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Bodysong [Soundtrack]

Jonny Greenwood Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Radiohead Guitarist Jonny Greenwood Wrote all 13 Tracks of this Soundtrack and Produced it with Graeme Stewart. The Film was Directed by Simon Pummell and is a Panoramic View of the Experience of Being Human, from Birth to Death. It is Completely Free of Dialogue and is Compiled from Sourced Images from the Past 100 Years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Soundtrack According to Jonny Greenwood June 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
In the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, Bodysong is simultaneously an ugly, gorgeous, riveting, and appalling study of human life. And like Philip Glass' astounding musical visions of the images in 'Qatsi', Jonny Greenwood's score is wholly engrossing and a creative realization of the subject matter of the documentary, not to mention the first true testament to Greenwood's ambitious but remarkable compositional skills.
Technically, the music on this album is clearly first-rate. What is most impressive is the fact that Greenwood, the lead guitarist for one of the most popular rock bands today, is also such a deft composer. As it turns out, however, Greenwood was classically trained in viola at Oxford Poly and has picked up a fair share about composition. He recently signed on to be the BBCs composer in residence, indicating both his skill and his continued interest in writing and conducting. Musically, each song on this soundtrack is a standout. Together, they make one of the most sublimely beautiful instrumental albums I've ever heard. Even without watching the documentary, one can be taken away by the mysteriously inhuman moods the music invokes.
Anyone buying this album and expecting Radiohead-esque music will likely be disappointed. That said, there are musical elements common to Greenwood's compostions and Radiohead's songs (makes sense, since Greenwood does a good deal of writing for the band after frontman Thom Yorke). While no member of Radiohead appears on the soundtrack except Jonny Greenwood, his composing and orchestrating skills alone create the same brilliant kind of sound-images that float through particularly Radiohead's most recent songs. However, until this soundtrack, Greenwood's musical presence has been balanced out and - dare I say - muted by his four band mates. Guitar riffs or no, the music Jonny Greenwood has created on Bodysong is a pure translation of image to sound, and an impressive step into the world of composition.
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Format:Audio CD
pablo honey, the bends, ok computer and kid a have all gone plantium (1,000,000 copies sold). amnesiac and hail to the thief have gone gold (500,000 copies sold). meeting people is easy dvd has gone platinum. and the seven television commercials dvd has gone gold. and these figures are from sales in the united states alone. lets not underestimate our boys. bodysong is on a major label because radiohead is one of the greatest bands of all time, and because jonny greenwood is one hell of a composer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT March 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
If your a radiohead fan and loved Kid A as much as I did then this cd is for you. The EMI protection is a pain but its worth it. Jonny has mixed old and new in this cd from techie sounds to blues guitars. One of the years best for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars radiowho? March 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I think the guy who gave this 1 star based on not being able to put it into his iPod has the import version. The domestic version (US) is available on Capital, not EMI, and as I type I'm listening to this on my iPod. Sadly the EU is cracking down on D/L-ing music from a CD to a computer, which is a shame. However, this is not the case in the US (yet).
Regardless, this is a fantasticly layered album of skittering rhythms and incongrous sounds that flirts with a classical foundation.
Nice job Mr. Greenwood.
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1.0 out of 5 stars !!!WARNING!!! March 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD should be a 5/5. However, it's not a cd-audio. It is a EMI Copy Protection disc. People, do not buy this cd. I know, it pains me not to support artists I love, but we must send a message to EMI. Don't block our fair use! Stopping our fair use of the cds we purchase only hurts the consumer.
Want to listen to the beautiful sound of Moon Trills on your iPod while studying? Nope, can't do it. Want to ponder the mental imagery so vividly induced by Clockword Tin Soldiers? Can't happen unless you lug your cd player along with you.
Support distributors and labels who care about their consumers. Don't support EMI and their crusade against the consumer.
(As a side note, I'd purchase and give this cd a glowing review had it not been for this issue.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Craziest Ambiance March 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to descibe the whole lot of different emotions this album gets you through. Perfet for all scenery ... Downtown or in a back country. I love it.
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