Your Favorite Original Soundtracks?
Yo yo yo y'all. I'm at work and the blogs are crawling along like a slug with its tail caught on the bottom of Grimace's purple toe, so let's see what kinds of original soundtracks you peeps like, which means any soundtrack from a movie or what have you that was made specifically for that piece, not just a collection of 80's hits or indie usuals. Or at least mostly!
A few of my favs:
Glory by James Horner
-I'm a giganto sucker for angel choirs and the civil war-ish drum beats, fife and washboard as well as the intense emotion that runs through this piece of orchestral soundtrack, which is also one of my favorite films of all time.
Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman
-Again, insanely beautiful angel choruses and a magical bedtime vibe to the rest of the tunes makes this my favorite Danny Elfman soundtrack of all time and the one I seem to hear him pulling recurring themes into his new works the most from.
The Crow by Graeme Revell
-Haunting and violent but achingly tender at the same time, just like the movie itself and indeed the fate of Mr. Lee in his finest film. Very dark with bursts of sunlight streaming through.
Kundun by Philip Glass
-A really neat soundtrack where Eastern percussion instruments dominate in a really intruiging and hypnotic way. A repeatitive album in the best way possible.
American Beauty/The Shawshank Redemption by Thomas Newman
-Two simply stunning soundtracks from the same man, both capturing the tone of the characters perfectly with or without the movie playing around it. You know the characters and their motives without a bit of dialog listening to these wonders by themselves.
What about you fine Sunday Threadless movers and/or shakers? I'd like to find some more vocal-less soundtracks to listen to while doing stuff I need to concentrate on but have something flowing in the background...