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 to...review 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)