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The Crow: Original Soundtrack Soundtrack
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Based on the hit comic book about a man who returns from the dead to avenge his killers, the film adaptation of The Crow suffered a cruel irony when star Brandon Lee (son of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee) died during production after a bizarre onset accident. That event only deepened the film's aura of death and gothic unease, moods that are brilliantly underscored by this well-chosen collection of stark alt rock, dark metal, and industrial dirges.
The opener, the Cure's typically angst-ridden "Burn," is about as sentimental as this album gets, bookended by Jane Siberry's wistful "It Can't Rain All the Time." Sandwiched in between is a virtual primer on powerful mid-1990s alt and industrial rock, from Nine Inch Nails hammering Joy Division's "Dead Souls" into its own image to the blistering snarl of Helmet, Pantera, and the Rollins Band. So-called pop-song scores often have a cheap afterthought feel to them; this one, a refreshingly integral part of the film itself, stands as a great album in its own right. --Jerry McCulley
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The Cure's "Burn" is a great start for the album. The thing that bugs me is that people who ordinarily don't like The Cure really like this song...& what a shame too, cuz they're missing out (they're my favorite band)!! If you haven't heard Disintegration, shame on you!! It has a similar driving bass vibe that "Fascination Street" has. MLG's "Golgotha Tenement Blues" is a WAY cool creepy song, I can't believe some people don't even like it!! Also check out another cool song of theirs, "Butterfly Wings". "Big Empty" is definitely my all-time favorite STP song, mainly thanks to the drastic dynamics from the mellow verse to the intense chorus, & an interesting bass line.Read more ›
The One "Must Have" CD, Especially If You Plan To Have 10 - 100 of Your Closest Friends Over To Party!
"The Crow: Original Motion Picture Sound Track" remains on My personal "Top 20 Albums of All Time" list and rates as one of the best Sound Tracks ever made. It was recorded in 1996 for the picture "The Crow" starring the ill-fated Brandon Lee, only son of Martial Arts Film Legend, Bruce Lee.
Brandon, who died in a bizarre on set accident, starred in this film about a dark hero who comes from the afterlife to bring justice to those who would do evil. His death reinforced the dark mood of the film and as recent legend would have us believe, fulfilled the curse of his father for bringing the ancient art of Kung Fu to the masses, as the film about Bruce Lee's life hinted at.
This recording showcases a diverse community of talent and even groups I would otherwise never have listened to, make an impressive effort. From it's haunted opening strains by The Cure, it takes you on a visceral musical journey. The second track by The Machines of Loving Grace set a dark metallic feeling that fits with the movie perfectly, though a one hit wonder, this is the hit that put them on the map.
Then with the third track it takes an Earthy, melancholic turn with The Stone Temple Pilots. Next on the list is a remake of the song "Dead Souls" by Nine Inch Nails, which is as angst filled as any Modern Alternative battle cry but with Trent Reznor giving it an edge lacking in most of the songs of the day. The Fifth track on this Masterpiece is a song called "Darkness" by the ever rebellious Rage Against the Machine.Read more ›
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There are many great unknown tracks in this cd and this is why I liked this seller's price.Published 16 months ago by Michel Alexandre Gerin
My CD's arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Definitely a good find for me as I was unable to purchase these songs electronically.Published on July 28 2013 by Amazon Customer
The CD was delivered very promptly and was in perfect condition. Very happy with this order.Published on July 27 2010 by Darren J. Robertson
I recently watched "The Crow" on the Sundance Channel and although I knew about the movie I had never really seen it. Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Iain Black
this sountrack is wonderful. just listening to the album takes you through the movie itself. the frist track by The Cure is great. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003
I remember when this came out it seemed custome made for my musical tastes at the time, and still does really. I mean the quality of bands here is great. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by H3@+h
When was the last time you scored a quality cd? The kind of cd that would be an essential addition for your collection. The kind that makes you glad that you purchased it. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2003 by Jerome Kottmer
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