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Man on Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Harry Gregson-Williams
Man on Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1

Director Tony Scott's tale of an ex-Marine-turned-bodyguard (Denzel Washington) who responds to the kidnapping of his young charge and her family with a violence-drenched cycle of revenge and torture is driven by the filmm...  more »

      
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All Artists: Harry Gregson-Williams
Title: Man on Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 4/23/2004
Re-Release Date: 7/27/2004
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206658323, 4005939658328

Synopsis

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Director Tony Scott's tale of an ex-Marine-turned-bodyguard (Denzel Washington) who responds to the kidnapping of his young charge and her family with a violence-drenched cycle of revenge and torture is driven by the filmmaker's typically manic visual sense. English composer Harry Gregson-Williams, whose conjured similar action-oriented synth-symphony fusion scores for The Rundown and Spy Game, deftly expands the dimensions of that bi-polar musical sensibility here, infusing it with gentle ethnic folk touches and the ever-savory sonic contributions of Lisa Gerrard. The composer matches Scott's visually jarring action sequences with a melange of strangled guitar riffs, metallic rhythms and aggressive electronic soundscapes, contrasting them masterfully against quiet piano passages and brooding symphonic pastoralism. Contemporary Latin ballads by Gabriel Gonzalez and Cuban singer/songwriter Carlos Varela help cement the score's foreign intrigue, while Gerrard (arguably the MVP of soundtrack utility players) contributes a smart remix of the title track and collaborates with Gregson-Williams on the haunting "The End," which also features her distinctly exotic vocals. The result is a spiritual cousin to Hans Zimmer's similarly compelling brew of electronica and world music for Black Hawk Down. -- Jerry McCulley

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CD Reviews

List of all songs
Castor Troy | Aichach, BY, Germany | 01/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"On the soundtrack:

1. "Una Palabra" - Carlos Varela
2. "Main Title"
3. "Taxi"
4. "Paso"
5. "Creasy's Room"
6. "Rave"
7. "Pita's Sorrow"
8. "Nightmare"
9. "Bullet Tells the Truth"
10. "Followed"
11. "Smiling"
12. "You Are Her Father"
13. "No Mariachi"
14. "Drop"
15. "Angel Vengador" - Gabriel el Chino Gonzalez
16. "You Betrayed Me"
17. "She's Dead"
18. "Crime Scene"
19. "Pita's Room"
20. "Gonzalez"
21. "Ove Como Va"
22. "Ni?"
23. "Creasy's Art Is Death"
24. "Voice"
25. "Sanchez Family"
26. "Rooftop"
27. "End"
28. "Man On Fire (Remix)" - Lisa Gerrard

Not on the soundtrack:

29. "The Mark Has Been Made" - Nine Inch Nails
30. "Una Palabra" - Carlos Varela
31. "Blue Bayou" - Linda Ronstadt
32. "Mas" - Kinky
33. "The Wretched (Version)" - Nine Inch Nails
34. "La Negra" - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
35. "Prelude In B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6"
36. "The Art of Self Destruction, Part One" - Nine Inch Nails
37. "The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)" - Nine Inch Nails
38. "The Great Below" - Nine Inch Nails
39. "Self Destruction, Part Two" - Nine Inch Nails
40. "Clair De Lune"
41. "Field-Goal" - Kinky
42. "Guadalajara"
43. "Nocturne No. 4 in F, Op. 15, No. 1"
44. "Gavin Leaves Message"
45. "Corridor"
46. "Gavin Sees Val And Kids"
47. "Follow Me Down"
48. "Katie Snow Dream"
49. "Embry Threatens"
50. "Take Me with You"
51. "Oye Como Va" - Kinky
52. "Mickey" - Toni Basil
53. "Razzle Dazzle" - Jo Park
54. "Nessun Dorma From Turandot"
55. "Deedrah Reload (GMS Remix)" - Deedrah
56. "Juice (Live Mix)" - GMS
57. "GMS Vs Alien Project" - GMS (not sure about the title!)
58. "Bring Out The Gimp" - GMS
59. "Hell-Bent" - Deakin Scott
60. "Space" - Baby Doc & S-J
61. "Premajor"
62. "The Search" - Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier
63. "Creasy Dies" - Lisa Gerrard"
Where's the Main Theme?
M. Cloud | Deep woods, Ga. | 03/18/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The primary reason I wanted to buy this CD was the main theme "Man on Fire" by Lisa Gerrard, and it's not even on the CD? That 'remix' doesn't cut it. I can't believe they left this beautiful, haunting track off. No sale here."
A Travesty
Lou Dawg El' Fantastico | Chicago, Illinois United States | 03/07/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this CD for only one song, Una Palabra by Carlos Varela. It is the very first track. Come to find it is a shortened version of the original song. The full version is 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The version on the soundtrack is 1 minute and 14 seconds. Why someone would want to cut 73 seconds off such a short but beautiful song is a travesty. Why it's madness, I tell you...and my soul demands justice! Luckily I was able to find the full version on the internet, but of course that was $14 later.

All kidding aside, it's not a bad CD entirely...if you're into that Harry Gregson-Williams hooty-tooty crap. As a matter of fact, I encourage you to get into him. Just so happens I got a CD for sale if you're interested. Say...$13.99?"