Labyrinth: From the Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film Soundtrack
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Faute d'avoir vraiment marqué les esprits, Labyrinth (1986) a au moins permis à David Bowie de faire une apparition remarquée à l'écran et de signer plusieurs chansons d'excellente facture. La bande originale du film fantastique de Jim Henson (produit par George Lucas), en plus d'instrumentaux signés Trevor Jones, comprend en effet plusieurs titres nés de la collaboration entre le dandy anglais et le producteur Arif Mardin. Parmi ceux-ci, on retiendra surtout la chanson-titre pour laquelle Bowie est entouré d'une équipe prestigieuse, à commencer par le guitariste de blues Albert Collins et Cissy Houston, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller et Luther Vandross pour les choeurs. Sorti à l'époque en maxi single, "Labyrinth" a même connu un assez large succès. --Philippe Margotin
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Of course, there's Davie Bowie's songs, and Trevor Jones' score. First off -- Jones is a great, underrated film composer with some magnificent pieces under his belt. His scores are always appropriate and (unlike a lot of composers today) most often subtle and non-intrusive. That said, Labyrinth is certainly not his pinnacle achievement, and it seems to transport us back to the whacky, beginning-of-a-synthisized-era 80's than the far-away, extravagant universe of Labyrinth. To his credit, the theme for Sarah ("Sarah"), the main character, is beautiful and enchanting, likewise the "Hallucination" piece is rather hypnotic with it's synthetic strings, sleazy saxaphones and whiny electric guitar rifs, but overall the score isn't the standout here.
So, yeah, this CD is, in short, Bowie's. It's an awesome combination of rock-rolling, playful songs that are brilliantly orchestrated/produced and wholly fitting for the whacky, imaginative nature of the film. On the other hand, some of the songs (like those in other unexpected films -- Willy Wonka, off the top of my head), on closer examination, have some rather eerie, psychadelic lyrics that are quite frankly pretty surreal. Strange stuff.
But the songs, man are they indispensable. "As the World Falls Down" is haunting and unforgettable -- a love song for the ages. "Dance Magic Dance" was stuck in my head as a little kid and still has yet to get out -- I have every note and lyric memorized. "Within You" is, like the Jones' piece I mentioned above, absolutely hypnotic and other-wordly.Read more ›
The Bowie contributions run the range from very fun, relatively light-weight songs such as "Underground", "Chilly Down", and "Magic Dance", to more serious and somber songs such as the beautiful "As The World Falls Down" and "Within You". The score blends perfectly with David's compositions, and really ties the soundtrack together into a great listening experience.
For anyone who enjoyed watching David Bowie and the goblins, (tights, big fuzzy wig, and all) this soundtrack is a must have and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and wondering where you left your copy of the video.
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Loved this movie since I was a kid , now I have the soundtrackPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had this soundtrack years ago on cassette and am delighted to now have it on DVD.Published 5 months ago by Wendy M.
yes i would recommend this CD for whoever loves the labyrinth movie so they can listen to it on their own.Published on April 17 2013 by murrychief
I've always loved this movie, since seeing it as a little girl, but recently decided that the music in it is pretty amazing too! Read morePublished on April 16 2013 by Hello Kitty07
Who doesnt love Labyrinth? This is a great soundtrack to get moving. One of those classics that is great to have the soundtrack for.Published on March 18 2013 by Amy Nickerson
The package arrived before the due date and the product was very affordable. It was cheaper buying this product online than in stores! There were no scratches or damages. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2011 by KM
This CD is great! As a matter of fact, it is why I like the Movie so much. The Movie is a little weird, but it has a magical edge to it that makes it a one in a million kind of... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by K. D Parker
Oh my gosh! This is a great CD! I have listened to it at least 500 times. I love all of the songs so much I have memorized them and sing them all the time. My favorite movie also. Read morePublished on March 4 2004