Dead Man

Dead Man

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by Neil Young
     
 

Even within the unpredictable Neil Young discography, this qualifies as one of his most unpredictable efforts. This soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man is entirely instrumental, with the exception of some poetry read by Johnny Depp (who stars in the film) and a bit of…  See more details below

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Even within the unpredictable Neil Young discography, this qualifies as one of his most unpredictable efforts. This soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man is entirely instrumental, with the exception of some poetry read by Johnny Depp (who stars in the film) and a bit of dialogue. What's more, these untitled instrumental passages are dominated by subterranean guitar rumbles that manage to sound both grungy and subdued. Young also takes care to vary his approach a bit, switching occaionally to pump organ, detuned piano, and acoustic guitar. The results not only evoke the hostile, desolate landscapes of the film's Old West, but work on their own terms as ambient mood music for the non-new age crowd, creating an atmosphere of restless disturbance with subtlety and grace. It's not necessarily for the typical Neil Young fan (whoever that might be), but it's certainly one of his most successful experimental efforts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/1996
Label:
Vapor Records
UPC:
0093624617129
catalogNumber:
46171
Rank:
31064

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Dead Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this cd to be really relaxing and promotes thought. Its also a good cd to just kick back and trip out on. With excerpts from the movie and poetry read by Johnny Depp this soundtrack is impressive.