The Virgin Suicides: Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack
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However...this set offers nothing new for fans, unless you didn't already have the live performance. FYI- this is NOT the complete show- it is presented here in truncated form and in a different running order. (All that is missing to the best of my knowledge is the encore, 3 non-soundtrack tunes: Talisman, J'ai Dormi Sous L'eau, and La Femme D'argent)
I happen to hate picture discs, and this one is no exception. This concert deserved release as a double album in its entirety. Also- just as a side note, I recommend storing the picture disc in a paper sleeve instead of the PVC sleeve it comes in- they are notorious for causing damage over time. If you haven't heard this show, it's a gem. Too bad they screwed up the vinyl release so badly!
Personally I don't like the box itself - it is too big (almost 14"x14") and won't fit on the shelf with standard lp box sets. There was no reason to make it that big, and doing so required an interior cardboard "buffer." The quality of the cardboard material is pretty lame. My box arrived with a bent corner of the interior buffer shell. I'm not sure where mine will live...storage maybe? It won't fit on the shelf with other vinyl boxed sets. When records won't fit on a record shelf, it's a problem.No matter where I put this box it's in the way.
All of the extras are a bit chintzy...the posters are nice, but are folded to fit in the box...they won't look good in frames. The laminate? Who cares....the party was 13 years ago. The cds? Redundant. (although I used the cd to rip a FLAC version of the live show...I would have done a vinyl rip, but frankly the cd sounds better in this case).Read more ›
The rest of the album keeps a similar dark theme, with Air, this time, switching off from their beloved synthesizers to more traditional instruments at times. Many songs are built over loops of synth sounds, with the song building slowly, and changing, until it ends up back where it started. Such is the case with "Clouds Up," "Cemetary Party" and "Dark Messages." "Cemetary Party" consists of a plodding footstep sounding synth with a organ, and a dreamily played guitar. This song also shows off the capabilities specific synthesizer, i forget the name of it, but Kraftwerk used one of the first versions of it on Radioactivity. It imitates the sound of a choir singing, and so it gives this incredible half-real half-surreal sound of what could be human voices, but you're not sure. Because I immediately tie in the sound with its use on Radioactivity, it always sends a chilling sensation through my body. It's somewhat ominous.
As i said, the rest of the album pretty much sustains a mood that's somewhere between mystery and suspense, between clean and sleazy.Read more ›
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So happy for this vinyl re-issue! One of the best scores ever written for film. I saw them perform this live in LA in its entirety when it first came out. AWESOME.Published 7 months ago by primetimeoflife
a little too loungey, but I still like itPublished 10 months ago by Joseph McGuinness (Ray Ray's Records)
Excellent album, as i'm sure anyone who springs for this boxset already knows. My gripe is with the box design itself. Read morePublished 11 months ago by willworkforcheese
i LOVE the content! so super nice.
but the box gets damaged and rips apart just by opening it a few times?!
This box set is a must for any Virgin Suicides fan and Air fan alike. The packaging is perfect and everything arrives in a great drawer box that houses all 3 LPs, CDs, Posters and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carlos L. Colon
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