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City Of Angels: Original Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Gabriel Yared, Dynamic Twins, T-Bone Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 May 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B0000062VP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. If God Will Send His AngelsU2 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. UninvitedAlanis Morissette 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Red HouseJimi Hendrix 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Feelin' LovePaula Cole 5:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mama, You Got A DaughterJohn Lee Hooker 3:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. AngelSarah McLachlan 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. IrisThe Goo Goo Dolls 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I GrievePeter Gabriel 8:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I KnowJude 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Further On Up The RoadEric Clapton 7:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. An Angel Falls (Remix)Gabriel Yared 4:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Unfeeling KissGabriel Yared 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Spreading WingsGabriel Yared 4:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. City Of AngelsGabriel Yared 7:12£0.79  Buy MP3 

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O.s.t. - City Of Angelscd > Popular Music > Movie SoundtrackCD > POPULAR MUSIC > MOVIE SOUNDTRACK


Largely, er, "inspired" by German director Wim Wenders' classic fable Wings of Desire, this heavenly melodrama features a high watermark for overwrought modern pop-song scores. U2's "If God Will Send His Angels" might just certify their on-the-sleeve spirituality as moribund, while Alanis Morissette's radio hit "Uninvited" conjures the frightening spectre of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" (fronted by a teenage Celine Dion-in-training), making the efforts of vets Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Peter Gabriel, and Eric Clapton sound downright Mancini-esque by comparison. Veteran composer Gabriel Yared finds himself ghettoized on the disc's final tracks, but then he only scored the film. --Jerry McCulley

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is so true to the story of the film , it also stands alone as a masterpiece as a sort of concept CD. Anyway the lowdown: Sarah Maclachlan's 'Angel' and Alanis Morissettes 'Uninvited' give virtuoso performances. It's a consistent CD every track is either cool, rocking, or melancholy. The last 4 tracks are my fave by Gabriel Yared who won an Oscar for his score on 'The English Patient' he also scored the music for 'Betty Blue' Message in A Bottle' and 'The Lover' , The 14th track ( City OF Angels ) is so emotive climaxing in a crescendo of Angels screaming in a mass falsetto of heartbreak and lament.
There is nothing to compare it to with exception to ' Passion / The Last Temptation Of Christ'.
I recommend this to anyone as its musical variation , lyrical consistency , and EFFECT is timeless , buy it today and I can guarantee you will be buying some of the other stuff from the compilation of artists who appear on this soundtrack.
Someone once wrote of Guardian Angels , that it is the flapping of Angels wings that makes our heartbeat and when your heart is broken they take you soul to God so he can reincarnate you in to a new host so you have another chance of finding truelove.
Whoever wrote it must have had this CD.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 13 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
A superb album of great songs, many of which are epic 'reflective' songs.
One of the best has to be Angel which is so sad yet so amazing to listen to.
However this song i really do think is the best on the album and one of my favourite songs of all time. Before this album i had never heard of the Goo Goo Dolls.
Iris is a true classic
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning music 8 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
A timeless album... I bought it for the song by Sarah McLachlan (Angel) and it was worth it for that one track which is so beautiful that it never fails to make me stop and stare. The rest of the album follows suit, particularly Peter Gabriel (I Grieve). If you like music to think to, this is for you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a stunning soundtrack... 10 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
In the movie the soundtrack seems to be rather good. nothing really stunning... until you hear it in isolation.I am a real soundtrack fan- and in the least cases do I appreciate the mix of original songs and musical score. In this case I will make an exception; the mix is perfect. Some great songs and performances ( Sarah leading the way there) with perfect scored themes by Yared.
Not only for soundtrack fans... It is a must for music lovers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is pure brilliance. From first class performers, like Alannis Morrisette, U2, Peter Gabrielle and many more. If you havn't seen the film (which is an absolute must) you will still enjoy this soundtrack. There is a bit of an angel theme in the songs like Angel - Sarah McLachlan (which is hauntingly beautiful) and If God Will Send His Angels - U2. I Grieve - Peter Gabriel is brilliant, as is most of his work, but leaves you with a bittersweet feeling. All the songs on this album are fantastic and have a varied feeling about them. Its' also nice to see The Goo Goo Dolls as I have not heard of them since I was 15. Generally excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This Album is fantastic. I loved the film and the way the music complimented perfectly every mood and event. This has to be one of my all time favourites. I have watched the film twice and intend to watch it again just to hear this soundtrack once more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 8 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you have enjoyed this film you would know that it was the music that led to the sceens being so powerfull.Now you can take the film with you without a TV.What a film or book translates with pictures they have done with music.An emotional rollercoaster of joy and sadness and all thats inbetween.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange but lovely. 1 Nov 2013
By Vonnie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Loved the film. Love the music. This music is just perfect for the film. I cannot stop playing it..........just lovely!
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