Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists - Soundtracks|
Brokedown Palace: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Rather than settle on a standard vacation to Hawaii, the two young friends in Brokedown Palace--played by Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale--pick a more exotic locale: Bangkok. A few thrills later, the trip proves to be mor... more »
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Rather than settle on a standard vacation to Hawaii, the two young friends in Brokedown Palace--played by Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale--pick a more exotic locale: Bangkok. A few thrills later, the trip proves to be more than they ever imagined. The soundtrack for this messy adventure? Thankfully, it's just as exotic as the South Pacific. Filled with dreamy dance tunes with a dark underside, this disc is a compelling mix of mostly undiscovered tunes from the worlds of alt-rock and DJ cultures. Nelly Furtado's "Party's Just Begun" is a beat-driven folk tune, perfect for lovers of Ani DiFranco. Solar Twins contribute a perfect techno cover of the Clash's "Rock the Casbah" with dance beats, while Joi's "Fingers" is another East-meets-beats hybrid. Tricky with DJ Muggs, the Asian Dub Foundation, P.J. Harvey, and even Sarah Brightman round out this solid collection. David Newman's morsel of a score is equally globetrotting, with everything from conch shell atmospherics to dance floor rhythms. --Jason Verlinde
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Delerium (w/Sarah Mclachlan), Plumb, Brightman highlight CD
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to imagine the original soundtrack to "Brokedown Palace" (originally titled "Two Girls") sounding any more fitting than this collection of post-modern artists punctuating a storyline working on many levels. The lead track "Silence" (Delerium featuring vocals by Sarah Mclachlan) is featured here in its full version with sweeping chants and haunting vocals. Why it's taken over two years to reach a mass audience is anyone's guess.The other obvious choice for single release is "Damaged" by Plumb. This slice of ambient pop catches you from the moment you first hear it on film. You'll find yourself playing this cut over and over.Other notable tracks include Sarah Brightman's anthemic, inspiring "Deliver Me", and PJ Harvey's "The Wind" (taken from her critically acclaimed disc, "is this desire?")Often soundtracks are an afterthought to a film whereas this album only complements a well thought out movie."
Dark,techno dance tunes;brilliant calm pieces get you moving
joycephil | Albuquerque, NM United States | 11/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard this soundtrack I was at a friends house just lounging on the furniture. I heard the first few songs and I didn't know what the music playing was, but I was very intrigued. After about the seventh song, I sat straight up and asked her, "What is this? It's so captivating?". When she told me that it was Brokedown Palace, I was surprised because I had really liked the movie and I usually buy the soundtracks to the movies I like. So I went out and bought it right away, and I am so glad I did. I could go through the songs and their merits one by one, but there are a few that especially make this album great. With it's asian inspired melodies and techno beats (but sometimes soft and piercing) it can't miss. The best song on the album is "Deliver Me", sung by Sarah Brightman (of Phantom og the Opera fame as Christine). It is powerful and beautiful. Other great songs include the Solar Twin's version of Rock the Casbah(great to dance to!), Leonardo's Bride' song (a sweet folky love tune with a voice and guitar), Plumb's song ( soft and haunting), and Delirium's song with Sarah MacLachlan. I suggest thjat you go out and buy it, and maybe someday you will have people over who will be enchanted by the CD as much as I was."
Haunting and beautiful!!
A. Penn | Philadelphia, PA United States | 03/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is amazing - if you haven't seen the movie, it will make you want to see it. "Deliver Me" by the wonderful Sarah Brightman alone will make you want to rush out and rent it. There are lots of gems on this album, including the opening track, Silence, with vocals by Sarah McLaughlin. This song, that was in the trailer for the movie, drove me absolutely nuts and I could not rest until I found it. On to covering The Clash, a brave venture in itself, which was done wonderfully by the Solar Twins. What a fun song!! All in all, I'd say that this is a well-rounded CD and one that any music fan would thoroughly enjoy!!"