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Raising Arizona / Blood Simple: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks [2 on 1] Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (March 15, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: March 13, 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000001548
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction - A Hole In The Ground
2. Way Out There
3. He Was Horrible
4. Just Business
5. The Letter
6. Hail Lenny
7. Raising Ukeleles
8. Dream Of The Future
9. Shopping Arizona
10. Return To The Nursery
11. Crash And Burn
12. Blood Simple
13. Chain Gang
14. The March
15. Monkey Chant
16. The Shooting
17. Blood Simpler

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 15-MAR-1994

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The story goes that composer Carter Burwell owes his fortuitous, ongoing collaboration with the filmmaking's Brothers Coen to one crucial requirement: he worked cheap. But the Coens' low-budget film noir debut, Blood Simple (which also launched the career of cinematographer-turned-director Barry Sonnenfeld), certainly got the best of the bargain, a wonderfully less-is-more score highlighted by a compelling solo piano theme. For the Coens' next film, Raising Arizona, a darkly goofy kidnapping-themed comic vehicle for Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter, Burwell veered bravely into the ozone, mixing heavily Gothic organ, soaring sopranos, bluegrass banjo, whistlers, synths, yodelers, and samples of what sounds like a tin can being kicked down the longest hill in the world into a delightfully heady farrago that recalls Morricone at his most mischievous. --Jerry McCulley

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Mosier on April 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is not bad at all for the music that Carter composed.
He borrowed quite a bit from other sources and you can find them
right here on Amazon. The banjo music and yodel is by Pete Seeger
from the CD "Darling Corey And Goofing-Off Suite". The wonderful
Monkey Chant is the Balinese Ramayana Monkey Chant and can be found
on the CD "Bali: Golden Rain" in its original 22 minute version.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2000
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I bought this for the fantastic Raising Arizona music (my favorite movie) and was a little disappointed. The music has been slightly redone, some of it pretty inexplicably (the main theme is done calypso style). And "Ode to Joy" on banjo, the music I most wanted from the film, is missing. But the dream sequence music is here, and it's all still enjoyable.
I was surprised to find I enjoy the "Blood Simple" music more. I've only seen the movie once, so I can't say whether it's intact. But it's very creepy, a strange contrast to the goofy fun of the Raising Arizona music.
All in all, a great CD, but lacking some of what I expected.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John Anderson on February 18, 2005
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I bought this soundtrack for the great Raising Arizona music that I heard while watching the DVD--the best part is the end credits with banjo etc. and a variation on "Ode to Joy". IT IS NOT THERE. Only one or two tracks I find enjoyable on the CD for a grand total of about 2 minutes.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Fischer on January 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Raising Arizona part of the CD is almost exclusively electronic and only one 90 second track of the great banjo that I remember from the movie. I recommend listening to samples before you buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Hairston on May 8, 2010
Format: Audio CD
It is available on Amazon for download for $0.99. It is on an album called Darling Corey and Goofing-Off Suit by Pete Seeger. It is song number 20 on the list and it is titled Symphony #9. It is the EXACT same version that is used in the movie. Even has the whistling! Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian P. Byrne on June 8, 2013
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I was looking for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Raising Arizona, what I got was some lethargic reworking of what "was" some really great music. Not sure what this is but it sure isn't the original motion picture soundtrack.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Leo V. Gustafsson on February 19, 2007
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Overall I like this CD very much, however I was hopeful that it would've included the end credits music that had a fade in of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" chiming in. Nutz
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