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Wild At Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"is not by Wagner - but the last of the 'four last songs' by richard strauss."
David Lynch makes a mix tape for the adventurous.
tokyo111 | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not one of my favorite Lynch films... but one of my all-time favorite soundtrack compilations. The reason? Sheer ballsy ecelecticism. Who else would follow up Strauss with speed metal? Or big band music with rockabilly? Yet it somehow all makes sense, creating an almost indescribable atmosphere that's at once totally intense and totally cool. In a perfect world, radio would always sound like this: An uber-hip DJ picking songs not because they *sound* appropriate together... but because they *feel* appropriate together.
Worth mentioning are Chris Isaac's two contributions here, in my opinion among his best-ever songs. There's the hit "Wicked Game," of course, but "Big Blue Spanish Sky" drips mystery and melancholy in a pretty wonderful way. Longtime Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti's requisite instrumental contributions seem to key off Isaac's vibe.
One drawback: you get Nicholas Cage singing not one, but two Elvis tunes. He's not as good as Elvis."
An all-time classic soundtrack
Ken Showman | Redmond, WA USA | 03/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've owned this CD since it first came out in 1990, and it's one of the very few from that era that I still listen to on a regular basis. From the over-the-top speed metal by Powermad, to the excellent Elvis covers by Nicholas Cage, to the great instrumentals by Angelo Badalamenti, to the classic Chris Isaak songs, this sets the standard for what soundtracks should be. It perfectly captures the crazy let loving mood of the movie itself (which, unlike the soundtrack, I have not seen since 1990). Highly recommended."