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Best soundtracks – the thread
12 January 2015
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Hello everybody, I thought I’d start a new thread where we could talk about (and recommend to others) soundtracks that we like. It’s not a game, you’re not supposed to do anything but post your favorite soundtracks here (of course you can make comments and start conversations)

I’ll begin with the Strange Days soundtrack. Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and co-written and produced by James Cameron. It stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, and Vincent D'Onofrio. I love track number 1, 6, 9, 11 and 12. I recommend the movie as well.

  1. Skunk Anansie – "Selling Jesus"
  2. Lords of Acid – "The Real Thing"
  3. Tricky – "Overcome"
  4. Deep Forest – "Coral Lounge"
  5. Strange Fruit – "No White Clouds"
  6. Juliette Lewis – "Hardly Wait " (PJ Harvey cover)
  7. Me Phi Me/Jeriko One – "Here We Come"
  8. Skunk Anansie – "Feed"
  9. Prong/Ray Manzarek – "Strange Days" (The Doors cover)
  10. Satchel – "Walk in Freedom"
  11. Kate Gibson – "Dance Me to the End of Love"
  12. Lori Carson/Graeme Revell – "Fall in the Light"
  13. Deep Forest feat. Peter Gabriel – "While the Earth Sleeps"

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The first that comes to mind is Trainspotting. Awesome soundtrack. Can't think of any other soundtracks right now.

Mind you, this film is from 1996, so that was at the height of Britpop, which I like.

The film was a bit shocking at point, but it's well known and got positive reviews. If you like films about druggies and are not afraid to see a dead baby, then uhh..you should watch it I guess.

  1. "Lust for Life" – Iggy Pop
  2. "Carmen Suite No.2" – Georges Bizet
  3. "Deep Blue Day" – Brian Eno
  4. "Trainspotting" – Primal Scream
  5. "Temptation" – Heaven 17
  6. "Atomic" – Sleeper
  7. "Temptation" – New Order
  8. "Nightclubbing" – Iggy Pop
  9. "Sing" – Blur
  10. "Perfect Day" – Lou Reed
  11. "Dark and Long (Dark Train)" – Underworld
  12. "Think About the Way" – Ice MC
  13. "Mile End" – Pulp
  14. "For What You Dream Of" (Full-on Renaissance Mix) – Bedrock featuring KYO
  15. "2:1" – Elastica
  16. "Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen" – Gabor Lehotka
  17. "A Final Hit" – Leftfield
  18. "Statuesque" – Sleeper
  19. "Born Slippy .NUXX" – Underworld
  20. "Closet Romantic" – Damon Albarn
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Oh, I saw it ages ago @Linde, and I loved it. I can still remember the beginning of the movie and the song. And thanks for joining the thread! Oudis.

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19 January 2015
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Well, it seems not many people are interested in soundtracks other than The Beatles’ ones, only Linde replied (thank you @Linde) But here I go again with O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the 2000 film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and John Goodman among others. I copy the tracks from Wikipedia; you have here the track number, title, writer(s), artist & length. My favorites are of course numbers 10 and 16.

  1. "Po' Lazarus"   traditional James Carter and the Prisoners 4:31
  2. "Big Rock Candy Mountain"   Harry McClintock Harry McClintock 2:16
  3. "You Are My Sunshine"   Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell Norman Blake 4:26
  4. "Down to the River to Pray"   traditional Alison Krauss 2:55
  5. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (radio station version) Dick Burnett The Soggy Bottom Boys 3:10
  6. "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"   Skip James Chris Thomas King 2:42
  7. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (instrumental) Burnett Norman Blake 4:28
  8. "Keep On the Sunny Side"   Ada Blenkhorn, J. Howard Entwisle The Whites 3:33
  9. "I'll Fly Away"   Albert E. Brumley Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch 3:57
  10. "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby"   traditional Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch 1:57
  11. "In the Highways"   Maybelle Carter Leah, Sarah, and Hannah Peasall 1:35
  12. "I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)"   Pete Roberts (Pete Kuykendall) The Cox Family 3:13 13. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (instrumental) Burnett John Hartford 2:34
  13. "O Death"   traditional Ralph Stanley 3:19
  14. "In the Jailhouse Now"   Blind Blake, Jimmie Rodgers The Soggy Bottom Boys 3:34
  15. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (with band) Burnett The Soggy Bottom Boys 4:16
  16. "Indian War Whoop" (instrumental) Hoyt Ming John Hartford 1:30
  17. "Lonesome Valley"   traditional The Fairfield Four 4:07
  18. "Angel Band"   traditional The Stanley Brothers 2:15

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Oudis said
Well, it seems not many people are interested in soundtracks other than The Beatles’ ones, 

 No, I just didn't see your post. Are you including film scores in this category?

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parlance said

Oudis said
Well, it seems not many people are interested in soundtracks other than The Beatles’ ones, 

 No, I just didn't see your post. Are you including film scores in this category?

parlance

Oh, you bet @parlance. And thanks for your interest.

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Great, well, here are my favorites, with YouTube links to the main themes. I definitely have a thing for romantic scores.

1) The Manchurian Candidate (David Amram)

2) The Last Tango in Paris (Gato Barbieri)

3) Frances and Body Heat (both by John Barry) 

4) Do the Right Thing (Bill Lee)

5) Iron Giant (Michael Kamen)

6) Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and The Last Emperor (both by Ryuichi Sakamoto)

7) Ghost in the Shell (Kenji Kawai)

8 - ?) Almost everything by Danny Elfman from around the 80s-90s: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns.

After all that work, I think I'll make a playlist. Edit: Done.

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Well, the Hackers soundtrack is a great cross-section of the dance music of the time. And the Matrix soundtrack is an equally good compilation. Let's not forget the great Blues Brothers soundtrack or Superfly or The Harder They Come or of course The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But that's straying into musicals territory...

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“Straying” into musicals is fine by me, @ewe2; I just didn’t think about them when I started the thread. The one that comes to my mind now is Phantom of the Paradise, the 1974 horror musical film written and directed by Brian De Palma. I saw it when I was in my early teens and it made an impression on me; I still remember it after thirty years. The film's soundtrack album features all its songs excluding "Never Thought I'd Get to Meet the Devil"; all lyrics and music were written by Paul Williams. These are the songs as they are played in the film:

  1. "Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye"
  2. "Faust"
  3. "Never Thought I'd Get to Meet the Devil"
  4. "Faust" (1st Reprise)
  5. "Upholstery"
  6. "Special to Me"
  7. "Faust" (2nd Reprise)
  8. "The Phantom's Theme (Beauty and the Beast)"
  9. "Somebody Super Like You" (Beef construction song)
  10. "Life at Last"
  11. "Old Souls"
  12. "The Hell of It" (plays over end credits)

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I'm a big fan of Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor, so I like the scores that he did on The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl.  I don't own very many soundtracks in general, though.

(I'm answering this with the assumption that A Hard Day's Night , Help !, Magical Mystery Tour , and Let It Be are implied and unnecessary to mention.)

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Necko said
(I'm answering this with the assumption that A Hard Day's Night , Help !, Magical Mystery Tour , and Let It Be are implied and unnecessary to mention.)

Of course, @Necko 

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 I'm adding Paul's theme from The Family Way to my playlist:

 

 

Edit: Just noticed The Beatles Bible was mentioned in the comments. @Joe 

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Thanks, I just saw them.

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Great, well, here are my favorites, with YouTube links to the main themes. I definitely have a thing for romantic scores [...] 6) Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and The Last Emperor (both by Ryuichi Sakamoto)

Then, @parlance, you must see the 1992 version of Wuthering Heights and listen to its soundtrack –beautifully composed by Sakamoto Ryuichi as well. Ralph Fiennes is an intense, perfect Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche is a great Catherine Earnshaw; and Sinéad O'Connor plays Emily Brontë.

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Oudis said

parlance said
Great, well, here are my favorites, with YouTube links to the main themes. I definitely have a thing for romantic scores [...] 6) Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and The Last Emperor (both by Ryuichi Sakamoto)

Then, parlance, you must see the 1992 version of Wuthering Heights and listen to its soundtrack –beautifully composed by Sakamoto Ryuichi as well. Ralph Fiennes is an intense, perfect Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche is a great Catherine Earnshaw; and Sinéad O'Connor plays Emily Brontë.

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Since when is she in Wuthering Heights? I don't recall Wuthering Heights to be a self insert story.

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Oudis said

Then, parlance, you must see the 1992 version of Wuthering Heights and listen to its soundtrack [...] Sinéad O'Connor plays Emily Brontë.

Since when is she in Wuthering Heights? I don't recall Wuthering Heights to be a self insert story.

She’s not. The script writer and the director took some liberties…

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Thanks for the recommendation!

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@Starr Shine? I think that I've seen that version of Wuthering Heights.  Basically, they incorporate her into the story by having an opening scene where she walks through an abandoned house and says "I wonder what could have taken place in this house" (an inexact quote, from a movie I've seen exactly once a couple years ago, from my possibly flawed memory).

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@Starr Shine? I think that I've seen that version of Wuthering Heights.  Basically, they incorporate her into the story by having an opening scene where she walks through an abandoned house and says "I wonder what could have taken place in this house" (an inexact quote, from a movie I've seen exactly once a couple years ago, from my possibly flawed memory).

You’re right, @Necko. This version of Wuthering Heights is my favorite one; I bought the tape when it was released for video clubs ages ago and now own the DVD. Here you, @parlance and @Starr Shine? can see the first scenes of the film and listen to the leitmotif of the beautiful soundtrack composed by Sakamoto.

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Some pretty good films/scores/soundtracks already listed here (O Brother, Last Tango, Trainspotting). I'll add Philip Glass' score for "Koyaanisqatsi", Bernard Herrmann's "Psycho" (hell, ANYTHING by Herrmann) and John Williams' "Star Wars". (Call me corny if you want.)

Also appreciate "American Graffiti" and various soundtracks to Martin Scorsese films, although I don't need to hear those ones out of the context of the film in question since they're mostly just classic-rock tracks that I can hear elsewhere.

Oh, forgot "West Side Story". And "Saturday Night Fever"!

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