Sahara

Sahara

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When a soundtrack jacket sports the phrase "Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture," it usually means that the film's financiers -- who inevitably own or run a record label -- have some hot, crappy new band to push and would love to include their latest single alongside five to ten minutes of actual film music. In the case of the Matthew McConaughey

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When a soundtrack jacket sports the phrase "Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture," it usually means that the film's financiers -- who inevitably own or run a record label -- have some hot, crappy new band to push and would love to include their latest single alongside five to ten minutes of actual film music. In the case of the Matthew McConaughey popcorn-snapper Sahara, the producers have actually built a soundtrack around the lead character -- McConaughey's globe-trotting protagonist is a true classic rock aficionado -- and loaded up the jukebox with 11 hard-driving, pot-smoking anthems like Canned Heat's "On the Road Again," Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band," as well as more obscure FM nuggets from the Kinks, Head East and the Marshall Tucker Band. Composer Clint Mansell's Afro-pop-tinged score is given two-minutes-an- twenty-seconds at the end.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431080722
catalogNumber:
10807

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Technical Credits

Floyd Jones   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer
Dwight Twilley   Composer
Ronnie Wood   Composer
John Kay   Composer
Paul Barrére   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Don Brewer   Composer
Kenny Gradney   Composer
Ed King   Composer
George McCorkle   Composer
Bill Payne   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Ralph Sall   Producer
Mike Somerville   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Rushton Moreve   Composer
Alan Wilson   Composer
Chuck Hermes   Graphic Design

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the film and loved it, but something that stuck out was the music. A few of the songs I recognized, but had different artists performing them. It was all cast very well, and everything is so catchy. I can't quit listening to certain tracks, "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf in particular. I highly suggest this soundtrack, particularly if you liked the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The American R&R in this movie and on this soundtrack is excellent, but it can all be easily found elsewhere. The African music, however, cannot; many of those songs had incredibly good rhythm and/or sound. What a shame that the producers didn't figure out a way to mix both into this "sound track".