|1. Summer Overture|
|3. Coney Island Dreaming|
|5. Chocolate Charms|
|6. Ghosts of Things to Come|
|9. Dr. Pill|
|10. High on Life|
|12. Crimin' & Dealin'|
|13. Hope Overture|
|15. Bialy & Lox Conga|
|16. Cleaning Apartment|
|20. Marion Barfs|
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I was actually somewhat disappointed that the tracks with the Quartet were few, and also very short. One thing about this soundtrack that makes it drop a few notches to 3 stars is the fact that the songs are set up exactly as they are in the film...Now, this is a neat concept, arranging a soundtrack in an identical manner to how it appears in the film, but I think it would have benefited more from having had some extended versions of some of the songs.
The first and last few songs are amazing, but there's 20 someodd tracks of repetitive music in between, that while still good, doesn't capture the same intensity, or provoke the same reaction.
Kudos of course to the always on the mark Kronos Quartet. What can't these musicians play? If this is your initiation into their music, you must check out their huge output of CDs, everything ranging from traditional African music, baroque, to the most progressive modern composers. They are one of our national treasures!
If you're prone to nightmares, however, you might want to play this CD in the light of day, not the really early AM hours. Like the movie, it has a certain fatalistic quality about it. Suicide Hotline soundtrack, perhaps? For that matter, if you're feeling down in the dumps, don't go near the movie, either. It will just convince you that there is no point. Hang it up!
But if the life force is with you and you actually enjoy a little melancholy edge now and again, this may very well be your background music!
Those who have seen and are familiar with the film will find the music a powerful reminder of the anguish of the... Read more