Black Rain

Black Rain

     
 
The first half of the soundtrack to Ridley Scott's Black Rain is a cobbled-together collection of songs that really have little to do with the movie (something that had become the norm during the latter half of the '80s). It doesn't seem to be so blatantly an attempt to spin off radio hits. Soul II Soul's "Back to Life" is included, but was already climbing the

Overview

The first half of the soundtrack to Ridley Scott's Black Rain is a cobbled-together collection of songs that really have little to do with the movie (something that had become the norm during the latter half of the '80s). It doesn't seem to be so blatantly an attempt to spin off radio hits. Soul II Soul's "Back to Life" is included, but was already climbing the charts upon this soundtrack's release (and its inclusion here is a different mix). Iggy Pop's "Livin' on the Edge of the Night" is catchy, restrained hard rock foreshadowing his mainstream breakthrough a year later with "Candy" and UB40's "The Way You Do the Things You Do" wouldn't chart until released on their album in 1990. The David Paich-produced "I'll Be Holding On," a power ballad so formulaic that his band Toto wouldn't have touched it, seems to be the bid for airplay and features Gregg Allman providing the overwrought vocals. The second half is a four-part "Black Rain Suite" which fits the taut, suspenseful plot well as composer Hans Zimmer merges electronics with Japanese instrumentation to good effect.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/1998
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0077778613022
catalogNumber:
786130
Rank:
26616

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregg Allman   Track Performer
Iggy Pop   Track Performer
Soul II Soul   Track Performer
UB40   Track Performer
Caron Wheeler   Track Performer
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Track Performer
Shirley Walker   Conductor
Hans Zimmer   Track Performer

Technical Credits

UB40   Producer,Engineer
Rita Mitsouko   Producer
John Shaw   Engineer
Jazzie B.   Producer
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Steve Deutsch   Engineer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Tom Knox   Engineer
Roger Moutenot   Engineer
David Paich   Producer
Jay Rifkin   Producer,Engineer
Arabella Rodriguez   Engineer
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Producer
Bob Schaper   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer
Shirley Walker   Orchestration
Don Was   Producer
Hans Zimmer   Producer
Isabella Rodriguez   Engineer
Ridley Scott   Executive Producer
Naoto Shibuya   Engineer
Jay Riflkin   Producer

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