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|David Darling, Talking Heads|
Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
This 1991 companion to German director Wim Wenders's film sets a high water mark for the intelligent use of cutting-edge popular (and we're using that term in its broadest sense) music on film, deservedly cracking onto c... more »
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This 1991 companion to German director Wim Wenders's film sets a high water mark for the intelligent use of cutting-edge popular (and we're using that term in its broadest sense) music on film, deservedly cracking onto critical lists for the best releases of that year, period. The contemplative thriller's setting at the end of the millenium is answered by a remarkable repertory of artists including Talking Heads, Neneh Cherry, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, Jane Siberry with k.d. lang, T-Bone Burnett, Daniel Lanois and U2, a de facto dream team. Nearly all these performances were unheard at the time of release, and beyond the evident marquee lustre there's an underlying cohesion to the sense of yearning that prevails. Both Cave and U2 build powerful songs around the title theme, Elvis offers a brilliant Ray Davies cover, and the Siberry/lang classic, "Calling All Angels," summarizes the spiritual underpinnings of this thoroughly modern, ultimately timeless classic in film music. --Sam Sutherland
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One of the best soundtracks ever
Manny Hernandez | Bay Area, CA | 08/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It definitely has to be among the top 5 soundtracks of all times. This outstanding work to go along with the road movie of all times, "Until The End Of The World," by wunder director, Wim Wenders, went beyond where most soundtracks had gone before it came out (1991) and set the pace for great soundtracks to come later on (The Insider, Traffic and others).Simply put the soundtrack gathered the cream of the music scene: opening and closing tracks in charge of Graeme Revell/David Darling; mood swings in charge of Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, REM, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Daniel Lanois and U2, among others; and one of the most beautiful songs of all times, "Calling All Angels" by Canadian Jane Siberry, topping it all.The one big missing song from this album is the very special version of "Blood Of Eden" that Peter Gabriel rearranged for this movie, in one of its most beautiful moments: when Solveig Dommartin and William Hurt's plane peacefully lands after all electronic devices fail to operate due to a nuclear explosion. Otherwise, it's one of those perfect soundtracks."
My favorite soundtrack of all time!
James C. Darling | Burbank, CA | 09/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this soundtrack being played at a friend's place back around 1992-93(?). I bought it a couple years later, having been completely impressed by what I heard and not being able to forget it. All the songs are great. Someone else titled their review "The greatest soundtrack ever". You'd be hard-pressed to find an argument against this claim.
This soundtrack holds a particularly special place in my musical memory, because it was the "soundtrack" of my life while living at one of my first apartments. I had loads of incredible times in this place, and it seemed this CD was alwyas in my CD player. I was hooked on it. It was playing during a particularly memorable time for me... while I was getting to know a young lady who had just moved in across the hall from me. It was late Summer... warm nights but comfortable enough for the windows to be flung open. This CD was PERFECT in every way! The music seemed to lend itself to the moment and to that time of the year. A great mood-creating soundtrack. I can say no more!
Lou Reed, K.D. Lang, Elvis Costello, Depeche Mode, U2...... one great song after another. This COULD very well be the greatest soundtrack ever."