The Sheltering Sky [Capitol]

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1992
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 077778620426
  • Catalog Number: 86204
  • Sales rank: 111,991

Album Credits

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
Ray Staff Mastering
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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