The Beach: Motion Picture Soundtrack by Blur and Mory Kante (2000) - Soundtrack
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Features new music from Sugar Ray (produced by Brian Eno), All Saints (produced by William Orbit), Blur, Faithless and New Order (1st new recording since 1993). [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Richard, a young traveler with a curiosity streak that leads him to Thailand in search of adventure. This video-game fanatic finds himself following a map that supposedly leads to an island paradise. The accompanying soundtrack mixes the technological fascination with the exotic journey of the jungle, featuring several ambient electronica tracks (Underworld's epic "Ball," Leftfield's "Snakeblood") and other tracks mixed for futuristic sound. New Order provide the previously unreleased "Brutal," representing the sharper end of their spectrum, with a heavier guitar mix than usual. Asian Dub Foundation provide a modern interpretation of dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry's "Return of Django." Sugar Ray expand their range with the calypso groove of Brian Eno and John Cale's "Spinning Away," and it's an unexpected gem. Bratty Britpoppers Blur remix "On Your Own" to sound like a video game gone beserk. Film scorer Angelo Badalamenti brings things full circle with the surprisingly upbeat collaboration with Orbital for the closing track "Beached." --Rob O'Connor
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Electronica and gorgeous themes mixed together in a wonderful atmosphere sure to please! Light, fun, dreamy, bouncy and hypnotic. I bought this album the moment it came out in the stores BEFORE seeing the movie out of sheer curiosity, so I can honestly say that it stands great on its own as a collection of music rather than one of those "you had to see the movie to like it" routines.
I remember listening to it while at a beautiful beach recently--I had the whole beach to myself that day--and tracks 2-6 were playing over my headphones, and I could have cried when "Voices" played while the sun set so majestically. This album is already beautiful enough, but absolutely tear-inducing in certain passages while you're on vacation to that lovely somewhere...
There's only one thing I miss: I wish that there was on a second CD, either released with this one as a set or sold alone, of the movie's score--it's absolutely hypnotic and only a small hint of it is here on "Beached". How I wish the score was available too...
Porcelain is to me one of the most spiritual pieces - it was the perfect song to accompany Richard, Etienne, and Francoise as they see the "beach" for the very first time. It was outstanding!
Lonely Soul by UNKLE was another piece that really captured the feeling of the moment in the movie. It's a wonderful song to sit back and relax with. There's so much movement and so much emotion in the song.... Breathtaking!
I have been buying from Amazon the past 4 years exclusively and I have not been let down. Extremely happy with purchases..
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