Swordfish: The Albumby Paul Oakenfold
Essentially a Paul Oakenfold solo album doubling as the soundtrack to the John Travolta counter-espionage action thriller of the same name, Swordfish also features other artists' tracks, remixed by this groundbreaking trance master. On Swordfish: The Album, Oakenfold maintains a frenzied pace that melds well with the film's storyline, which centers around the cyber world of computer hacking. He packs his hard-driving remix of Muse's "New Born" with enough swooshing synths and breakneck tempos to make Giorgio Moroder blush and maintains the energy level on his own "Speed" with a fusion of funky cadences and samples of speeding cars. Oakenfold threads dialogue from the film throughout the soundtrack and cleverly incorporates the voices of Travolta and Halle Berry in "Stanley's Theme," his big beat collaboration with Christopher Young. Elsewhere, Oakie plays William Orbit to Jan Johnston's sex-kittenish, Madonna-esque vocals, setting them amidst chunky beats and an acid-house swagger on "Unafraid." Equally impressive is a Timbaland-flavored remix of N.E.R.D. (also known as the beat-savvy production team the Neptunes) sinister "Lapdance," featuring rappers Lee Harvey and Vita, and a remake of Afrika Bambaataa's electro-funk classic "Planet Rock," enhanced by an infusion of booming break beats. On his first attempt at composing an entire soundtrack, Paul Oakenfold proves that he's capable of adapting his dance-floor magic to the demands of the big screen.
- Release Date:
- Warner Bros Mod Afw
Performance CreditsPaul Oakenfold Primary Artist
Afrika Bambaataa Track Performer
Jan Johnston Track Performer
Planet Perfecto Track Performer
Technical CreditsRobin Gibb Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Paul Oakenfold Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
David Bottrill Producer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Tom Silverman Executive Producer
Christopher Young Producer
Salt Tank Producer
William Lawrie Composer
Dope Smugglaz Producer
Paul Uniack Art Direction
Lemon Jelly Producer
Andy Gray Programming,Producer,Remixing
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Paul has done it once again. This cd will blow your mind. Check out track 3.
This is a great cd, and it's great as a stand alone cd, without having been labeled as a soundtrack cd! Pick this up!!!!!!
Love this album. Just bought it a couple of weeks ago and have listened to it almost nonstop. Belongs in your CD library.