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Volver Soundtrack


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  • Performer: Soundtrack
  • Audio CD (October 31, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • ASIN: B000IONL7M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,000 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Las Vecinas
2. Volver
3. Titulos
4. Dicen Que La Han Visto
5. Irene Bajo La Cama
6. El Ano Seco
7. Arrastran El Cadaver
8. Paco Congelado
9. Tema Lloron
10. Dos En La Furgoneta
11. Irene Y Agustina
12. Se Aparece + Trabajo
13. Las Vecinas (Variacion)
14. En El Hospital
15. Ferreteria
16. El Polvo Del Tractor
17. La Bicicleta Estatica
18. Comida Casera
19. Las Espigadoras (La Rosa Del Azafran)
20. A Good Thing

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Product Description

Soundtrack to Pedro Almodovar's "Volver"-

Estrella Morente, chosen by director Pedro Almodovar, performs the main theme of the original soundtrack for his new movie "Volver" (featuring Penelope Cruz). Almodovar, a Spanish director who takes great care in the music of his films, wanted Morente to sing the tango (made famous by renown Argentinean singer Carlos Gardel) with Spanish influences.

Almodovar is one of the few Spanish directors who understands the importance of a solid soundtrack in the success of a film. "In my movies, the songs are an active part of the screenplay. They form part of the dialogue and tell us a lot of things about the characters. They are not just sung because they are beautiful. I choose the music directly from the heart. These songs appear because I like them and at the same time reflect and speak about the characters".

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When he makes a movie, Pedro Almodovar builds a consistent aesthetic universe, and that of course extends to the music. His close, enduring collaboration with composer Alberto Iglesias is as artistically fruitful as the one between director Douglas Sirk (a strong influence on Almodovar) and composer Frank Skinner in the 1950s. The work of Iglesias (who was nominated for an Oscar for The Constant Gardener) is just perfect for melodrama, and it easily stands on its own--a must-buy for fans of 1950s-style scores. Check out "Dicen Que La Han Visto" or "Tema Lloron," for instance, which are like stepping on a time machineset to 1955 (in sensibility rather than strict form). But Almodovar also has a keen ear for songs, and three excellent ones are included. Estrella Morante, daughter of flamenco legend Enrique Morente, is the singing voice of Penelope Cruz, and her performance of the title track (cowritten by tango icon Carlos Gardel) gives the movie its sonic identity. The CD also includes the crackly (it sounds as if it was transferred from a 78 record) "Las Espigadoras," performed by Conchita Panades, and a complete (but somehow convincing) change of mood in the shape of the heady, breezy "A Good Thing," by London indie-popsters Saint Etienne. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jon Boy on January 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Volver was narratively and stylistically a tremendous film, but as with all movies, the full effect can be sealed with the musical score. Here, Alberto Iglesias once again delivers. After his haunting, noirish feel to Bad Education, his efforts on Volver create a beautiful and bittersweet world that describes every moment of the film. Standouts include "Las Vecinas", a catchy theme which I find myself going back to time and again, the title track, "Volver" which is emotionally stirring and hits all the right notes and feelings, "Paco Congelado" which humorously, yet darkly portrays Raimunda's husband, "Comida Casera", rich in pizzacato and a great clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone trio, and the song found in the opening credits to the movie, "Las Espigadoras" seems like a trip back in time. Overall, this album is highly listenable-- after all, I'm on my third time in just a few hours. The score accompanies the movie very well but stands even better on its own, something that many soundtracks struggle to do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Rivas on March 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The music of Alberto Iglesias, who's worked in most of Almodovar's films, always brings an extra, very important, element to the feeling to the movie. And in "Volver" is no exception.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ABC_Easy_As_123 on September 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This movie was cleverly achieved by Almodóvar. I have nearly all of his movies. He truly is very creative in the stories that he writes. I see a theme with him and how he showcases women as the valiant courageous survivors and the men as ....well..basically cowardly, bastardly trash. :)

I enjoyed seeing Carmen Maura back on screen in Almodóvar's films. From what I heard Maura and Almodóvar had a disagreement and for that reason she was not in any of his movies for a long time. I believe Maura was a favorite of his. Their prior, recent reconciliation would explain her return to his cast of stars, of which includes Penélope Cruz in "Volver."

The acting is all quite good in my opinion, the story is a tad bit fantastic but still very believable. Almodóvar is one of my favorite directors and in this movie, as per usual, he doesn't disappoint.
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Another collaboration between Alberto Iglesias and Pedro Almodovar, a good work that perfectly match the storyline of the film Volver.
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By TITA PINO on October 29, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Muy bonita la pelicula, me encanto tanto que adquiri el cd; disfrute cada momento recordando escenas de las mas relevantes con solo escuchar cada pieza, definitivamente esencial como complemento del dvd; lo mejor es ver primero la pelicula para poder identificarse con las canciones del soundtrack.
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By Patrol on May 16, 2011
Format: Audio CD
What is the name of this music?

In the movie there was a music which I cannot find in

the sound track its missing or maybe its not from soundtrack

You can find it in the movie in time 80m:50s ,

The scene starts when Penelope Cruz starts chopping a red sweet pepper ??

Any info would be helpful , Thanks a lot
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