Miami Vice [Original Soundtrack]

Miami Vice [Original Soundtrack]

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Michael Mann's big-screen adaptation of his groundbreaking (in the '80s) television crime drama Miami Vice was bereft of all of the pastel shirts and white loafers that defined its predecessor. Jan Hammer's synth-heavy theme song and Glenn Frey's ode to the "Smuggler's Blues"

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Michael Mann's big-screen adaptation of his groundbreaking (in the '80s) television crime drama Miami Vice was bereft of all of the pastel shirts and white loafers that defined its predecessor. Jan Hammer's synth-heavy theme song and Glenn Frey's ode to the "Smuggler's Blues" were nowhere to be found, replaced by a combination of alternative metal, wintry electronica, neo-soul, and dance-heavy indie rock -- Nonpoint's rendition of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" sounds like the version Chris Daugherty would have done on the 2006 season of American Idol. For the most part, standout cuts from Moby ("Anthem"), Goldfrapp ("Strict Machine"), and Mogwai ("Auto Rock") retain the sweltering, 2 a.m. vibe of the original, but there's nothing memorable or "defining" about anything on this bleak and mostly forgettable slice of reheated late-night pizza.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt
Like the movie itself, the music is mostly surface, but a serviceably pretty one. (B)

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678399725
catalogNumber:
83997
Rank:
39464

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Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Moby   Composer
Emilio Estefan   Composer
Michael Mann   Audio Production
Mark Batson   Composer
Nick Batt   Composer
Randall Barlow   Composer
Will Gregory   Composer
Blue Miller   Composer
King Britt   Composer
Tim Motzer   Composer
Daum Bentley   Composer
John Cummings   Composer
Barry Burns   Composer
Dominic Aitchison   Composer
Goldfrapp   Composer
Martin Bulloch   Composer
Klaus Badelt   Composer
Bo Rande   Composer
Tobias Wilner   Composer
Gian Marco Zignago   Composer
Liza Quintana   Composer

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