- Audio CD (Dec 10 1991)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Soundtrack
- Label: Warner
- Run Time: 158 minutes
- ASIN: B000002LQZ
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
|1. Opening Titles - David Darling|
|2. Sax And Violins - Talking Heads|
|3. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Julee Cruise|
|4. Move With Me (Dub) - Neneh Cherry|
|5. The Adversary - Crime & The City Solution|
|6. What's Good - Lou Reed|
|7. Last Night Sleep - Can|
|8. Fretless - R.E.M.|
|9. Days - Elvis Costello|
|10. Claire's Theme - David Darling|
|11. (I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds|
|12. It Takes Time - Patti Smith & Fred Smith|
|13. Death's Door - Depeche Mode|
|14. Love Theme - David Darling|
|15. Calling All Angels - Jane Siberry|
|16. Humans From Earth - T-Bone Burnett|
|17. Sleeping In The Devil's Bed - Daniel Lanois|
|18. Until The End Of The World - U2|
|19. Finale - David Darling|
Realistically there are are very few perfect cds that could be considered as a DID, (desert island disc), this however, is one of mine.
Many REM fans will agree that this song here is one of their finest ever, and it doesn't appear anywhere else. The dub remix to Neneh Cherry's 'Move With Me' is amazing, and I'm not a fan of hers. 'Days' sung by Elvis Costello, as well as Nick Cave's inning, are both painfully beautiful. 'The Adversary' is probably the best track. The only disappointing track is the one by Depeche Mode - could have chosen much better from their repertoire.
Buy it now, and you won't regret.
Other film soundtracks, such as Saturday Night Fever, and the Big Chill, capture a certain zeitgiest, make a bazillion bucks, and get their VH-1 retrospectives. Others come in quietly, sell steadily, and linger in people's album collections, sounding fresh every time they are played. UTEOTW is one of the latter group. "Calling all Angels" still gives me a chill when I hear it. The ironies of "Humans from Earth" still produce a giggle. Maybe best of all, "A fifth of Beethoven" and "Boogie Shoes" are nowhere to be heard.
I saw the movie a long time ago and bought this soundtrack primarily for the music interludes containing pygmies singing. These clips are beautiful and haunting. But they make up a very small part of the album.
Then I listened to the rest of the album! Some of the best songs (in my opinion) from various artists such as R.E.M., Julee Cruise, Jane Siberry and Talking Heads are contained herein. The only popular song is the U2 song which is also the name of the movie.
I have listened to this album so much (and have seen the movie so infrequently) that I can not even remember where most of the songs occur in the movie.
If you are looking for a great slice of some different tracks from various artists and music that is moving and unique, don't miss out on this one. It is chock full of marvelous treasures.