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Darjeeling Limited [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

The Darjeeling Limited [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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For fans of director Wes Anderson, a new movie from the bespectacled auteur means the materialization of a quirky new soundtrack as well. While 1999's British Invasion-heavy audio companion to Rushmore remains the unofficial fan fave, each collection of music (Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) has

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For fans of director Wes Anderson, a new movie from the bespectacled auteur means the materialization of a quirky new soundtrack as well. While 1999's British Invasion-heavy audio companion to Rushmore remains the unofficial fan fave, each collection of music (Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) has been a glimpse into the Texas-bred Anderson's obviously deep record collection, a window he once again opens with the typically eclectic Darjeeling Limited. The quirk of 2004's Zissou was that it mined classic David Bowie songs as played by Brazilian samba revivalist and Life Aquatic cast member Seu Jorge. This time around,Anderson populates his tale with classic Indian art film music, from celebrated director/composer Satyajit Ray to violinist/singer/composer Shankar. Adapting these previously recorded scores to the director's model of "life with a near constant soundtrack" means peppering them with well-placed bursts of rock & roll, so the employment of tracks from Anderson stalwarts the Rolling Stones and the Kinks should come as no surprise, as they have long been the acts that Anderson uses to drive in the emotional nail. Toss in a little Debussy and Beethoven, "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" by the painfully earnest U.K. folkie Peter Sarstedt, and a dash of gospel, and then wrap it all up with 1969's international smash "Les Champs-Elysées" from American expatriate/French pop superstar Joe Dassin, and you've got what amounts to the usual Wes Anderson smorgasbord of hip, never will be hip, or soon to be hipper than hip.

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Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Abkco
UPC:
0018771924029
catalogNumber:
92402
Rank:
66899

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those who are familiar with Wes Anderson's brilliant ear for move-music moments will know that the director's taste never let down. In his latest movie, Anderson brings together three brothers trying to make peace while aboard a cross country train ride through India. Taking musical cues from Indian movies that have inspired him, Anderson leaves the better middle section of the soundtrack stock full of beautiful Indian music that will take you to memorable scenes from the movie. However the best selections have to be the three Kinks' songs chosen from their 1970 album Lola Vs. The Powerman and the moneygoround, Pt. 1. A must have for anyone who saw the movie and was taken by the music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago