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Cat People [Soundtrack]

Giorgio Moroder Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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1. Cat People - David Bowie
2. The Autopsy
3. Irena's Theme
4. Night Rabbit
5. Leopard Tree Dream
6. Paul's Theme (Jogging Chase)
7. The Myth
8. To The Bridge
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4.0 out of 5 stars Putting Out Fire With Gasoline Feb. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
The artistry of composer Giorgio Moroder aside, this CD is the only place you can find the original David Bowie vocal for "Theme from Cat People," perhaps better known as "Putting Out Fire With Gasoline." And that alone makes this CD a must-have: a piece of music that begins with primative-sounding percussion, introduces Bowie at his sultry, sexy best, and then suddenly explodes into one of the most chills-down-your-spine bits of music that you will ever encounter, the personification of ... hunger, desire, and a touch of kink. Moroder and Bowie make a remarkable combination--it is a great pity they did not do more together--and the recording here is far, far superior to the version of the song included on Bowie's LET'S DANCE.
That said, the rest of the soundtrack is a mixed bag. There are moments of beauty, particularly those that repeat the opening theme--"Irena's Theme," "Leopard Tree Dream," and "Myth," the latter of which features Bowie's dusky, languid humming of the main theme. But other selections are so specifically tied to the film that they do not stand well alone. This is particularly true of selections like "Autopsy" and "Night Rabbit," which are essentially created as background music for the movie's "shocker" scenes, short bits of music that suddenly pop to increase the horror of the graphic violence occurring on the screen. While interesting to fans of the film, they aren't greatly interesting beyond the context of the film itself.
The instruments here are a mix of synthetics and live, a typical Moroder concept that creates an interesting tension--a sort of strange mix of detachment and human involvement, if you will. And then there is that haunting, hungry, incredibly ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack Aug. 10 2001
Format:Audio CD
It sounds strange, but I first saw this CD in the store before I even saw the film, and the Moroder name plus the packaging and design told me I would really like it. But I insisted on seeing the film first, feeling I would be silly to buy the disc just for the sensual cover art. Well, I watched the film, thoroughly enjoyed it, and rushed out to buy this disc. The opening track is possibly the best bit--Bowie's voice has rarely sounded better, the lyrics are perfect, and the song rocks. The Moroder score immediately evokes images from the film. However, it appears that this disc has different music than the actual film. I bought the film on VHS and on the back it claims that some of the music in the film has been changed from the original theatrical version. I don't know the details, and would love if someone could fill them in, but what music exactly is on this disc? While some tracks are obviously right from the movie (Autopsy, Night Rabbit, To the Bridge) others sound like reworked versions from the film (the starkly beautiful Irena's Theme, Myth, and especially Leopard Tree Dream).
Nevertheless, this is a very nice disc and highly recommended. The sound is very Moroder--fans of his other film work (Midnight Express) will certainly enjoy. He loves that drum machine and throbbing bass.
Perhaps they'll re-release this one day, remastered and with additional music from the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MEOW April 22 2003
Format:Audio CD
I never understood why David Bowie reworked "Putting Out the Fire" for his single version. This original is awesome, and a hundred times better than the "juiced up" version. The intro, coupled with the sultry jungle drums, Bowie's evocative vocals, makes for one of the best movie themes in the past thirty years. Strangely enough, it was ignored at the Oscars, and just goes to show how much the academy has changed in including "pop" in its awards. However, I bought this CD mainly to get this excellent version of the title theme, and it's worth the price just to hear that version again. Moroder, who rose to fame with Donna Summer and "Midnight Express" captured the eerie sexuality of Paul Schrader's enigmatic film, and listening to the soundtrack conjures up images I thought I had long forgotten.
There's no putting out the fire on this title track!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Giorgio Moroder and David Bowie April 15 2001
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
My original purpose for buying this album was from seeing the movie. I wanted something to remind me of it. Later I found that I like to listen to the music for its own merit.
The bulk of the Album is music of Giorgio Moroder I has sort of a new age feel. And he has produced music for several movies, even Metropolis (1984 Re-release Of 1924 Film) ASIN: B00000260Q.
However the real purpose for my purchase of and the repeat listening is Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie. It is not that I am enamored of either Giorgio Moroder or David Bowie. But this combination produces something unique that speaks to you.Listen to the sample.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moroder's Best Score - With a Great Bowie Track April 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning "Midnight Express" score and his disco collaborations with Donna Summer, composer Giorgio Moroder's finest work can be heard on "Cat People" (1982). Like the Paul Schrader film it accompanies, Moroder's score remains a masterpiece of mood and atmosphere - featuring David Bowie's excellent title song (subtitled "Putting Out Fire"). It should be noted that Moroder utilized a different recording for the movie, which is equally memorable. Hopefully, the "Cat People" CD will be reissued with additional music from the film soundtrack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another Good B movie in its time
Published 2 months ago by kenneth eastman
5.0 out of 5 stars Cat people - The album - Five stars
A discover for me ! Great album from 80's. With this incredible voice of
David Bowie on a music by Giorgio Moroder. Great seller - Quick shipping.
Five stars !!!
Published on Aug. 24 2012 by Linda Giasson
5.0 out of 5 stars An unbelievably moody soundtrack!
This album sent chills down my spine! It is one minute terrifying the next romantic. David Bowie sings the main theme and causes it to be so intense its almost disturbing. Read more
Published on July 25 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Play at your own risk--this one's HOT!
Forget about Luther Vandross or Mozart--if you want music to spark someone's passion, you will not go wrong with this record. Arguably the most sensual soundtrack in pop music. Read more
Published on June 2 2000 by NewWorldSmurf
5.0 out of 5 stars Evocative mood music -- great for Halloween
A unique pacing of tracks & great feeling communicated, sensual & spooky.
Published on Nov. 24 1999 by J. Pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great score!
This is one of the greatest soundtracks of the 80's. Moroder's score is the epitome of what a movie soundtrack should be. Read more
Published on Nov. 4 1999 by Cooking boy
5.0 out of 5 stars sensual
Darkly moody and evocative of the city of New Orleans,this CD is a strange and sensual journey into the passions of that place. Read more
Published on May 28 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every dime!
This soundtrack is for the movie "Cat People". It was a rather strange movie, (but I liked it) & the music is amazing!
Published on Oct. 3 1998
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