Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Bone Collector: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
Until 1999, Craig Armstrong was best known for his production work alongside Massive Attack. But then, seemingly in one year, Armstrong created a name for himself as a soundtrack composer--and a good one at that. Plunkett ... more »
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Until 1999, Craig Armstrong was best known for his production work alongside Massive Attack. But then, seemingly in one year, Armstrong created a name for himself as a soundtrack composer--and a good one at that. Plunkett & Macleane established his unique blend of symphonic and ambient elements in a score that defied categorization. On The Bone Collector, Armstrong has created another strong soundtrack in a similar vein. Don't expect the foreboding chill of Massive Attack's Blue Lines on this instrumental score, nor fast-and-furious breakbeats. Instead, Armstrong simply peppers his vast, slow-moving orchestral movements with the occasional turntable scratch or keyboard synth effects. The London Symphony Orchestra perform the bulk of this work, which sounds at times like Orff or Mahler made for the chill-out room at a rave. Occasionally repetitive, The Bone Collector is still easy to recommend for its creative arrangements and sheer power when played at volume. Great stuff. --Jason Verlinde
Powerfully moving and original
bear283 | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
""the bone collector" was a great thriller that needed an equally great score. Craig Armstrong has provided that score and more. He has made it suspenseful, moving, and above all he has convaded the romance between lincoln and amelia. the score stays with for a long time and amkes you want to hear it over and over. this is a truely original and moving score. It is one of my favorites. I usually don't like thriller scores but this was is great because it doesn't jsut concintrate on the suspense but the love and worry the characters go theough. Craig Armstrong deserves a nomination for this."
I finally found it. Taxi Ride was used in another trailer.
Joel Munyon | Joliet, Illinois - the poohole of America. | 05/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That trailer was for the GODS AND GENERALS trailer. Overall, I loved the atmosphere on this cd. Great stuff to use for documentaries or while writing deep and complex stories - which are some of the things I use soundtracks for. This cd is now out of print but you can pick up a copy on ebay about once every few weeks. I'd rate The Bone Collector up there with Fargo and The Thin Red Line in terms of most underrated musical scores.
If you can find this cd and you enjoy soundtracks, this one is certainly worth it."
Jeff Cotton | London United Kingdom | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the best of Craig A. check out his strks to Best Laid Plans and, especially, Romeo + Juliet. I'm about to buy this one on the basis of those two, and his rather good solo album. Swoopy and throbby - what more can one ask?"