Trainspotting [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/1996
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724383719020
  • Catalog Number: 371904
  • Sales rank: 34,775

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lust for Life (5:11)
  2. 2 Deep Blue Day (3:56)
  3. 3 Trainspotting - Primal Scream (10:33)
  4. 4 Atomic - Sleeper (5:08)
  5. 5 Temptation (6:59)
  6. 6 Nightclubbing (4:12)
  7. 7 Sing (6:00)
  8. 8 Perfect Day (3:43)
  9. 9 Mile End (4:30)
  10. 10 For What You Dream Of - KYO (6:24)
  11. 11 2:1 - Elastica (2:32)
  12. 12 A Final Hit (3:15)
  13. 13 Born Slippy (9:43)
  14. 14 Closet Romantic (3:08)
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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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Amazing music for an amazing movie!

    Amazing music for an amazing movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    absolutely a hit!

    A variations of different type of themes all incorporated in one unique cd. I'm always listening to it, and never get tired of it. It is really worth keeping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best soundtracks ever

    I've listened to this ever since the movie came out...it's a classic, includes some of the best tunes ever. Really captures the feel of the movie...

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