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Trainspotting: Music From The Motion Picture
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Trainspotting: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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The first of two Trainspotting discs is a prime example of the contemporary rock soundtrack, functioning as a useful keepsake of the 1996 British film smash and as a cohesive, eclectic listen in its own right. Iggy Pop's b...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Trainspotting: Music From The Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 32
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 7/9/1996
Release Date: 7/9/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Electronica, British Alternative, Comedy & Spoken Word, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383719020, 072438344452

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The first of two Trainspotting discs is a prime example of the contemporary rock soundtrack, functioning as a useful keepsake of the 1996 British film smash and as a cohesive, eclectic listen in its own right. Iggy Pop's booming, Bowie-produced 1977 anthem "Lust for Life" sets the boisterously ambivalent mood for a transatlantic, trans-generational cross-section of alt-rock. New Order's seminal 1982 dance hit "Temptation" and Lou Reed's hauntingly bittersweet 1972 tune "Perfect Day" shares space with tracks by such esteemed mid-1990s Brit-popsters as Blur (whose frontman Damon Albarn also contributes a solo number), Pulp, Elastica, and Sleeper. Elsewhere, the album dips into dance rhythms (Underworld, Bedrock featuring KYO) and ambient grooves (Brian Eno Leftfield, and Primal Scream's ten-and-a-half-minute title song) without breaking the spell. --Scott Schinder

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VALERIE P. (that-girl) from ATLANTA, GA
Reviewed on 12/4/2007...
includes some classics and some great "background" music, too
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
if you love the movie, this is a must have! Awesome!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

One of the best soundtracks in modern music
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 11/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I consider the soundtrack to the movie "Trainspotting" one of the most definitive soundtrack in modern music. There is an eclectic mix of artists and bands that ranges from alternative to techno, mixing old songs with new songs. This soundtrack couldn't have started off on a better note than with Iggy Pop's classic "Lust For Life", both a film and commercial favorite. The thunderous beats and Iggy's raw vocals mixes nicely together and makes the listener get up and dance. "Nightclubbing", another Iggy Pop song, is excellent. A bit monotonous at times but I just love how deep Iggy's voice gets on this song. It has a trip hop influence in the song, long before the term trip hop was defined. Sleeper's cover of the Blondie classic "Atomic" is excellent without a doubt. Catchy and darn right fun to listen to. I almost love this version more than the original and I love Blondie's music to death. I think my very personal favorite track off the soundtrack has to be New Order's "Temptation". Elastica's "2:1" is awesome. That is probably my all time favorite Elastica song. It's short and sweet. The timing of the beats in the song and Justine Frischman's vocals is what blows my mind away. And of course there is Underworld's "Born Slippy", the song that put this soundtrack on the map as well as for the band. That song and Leftfield's "A Final Hit" are just classic techno music. What I love most about this cd is how it eclectic it is and that the artists and bands put on the album are/were both established and new. You don't see established artists and new artists on the same album very often. The film industry should use the "Trainspotting" soundtrack as an architect to how soundtracks should be, as art and not another form of crass commercialism."
All time favourite.....and it grows on you
za_janice | Cape Town - South Africa | 10/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first got this I only liked Iggy Pop's "Lust..." and Underworld's "Born Slippy" (rave/techno whatever)..then I discovered Deep Blue Day {really sounds like a deep blue day), Primal Scream's "Trainspotting" (slow, sleepy), "A Final Hit" (very sleepy and sexual), and Blur's "Sing". I actually fell in love with all the songs and played it over and over and over...it's very eclectic there's all types of music on the CD. the tracks that will never grow on me are Albarn's "Closet Romantic" and Iggy's "Nightclubbing".... A Final Hit is the most beautiful and sensual piece of music i have ever heard. A Perfect Day and 2:1 are also really brilliant. You have to be in the party mood for the others though, they're really 'poppy' for want of a better word. It will definitely grow on you, I mean at first I hated "For What You Dream Of" now I LOVE it, it's so weird....."