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Metropolis Soundtrack


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A dazzling and atypical musical score is the perfect tone for the gorgeous visuals of this anime film. Toshiyuki Honda's Dixieland jazz-influenced music is a daring counter to the futuristic vision of the three-tiered, near-robotic society. The title track is reminiscent of Woody Allen's theme for his futuristic film Sleeper. Half of Honda's score uses more characteristic orchestrations for several of the films' action scenes and the love theme ("Sympathy," which is later reorchestrated in the so-so end-credit song "There'll Never Be Good-Bye"). This is one of the indispensable anime soundtracks, and wonderful listening for even the non-anime fan. One demerit for the CD not containing Ray Charles's "I Can't Stop Loving You." The song beautifully counterpoints the explosive conclusion and is a vital part of the whole music score. --Doug Thomas

1. Metropolis
2. Foreboding
3. Ziggurat
4. Going To 'Zone'
5. Sniper
6. El Bombero
7. Three-Faced Of 'Zone'
8. 'Zone' Rhapsody
9. Hide Out
10. Run
11. St James Infirmary
12. Sympathy
13. Snow
14. Propaganda
15. Chase
16. Judgement
17. Awakening
18. Fury
19. After All
20. There'll Never Be Good-Bye (The Theme Of Metropolis)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Domo Records
  • ASIN: B00005YSSM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,539 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Another great EBM song.
Erica Anderson
With METROPOLIS, the music is as much part of the experience as the visuals.
Ramon Mercado
I loved the music while watching the movie.
David@NY

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David@NY on May 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a very nice album. I loved the music while watching the movie. I finally got it when I was in the CD store last night. I wish they could include "I can't stop loving you", and improve the recording a bit. Overall a very very nice album with mixed type of music.
I recommand it wholeheartly.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Macharrie on April 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This music is the best I have ever listened too. The dixie land music makes this movie seem more realistic. Only two of the songs have words , but that is fine with me. My favorite tracks are 1,3,6,10,12 through 15,19,20. I know thats alot but all of them are excellent. They all or most of them have brass insuments. If you know anything about this movie it makes the songs even better. Song 20 by minako "mooki" Obata is such a wonderful song when I listen to it I don't notice anything else. Also yes this movie is originally from Japan But the songs with words are in English. I don't know why. Well hopes this hepls make you want to buy this CD. Hope you enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
From one of the more visually splendid anime of our times, the soundtrack is an eclectic mix of Dixieland, Jazz, and Country Western, mixed in with some weird variants of Techno, Trance and Electronic, the soundtrack to the movies leaves alot to ponder.
I kinda liked the song "El Bombero" when Laughton's illicit factory is burning down to the look of the underground folks and all of the robots "assemble" to put out the fire. It is presumably source music of some kind, featuring a clarinet, electronics, what sound like party-favors of some kind, a rickety drum part and oddly distorted voices chanting a nonsensical language. And the way the song mixes into the scence is truely one scence I'll never forget!!
Most of it is very elecletic in my mind, with moments of pure absurdity to very demanding beats only an accomplished ochestra could master.
I've put this score to the test, and after countless listens it has become one of my personal favorites...certainly the best I've bought so far this year. Perhaps it's just me. I'll admit: I'm a sucker for good Dixieland. When it comes to my tastes, this CD hit all the right buttons.
Might as well buy it not only for the absurdity, but also the quirkyness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Jacobsen on September 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This CD is perfect for any of those out there who loved the movie "Metropolis" like i did. The soundtrack is wonderful giving in to that '30s type jazzy feel that goes along with the whole private detective era and the fast techno type music to give it that futuristic feel. Great combination of both. This CD is a fantastic buy.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Erica Anderson on April 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Metropolis Records is definitely my favorite record label. A lot of my favorite bands is or was signed to this label like VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, KMFDM, and Icon of Coil. I haven't been into EBM music for too long, maybe two years now. A good friend of mine who helped me get into EBM music mentioned this particular compilation. I finally found a copy of it in the used cd bins a year or two ago. There are some really choice cuts on the cd. Granted I have already heard KMFDM's "Sturm & Drang", VNV Nation's "Epicenter", the original version of Apoptygma Berzerk's "Until the End of the World", and Wumpscut's "Wreath of Barbs", most of the songs were new to me. One of my personal favorite songs is Project Pitchfork's "Time Killer". It is an excellent mix of EBM and industrial music. For me, it was the combination of the lead vocalist and the melodies that got me hooked. Another personal favorite is Informatik's "A Matter of Time". Another great EBM song. A good mix of trance and industrial music. The Assemblage 23 track "House on Fire" isn't too shabby either ;). For fans of this sort of music, I strong recommend buying this cd. It has some excellent songs on it.
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By G. Bassett on September 14, 2011
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Metropolis has some very nice jazz in it. As a swing dancer, it offers some inspiring music to dance both faster swing as well as slow blues to. I only wish that it wasn't interspersed with the background music that seems to be used to fill soundtrack CDs. The 'chase scene' type instrumentals don't stand on their own. They are only interesting in the context of the video.
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