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Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Excellent album. I like a lot of Ry's music, and had recently been listening to "Music by Ry Cooder" a lot an album of music he wrote for movies, including "Paris, Texas.
Then I saw Dave Grohl say in an interview that "Paris, Texas" was his favorite album and that was all the encouragement I needed. One person found this helpful. More to the point, the Ry Cooder soundtrack is so perfectly suited to the overall gestalt of the film that it becomes a character unto itself.
Cooder's haunting, solo slide guitar mirrors the immense, barren Texas landscape in a way that is spellbinding, exquisite, and unforgettable. That said, this CD is "more hat than man" - as they sometimes say in Texas. Clocking in at an anemic , it's less than generous.
The issue is compounded by the inclusion of of dialogue - "I Knew These People. It is one of the most riveting scenes in all film; the interplay between Stanton and Kinski is pure poetry. However, this is only true because everything up to that point has prepared you for it. Without context it is only a well-crafted speech, and including it here feels like superfluous padding.
I recently also purchased the 2-CD set, "Music By - Ry Cooder," which has bits and pieces from the 20 or so movies Cooder has scored in two decades of film work.
This is a far beefier and more diverse effort, with many different styles represented. It too is primarily instrumental, very few vocal tracks - although some of the vocal tracks are extraordinary - one doesn't forget the Throat Singers of Tuva quickly!
If you had to choose between the two, I'd recommend "Music" - it really has a lot to offer. If you have your heart set on the Paris, Texas soundtrack - caveat emptor - there's less here than meets the eye. What I found was that by dropping the "I Knew These People" speech, and cherry-picking through the 2-CD "Music By - Ry Cooder" effort I had enough material for an impeccable minute stroll through an "instrumental-only" view of Ry Cooder's genius, a place that is every bit as mesmerizing - and far more hospitable - than the badlands of Texas poor Travis, Harry Dean Stanton, had to endure.
Appealing musical score for an exceptional movie. Another Masterpiece from Ry Cooder. A great soundtrack with an amazing version of Harry Dean. A must for guitar lovers. One of Ry's best soundtracks and that is saying a lot. Ry has a whole bunch of soundtrack credits.
He is THE guy for the movie producer. Soothing tunes for the road. See the movie, then feel the music. Go on your own journey and I hope you find what you are looking for.. See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. ZeitGhoul music is my sanctuary. Ry Cooders work on this album is amazing. Listening to this you can feel his love for his guitar and the texacanna riff making he so enjoys. But also the beauty he exerts in each pluck and warble is a testament to how well knitted the whole production of the film Paris Texas was at the time. Im a huge Wenders fan, and this soundtrack much like the Blade Runner and like the Jackie Brown Soundtrack feels like the nuts and bolts of the atmosphere of the film.
The music is incredibly integral, and brings out images of deserts and cactus, blue baking sky and shimmering landscapes from the go. I rate this soundtrack extremely highly.
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