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Until the End of the World Import, Soundtrack
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|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|
Original Soundtrack Until The End Of The World US CD album
This 1991 companion to German director Wim Wenders's film sets a high water mark for the intelligent use of cutting-edge popular (and we are using that term in its broadest sense) music on film, deservedly cracking onto critical lists for the best releases of that year, period. The contemplative thriller's setting at the end of the millennium is answered by a remarkable repertory of artists including Talking Heads, Neneh Cherry, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, REM, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, Jane Siberry with k.d. lang, T-Bone Burnett, Daniel Lanois and U2, a de facto dream team. Nearly all these performances were unheard at the time of release, and beyond the evident marquee lustre there is an underlying cohesion to the sense of yearning that prevails. Both Cave and U2 build powerful songs around the title theme, Elvis offers a brilliant Ray Davies cover, and the Siberry/lang classic, "Calling All Angels", summarises the spiritual underpinnings of this thoroughly modern, ultimately timeless classic in film music. --Sam Sutherland
Top Customer Reviews
If you're hesitant about buying it, here are a few sales promoters:
- I didn't like the movie. Although the idea was amazing, there were a few problems there (lead actress gave dreadful performance, movie too long, people in it too serious, on the edge from becoming ridiculous, etc.). The soundtrack, however - impeccable.
- If you're not into soundtracks - it's not full of vocal-less tunes, but more of a compilation of songs, with a few short intervals in between.
- The cast of the soundtrack is impressive, but all artists gave songs of theirs that were never singles, a few can't be found anywhere else.
- Despite the variety of artists and multitude of tracks (19), the album is amazingly harmonious, and maintains a certain mood. It's therefore a great atmosphere CD, as well as a great driving CD. I wouldn't even change the order of the songs, that's how well everything here was thought of.
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.
Simply put the soundtrack gathered the cream of the music scene: opening and closing tracks in charge of Graeme Revell/David Darling; mood swings in charge of Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, REM, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Daniel Lanois and U2, among others; and one of the most beautiful songs of all times, "Calling All Angels" by Canadian Jane Siberry, topping it all.
The one big missing song from this album is the very special version of "Blood Of Eden" that Peter Gabriel rearranged for this movie, in one of its most beautiful moments: when Solveig Dommartin and William Hurt's plane peacefully lands after all electronic devices fail to operate due to a nuclear explosion. Otherwise, it's one of those perfect soundtracks.
Most recent customer reviews
Definitely in my top 10 of not only best Soundtracks but also best CD's of all time. I wore out my original tape and then the 1st copy on CD, am on my second copy and I never get... Read morePublished on July 31 2005 by L. Dennis
I bought this cd the day after I went to see the movie and I remember listening to it over and over again driving my poor roommate nuts. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Stephanie Sanchez-Dermott
This is a must for anyone who loves music. It covers all the bases on giving to the listener a wide myriad of emotionsPublished on March 5 2004
This is one of the best soundtrack collections ever produced as well as a superb film. It's a unique collection of the best "true" alternative music from the early 90's... Read morePublished on May 30 2003 by pdxbeautiful
I first would like to echo the positive views of the other reviewers here--I don't like soundtrack albums as a rule, and I have never seen this movie, but this album is simply... Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2002 by Paul Minot
Okay, I must admit it. I have never seen the movie, but this soundtrack is so awesome. A friend turned me on to it years ago. Read morePublished on June 14 2001 by Tracie
The film itself is deeply perplexing, I recommend watching it,especially if you enjoy the soundtrack. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2001
I remember watching Wim Wenders' movie, almost 10 years ago now, and when it was over the first thought that crossed my mind was: "That was some beautiful music!!". Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2000 by NAVLE