The Falcon and the Snowman Soundtrack
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|1. Psalm 121/Flight Of The Falcon|
|2. Daulton Lee|
|4. 'The Falcon'|
|5. This Is Not America|
|6. Extent Of The Lie|
|7. The Level Of Deception|
|9. Epilogue (Psalm 121)|
His prolific output, indelible sound, and innate versatility would earmark Pat Metheny as an obvious candidate for film music, making this lone 1985 foray into film scoring remarkable for its singularity. The set is credited to the Pat Metheny Group, then a sextet including brilliant percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, with choir and orchestra added to expand the music's sweep--added ammunition, to be sure, but ironically of diminishing value when Metheny's signature guitar shimmer, Lyle Mays's multi-layered, textured keyboards, and the rest of the group could create such vivid music without props. The centerpiece remains their lone collaboration with David Bowie on "This Is Not America," a tasteful and largely successful collaboration intended to underline the espionage thriller's central theme of alienation and disaffection. Ironically, Metheny's most "cinematic" music has been delivered since, albeit in the conventional context of his subsequent albums, especially 1992's solo Secret Story. --Sam Sutherland --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The album is a gem, although there are basically just two constantly recurring themes: the sublime 'Daulton Lee' and the chart-destined 'Chris'/'This is not America'. Track #6, 'The Extent of the Lie', is another Metheny/Mays soundscape, of the type first tried out on the 'As Falls Wichita' album.
I remember seeing Metheny in interview at the time of the making of this soundtrack -- it was all recorded in England -- and this was at a time when Metheny and Mays were effectively the unofficial sales arm of New England Digital. Metheny gave a superbly modest demonstration of the synclavier, using a keyboard rather than a guitar as the input vehicle. It was fascinating to see the sheet music automatically generated from his doodlings. Sounds simple now, but back in 1985 this was impressive!
The film features my ideal intelligence job: you lock yourself away where no-one can reach you, and you observe many of the top-secret activities going on around the globe.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I have listend to this soundtrack millions of times and NEVER get tired of the tracks "Chris", "Daulton Lee" and "This is Not America" (both... Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2002 by Cheryl Meril
I have listend to this soundtrack millions of times and NEVER get tired of the tracks "Chris," "Daulton Lee," and "This is Not America" (both instrumental and vocal versions). Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2002 by Cheryl Meril
This is my favorite soundtrack. The opener with the boys choir is great (I am still trying to get the sheet music for that -- I have seen many similar items, but not that... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2002 by Randy Given
ummm, I hope sutherland's review was written before 1999, when Metheny did the soundtrack for "A Map of the World."Published on July 20 2002
The Pat Metheny Group gives Hollywood a taste of what's missing. A movie soundtrack that is hip and smooth. Read morePublished on May 19 2002 by smoothjazzandmore
I am a huge Pat Metheny fan, but I can't heartily recommend this album (but I could enthusiastically recommend the 10 other Pat Metheny CDs I own and treasure!). Why? Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2000 by Ann K. Hobbs