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Lone Star Original Film Sound

4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 23 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • ASIN: B000001CYT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Mi Unico Camino - Conjunto Bernal
2. Juana La Cubana - Fito Olivares
3. Boogie - Little Walter
4. Sam And Pilar - Duke Levine, Mike Turk
5. You Hurt Me - Little Willie John
6. The Night's Too Long - Lucinda Williams
7. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
8. Sabor A Mi - Isidoro Lopez
9. Jurame - Lydia Mendoza
10. Papertrail - Duke Levine
11. My Love Is - Little Willie John
12. Desde Que Conosco - Freddie Fender
13. Lagrimas De Acero - Duke Levine, Evan Harlan, Marshall Wood And Tim ..
14. I'm Blue And Lonesome - Duke Levine, Mike Turk, Billy Novick, Marshall W..
15. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana And The Prairie Ramblers

Product Description

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Writer-director John Sayles's complex, adult mystery delves deeply into borders at myriad levels, a theme echoed beautifully in this collection of country, blues, norteño, R&B, and folk songs that appear as source cues in the film. Sayles's hand in picking them is evident in terms of both quality and thematic resonance: in a telling gesture, Ivory Joe Hunter's mournful "Since I Met You Baby" is answered with a Spanish cover version, created for the film, featuring Freddie Fender. Whether reinforcing the film's cultural milieu or underlining its emotions, strong performances from Lucinda Williams, legendary Mexican songstress Lydia Mendoza, Little Willie John, Little Walter, and Conjunto Bernal give Lone Star heft far beyond most cinematic song compilations. --Sam Sutherland

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By A Customer on April 21 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you are like me, you buy a soundtrack because the music really stood out in the movie, and, usually, you enjoyed the movie, so the music brings back a little of that good memory. John Sayles used the music in his movie as a transition between scenes and it was very effective. The traditional music is excellent. The reason for my 2 star review is the fact that the production quality on the CD is extremely bad. Granted, most of the songs were probably somewhat obscure and the original media may not have been top quality to begin with, but from the first song you really hear a hiss in your speaker like you are playing a tape recorded to another tape. This CD really needed some digital enhancement. Don't get me wrong, the music is excellent, but if you are one of those people who buys a CD for the reason that it is supposed to sound better than a tape, then, in this case, you would be just as well off purchasing the cassette and saving a few dollars.
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Like the film itself, the soundtrack to "Lone Star" is complex and thought-provoking. It's a good introduction to a variety of musical genres and plays well. I would have liked the album better without the music composed for the film; it's distracting and takes away from the melodic, melancholy works by Lydia Mendoza, Ivory Joe Hunter, and even Freddie Fender that so evoke the pensiveness of the movie. (I'm a little surprised that a Tejano movie soundtrack didn't have Flaco Jimenez on it, though.) Still, most of the songs are great. It's one of the few movie soundtracks I am glad I own.
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By A Customer on Nov. 20 2000
Format: Audio CD
What can I say...This CD is raw knee smackin' fun! I plucked a couple of tunes on my trusty banjo afterwards. Me and my boys were hootin an hollarin' till the cows came home...literally! If you need some good music for a barn raisin', shiveree, or just a good ol' shindig, this is the CD for you. Hee Haw!
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By A Customer on Nov. 19 2001
Format: Audio CD
This soundtrack really evokes the movie's many moods very well. Renewed my interest in Tejano music as well as traditional Mexican music!
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Format: Audio CD
I'll make it simple-rent the movie and you'll see! John Sayles knows how to pick a soundtrack as well as he writes, directs, and edits!
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