The Beach: Motion Picture Soundtrack by Blur and Mory Kante (2000) - Soundtrack 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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The song is "Touched" by "Vast" from their first CD "Visual Audio Sensory Theater". It took me forever to figure that out so I hope I can save you the time if you are looking.
For fear of sounding horribly gushy, I'll just add that the tracks by Faithless, New Order, Richard Ashcroft and All Saints (read William Orbit) surpass anything you'll find on any compilation soundtrack available today. I won't even begin to add how heaven-scent Moby's track "Porcelain" is. It is enough to say that Danny Boyle personally chose this magical bit of music for the scene when Richard (Leo) and crew view "paradise" for the first time. I've been to Ao Maya (the real beach) on Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand and watched the sun set over the towering limestone crags. No other song better sums up the reality of that place!
Do yourself a favor...get this amazing soundtrack, or at least get yourself to Thailand! Here's to the music advisory on Danny Boyle's films!!! Bravo.
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