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Unleashed [Original Soundtrack]
     

Unleashed [Original Soundtrack]

by Massive Attack
 

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It's interesting and pleasant, but the soundtrack to Louis Leterrier's Unleashed will throw longtime Massive Attack fans for a loop. The band's trademark deep sound is untraceable for the most part. It's probably a testament to how hard they stuck to the soundtracking rules, but this program music is rather run of the mill, especially when compared to Massive

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It's interesting and pleasant, but the soundtrack to Louis Leterrier's Unleashed will throw longtime Massive Attack fans for a loop. The band's trademark deep sound is untraceable for the most part. It's probably a testament to how hard they stuck to the soundtracking rules, but this program music is rather run of the mill, especially when compared to Massive Attack's proper albums, which -- to be fair -- would overtake most filmmaker's visuals. Harpsichords play over neo-noir beats and guitars echo forever as tension builds, and while Massive Attack's keen sense of sonic structure is intact, they're layering things much less than usual here and traveling some previously explored territory. Tracks like "Everything About You Is New," with its reverberating piano, and the faux rocking "The Dog Obeys" are so undistinguished you have to look twice at the cover to make sure Massive are behind this. The Coil-esque "P Is for Piano" and the funky-fun "One Thought at a Time" almost make it worth it for everyone, but only hardcore fans are going to get much out of the rest. They can pick away at the recordings and try to figure out who did what while everyone else waits for the next real album. [The movie Unleashed was originally released as Danny the Dog outside of the United States, and a similar soundtrack is available under the Danny the Dog title. However, the Unleashed title does add two bonus tracks to the Danny the Dog soundtrack album: Thea's "Baby Boy" and RZA's "Unleash Me."]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2005
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0094633107526
catalogNumber:
3310752

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Performance Credits

Massive Attack   Primary Artist
Angelo Bruschini   Guitar
Sean Cook   Bass,Bass Guitar
Stuart Gordon   Violin
Neil Davidge   Guitar,Keyboards
Mike Mooney   Guitar
Jon Mattock   Drums
John Baggot   Keyboards
Damon Reece   Drums
Louise Jeffery   Piano
Lorna Marshall   Vocals
Lorna Marshall   Vocals
Louise Jeffrey   Piano

Technical Credits

Gary Thomas   Engineer
Isobel Griffiths   Contributor
Craig Pruess   String Conductor,String Score
RZA   Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Neil Davidge   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Robert "3D" del Naja   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Robert Diggs   Composer
Alex Swift   Arranger,Programming
Andre Johnson   Composer
Louise Jeffery   Score

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