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Rain Man [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Rain Man [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Hans Zimmer
 

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Most of the songs on this soundtrack album are nostalgic pop numbers, either from or in the style of the '50s and '60s (the film takes place in the '80s, but director Barry Levinson used the songs to create a nostalgic mood). The exceptions are the most interesting songs: the Belle Stars perform a lively

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Most of the songs on this soundtrack album are nostalgic pop numbers, either from or in the style of the '50s and '60s (the film takes place in the '80s, but director Barry Levinson used the songs to create a nostalgic mood). The exceptions are the most interesting songs: the Belle Stars perform a lively "Iko Iko," which is an energetic bit of '80s pop. Hans Zimmer's Oscar-nominated score is performed on the instrument du jour of the 1980s, the electronic keyboard. A dangerous move, considering the synthesizer's lack of cinematic sweep, and its high potential for cheesiness. But this is a great score. The lonely, atmospheric "End Title" track is evocative of the sort of wistful sadness that pervades the film. And "Las Vegas" is even better -- it provides a major adrenaline rush, as driving drum machines mix with wildly emotive wordless vocals. It's a very original approach to scoring a cinematic moment.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1989
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0077779186624
catalogNumber:
5036171

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Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Etta James   Track Performer
Johnny Clegg   Track Performer
Bananarama   Track Performer
Lou Christie   Track Performer
Ian Gillan   Track Performer
Aaron Neville   Track Performer
Delta Rhythm Boys   Track Performer
Rob Wasserman   Track Performer
Gillan & Glover   Track Performer
Roger Glover   Track Performer
Belle Stars   Track Performer
Savuka   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tim Devine   Contributor
Ken Friedman   Contributor
Allan Mason   Producer
Tony Romeo   Producer
Hilton Rosenthal   Arranger,Producer
Brian Tench   Producer
Stock   Producer
Aitken   Producer
Waterman   Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Barry Levinson   Executive Producer
Sharon Swab   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
W. Frank Harling   Composer
Mark Johnson   Executive Producer

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