Black Rain

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/1998
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 077778613022
  • Catalog Number: 786130
  • Sales rank: 30,158

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Livin' on the Edge of the Night (3:40)
  2. 2 The Way You Do the Things You Do - UB40 (3:15)
  3. 3 Back to Life - Caron Wheeler (5:09)
  4. 4 Laserman (4:48)
  5. 5 Singing in the Shower - Les Rita Mitsouko (4:23)
  6. 6 I'll Be Holding On - Gregg Allman (5:40)
  7. 7 Black Rain Suite: Sato - Hans Zimmer (4:45)
  8. 8 Black Rain Suite: Charlie Loses His Head - Hans Zimmer (7:03)
  9. 9 Black Rain Suite: Sugal - Hans Zimmer (6:55)
  10. 10 Black Rain Suite: Nick and Masa - Hans Zimmer (2:52)
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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
Les 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
Tom Baker Mastering
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