The Postman (Il Postino) [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Darryl Cater
The theme tune from this movie is gorgeous: sweet, melancholy, unmistakably Italian. It won composer Luis Bacalov a well-deserved Best Dramatic Score Oscar. But buyers should be cautious about slapping down 16 dollars for this CD, for two reasons: First of all, while it's not easy to get tired of that poignant melody, this CD tries its darndest to get the listener good and sick of it. The leitmotif is repeated in almost every one of the 30 tracks: in the piano version, the harpsichord and string version, the guitar and bandoneon version, etc. The second reason for consumer caution is that half of the CD is a "Poetry and Music Suite" featuring a parade of superstars reading...
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All Music Guide - Darryl Cater
The theme tune from this movie is gorgeous: sweet, melancholy, unmistakably Italian. It won composer Luis Bacalov a well-deserved Best Dramatic Score Oscar. But buyers should be cautious about slapping down 16 dollars for this CD, for two reasons: First of all, while it's not easy to get tired of that poignant melody, this CD tries its darndest to get the listener good and sick of it. The leitmotif is repeated in almost every one of the 30 tracks: in the piano version, the harpsichord and string version, the guitar and bandoneon version, etc. The second reason for consumer caution is that half of the CD is a "Poetry and Music Suite" featuring a parade of superstars reading Pablo Neruda's poems Neruda is one of the characters in this semi-historical drama. Julia Roberts, Sting, Ethan Hawke, Samuel L. Jackson, Rufus Sewell, Madonna, and a half-dozen others each take turns in this digital poetry slam. The performances are often quite alluring, and Bacalov's music meshes beautifully with Neruda's sweet, sweaty lyricism. But listeners who use their CDs for background music -- and those who like to use the random "shuffle" feature on their CD players -- might want to think twice before buying this disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1995
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616202925
  • Catalog Number: 162029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme (1:53)
  2. 2 Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII), poem - Sting (0:52)
  3. 3 Poetry, poem - Miranda Richardson (1:39)
  4. 4 Leaning into the Afternoons..., poem - Wesley Snipes (1:35)
  5. 5 Poor Fellows, poem - Julia Roberts (1:29)
  6. 6 Ode To The Sea, poem - Ralph Fiennes (1:36)
  7. 7 Fable of the Memaid and the Drunks, poem - Ethan Hawke (2:08)
  8. 8 Ode to a Beautiful Nude, poem - Rufus Sewell (2:30)
  9. 9 I Like For You To Be Still, poem - Glenn Close (1:33)
  10. 10 Walking Around, poem - Samuel L. Jackson (3:07)
  11. 11 Tonight I Can Write..., poem - Andy García (2:44)
  12. 12 Adonic Angela, poem - Willem Dafoe (1:21)
  13. 13 If You Forget Me, poem - Madonna (2:01)
  14. 14 Integrations, poem - Vincent Perez (1:33)
  15. 15 And Now You're Mine (Love Sonnet LXXXI), poem - Julia Roberts (3:04)
  16. 16 The Postman (Titles) (2:41)
  17. 17 Bicycle (2:26)
  18. 18 Madreselva, tango - Carlos Gardel (3:16)
  19. 19 The Postman Lullaby (0:50)
  20. 20 Beatrice (4:06)
  21. 21 Metaphors (2:02)
  22. 22 Loved By Women (3:28)
  23. 23 The Postman (Trio version) (2:35)
  24. 24 Sounds of the Island (2:29)
  25. 25 The Postman's Dreams (3:20)
  26. 26 Pablito (0:42)
  27. 27 Milonga Del Poeta (1:13)
  28. 28 Madreselva, tango (2:18)
  29. 29 The Postman Poet (3:25)
  30. 30 The Postman (Harpsichord and String version) (0:46)
  31. 31 The Postman (Guitar and Bandoneon version) (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luis Bacalov Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor
Sting Narrator, Track Performer
Willem Dafoe Narrator, Track Performer
Madonna Narrator, Track Performer
Andy García Narrator, Track Performer
Carlos Gardel Vocals, Track Performer
Riccardo Pellegrino Mandolin, Violin
Julia Roberts Narrator, Track Performer
Ethan Hawke Narrator, Track Performer
Wesley Snipes Narrator, Track Performer
Glenn Close Narrator, Track Performer
Héctor Ulises Passarella Bandoneon
Samuel L. Jackson Narrator, Track Performer
Ralph Fiennes Narrator, Track Performer
Rufus Sewell Narrator, Track Performer
Miranda Richardson Narrator, Track Performer
Vincent Perez Narrator, Track Performer
Symphony Orchestra of Rome Performing Ensemble
Luis Enríque Bacalov Piano
Technical Credits
Pablo Neruda Poetry
W.S. Merwin Poetry Translation
Luis Bacalov Composer, Orchestration
Vincent Caro Engineer
Joseph Magee Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Fred Vogler Mastering
Franco Finetti Engineering
Jeffrey Kimball Producer
Bob Weinstein Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Scott Greenstein Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein Producer
Stephen Tapscott Poetry Translation
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    Enthralling

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