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Best soundtracks – the thread
10 February 2015
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Von Bontee said
Wow, I rented "The Crow" on tape 20 years ago but remember nothing about it except recognizing that Joy Division cover when it was played. Oh, and I think there was a scene or two that took place in the rain at nighttime.

Several scenes take place at night time, @Von Bontee, if not all the movie; and it’s always raining until the end (hence the title of the last song, “It Can’t Rain All The Time”)

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Bagdad Café (also known as Out of Rosenheim) is a 1987 German film directed by Percy Adlon. It’s set in a remote truck-stop café and motel in the Mojave Desert and stars Jack Palance and CCH Pounder. I recommend it, I strongly recommend it to you guys. Its soundtrack includes these two masterpieces: “Calling You” (originally recorded by Jevetta Steele, Bob Telson, the songwriter, also recorded his version; both of them appear on the movie soundtrack) and “Brenda Brenda”. The principal piano pieces heard, performed by Darron Flagg, are preludes from Book I of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier: the C major, no. 1, BWV 845; the C minor, BWV 846, no. 2; and the D major, no. 5, BWV 850.

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It may not be the best soundtrack ever, and it wasn't written for the movie, but The Big Chill is full of great 70s songs.  Not the poppy Leo Sayer type, the meaningful ones like "You Can't Always Get What You Want", the opening song which goes along with the...no, you must see the movie if you haven't already - I won't tell you!  Well, I suppose I could spoil it.

it is played at a funeral for a dude who committed suicide, and the plot is a bunch of old college buddies get together for a long weekend for the funeral

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That had a pretty great '60s soundtrack, yeah! Less cliche than "Forrest Gump" (and was a much better movie besides).

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The Good Thief is a 2002 thriller starring Nick Nolte, Emir Kusturica, with Ralph Fiennes in a cameo. It was directed by Neil Jordan. The film follows a heroin addict and retired thief through the setup and completion of one last job. I found it touching. I’ll copy and paste the soundtrack tracks from Wikipedia, but I would like you guys to listen specifically to two songs: "A Thousand Kisses Deep" by Leonard Cohen (listen to the lyrics and the two-voice harmonies) and "Parisien Du Nord" by Cheb Mami and K-Mel (wonderful mixture of North African, American and French music)

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  1. "Minuit" (5:50) - Cheb Khaled
  2. "Lucky Eyes" (2:30) - Elliot Goldenthal
  3. "A Thousand Kisses Deep" (6:27) - Leonard Cohen
  4. "Endorphin Spoon" (1:54) - Elliot Goldenthal
  5. "Verite" (6:06) - Rachid Taha
  6. "Ouverture Francais" (1:54) - Elliot Goldenthal
  7. "Parisian Du Nord" (3:31) - Cheb Mami and K-Mel
  8. "Snake 5" (3:10) - Elliot Goldenthal
  9. "Noir C'est Noir" (3:15) - Johnny Hallyday
  10. "Waltz for Anna" (1:30) - Elliot Goldenthal
  11. "Flashback" (6:21) - Intense
  12. "36 Hadjini Street" (1:50) - Elliot Goldenthal
  13. "Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus" (4:22) - Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin
  14. "Confession to JC with Love" (1:17) - Elliot Goldenthal
  15. "That's Life" (3:55) - Bono
  16. "Redemption Rehearsal" (8:38) - Elliot Goldenthal

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25 February 2015
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Matt Busby said
It may not be the best soundtrack ever, and it wasn't written for the movie, but The Big Chill is full of great 70s songs.  Not the poppy Leo Sayer type, the meaningful ones like "You Can't Always Get What You Want", the opening song which goes along with the...no, you must see the movie if you haven't already - I won't tell you!  Well, I suppose I could spoil it.
 

I didn't post the soundtrack, which is apparently the thing to do in this topic, so I present it now (obviously cut n pasted and in tabular form).

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Sorry @Matt Busby, I had to remove the table because it was stopping the page from loading (on desktop at least; I could edit your post on mobile). I don't know what in the code was causing problems.

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Sorry @Matt Busby, I had to remove the table because it was stopping the page from loading (on desktop at least; I could edit your post on mobile). I don't know what in the code was causing problems.

Huh, it wasn't that big...but it wasn't anything we can't live without.  I'm sorry my post caused the stir - I just cutnpasted so I have no idea about the code.  It didn't contain any really essential knowledge - anyone interested can find the soundtrack easily enough for themselves :)

thanks as always for keeping the site working well, against all sorts of strange problems :)

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Ah, the eighties! The fashion, the suits and dresses, the hair styles, everything! My lost youth as well… Today I bring you something from that wonderful era: Moonlighting: The Television Soundtrack Album. It features songs performed on the show by series leads Cybill Shepherd (“Blue Moon”) and Bruce Willis (“Good Loving”), alongside the series theme song performed by Al Jarreau. Here you have the track list:

 

1 "Moonlighting (Theme)" Al Jarreau

2 "Limbo Rock" Chubby Checker

3 "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" The Isley Brothers

4 "Blue Moon" Cybill Shepherd

5 "I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out!" Cybill Shepherd

6 "Good Lovin'" Bruce Willis

7 "Since I Fell for You" Al Jarreau

8 "When a Man Loves a Woman " Percy Sledge

9 "Someone to Watch Over Me" Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra

10 "Stormy Weather" Billie Holiday

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I watched this this morning and believe it deserves mention (I edited out the links and formatting on this one):

Easy Rider (1969)

"The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) – 5:49 - Steppenwolf

"Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) – 3:37 - Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)

"The Weight" (Jaime Robbie Robertson) – 4:29 - The Band (I think this is perhaps the most oft-used song for soundtracks)

"Wasn't Born to Follow" (Carole King/Gerry Goffin) – 2:03 - The Byrds 

"If You Want to Be a Bird (Bird Song)" (Antonia Duren) – 2:35 - The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (1969)

"Don't Bogart Me" (Elliot Ingber/Larry Wagner) – 3:05 - Fraternity of Man - Fraternity of Man (1968)

"If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:35 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

"Kyrie Eleison/Mardi Gras (When the Saints)" (Traditional, arranged by David Axelrod) – 4:00 - (The Electric Prunes)

It's Allright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (Bob Dylan) – 3:39

"Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn/Bob Dylan) – 2:14

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"If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:35 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

One of my favorite lyrics:

"Fall mountains, just don't fall on me."

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I’d like to recommend to you all Bring on the Night, a 1986 live album by Sting recorded over the course of several shows in 1985; it also includes interviews and rehearsals. The songs performed include Sting's early solo material from the studio album The Dream of the Blue Turtles, from his time with The Police, and new songs. Prominent jazz musicians (Branford Marsalis, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim) were in the band. I remember when I first saw it; the following morning I dreamt of the melody of “Children’s Crusade”. Everybody who is interested in the fusion of pop, rock and jazz ought to see this movie.

Track listing (all songs by Sting, except where noted)

Side one

  1. "Bring on the Night/When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around" – 11:41
  2. "Consider Me Gone" – 4:53
  3. "Low Life" – 4:03

Side two

  1. "We Work the Black Seam" – 6:55
  2. "Driven to Tears" – 6:59
  3. "Dream of the Blue Turtles/Demolition Man" – 6:08

Side three

  1. "One World (Not Three)/Love Is the Seventh Wave" – 11:10
  2. "Moon Over Bourbon Street" – 4:19
  3. "I Burn for You" – 5:38

Side four

  1. "Another Day " – 4:41
  2. "Children's Crusade" – 5:22
  3. "I Been Down So Long" (Alex Atkins, J. B. Lenoir) – 4:54
  4. "Tea in the Sahara" – 6:25

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Full soundtrack wise, I adore the Lord of the Rings soundtracks, especially Annie Lennox singing Into the West for the Return of the King credits, and Billy Boyd's little song in the film. He has a great voice and is Scottish. What's not to love? 

Even though I love both the LotR and Harry Potter, I prefer LotR music over the Harry Potter soundtracks. 

Moulin Rouge is another one of my favourites and of course I love Nowhere Boy. 

I often pick up songs before realising they're from films, such as Twilight, as much as I dislike the films have songs I like in the soundtracks like Paramore, Muse and Blue Foundation and Taylor Swift's Safe and Sound from The Hunger Games.

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Since I haven't noticed it posted here yet, I wonder if you'd enjoy...

The Legend of 1900 ! EDIT: I linked a scene from the movie to make you want to watch it ;) , and here's the piece played in that scene, the "Magic Waltz"  :)

A wonderful soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. A fantastic movie. About music. So, y'know.

Some wicked piano playing right there, might I add. 

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Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, and Robert Mitchum (in his final film role). The film is shot entirely in black-and-white. Neil Young recorded the soundtrack by improvising (mostly on his electric guitar, with some acoustic guitar, piano and organ) as he watched the newly edited film alone in a recording studio. The soundtrack album consists of seven instrumental tracks by Young, with dialog excerpts from the film and Johnny Depp reading the poetry of William Blake interspersed between the music. Those are the facts. Now, I personally recommend the soundtrack to all of you; it’s haunting, despite being based essentially on only one leitmotif. As for the movie… well, watch it please. It will make you laugh, it will make you weep, it’s going to stay with you for the rest of your lives. A masterpiece no doubt.

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Oudis said
Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, and Robert Mitchum (in his final film role). The film is shot entirely in black-and-white. Neil Young recorded the soundtrack by improvising (mostly on his electric guitar, with some acoustic guitar, piano and organ) as he watched the newly edited film alone in a recording studio. The soundtrack album consists of seven instrumental tracks by Young, with dialog excerpts from the film and Johnny Depp reading the poetry of William Blake interspersed between the music. Those are the facts. Now, I personally recommend the soundtrack to all of you; it’s haunting, despite being based essentially on only one leitmotif. As for the movie… well, watch it please. It will make you laugh, it will make you weep, it’s going to stay with you for the rest of your lives. A masterpiece no doubt.

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Being a major Neil fan I have the CD of this and have two caveats:

1) The CD is missing the main film theme for some odd reason - apparently it was another of those 'promo' abominations

2) There is an odd overlay of white noise on many of the tracks, sometimes sounding like ocean waves - plus occasional other odd sounds - that I can only assume are there for 'artistic' reasons

For mine, while interesting, this one is for Neil Young completists only.

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Then watch the movie and enjoy the music! You can hear the main film theme twice, during the credits when the film starts, and during a long scene, the final one.

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Oudis said
Then watch the movie and enjoy the music! You can hear the main film theme twice, during the credits when the film starts, and during a long scene, the final one.

Thanks - I will catch it one day. I have the main theme from 'another source' and it's on a 'rare tracks' disc I put together of odds and ends.

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I'm not much of a one for soundtracks that are a collection of songs - doesn't strike me as fitting the definition of a proper soundtrack - but I'll break my own unspoken rule for Watchmen.

 

Others:

 

Anything by John Williams, but especially Jurassic Park, CE3K, Schindler's List, and The Witches Of Eastwick.  Plus all the big themes, of course.

The Big Country (Jerome Moross) - one of the best themes ever leads off a great orchestral soundtrack.

Barbarella.  I played the grooves off this when I had it as an LP.

Titanic (James Horner). Forget My Heart Must Go On And On And On, the rest of the music is great.

The Incredibles and Up (Michael Giacchino) - the first is upbeat and jazzy, the second is melodic, wistful and moving.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Ennio Morricone) - everybody knows the main theme, but there is some gorgeous music in the rest of the soundtrack.

You Only Live Twice - 60s Bond cues run through a Japanese flavoured filter.  Probably the best of the Bond soundtracks (and I'm including Live And Let Die ).

True Grit (Elmer Bernstein) - the 1969 John Wayne version, with one of the lesser known but still archetypical western soundtracks.

Gypsy - wonderful songs from Jules Styne (music) and Sondheim (lyrics).

That's enough to be going along with.

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I thought it'd be interesting to create a thread discussing favourite movie soundtracks.

I would say the that title track from Once Upon a Time in the West by Ennio Morricone is my favourite...

 

I wonder if any of you would include the soundtracks to any of the Beatles movies as your favourite?

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