I miss you, San Francisco.
Donnie Darko Soundtrack (Black /?)
This stands as one of my favorite original score soundtracks of all time. Next to being one of my favorite movies, the score itself is just as haunting as the story. With every composition you are sucked back in to the best scenes from the movie and it somehow manages to give you the same feelings.
The news of this pressing had me elated, being a soundtrack fanatic and all. The packaging is very nice, with a full gloss gatefold jacket accompanying the original score of Michael Andrews, it is a nice collectors piece, as well as something to spin when just aren’t quite sure what record to listen to.
The sound quality displays VERY little surface noise, which is just refreshing. The end of the LP features two versions of Gary Jules’ cover of “Mad World” which is obivously the most famous song from the film. I am proud to say I own this, and every spin is deifneatly an experience within itself.
VA - O Brother, Where Art Thou? OST (Clear 2xLP /1000?)
This was the soundtrack that made Bluegrass/gospel music readily available to folks who had never really experienced it. My aunt always took me to to blues/folk/bluegrass festivals when I was younger, and one pickle fest…But thats another story. Spinning this will always remind me of time spent with her and our crazy adventures. There is something about this genre that just REALLY makes me feel something. Not being a religious man, I cant really relate to it lyrically, however, The passion that is obviously put in to these songs is something to be admired.
The 2 LP’s themselves aren’t that great as far as surface noise goes, but with a soundtrack like this, it sort of ads to the authentic bluegrass feel. Both LP’s are housed in a single jacket with a full color insert, which is something you wouldnt expect from a big movie soundtrack like this.
I highly recommend this soundtrack to anyone who is willing to explore their musical horizons.
Director Danny Boyle, actor Ewan McGregor, author of the novel and cameo actor Irvine Welsh on set of Trainspotting (1996)
Bloc Party-So Here We Are
Just so relaxing