Mexican [Music from the Motion Picture]

Mexican [Music from the Motion Picture]

by Alan Silvestri
     
 

Given its south-of-the-border setting, it's not surprising that there is plenty of Latin flavor in Alan Silvestri's score to the Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts romantic comedy, The Mexican. Overt Latin nuances pop up in the opening song, "Main Title," in which the slowly building string arrangement and blaring cornet beckon a bullfighter's fanfare. Continuing theSee more details below

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Given its south-of-the-border setting, it's not surprising that there is plenty of Latin flavor in Alan Silvestri's score to the Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts romantic comedy, The Mexican. Overt Latin nuances pop up in the opening song, "Main Title," in which the slowly building string arrangement and blaring cornet beckon a bullfighter's fanfare. Continuing the theme are "Oye" and "Oye, Oye," which feature contributions from seasoned sidemen, including Abraham Laboriel (Air Supply), Alex Acuna (Chick Corea), Paulinho Da Costa (Dizzy Gillespie), and George Doering (David Foster). For "Blame Shifting" and the foreboding "10% Clint," Silvestri even borrows the signature whistle and wailing harmonica from Ennio Morricone's many spaghetti western scores. The only non-Silvestri track that keeps the Spanish vibe going is Mexican-born Esquivel's kitschy organ-driven shuffle "El Cable." Otherwise, the rest of the soundtrack comprises a hodgepodge of pop songs, including War's reggae-flavored "Why Can't We Be Friends," Nancy Sinatra's protofeminist anthem "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," and Men Without Hats' quirky new wave gem "Safety Dance." By blending Silvestri's dramatic score with an eclectic mix of lighthearted songs, The Mexican is as refreshing as a cold margarita on a hot summer's day. Dave Gil de Rubio

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0044001375729
catalogNumber:
013757

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Silvestri   Primary Artist
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Men Without Hats   Track Performer
Nancy Sinatra   Track Performer
Esquivel   Track Performer
George Doering   Track Performer
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Abraham Laboriel   Vocals
Dan Navarro   Vocals
Dennis Sands   Recorder
Dan Thompson   Recorder
KC Porter   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bifano   Producer
Ivan Dorschuk   Composer
Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Alan Silvestri   Producer,Orchestration
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Conrad Pope   Orchestration

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