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Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World


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Until the End of the World is a definite contender for best motion picture soundtrack of the 1990s. With a lineup that includes Talking Heads, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode,


Until the End of the World is a definite contender for best motion picture soundtrack of the 1990s. With a lineup that includes Talking Heads, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, U2, and others all providing original songs or new covers, it's an absolute joy. Interspersed with Graeme Revell's haunting ambient score, virtually every pop
ock track works perfectly as part of a cohesive whole. "Sax and Violins," recorded during the dying days of Talking Heads, might be the band's most confident moment, as a jazzy background shuffle and keyboards provide compelling momentum underneath David Byrne's sarcastic vocals. Crime & the City Solution could have made an entire career out of the emotional yet existential "The Adversary." R.E.M. and Depeche Mode both contribute touching ballads. "Fretless" is one of the most beautiful tracks to be found in R.E.M.'s discography, documenting a wounded relationship with subtle grace. "Death's Door" is one of those sad numbers Depeche Mode fans have grown to love, with Martin Gore handling the vocals. Less emotional themes are found in the contributions of Lou Reed and Can. "(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is dark, hilarious, and ultimately quite touching. Jane Siberry handles the soundtrack's most pristine, moving moment with "Calling All Angels"; k.d. lang's background vocals give the song a sweet, angelic feel. In addition to the greatness of the songs, the album is perfectly sequenced. It's hard to imagine a better song progression than that of the one from Julee Cruise to Neneh Cherry here. Throw in U2's Achtung Baby-shared track "Until the End of the World" and a Kinks cover by Elvis Costello, and it's almost impossible to think of a better soundtrack from or to the 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date:
Warner Bros / Wea


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Siberry   Vocals,Track Performer
Wally Badarou   Keyboards
David Darling   Cello
Dave Alvin   Guitar
Can   Track Performer
Nick Cave   Vocals,Track Performer
Elvis Costello   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Crime & the City Solution   Track Performer
Depeche Mode   Track Performer
Lou Reed   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Talking Heads   Track Performer
U2   Track Performer
Rob Wasserman   Bass
Julee Cruise   Vocals,Track Performer
Kasim Sulton   Bass
Graeme Revell   Track Performer
Angelo Badalamenti   Keyboards
Booga Bear   Keyboards,Vocals
Michael Blair   Drums,Background Vocals
Teddy Borowiecki   Piano
Malcolm Burn   Keyboards
T Bone Burnett   Vocals,Track Performer
Neneh Cherry   Vocals,Track Performer
Don Falzone   Bass
Eric Drew Feldman   Keyboards
Hearn Gadbois   Dumbek,Percussion
Steve Hodge   Drums
Stephen Hodges   Drums
Darryl Johnson   Bass
k.d. lang   Vocals,Track Performer
Daniel Lanois   Vocals,Track Performer
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Ben Mink   Viola
Roger Moutenot   Background Vocals
Ken Myhr   Guitar
R.E.M.   Track Performer
Mike Rathke   Guitar
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Patti Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Brice Wassy   Percussion,cowbell
Nino Gioia   Timbales
Ronald Jones   Drums
Johnny Dollar   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jane Siberry   Producer
Can   Composer,Producer
Nick Cave   Songwriter
Elvis Costello   Producer
Crime & the City Solution   Producer
Depeche Mode   Producer
Lou Reed   Producer
Talking Heads   Producer
U2   Contributor
Steve Lyon   Engineer
Mark Howard   Engineer
Edge   Composer
Graeme Revell   Producer
Angelo Badalamenti   Producer
Booga Bear   Programming,Producer
Sherry Bertram   Contributor,Orchestration
Bono   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Brian Eno   Producer
Flood   Engineer
Gary Goetzman   Contributor,Executive Producer
Martin Gore   Composer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Gareth Jones   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Killen   Producer,Engineer
Ingo Krauss   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Scott Litt   Producer,Engineer
Richard Manwaring   Engineer
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Mike Mills   Composer
Roger Moutenot   Engineer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Engineer
R.E.M.   Producer
Mike Rathke   Producer
Joe Schiff   Engineer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer,Producer
Fred Smith   Producer
Patti Smith   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Rene Tinner   Engineer
Victor Van Vugt   Engineer
Wim Wenders   Executive Producer
Bill Berry   Composer
Guy Gray   Engineer
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Producer
David Lynch   Producer
Sharon Boyle   Executive Producer
Jonathan Taplin   Executive Producer
Andre Giere   Engineer
Johnny Dollar   Programming,Producer,Engineer

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