"As a film, WILD ORCHID is only so-so; as a soundtrack, however, it is easily among the best of its decade, a brilliant collage of Latin American, alternative, hard rock, and elegant pop. It has long been one of my favorites, and if your taste runs to all of the above, it will like become one of yours as well.The opening titles cut, the instrumental "Paradise," is languid, sultry, sexy and features a flawless trumpet lead--but the treats have just begun: Maragreth Menezes' "Elejibo" and David Rudder's "Dark Secrets" set a high standard when it comes to sharp-edged, vigorious Latin sounds, and although the various cuts are very, very ecclectic in style each one is beautifully, flawlessly performed, all the way from Nasa's hard rocking but strangely spiritual "Magic Jeweled Limousine" to my own personal favorite, the darkly cynical "Promised Land" by Underworld.This is truly an inexhaustible recording, always seductive, alternating high energy edges with introspection, every cut memorable. Strongly recommended.GFT, Amazon Reviewer"
OK...but where is that one song??
Gary F. Taylor | 05/07/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack is ok, but where is the one, really incredible song that is playing while she is arriving in Rio? And what is it called? Having this song on the album would make it complete."
Don't judge a soundtrack by the movie
David L. Farris | 05/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, I know, this movie sucked. But, boy, did they get the music right!! This album has all the sultry tones that the movie *should* have had, but didn't. Overall, the sound is very South American, heavy on the drummy sounds and very mysterious sounding. A really fabulous CD."
I love this soundtrack!
David L. Farris | Ga United States | 07/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the tone set by this cd is awesome, it even made the movie bearable. ofra haza has become one of my favorite artists!"
What song is in the "flying to rio" scene?
dallasicequeen | everywhere | 12/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The best song in the entire movie is when Carrie is flying to Rio...its beautiful...it would make this album amazing."