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Blade: Original Motion Picture Score
Mark Isham
Blade: Original Motion Picture Score
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If the black-vampire-hunter-as-action-hero genre isn't exactly oversaturated, it's hardly because of the strong star turns of Wesley Snipes in the film adaptations of the popular Blade graphic novels. This sequel to the '9...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mark Isham
Title: Blade: Original Motion Picture Score
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 9/8/1998
Release Date: 9/8/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 030206597622

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If the black-vampire-hunter-as-action-hero genre isn't exactly oversaturated, it's hardly because of the strong star turns of Wesley Snipes in the film adaptations of the popular Blade graphic novels. This sequel to the '98 original may have a plot hole (or three), but Marco Beltrami takes the baton from the original vamp-hunting thriller's Mark Isham and delivers a rousing orchestral score full of dark corners and ominous percussive thunder. While the film's strong, club-mix-heavy song score emphasizes the story's contemporary setting, Beltrami instinctively gets the tale's gothic, sword 'n' sorcery roots, punctuating his rhythmic, suspenseful score with blasts of Barbarian-friendly blasts of brass. The title track fuses the composer's dramatic instincts with the back-to-the-'70s synth-swagger of electronica artist-producer Danny Saber, while "Nomack the Knife" is anything but playful, powered by a beat-heavy symphonic wallop that just might clear the dance floor. --Jerry McCulley

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CD Reviews

Good CD, look elsewhere if you want the techno
09/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wake up, people- this is a film score. that means that you get some kick a** music but none of the techno. A lot of people have asked about techno songs from the movie, and I will help if I can- the bloodbath song is, of course, Confusion by New Order, and as another reviewer said the music Frost is listening to in the archives is Call and Response by Source Direct. I have heard that the bar scene (with the japanese school girls) is Ah, Singapore by Shonen Knife but I have not found the right mix yet- anyone know where to look? The first song from the end credits is Southside Reverb's "Go Get On it". If anyone has info on the bar song or any other songs email me at event_horizon@techie.com Even if you just want the techno, buy this CD anyway, it has some good stuff."
Don't Believe Review # 1 !!!
Reticuli | 02/12/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Actually, whoever wrote review # 1 is a bit confused. The CD does not contain any of the "songs" from the movie! What it does contain is the music that takes place in between the "songs". You know- dark, moody sounds, etc. There are no lyrics on the CD, and certainly none of the thumping techno you may be looking for. If you want some moody stuff that played in the background of Blade, this is for you, if you want the more lively stuff, you are better served by going to the "other" Blade CD. On that one, I must agree W/ the reviews that state "don't buy it for the techno", as only the last 4 songs ARE techno. The bulk of the CD is hip-hop & rap. But I bought it anyway, because the New Order remix of Confusion is so delicious that its worth the price of admission alone. Makes me want to go kill a vampire or two myself! (But please note, you can get the same track on a New Order remix CD W/O and of the other stuff, & I believe its even longer too!). Peace."
A little repetitive
08/24/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The score was actually allright. Most of the tracks sounded the same but there were some cool beats. Those of you looking for the blood bath music in the beginning aren't gonna find it here."