Original Soundtracks 1

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Passengers is a collaboration between U2 and Brian Eno, so it should come as no surprise that the music on Original Soundtracks 1 is an extension of U2's last album, Zooropa. Under Eno's influence, the group incorporates more ambient electronic soundscapes, which unravel over the course of the album. In fact, Original Soundtracks 1 sounds more like a Brian Eno album than a U2 release, except when the band's knack for anthemic pop songwriting shines through every once and a while. The most affecting example of this is "Miss Sarajevo," a slowly pulsating and melancholy collaboration with Luciano Pavarotti, who makes the middle eight soar. Equally impressive is the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Passengers is a collaboration between U2 and Brian Eno, so it should come as no surprise that the music on Original Soundtracks 1 is an extension of U2's last album, Zooropa. Under Eno's influence, the group incorporates more ambient electronic soundscapes, which unravel over the course of the album. In fact, Original Soundtracks 1 sounds more like a Brian Eno album than a U2 release, except when the band's knack for anthemic pop songwriting shines through every once and a while. The most affecting example of this is "Miss Sarajevo," a slowly pulsating and melancholy collaboration with Luciano Pavarotti, who makes the middle eight soar. Equally impressive is the sweeping "Your Blue Room," which stands as one of U2's finest ballads. Nevertheless, the heart of the album is in its instrumentals, where the band -- particularly the Edge and Eno -- manages to keep the constantly shifting sonic colors and textures involving and intriguing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/1995
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731452416629
  • Catalog Number: 524166
  • Sales rank: 41,992

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Passengers Primary Artist
U2 Group
Luciano Pavarotti Tenor (Vocal)
The Edge Organ, Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Bono Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Adam Clayton Bass, Narrator
Eno Synthesizer, Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Howie B scratching, Vocals, Rhythm
Larry Mullen Jr. Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Rhythm, Rhythm Synthesizer
Holger Zschenderlein Synthesizer
David Herbert Saxophone
Technical Credits
Arnie Acosta Mastering
Craig Armstrong Arranger, String Arrangements
Richard Baker Contributor
Paul Barrett Arranger, String Arrangements
Eno Concept
Howie B Engineer, Writer, rhythm track
Larry Mullen Jr. Contributor, Rhythm Sequencing
Danton Supple Engineer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Rob Crane Contributor
David Herbert Studio Coordinator
Cally Concept
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