Talk to Her Soundtrack
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The orchestral pieces evoke the dramas, the comedies and the dances of this movie. The ballet of modern dancers, of a woman fighting bulls, of a young dancer practicing her steps as the two protoagonists stumble through their efforts to reach beyond their limits they impose on their lives are all evocatively drawn out in this remarkable music that often reminds me of Revoueltas. And the stunner in the film is Caetano Veloso delivering "Cucurrucucu Paloma" seaside in a Cafe with a brilliantly subtle group of accompaniests. I think this is my favourite 4 minutes of film in all the movies I have ever seen.
There is drama, comedy, and as one might expect with Almodovar, the bizarre. The film is a triumph and the music is just the right ingredient to heighten deepen and accentuate the flavours of this remarkable work. Buy the disc, see the movie. It's great.
Alberto Iglesias has composed the lions share of the music for "Talk to Her" that not only plays an integral part of the film in which it is featured but can stand alone on it's own merits as emotional and beautiful and of course evocative of the filmed images of Almodovar's breathtaking film.
One of the most awe-inspiring Musical interludes in any film in recent memory is included here: Gaetano Veloso's studio recording of "Cucurrucucu Paloma." It is excellent of course but the live version from the film would have been preferable.
Put this CD on, open a bottle of Allende Rioja Reserva, slice some Chorizo and Manchego and immerse yourself in the glories of Iglesias's music.
Those already acquainted with Iglesias' music will find the work of Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi equally refreshing, in particular his scores for the movies "2046" and "House of Flying Daggers". Those new to Iglesias are bound to fall in love with his music when they listen to "Talk To Her", easily his best album and one of the best scores in a very long time.
In addition to just great music, the tracks really take you back to the specific scenes in the movie from which they are taken. For instance "El Amante Menguante" immediate took my mind back to that crazy (but strangely appropriate) shrinking lover silent film. Also, "The Plaint: O Let Me Weep", For Ever Weep" brought back the opening scene perfectly (a little strange that they stuck it at the end of the soundtrack)
The title track by Vicente Amigo and El Pele is amazing - it's almost painful to hear the "duende" in El Pele's voice.
I definitely recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had just seen this film and really loved the music. A lot of it is "background" instrumental, but there are a few lovely songs on it as well.Published 17 months ago by Denise Lorraine
I was introduced to Hable Con Ella by a friend and I enjoyed the movie. My rule about movies I like is to acquire the soundtracks for them. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by T. Ross
Has been looking for it for a long time. This is what I expected, and I am happy with what I've got!!!Published on January 9, 2014 by Johnosn Chow
As I explained in a previous email, what I received was a CD case with another music CD. I did not get the music CD TALK TO HER. What I received was a CD of Brazilian music. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Manuel Sampaio
Not easy to listen right through ,some tracks hard to listen to they are grating so you have to stand next to machine to fast forward to next track.Published on October 22, 2013 by Theo Pask