Archive for the ‘Soundtrack’ Category

  • New Release Tuesday: “Django Unchained” [OST]

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    No, the movie isn’t out quite yet – just another week! But you can get an aural taste today with the release of the official soundtrack. I’ve only listened to the first few tracks, but it’s clearly got a “man with no name” vibe to it. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that there a few Morricone tracks included. And as always with a Tarantino release, there are some clips of dialogue from the film as well.

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. WINGED
    2. DJANGO (MAIN THEME) – LUIS BACALOV, ROCKY ROBERTS
    3. THE BRAYING MULE – ENNIO MORRICONE
    4. IN THAT CASE, DJANGO, AFTER YOU…
    5. LO CHIAMAVANO KING (HIS NAME IS KING) – LUIS BACALOV, EDDA DELL’ORSO
    6. FREEDOM – ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON
    7. FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR NIGGA’S AND GUMMY MOUTH BITCHES
    8. LA CORSA (2ND VERSION) – LUIS BACALOV
    9. SNEAKY SCHULTZ AND THE DEMISE OF SHARP
    10. I GOT A NAME – JIM CROCE
    11. I GIORNI DELL’IRA – RIZ ORTOLANI
    12. 100 BLACK COFFINS – RICK ROSS
    13. NICARAGUA – JERRY GOLDSMITH FEATURING PAT METHENY
    14. HILDI’S HOT BOX
    15. SISTER SARA’S THEME – ENNIO MORRICONE
    16. ANCORA QUI – ENNIO MORRICONE AND ELISA
    17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) – JAMES BROWN AND 2PAC
    18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? – JOHN LEGEND
    19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – BROTHER DEGE
    20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER
    21. UN MONUMENTO – ENNIO MORRICONE
    22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS
    23. TRINITY:TITOLI – ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI

    The album is available for purchase over at Amazon and iTunes (and other retailers I’m sure). But hey, why pay when you can listen right now for free at the film’s site (for a limited time)? Or you can just stream the tracks embedded below courtesy of Spotify.

     

  • The 10 Most Overused Songs in Movie History

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    Scores and musical tracks are a big part of the movie going experience. Quite often much bigger than the typical audience members really perceives consciously upon first watch. Other times, particularly with selected pop tracks, the movie instantly becomes easily accessible for many with the inclusion of highly popular and very specific emotion laden tracks. Since these very iconic tracks can be used effectively, many times a track will get so over used that we start eye rolling the second the first three notes have been emitted from the speakers. Heck, RowThree’s own Kurt Halfyard has refused to see Kung Fu Panda based solely on the fact that they use one of the tracks from this very list in their marketing campaign.

    At any rate, thanks to Jena for letting us repost this list of the most overused songs in movie history. Personally, I’d have to add James Brown’s “I FEEL GOOD” to the mix as well, but otherwise this is a pretty good list. What other can you think of that should maybe be included here?

    *UPDATE* – I’ve added Spotify links to the individual track for each song. If you don’t have Spotify, you don’t poperly appreciate music or you’re in Canada.

     
     

    “London Calling,” The Clash
    The Clash were a fantastic punk band that formed at a pivotal time for rock music and shaped what was to come. They started blowing up in the U.K. in 1977, but it was 1979′s London Calling, their third album, that took them to a new level of fame at home and abroad. Make no mistake, “London Calling” is a great song, a soaring, minor-key, doomsday tune that summed up fears about the future in a new way for young listeners. But it’s since become a cheap go-to for movies looking to score a montage set in London. It’s as if there’s a California law requiring the song to be used every time a movie character heads to England. Do yourself a favor: skip those movies and stick with the record.
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    “At Last,” Etta James
    Etta James has a set of pipes like no other, and in her heyday she produced some of the best R&B/blues singles of the century. That’s a fact. But listening to movies, you’d never know she’s had a career spanning 60 years. You’d only know her for one song: “At Last,” a 1960 recording of a song penned in 1941. Granted, James’ powerhouse vocals make the song her own, and after hearing her sing it, it’s impossible to imagine anyone else bringing the same mix of joy and yearning to the tune. But it’s been used so often as a default romantic song that the novelty’s worn off. Instead of being a real expression of story or character, it’s a way for a filmmaker to telegraph that all is well and that you should applaud.
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  • Who wants to hear the new album from Jeff Bridges?

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    If you are like me, you played out the soundtrack to Crazy Heart to the point where your friends were begging you to stop and the patrons at the local dive bar were groaning every time you walked up to the jukebox. From “Hold On You” to “Somebody Else” to “Fallin’ and Flying,” there was just something in Jeff Bridges’ gruff, natural voice that made it irresistible and, to me at least, it seemed like perfect music to listen to while drinking cheap draft beer in a smoky country bar.

    While a veteran actor releasing a self-titled album might inspire some cynicism, most fans of Bridges realize that the man has been jamming since he was a teenager and anyone who saw Crazy Heart is sure to recognize that the man’s musical abilities are nothing to scoff at. Below is a clip from Rolling Stone, where Bridges talks a bit about then plays the opening track to his album “What a Little Love Can Do.”

    There are other clips on the Rolling Stone channel as well, including a brief interview, so be sure to check them out. You can listen to the entire album over at Spinner, but if you enjoy it, be sure to purchase it through Amazon or iTunes.

    For the sake of the discussion, what are your favorite music albums released by people known primarily for being actors? How about your most despised?

  • Hanna and her Chemical Brothers

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    This appears to be a chocolate and peanut butter situation, the young-super-soldier thriller meets the agressive rhythms of the Chemical Brothers. After the wonderful Tron soundtrack and the Oscar win for Trent Reznor, it seems to be a new mecca for electronic music stars to ply their trade. I demand a Dr. Who feature with that great Orbital track in the opening credits.

    Until then, here is the ear-catching lead track of the Hanna soundtrack (featured in the trailer), Container Park, is available below. The full soundtrack will be available on March 15, a few weeks ahead of the release of the film.

    Container Park by The Chemical Brothers by Hannamovie

  • David Lynch Makes Music

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    We mostly know and love David Lynch for the incredibly individual films he directs, but he has also composed and performed a lot of music, much of it appearing on the soundtracks of his films, but he has also worked on other music projects, including the album Dark Night of the Soul with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse and a bunch of guest stars. The music underlying Lynch’s AFI Introduction is from that album, I believe. Now he has released a couple of new singles on iTunes, one a rather bright (for Lynch) electrop pop number called “Good Day Today,” and a much darker, grittier piece called “I Know.” The latter is somewhere between blues, alt-country, and electronic, and it is pretty great – definitely something you can easily associate with Twin Peaks or INLAND EMPIRE.

    Check out both tracks streamed via Soundcloud under the seats.

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  • I ♥ LEDs

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    Apropos of nothing, I am posting the above slick and gorgeous of the techno maestros behind the upcoming Tron soundtrack. I am hoping the sequel/reboot/whatever is as good as thus far it looks graphically, but I suspect that the soundtrack will be the best part of the film experience. Plus, I do like the massive arrays of LEDs in those helmets.

  • Poster: Tron Legacy

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  • Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack – Streaming!

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    Where The Wild Things Are OMPS

    We’re getting ever closer to the much-anticipated release of Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book. I didn’t grow up with the book, but I find myself getting more and more excited about the film as the release date nears, and a big part of that, I’ve got to admit, is due to the fact that the soundtrack is being written and performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O, along with members of the YYYs and the Raconteurs, among others. That soundtrack is out for sale today, and imeem has the whole thing available for free streaming.

    I’m listening to it right now, and so far it certainly seems a perfect meld of the open-spaced freedom of the story with just a touch of the YYYs’ edginess around the corners. Give me a little while with this and a few more times through the trailers, and I’ll be right up at the front of the lines when the film releases on October 16th.

    Full soundtrack stream embedded after the jump!

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  • Karen O. is Where the Wild Things Are

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    For anyone who followed our “coverage” of Lollapalooza ’09 over at MorePop, you’ll see we’re quite the fans of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and their front woman, Karen O. Karen O. and the Kids perform “All is Love” for the first track from the forth coming Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack. Just to make things easy for you, we’ve stuck a streaming version of the song for your listening pleasure below; but you should really head over to the movie’s MySpace page and listen there while browsing through images and other content.

    Karen O. and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    It’s a great, catchy tune that sounds like it will fit in nicely with the vibe of the film from what we’ve seen so far. The full OST will be available in stores on September 29th. Besides this track from Karen O. (who composed and co-produced the music), some other popular artists you’ll see on the album include Deerhunter/Atlas Sound mastermind Bradford Cox, YYYs Nick Zinner and Brian Chase, Dead Weather/Raconteurs members Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence, Liars’ Aaron Hemphill, and more. Enjoy the track below but please support the artist and the film by picking up the full album on September 29th.

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  • Indiana Jones Trilogy Soundracks Contest

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    Indiana Jones Soundtracks

    Back in January I posted a bit of information about the then soon to be available 3 disc Indiana Jones Trilogy Soundtrack. This is a bit late as they have been available since February 17th but I just received the entire set and I’m putting them up in a contest.

    The way to win this set is easy, just tell me about the next Indiana Jones movie. I wouldn’t suggest going to google and searching for the next movie as I just want you to amuse me. Tell me who is going to replace Harrison Ford and what the plot is. Post this in the comments for this post and whomever amuses me the most will win the set. You have until March 30th at Midnight CST to enter. While the contributors for Row Three can not win I would like to hear their description and replacement also.

    Update: Sorry for letting this slip my mind, I just read through all the stories and Rusty wins with his Boulder story although Murph’s idea of “I wish I knew how to quit you!” had me laughing almost as hard. I’ll send email to you Rusty asking for your mailing information and I’ll ship the CDs out to you right away.

  • Indiana Jones Trilogy Soundracks Available Soon

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    Indiana Jones Soundtracks

    I am not a big fan of movie soundtracks generally but this is one that I wouldn’t mind picking up. Concord Records will release the first three expanded Indiana Jones soundtracks individually on February 17, 2009. All three expanded and re-mastered soundtracks feature previously unreleased music from the first three films. I find it interesting that they are not also re-releasing the soundtrack for Crystal Skull at the same time but no matter what this is some iconic music.

    It’s a collection on five CD’s that delivers over an hour of unheard Indy music, all with spectacular sound and sleek packaging. The chance to finally hear that minute of Indy toppling the Anubis statue in ‘Raiders’ is like a dream come true. Now with just about every bit of Indiana Jones music on deck here, listing to some of John Williams’ greatest achievements for the popcorn cinema has never sounded more fun, or fresh. Raid this covenant of CD’s immediately. – Source: Film Music Magazine

    As a small sample here is a new video that was just released on Youtube. I often forget how many classic moments there really are in the original trilogy.