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The City of Lost Children Soundtrack

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The City of Lost Children

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Generique
  2. L'Anniversaire D'Irvin
  3. Les Enfants Sauvent One
  4. Mort De La Pieuvre
  5. Opium Prince
  6. Le Ra...Radiateur
  7. La Cle De La Victoire
  8. Le Voyage Du Reve
  9. Miette
  10. L'Execution
  11. Les Puces
  12. La Foire
  13. Cerises Pour Un Diner A Deux
  14. Krank
  15. Final
  16. Theme - La Cite Des Enfants Perdus


Product Details

  • Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic, Marianne Faithfull
  • Composer: Angelo Badalamenti
  • Audio CD (January 9, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Polygram/Point Music
  • ASIN: B0000040UN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,066 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Angelo Badalamenti has a history of creating appropriate compositions to score film. From the sinister backwaters of 'Twin Peaks', to the jazzy lounge-world of 'Blue Velvet' (a friend of David Lynch, it seems) Badalamenti has taken the worlds of his assigned films to their ultimate levels by creating the music to complete them. In 'City of Lost Children', Badalamenti's composition stirs the emotions as they draw away from the comedic stresses in the film and envelopes the desolate, melancholy of the world in which the characters dwell. Hints of the darkly creepy off-humorous trademarks of filmmakers Jeunet & Caro, such as the menacing circus-like melodies in the track 'Generique', add to the darkness of this composition by contrasting the hauntingly beautiful themes of 'Miette', and 'Theme- La Cite des Enfants Perdus'. Additional tracks, including a vocal piece by Marianne Faithful, 'Who Will Take My Dreams Away?' contribute to the darkness of this work, stirring the emotions even further toward the sensation of being a part of the world portrayed in the film. A true masterpiece to bring out the more lugubrious parts of our emotions.
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First...why is this not listed under Angelo Badalamenti? He composed the whole score and when I searched his name this disk didn't come up... This CD is HEAVY(no, not metal dude). From the opening (odd dark carnival like)till the end this is a deep emotional disk. Very depressing...don't listen too when already down ,because it will drag you lower.Still, it is oddly enchanting and I recommend to anyone who is a fan of Badalamenti's other work(Twin Peaks is a fine example also).Great music...just be careful with it.
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if you're just getting into badalamenti ,howard shore,or any other atmospheric movie score composers,this is a great one to build a collection around.I've even had some of my buddies who are fairly strick pop/punk devouts and "trend-meisters" say that this cd was trippy!also,if you like the opening song w/ marianne faithfull you'll want to get her cd "a secret life".(ange did all the music on that one for her.)I own pretty much all of the badalamenti scores and i'd say my favorites are;1 mulholland drive,2 the straight story, 3 city of lost children, 4 fire walk with me,5 blue velvet, 6 the comfort of strangers in that order.nightmare on elm street and twins scores are trippy in a rediculous sort of way.the city of lost children is a definate "safe bet"though,as far as I'm concerned!
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If you've seen this movie, then you know that the soundtrack is just as important as the film itself. Angelo Badalamenti's music can best be described as "timeless". It's got a dark world sound that could fit in the "film noir" of the 1940's, but yet, it absolutely sounds very current with the film, which itself, looks like it could be of a lost moment in time.

The soundtrack closes with the opening piece that reflects the child dream (well actually, pleasant dream turned nightmare) of all these dirty drunken Santa Clause's coming down the chimney into his room.

And, the soundtrack album opens with the song that actually rolled during the closing credits. It starts with that eerie carnival-esque music box passage, then softly allows that raspy demure voice of Marianne Faithful to sing "Who Will Take You Dreams Away?" which is probably my most favorite track on the album. But, the soundtrack album itself is full of dark instrumentals that is great to mix in with your Gothic music collection, or even your Halloween music.

Angelo Badalamenti has done many soundtrack and music scores, but probably his most famous is that of the short-lived dark cable TV show called "Twin Peaks". Remember the song "Falling" by Julee Cruise? The music is Angelo Badalamenti.

Anyway, if you've allowed yourself to embrace the film, then you should definitely get this soundtrack. And believe me, you're not going to find this at your local Best Buy or Target store. You're gonna have to order it right here, just as I did.

I really wish that they will eventually release this film in High Definition Blu-Ray, because the visuals are astounding. This film definitely needs to be seen in sharp High Definition.
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Probably my favorite Angelo Badelementi soundtrack. It's dark, creepy & beautiful. highly recommended!
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