Trainspotting [Original Soundtrack]

Trainspotting [Original Soundtrack]

5.0 5
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Trainspotting concerns the adventures of a group of young, nearly criminal, drug-addicted Scottish friends. The novel, written by Irvine Welsh, became one of the most popular books in the British indie scene in the early '90s and was adapted to film in 1996 by the makers of Shallow Grave. Appropriately, an all-star collection of British pop and technoSee more details below

Overview

Trainspotting concerns the adventures of a group of young, nearly criminal, drug-addicted Scottish friends. The novel, written by Irvine Welsh, became one of the most popular books in the British indie scene in the early '90s and was adapted to film in 1996 by the makers of Shallow Grave. Appropriately, an all-star collection of British pop and techno stars -- everyone from Blur, Pulp, and Elastica to Leftfield, Primal Scream, and Underworld -- contributed to the soundtrack, which also features a couple of oldies by veteran punk godfathers like Lou Reed ("Perfect Day") and Iggy Pop ("Lust for Life," "Nightclubbing"). The entire soundtrack holds together surprisingly well, as the techno tracks balance with the pop singles. Every song, whether it's Pulp's deceptively bouncy "Mile End" or Brian Eno's lush "Deep Blue Day," is quite melancholy, creating an effectively bleak, but oddly romantic, atmosphere for the entire record. With the exception of the oldies, every song is rare or especially recorded for the soundtrack, and nearly every one is superb. Primal Scream's title track sees them returning to the dub/dance experiments of Screamadelica with grace, while Damon Albarn's first solo song, "Closet Romantic," is as good as any of Blur's waltzes. But the finest new song is Pulp's "Mile End," with its jaunty, neo-dancehall melody and rhythms and Jarvis Cocker's evocative, haunting lyrics. That song, more than anything else on the soundtrack, captures the feeling of the film.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/1996
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724383719020
catalogNumber:
371904
Rank:
43499

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Order   Track Performer
Iggy Pop   Track Performer
Lou Reed   Track Performer
Blur   Track Performer
Primal Scream   Track Performer
Underworld   Track Performer
Pulp   Track Performer
Sleeper   Track Performer
Elastica   Track Performer
Damon Albarn   Track Performer
Brian Eno   Track Performer
Leftfield   Track Performer
KYO   Track Performer

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Producer
New Order   Producer
Iggy Pop   Contributor
Lou Reed   Contributor
Blur   Producer
Primal Scream   Contributor
Underworld   Contributor
Mick Ronson   Producer
Sleeper   Contributor
Elastica   Producer
Damon Albarn   Contributor
Bewley Brothers   Producer
Brian Eno   Producer
Karl Hyde   Producer
Allen Lanier   Composer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Leftfield   Producer
Nick Muir   Arranger,Producer
Stephen Street   Producer
Andrew Weatherall   Producer
Marc Waterman   Producer
Chris Thomas   Producer
John Digweed   Arranger,Producer
Bedrock   Contributor
KYO   Contributor
Rick Smith   Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >