Content tagged 'Soundtrack'
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album of the Day)
Some thirty years after its first big screen adaptation, Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY got darker and weirder in the hands of director Tim Burton, star Johnny Depp and composer Danny Elfman. The fresh approach is audible on the 2005 film's soundtrack, which mixes orchestral themes with vocal tracks as distinctive as the movie's characters - “Augustus Gloop” recalls a Bollywood musical, while “Veruca Salt” channels 1960s sunshine pop (Elfman sings all the songs, his voice modulated to sound different on each). By turns zany, mysterious and joyful, the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is Danny Elfman at his best, and we'll give the collection another spin now to celebrate his birthday.
Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) (Album of the Day)
Fans of Twin Peaks were in heaven when news broke that Mark Frost and David Lynch were revisiting their revolutionary television series for 18 episodes on Showtime this year. Directed entirely by Lynch, the new series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned by the shocking murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer; Kyle MacLachlan returns as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. The new TWIN PEAKS (MUSIC FROM THE LIMITED EVENT SERIES) underscores the central part music has always played in Lynch's work, and as it helped establish the haunting, dreamlike nature of the original series, it plays a key role in the new one, from the debut episode's "Twin Peaks Main Theme" by Grammy-winning composer Angelo Badalamenti to such enigmatic tracks as "Shadow" by Chromatics, an electronic band based in Los Angeles. You won't find TWIN PEAKS on any map, but this alluring soundtrack will lead you straight to the heart of its mystery.
Enter the Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album of the Day)
Released in the summer of 1973, box office smash Enter The Dragon launched countless martial arts knock-offs and turned Bruce Lee into a star (though posthumously; Lee died of acute cerebral edema days before the film's premiere). With its suspenseful crime-busting story, an Asian setting and some blaxploitation elements, the movie evokes a variety of moods when its fists aren't flying, and composer Lalo Schifrin is largely to thank for that. Famous for the “Mission Impossible” theme and scores to such hits as Dirty Harry, Schifrin blends jazz, traditional Chinese music and funk on a set sure to please beat heads, library aficionados and film fans alike. The ENTER THE DRAGON SOUNDTRACK is available tomorrow in a limited edition picture disc as part of Record Store Day.