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|Various Artists, Jay Semko, MYTHOS|
Due South, Vol. II: The Original Television Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC
Reviewed on 10/20/2007...
This cd is different enough from the first one. I like the variety of artists on this CD. Again Due South star Paul Gross is excellent. Michelle Wright's song Nobody's Girl is one of my favorite.
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It's better than bark tea
klingonwarrior | England | 07/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fan of Due South ? Buy this. Not a fan of Due South ? What the heck, buy it anyway, it's that good.1. "Oh, what a feeling" You'll go around with the words "What a Russshhhhhh" in your head for ages. A catchy indie guitar song.2. "Drunken Sailor" (from the ep. Mountie on the Bounty) Takes the well-known song and puts POWER into it, with a tin whistle floating over the melody. Avast ye scurvy sea-dogs !3. "Robert MacKenzie" (from the ep. Mountie on the Bounty) I love the beginning to this one. Starts off calm and serene... then POW, you're hit with a song sung by the Mountie himself all about the sinking of the Robert MacKenzie. You can nearly imagine that you're standing at the helm of the ship, mist weaving itself around you... a great track.4. "Mind" This one's slightly surreal - a song you can listen to yet not be listening to - if that makes any sense.5. "Mounty on the Bounty" (from the same-named ep) Music taken from the episode. A fiddle (I think it's a fiddle) leads the tune in a Riverdance-style piece. Very good. 6. "Song for a winter's night" The sea ballads have gone - this is a mellow, quiet song by Sarah McLachlan. It's a really lovely song - one of my favourite's.7. "Slave to your love" This one's okay. Nothing special. A rhythm/blues type song.8. "From a million miles" Sounds slightly "Dawson's Creek"ish but it's okay.9. "Take me out to the ball game" (from Dr. Longball) A laid-back, casual sounding song from Trevor Hurst which is very singable. I like the way pauses in the beat are used. This one's cool.10. "November" Again, a slighty surreal piece of music interuppted by the occasional singing-without-words. It's a nice, dreamy piece, and unlike MIND (track 4) it's powerful at the same time.11. "Cubically Contained" (from Mountie and Soul) Another laid-back piece which doesn't really build up to anything. Some guy with a guitar doing a talk/singing thing. Doesn't really make a big impression.12. "Nobody's Girl" (from Mountie sings the Blues) Whenever I hear this, I think of Fraser doing his "dancing like a stick" impression whilst Michelle Wright was singing this. A boppy, feel-good song - nothing too heavy. 13. "Sophia's Pipes" Sounds kinda similar to Mountie on the Bounty (track 5). Also in a Riverdance style. Good stuff.14. "Western end of the trail" (from Mountie on the Bounty) How much do I love this piece of piano and guitar music ? Your typical Due South tune - okay, so it's played nearly every episode, but it's still really, really good. I only wish it could go on for longer.15. "Holy Tears" (from Call of the Wild) This track just blows me away every time i hear it. It's so moving. If you remember, it's played at the end of "Call of the Wild part 2. I guess you're just gonna have to hear this yourself. This track stood out from the very first time I heard the CD.16. "Due South theme '97" The theme music which features at the beginning of every episode. I bought this CD mainly because of this.Highlights - basically all of it.Lowlights - there are a couple of weak tracks on here, but overall it's a very well-put-together album.2 critisism though - 1. I was expecting the theme tune with words to be on here2. "Northwest Passage" (The Hand of Franklin song) really really really should have featured on the CD, with it being the last thing you here on the last ever episode. Thankyou kindly for reading this."
Fun, even without the fan connection
Billy Sargent | 09/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ooooooo, what a feel-ling! What a russsssshh! Even without remembering Ray getting ready in the morning and being in touch with the nearly frenzied energy of that character, this is a jammin' little tune. I DJ a bunch of college bars, and I use some of the songs off this album in my gigs. If you bought the first dS soundtrack, you'll find this one like the show it represents; harder edged, grittier, attitude-ish. Think of them (the albums and the shows) as contrasts of Ray. [lol] Not that I'm a fan or anything. There's a sound bite, like last time, with OFM doing the regular gag "I first came to the city of Chicago...". I was a little disappointed that, like with the first soundtrack, there wasn't more of the motive music used, in addition to the original scores and the commercial releases. (I was pleased however to find the music often played at the end of the show, but the producers have failed miserably NOT to have included the common opening motive with the native/traditional sounding "DO-mah-yu" piece) And, of course, Paul Gross getting a modest plug in there for himself. ; > Again, like the show it highlights, this music is quirky and not likely to meet everyone's tastes, but there's something here for everyone. I recommend it for everyone, but if you aren't sure, watch the show! = ]"