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The Departed Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 14 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000J3FBVG
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,025 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Comfortably Numb - Rogers Waters feat. Van Morrison & The Band
2. Sail On, Sailor - The Beach Boys
3. Let It Loose - The Rolling Stones
4. Sweet Dreams - Roy Buchanan
5. One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
6. Baby Blue - Badfinger
7. I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
8. Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
9. Tweedle Dee - LaVern Baker
10. Sweet Dreams (Of You) - Patsy Cline
11. The Departed Tango - Howard Shore Featuring Marc Ribot (dobro) and
12. Beacon Hill - Howard Shore Performed by Sharon Isbin

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With Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese completely reinvented the way popular songs--instead of a made-to-measure score--can be used all the way through a movie to emphasize mood and action. He continues in that vein for The Departed, whose soundtrack is full of tunes by classic acts. If a theme emerges, it's great guitar work: on Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," on the Allman Brothers' "One Way Out," on Badfinger's "Baby Blue," and on Roy Buchanan's "Sweet Dreams." (Even the two selections from Howard Shore's score highlight that approach, with performances by Marc Ribot and Larry Saltzman on "The Departed Tango" and by Sharon Isbin on "Beacon Hill.") A couple of numbers also deliver slight twists: the version of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" is the live one from 1990, when it was performed with Van Morrison and the Band; and the Beach Boys' obscure 1972 song "Sail On, Sailor" isn’t sung by its cowriter Brian Wilson. Thankfully, LaVern Baker and Patsy Cline help offset a very white, very male, very classic-rock selection. While it looks as if Scorsese stopped listening to music sometime around 1975, Beantown's Dropkick Murphys do contribute "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," a nod to the movie's setting. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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This sound track is great to listen to. Like so many of the soundtracks there is a variety of difference songs to enjoy.
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What a great disc. Tony Soprano loved it, and although I am not in his line of work, I love it too.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa294b588) out of 5 stars Wonderfully captures the feel of the film July 19 2007
By N. Durham - Published on
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The Departed finally won Martin Scorsese the long overdue Oscar he has so very much deserved over the years. Like Goodfellas and Casino before it, The Departed utilized a soundtrack of previously available songs to set the mood and capture the feel of the film, and this soundtrack succeeds on just about all counts. The blistering live rendition of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" by Roger Waters, Van Morrison, and The Band starts the disc off, and is followed by classic tracks from the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, and Patsy Cline. Sandwiched in between these older acts and the two score tracks contributed from composer Howard Shore, is the instantly catchy "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" from punk favorites the Dropkick Murphys, which you'll no doubt remember nodding your head to when watching the film. There may not be anything featured here that you haven't heard before or seen somewhere else, but the soundtrack for The Departed is a blast regardless and wonderfully captures the feel of the film. In those regards alone, the soundtrack, much like the film itself, is a pleasently wonderful treat.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa294b7d4) out of 5 stars Departed-Very good tunes!!! May 12 2007
By J. Townsend - Published on
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Soundtrack is very good !!! But should not have left out -"Gimme Shelter"-Rolling Stones. Too bad. But otherwise worth playing!!!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa294b798) out of 5 stars It's all about The Murphys Oct. 2 2007
By Mr. D - Published on
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Ah, the movie soundtrack. What a consumer dilemma. If I love a movie this much, and it is directed by the Christopher Columbus of the use of popular songs in movies (instead of just a written score ), won't I love the soundtrack as well? Unfortuantely, very rarely. When great directors follow Scorcese's lead and use pop songs to move their films along we are often much more attracted to those soundtracks. Who wants to listen to 50 minutes of a written score when we can listen to The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys? What cannot be overlooked is that the filmmakers use only snippets of songs. The best example seems to be in "Goodfellas" when Martin Scorcese uses Clapton to actually follow the movement of his camera on a tracking shot focusing on the pink Cadillac with a dead mobster and his dead wife. Maybe the 2nd best use by Scorcese is the blast of the Dropkick Murphys at the beginning of "The Departed" to set the stage for Irish/Boston violence. The thing is, most of the other songs on this soundtrack, and others, are rarely needed to listen to in their entirety. "Boobie Nights' is even a better example. How brilliant the disco music moves the porn stars in the coke-fueled nightclubs. Listen to the entirety of the tracks at home, though , and we are reminded of why we yelled "Disco sucks" when we were Rock n roll teenagers. So, buy the bands who you like best on these soundtracks. Buy Dropkick Murphys' Warriors Code, for instance. Soundtracks just never seem to make me relive a great movie. And I keep trying over and over again. Must be obsessive compulsive.
28 of 38 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa294ba8c) out of 5 stars missing song Dec 6 2006
By JOHN H. PARK - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The strongest song of the whole film, without a doubt, is the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter". Of course, the soundtrack doesn't include it.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa294bf84) out of 5 stars we need more! March 1 2007
By urban gypsy - Published on
Format: Audio CD
There is so much music in this film, they shouldve made two soundtracks! well well well was perfect in the movie and its not on the album!:(