A stand out feature of the film `Frida' was it's music and upon buying the soundtrack and listening to it again I fully appreciate why. This offers up music with passion and depth and whilst it was fitting and appropriate to the scenes in the film, this CD also gives us credible and moving music in it's own right. The original compositions by Elliot Goldenthal are among my favourites, but tracks by Lila Downs and other artists conjure up the feel of the film and Mexico perfectly. This has an excellent booklet with a short essay on the films music, lyrics in both English and Spanish and stills from the film itself and this is one of the better soundtrack booklets I have seen. Frida, the artist, was unique and produced stirring art and this soundtrack is just as unique and stirring and I have yet to tire of listening to it. Well worth a listen if you enjoyed the film or enjoy Latin American music in general.
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