"The only reason I wanted this CD was for the song that plays during the end credits of Wall Street. I love this song and think it is a total eighties song. I did not enjoy the other songs on the CD and I wish I had not bought this."
One more compositional highlight for this Genius
firstname.lastname@example.org | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 10/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is complex fusion music which attempts to fix different kinds of music into something different and as new as possible. It's more difficult to learn this music, but when you did it will surely turn an unending source of pleasure. Soundtrack music is in a sense slave to the image, but this apparent limitation is the way to get to musica climates that the creator probably could never reached if wasn't commanded to work within certain rules. Stewart Copeland is a drummer and so he can avoid the harmonic-developped but usually boring sketches that are produced to fit with films. Something experimental could appear into theese tracks, but Copland has done a tremendous job and never forget that is one of the most ambitious popular composers of our time (besides of course he's an incredible drummer)."
Beware of content...
N. P. Stathoulopoulos | Brooklyn, NY | 03/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Be aware, as others have noted, if you're looking for certain music from Wall Street, you won't find it here.
The album is split between Copeland's score for Talk Radio and Wall Street, solid if very 80s scores amidst his quiet but effective work over the past few decades. Note that none of the songs from Wall Street are here, such as the Talking Heads' This Must Be The Place or Sinatra doing Fly Me To The Moon. Also note that two tracks from the film that sounded like an experimental score were actually from the Eno and Byrne album My Life In The Bush of Ghosts. America Is Waiting is used for the office montage during the first Blue Star buy, and Mea Culpa begins just as Bud accepts Gekko's offer to enter the big leagues of inside information, tracking Sir Larry on his motorcycle (the booming, loud percussion over the droning voice). Those are not on this album, either, though the Eno/Byrne work was remastered and re-released in 2006.
Still a solid disc for fans of the Police drummer and Stone fans who enjoyed both films. Now out of print and getting pricey from market sellers, it's a short disc and one should shop around."
Only trails behind Rumblefish
A. Mccormick | Lawrenceville, NJ United States | 03/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stewart Copeland made some incredible film scores after the Police broke up, and this split disc of entries for Wall Street and Talk Radio is terrific. Especially Talk Radio. The bad reviews for this disc were from people thinking they were getting a Top Gun type soundtrack, this is instrumentals only with some sampled voices."