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The Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)Peter Sarstedt 4:38Album Only
listen  2. Title Music From Satyajit Ray's Film JalsagharUstad Vilayat Khan 2:25Album Only
listen  3. This Time TomorrowThe Kinks 3:25Album Only
listen  4. Title Music From Satyajit Ray's Film Teen KanyaSatyajit Ray 1:25Album Only
listen  5. Title Music From Merchant Ivory's Film The HouseholderJyotirindra Moitra 1:37Album Only
listen  6. Ruku's Room From Satyajit Ray's Film Joi Baba FelunathSatyajit Ray0:48Album Only
listen  7. Charu's Theme From Satyajit Ray's Film CharulataSatyajit Ray 1:01Album Only
listen  8. Title Music From Merchant Ivory's Film Bombay TalkieShankar Jaikishan 2:32Album Only
listen  9. Montage From Nityananda Datta's Film Baksa BadalSatyajit Ray 1:15Album Only
listen10. Prayer (traditional)Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation 1:07Album Only
listen11. Farewell To Earnest From Merchant Ivory's Film The HouseholderJyotirindra Moitra 1:59Album Only
listen12. The Deserted Ballroom From Merchant Ivory's Film Shakespeare WallahSatyajit Ray0:46Album Only
listen13. Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair De LuneAlexis Weissenberg 5:03Album Only
listen14. Typewriter, Tip, Tip, Tip From Merchant Ivory's Film Bombay Talkie (Sung By Kisore Kumar & Asha Bhosle)Kisore Kumar 4:36Album Only
listen15. Memorial (traditional)Narlia Village Troubadour 1:27Album Only
listen16. StrangersThe Kinks 3:19Album Only
listen17. Praise Him (traditional)Udaipur Convent School Nuns and Students0:42Album Only
listen18. Symphony No. 7 in A (Op. 92) Allegro con brioFritz Reiner and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra 6:48Album Only
listen19. Play With FireThe Rolling Stones 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Arrival In Benares From Merchant Ivory's Film The GuruUstad Vilayat Khan 1:43Album Only
listen21. PowermanThe Kinks 4:18Album Only
listen22. Les Champs-ÉlyséesJoe Dassin 2:39Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: October 26, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: ABKCO
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • ASIN: B000VAT032
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,903 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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Music plays a huge part in director Wes Anderson's meticulously crafted world. For this movie set in India, he's come up with a typically wide-ranging, mind-boggling soundtrack largely culled from the mid-'60s and early '70s, despite the fact that the film is set in the present. Though Indian cinema has come to mean Bollywood for most Americans, Anderson pays tribute to art filmmaker Satyajit Ray by including music from some of his movies, mines the early (1963-1970), lesser-known oeuvre of James Ivory, and features traditional Indian tunes. This may throw fans of Bollywood's more frantic style at first (even if the upbeat go-go "Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip," co-sung by superstar Asha Bhosle, gets close), but the music's eerie charm works in insidious ways. British Invasion pop, an enduring love of Anderson's, is represented by obscure songs from well-known combos (three cuts from the Kinks' 1970 album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One), as well as obscure songs from obscure performers, like Peter Sarstedt's 1969 nugget "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)." Add a fantastic Rolling Stones pop tune from 1965, a couple of Western classical tracks, a popular French hit by Joe Dassin, and you have a CD that's all over the map yet oddly consistent in its eccentricity. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Customer Reviews

This soundtrack is taken from an exceptional film.
Timothy McWilliams
I love how the soundtrack starts off with the lovely folk song "Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)" by Peter Sarstedt.
E. Anderson
First time I listened to it my reaction was "what the....".
Torcuata

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By E. Anderson on February 12, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit that I haven't seen THE DARJEELING LIMITED. The reason I have picked up the soundtrack is for the music, especially by Sathajit Ray. I am fascinated by Indian music and that fascination is what led me to pick up THE DARJEELING LIMITED. I love how the soundtrack is mixed between Satyajit Ray's film scores, classical music, and classic rock songs by The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Surprisingly enough, the combinations of these diverse sounds really worked for me. I love how the soundtrack starts off with the lovely folk song "Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)" by Peter Sarstedt. There isn't a single song on the entire soundtrack that made me want to hit the skip button on my stereo.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark Roberts on October 31, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I was immeadiately attracted to the movie and the soundtrack when I heard the background music in the TV movie trailer.

The 2 Kinks songs featured in the trailer are a couple of my favorites. Strangers is a Dave Davies song and one of his best, it makes me very happy to see it get some exposure.

I have read that Wes Anderson was a big Kinks fan and had considered using nothing but Kinks songs on the Rushmore soundtrack. (I always thought the plotline paralleled the theme of Schoolboys in Disgrace)

He has always done a phenomenal job of selecting quirky songs that set the mood for his films, thats probably why I own more Wes Anderson movie sountracks than from any other director. Great Stuff!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jarrod Haze on October 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Wes Anderson always has great music in his movies, and this is just more evidence of that.

The Indian music is beautiful, and holds up on its own without the imagery from the film. Great to relax to.

And as for the other songs, the flow is not interrupted at all. The blending of The Kinks and the Stones with the rest of the album is flawless... and the choices of songs from these artists is perfect. "Hidden gems," you could say.

Definitely worth it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RKKarnik on January 6, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I really enjoyed watching The Darjeeling Limited. Like all Wes Anderson films it was funny, irreverant and at moments, touching. The soundtrack for his films are all usually pretty good. The thing to remember about this soundtrack, is that the "funny" doesn't come through on the cd. What does come through is the irreverant mix of indian and western songs, and the mood that it invokes. That mood is a stong yet calm, peaceful set of music. Perfect for that long drive, or an evening at home with a glass of wine.

Don't believe the product tag that says this is "bollywood". Think of Satyajit Ray movies (and music) as the Akira Kurasawa of India.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SuperCourier on December 25, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
Please don't balk at the ringing cliché-o-meters when I call this soundtrack "evocative" since Wes Anderson's soundtracks are always appropriate to the settings and themes on display. Beautiful and emotional, the eclectic mix seems to intentionally involve music of a bygone era in settings that suggest no time has passed, when indeed much has. This sense is very real in India, and the tale of three neurotic, self-involved materialists gaining a vague sense of this along with a need to take corrective action through self-awareness makes this soundtrack appropriate to both story and setting.

For this reason, I think we can forgive the fact that this is less an original soundtrack than an original collection for a theme. Also for this reason, you may wish to see the film first to see if you gain any meaningful associations with individual tracks before committing to a download. I submit that you likely WILL find at least some connections (yes, a movie plug.)

It is, unsurprisingly, heavily weighted towards Indian music, particularly the poppy, Bollywood variety. This can drag on one's desire to replay the soundtrack in its entirety since not all of these tracks are easily connected in one's memory to a scene in the film. Notable exceptions are "Title...from...Jalshagar" as the soundtrack to Bill Murray's quirky "chase" cameo in the opening scene, and "Praise Him" which evokes mix of familiarity and now-foreign disconnects the characters experience upon finding their mother in a remote Indian orphanage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Islam on December 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a goldmine for a Satyajit Rai beginner. Now, not only do you have the music in an accessible format, but the movies from which the songs were selected are listed on the CD case as well. Happy hunting! Watch out though, some of the songs aren't really from the listed films. For example, "Charu's Theme" is from the movie "Charulata," not "Joi Baba Felunath." Loved the movie (the art!) and the music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karl Marsiglio on December 11, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Even if you didn't see the movie, you would absolutely enjoy the soundtrack. The compilation moves you through feelings of anticipation, exuberance, and redemption all as the same time. Even if at times you don't understand some of the words or know the song, you will still feel yourself immersed in the emotion. Good music to listen to while on a road trip. Excellent choice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike Wood on April 27, 2008
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You will become addicted to this soundtrack. It actually surpasses the movie in that respect (although the movie is great too). I'm ready to start searching the cable channels or Netflix looking for these old Satyajit Ray movies.
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