Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Cop Land: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Howard Shore is competent but more traditional in these underscores to this not-so-inspiring story about a corrupt community populated and run by police. The London Philharmonic Orchestra provides Shore's funereal signatur... more »
Listen to Samples
Howard Shore is competent but more traditional in these underscores to this not-so-inspiring story about a corrupt community populated and run by police. The London Philharmonic Orchestra provides Shore's funereal signature, but a few upbeat and brightly contemplative moments also materialize. Shore recorded the orchestra in England's All Saints Church and then manipulated this acoustic track to blend with an electronic score of atonal "environmental/industrial sounds." The most novel feature, the mysterious addition of an intermittent bagpipe, has no direct relation to the plot, but the effect is still a bit mesmerizing. This is simply good dramatic action-thriller music that builds to an obvious linear crescendo, but it can also function independently of the film--that is, if listeners prefer a bleaker background to orchestrate their day. --Joseph Lanza
Similarly Requested CDs
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Actually, there were two Springsteen songs in this movie, both from the "The River." The first was "Drive All Night" ... Stallone (Freddy) plays his while he's sleeping on the couch. The second, when he's with the woman he saved from drowning, also from "The River" is called "Stolen Car." Major disappointment that these songs weren't included on the soundtrack, but go buy "The River" now and you'll get them plus more!"
I think I can help you
zeeber | D.C. | 08/08/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I believe the song you are looking for, which I have been searching for as well is Brothers under the Bridge by Bruce Springsteen. I believe this is the song he puts on the record player when he lays down on the couch, if that's the one you were writing about. Go to circuitcity.com and check out his '18 Tracks' CD. You can listen to part of it. Then try your local napster type site. Good luck."
The Next Best Thing
Brendan J Kelly | Kingston, Prince Edward Island Canada | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before a person writes a review for a soundtrack they need to consiter two things: What movie does the soundtrack/score come from and are they rating the material in the soundtrack or rating they soundtrack for not having certain material on it.
Whenever I ask for a person's thoughts or comments on the Cop Land score the first and immediate response is, "It's no Lord of the Rings." Of coarse it's not! The reason why it is not as good as the Lord of the Rings is because a soundtrack/score is usually as good as the movie it's for. Depending on the composer this may vary. Howard Shore has created a brilliant score from very little to draw from (quite a different situation when speaking about the Lord of the Rings)so of coarse the end results won't be as wonderful as the Lord of the Rings.
When looking at the other reviews for this score, I realize that the main reason for its low rating is that the other reviewers don't like the fact that non-Howard Shore tracks don't appear on the C.D. They want the songs that the movie watcher hears on the radio in the film or the songs the characters lisens to while having some down time. This is a score, so you should expect to have only original orchestrated work in the C.D., or look on the track listings to see if any particular song(s) appear on the C.D., but don't give the soundtrack a low score just because you are mad at being too incompetant to figure out what is actually on the C.D.
I'm not going to to go in depth at what's on this score, all I am saying is it's full with the quality and brilliance that Howard Shore has always produced when he has composed, conducted, and orchestrated a score for a film. No, it's not the Lord of the Rings, but for a medium class police drama, it is quite amazing."