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Sheltering Sky [Original Soundtrack]
     

The Sheltering Sky [Original Soundtrack]

by Ryuichi Sakamoto
 

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A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto -- several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting

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A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto -- several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures -- something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/1996
Label:
Indent Series
UPC:
0762185163924
catalogNumber:
86204

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Performance Credits

Ryuichi Sakamoto   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Paul Bowles   Recorder
Lionel Hampton   Vocals,Track Performer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chaba Zahouania   Track Performer
Charles Trénet   Vocals,Track Performer
John Altman   Conductor
Richard Horowitz   Track Performer
Dave Arch   Conductor
Aziz Bahriyeli   Recitation
Fevzi Misir   Recitation
Yusuf Gebzeli   Recitation
Yusif Gebzeli   Recitation
Ibrahim Canakkaleli   Recitation
Moroccan Women's Voices   Choir, Chorus
Ouled-Nail   Ensemble
Akeulal Drums   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Paul Bowles   Engineer
Kudsi Erguner   Producer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Charles Trénet   Composer
John Altman   Arranger
Sonny Burke   Composer
Richard Horowitz   Composer,Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Composer,Producer
Spencer May   Engineer
Dave Arch   Arranger
Paul Beckett   Audio Frame Systems Operator
Matt Howe   Engineer
Ray Williams   Executive Producer
James Cullem   Programming,Engineer
Rashid Fetti   Producer
Zena Hambly   Assistant Music Supervisor
Kannibal Limited   Producer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Zarzis   Composer
Arthur Sloatman   Audio Frame Systems Operator
James Cullum   Programming
Raymond Williams   Executive Producer

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