Sid & Nancy

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All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
The musical soundtrack to director Alex Cox's Sid & Nancy works as much magic as an album as it does accompanying the movie's tragic-comic imagery. The album exists as a compelling compilation of three elements: original songs by punk and post punk artists; Pray for Rain's somber, fragile score; and actor Gary Oldman's interesting turn as Sid Vicious on two tracks. Joe Strummer appears twice, first on "Love Kills" and then on "Dum Dum Club"; both songs are built on dynamic, powerful melodies and both see Strummer in fine form. The Pogues also appear twice, but neither track features Shane MacGowan on vocals. "Haunted" features vocals by Cait O'Riordan the song would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
The musical soundtrack to director Alex Cox's Sid & Nancy works as much magic as an album as it does accompanying the movie's tragic-comic imagery. The album exists as a compelling compilation of three elements: original songs by punk and post punk artists; Pray for Rain's somber, fragile score; and actor Gary Oldman's interesting turn as Sid Vicious on two tracks. Joe Strummer appears twice, first on "Love Kills" and then on "Dum Dum Club"; both songs are built on dynamic, powerful melodies and both see Strummer in fine form. The Pogues also appear twice, but neither track features Shane MacGowan on vocals. "Haunted" features vocals by Cait O'Riordan the song would later appear via Shane MacGowan and the Popes as a duet between MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor and "Junk" is an instrumental which actually sounds remarkably similar to Pray for Rain's score. That score, a minimalist, moody, and organic beast, is represented by four tracks which sound a great deal like Tangerine Dream on a good day. Circle Jerks' stab at the movie's "love kills" theme is the second song here to take the name "Love Kills." It's a punk gem with attitude to spare, made great by snarling, effective vocals. John Cale's "She Never Took No for an Answer" is an entire world of atmosphere and ambivalent, sad romance. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "My Way" see Gary Oldman doing his best impersonation of Sid Vicious and that title character's musical inability; the two covers are as interesting and worthwhile as the originals. All 13 tracks somehow work perfectly together, except perhaps Sex Pistol Steve Jones' lightweight "Pleasure and Pain." Sid & Nancy is a must-listen for fans of the film, and it's one of the best movie soundtracks of the 1980s. It's stylish, brash, and wholly entertaining.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2001
  • Label: Fontana Mca
  • UPC: 008811241322
  • Catalog Number: 112413
  • Sales rank: 49,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Kills (Title Track) - Joe Strummer (4:01)
  2. 2 Haunted - The Pogues (3:34)
  3. 3 Pleasure and Pain - Steve Jones (4:57)
  4. 4 Chinese Choppers - Pray for Rain (1:12)
  5. 5 Love Kills - The Circle Jerks (2:51)
  6. 6 Off the Boat - Pray for Rain (1:04)
  7. 7 Dum Dum Club - Joe Strummer (3:02)
  8. 8 Burning Room - Pray for Rain (1:52)
  9. 9 She Never Took No for an Answer - John Cale (3:12)
  10. 10 Junk - The Pogues (2:58)
  11. 11 I Wanna Be Your Dog - Gary Oldman (3:49)
  12. 12 My Way - Gary Oldman (3:31)
  13. 13 Taxi to Heaven - Pray for Rain (1:32)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
John Cale Producer
The Circle Jerks Composer, Producer
Steve Jones Producer
The Pogues Contributor
Iggy Pop Composer, Composer
Joe Strummer Producer
Craig Leon Producer
Pray for Rain Contributor
Ron Asheton Composer
Scott Asheton Composer
Dave Jordan Producer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Graham Walker Producer
Gary Oldman Contributor
E.T. Thomglen Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Karat Faye Engineer
Jim Phillips Remastering
Alex Cox Liner Notes
D. Wul Composer
Dave Alexander Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was really nice

    it was really nice listening to that cd i admit the sound quatiy wasnt the best but if u are a huge fan of sid and nancy like me u will enjoy it

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    Posted December 27, 2010

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