpet provides a first rate soundtrack for this compelling film. The music is atmospheric and truly haunting. It has a calming, nostalgic sound to it and brings a sense of longing for simple, yet emotionally fulfilling times. It reminds us that nothing worth having is gained without some kind of loss. 

 Romeo Is Bleeding

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Good Bye Lenin!...original by Yann Tiersen


Another great score from Yann Tiersen, and, unlike Amelie, this is entirely new music composed just for the film. Tiersen sounds even more like Michael Nyman here, and, like Nyman, he shows the best that minimalism has to offer film scoring.

The music gently massages each scene, conveying the emotions at the core without bothering to hit every action onscreen like cartoon mickey-mousing. Instead, the music finds something deeper and mines it deftly and beautifully.

More sombre and subdued than his usual work, Yann Tiersen's score makes the perfect audio counterpart for the film's bittersweet but often funny story, which revolves around a family living in Communist Germany and is told from the viewpoint of the son, Alex. Most of the score is dominated by thoughtful, rippling piano that conjures up rainy days, as well as strings, woodwinds and brass that add to the airs of urgency and madcap humor that dominate the film and its music.

Tiersen's subtle but significantly shifting compositions are almost always quite moving, and Good Bye Lenin! is no exception. This is one of those rare scores that is just as affecting and cohesive outside of the movie theater as it is inside of it. 

 Good Bye Lenin!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Human Stain:Coleman's Collection...motion picture soundtrack


Various ‎– The Human Stain (Motion Picture Soundtrack: Coleman's Collection)
Label: Lakeshore Records ‎– LKS 33784
Country: US
Released: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack

1     –Jess Stacy     Honeysuckle Rose    
2     –Woody Herman     Woodchopper's Ball    
3     –Tommy Dorsey     Sleepy Lagoon    
4     –Fred Astaire     Cheek To Cheek    
5     –The Oscar Peterson Trio     I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good    
6     –Marian McPartland     Day Dream    
7     –Ken Peplowski     Cry Me A River    
8     –Teddy Wilson     Embraceable You    
9     –Johnny Hodges & Orchestra*     Day Dream    
10     –Gunter Weiss* And The Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet*     Schubert String Quintet In C, Opus 163 D956

 The Human Stain

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Apocalypse Now from the motion picture soundtrack



In the mid to late '70s, director Francis Ford Coppola put his career on the line to complete Apocalypse Now, his quixotic attempt to variously document, deconstruct, and mythologize America's military involvement in Vietnam. The end result was a troubling masterpiece and technical tour de force whose use of sound and music influenced films for decades. As originally released, the soundtrack album was equally groundbreaking: an intriguing, dreamlike collage of dialogue, sound effects, and music that both evoked the film's artistic sensibility and underscored the innovative, Academy Award®-winning efforts of sound designer Walter Murch.

Two decades later, Coppola revisited the project, adding nearly an hour of previously unseen footage and revamping its soundtrack release as well. But while the film may have taken on fresh new dimensions, the new soundtrack album seems stripped of virtually all of Murch's key contributions. What remains is primarily music--and a telling argument for the notion that the whole is considerably more than the sum of its parts. Inspired by synthesist Isao Tomita's '70s classical adaptations, Coppola hired father Carmine to write an orchestra score, and then set about synthesizing it. The Doors' "The End" remains an iconic touchstone, but removed from the context of the film (and its original album release), much of the Coppola music all too clearly reveals its inspirations (Tomita, Holst, Wagner, Stravinsky) and the technical limitations of the relatively primitive synth technology involved (mirrored in a pair of newly recorded tracks as well). --Jerry McCulley (Amazon review)


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Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Martin Scorsese from the original soundtrack...composed by Philip Glass


For the second of 1997's dueling Buddhist epics (the other being Seven Days in Tibet, scored by John Williams), director Martin Scorsese made a wise--if commercially challenging--choice in tapping noted minimalist composer Philip Glass to score Kundun. Glass is the perfect choice here; his own Buddhist beliefs play a key role in meshing image and music. Glass's familiar compositional techniques are wedded on Kundun to a sensitive use of ethnic instruments and the voices of the Gyuto Monks, adding an aura of spiritual power missing from most Hollywood fare.

Eighteen tracks traverse a wide stylistic field, accumulating a symphonic sweep.... Glass is no stranger to Tibetan culture: portentous, processional, but never pompous, he proves himself an ideal choice for this work. 


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Kate & from the motion picture...composed by Rolfe Kent


Rolfe Kent provides an outstanding score for this James Mangold(director/screenwriter) story from Steve Rogers(original story/screenwriter). 

With shades of Henry Mancini, various cues take a fun, quirky and comedy with sprinkles of romance, like "Charade" or "Man's Favorite Sport", much like Mancini, Rolfe lends a flavor of JAZZ, WALTZES and even MARCHES, that seems to fit and work...just give a listen to "YOU DID SO GREAT"(Kate's Theme), like something out of another Mancini film "The Great Race". What Rolfe has done for this picture is to give it texture and fabric that pulls off many scenes. So "film-score-buff" collectors, if it's good've come to the right place for comedy, light and whimsical Henry Mancini lives through Rolfe Kent.

1     –Rolfe Kent     A Clock In New York     1:25
2     –Rolfe Kent     I Want Him Resplendent     1:25
3     –Rolfe Kent     Leopold Chases Stuart To Brooklyn     1:54
4     –Rolfe Kent     That Was Your Best?     1:17
5     –Rolfe Kent     Let's Go!     3:03
6     –Rolfe Kent     Leopold Sees The Completed Bridge     0:48
7     –Rolfe Kent     "You Did So Great" (Kate's Theme)     1:18
8     –Rolfe Kent     Galloping     1:21
9     –Rolfe Kent     "Dearest Kate..."     2:13
10     –Rolfe Kent     Prolixin / Leopold & Charlie Buy Flowers     2:20
11     –Rolfe Kent     Charlie Wins Patrice, Leopold Wins Kate     3:41
12     –Rolfe Kent     Secret Drawer     2:00
13     –Rolfe Kent     Time For Bed     2:14
14     –Rolfe Kent     Charlie Realizes Leopold Was For Real - 1876     1:31
15     –Rolfe Kent     Kate Goes To The Awards     2:24
16     –Rolfe Kent     Kate Sees The Pictures - "I Have To Go"     2:53
17     –Rolfe Kent     "You Have To Cross The Girder"     1:51
18     –Rolfe Kent     Back In 1876 - Waltz     2:11
19     –Jula Bell     Back Where I Belong     2:49
20     –Sting     Until...     3:08

 Kate & Leopold

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Anatomy of A Murder..from the sound track of the motion by Duke Ellington


With DUKE ELLINGTON and Billy Strayhorn at the helm, there is no question that the soundtrack to one of the most controversial Hollywood films of its time will take the listener's breath away. 

Released in 1959, the film, Anatomy Of A Murder, was banned in various American cities because of its language and sexual and violent references. But the soundtrack to the film stood out at the very beginning, being one of the best jazz compositions out of all: it lures deep, seductive and eloquent, like the scent of a femme fatale. 

 Anatomy of A Murder

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