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Paris Texas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Ry Cooder Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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RY COODER'S PULL UP SOME DUST AND SIT DOWN – SIMPLE TOOLS FOR CITIZENS UNDER SIEGE!
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

THERE'S YOU, THE CITIZEN, RUNNING IN CIRCLES LIKE A HEADLESS CHICKEN. AND THERE THEY ARE, THERE THEY ALL ARE, HERDING YOU FASTER AND FASTER THROUGH THE CIRCLE MAZE OF LIES AND DISTRACTION. WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE, WHO WILL THROW OUT THE LIFE ... Read more in Amazon's Ry Cooder Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Feb 1985)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros Records
  • ASIN: B000002L7L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Paris, Texas
2. Brothers
3. Nothing Out There
4. Cancion Mixteca
5. No Safety Zone
6. Houston In Two Seconds
7. She's Leaving The Bank
8. On The Couch
9. I Knew These People
10. Dark Was the Night

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Ry Cooder has done some of the best soundtracks in the last 20 years or so (I wouldn't live without The Long Riders or the two-disc Music By Ry Cooder compilation, either)--most of them superior to the movies. (Sorry about that, Walter Hill--but it's true.) His lonesome, steel-guitar music for Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas is one of those cases where the movie and its music are equally great. I can't imagine one without the other. Every time I hear Cooder's opening theme, I see those wide western spaces and Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) wandering through them; and every time I see a still from the movie, I can hear Cooder's music playing in my head. --Jim Emerson

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Landmark 1989 score to the Wim Wenders film! Cameos by Jim Dickinson and actor Harry Dean Stanton.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Twang....budoing....shimmer (then slide up six) budoing ..wheee..shimmer ( finish on low E)
All of you slide guitar afficionados will recognise the brilliance of Ry Cooder at his best. You can sense the heat of the deserted black-top highway and feel the perspiration start to prickle on the back of your neck - all by listening to this CD! How good is that!
Next time I'm in the Southern States this one is going with me for the car! Ry can also be found in "Why don't you try me tonight" and of course the wonderful soundtrack of "Crossroads."
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out There! 16 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have to confess to hearing Ry Cooder's memorable and beautiful soundtrack long before seeing the film, however like many film soundtracks I have since purchased, this one stands up as a fine example of inspirational music on its own - with or without the film for reference.

It's funny, that years later I find myself embracing, with equal enthusiasm, the work of Gustavo Santaolalla: memorable for his soundtracks to Brokeback Mountain, 21 Grams, and Amores Perros. Like Cooder, Santaolalla also creates a timeless haunting soundscape with the purity of a simple guitar palate and when it works... there is nothing to beat it.

If you like this album, check out the other soundtracks I mentioned. In the meantime if you only have room for one 'out there' acoustic guitar album, buy this one at any price... you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy,

Ernest the Goose
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Safety Zone 24 May 2007
By GJ
Format:Audio CD
Is this, I wonder, the greatest filmscore ever made? Well, if it isn't, it must come close.

It is impossible to imagine Wim Wenders' film without the sparse, haunting, melancholy wail of Ry Cooder's guitar, the soundtrack being an integral part of the action (if the film can really be considered to have much in the way of action). It is as difficult to imagine "Paris, Texas" without Cooder's music as it is to imagine the shower scene in "Psycho" without Bernard Herrman's staccato strings but, whereas Herrman's score works only with the film, the music on "Paris, Texas" makes for a raw and wonderful listening experience on its own.

Listen to this album with your eyes closed and the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end with the power of the plaintive sounds. The extract of dialogue, "I Knew These People", is Harry Dean Stanton narrating the tale of young love gone sour: it fits so well with the rest of the album but still comes as a surprise, increasing the emotional weight of the record. All of which makes it sound like a bit of a miserable endeavour but, melancholy though it is, it is, somehow, far from miserable. Just beautiful.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Soundtrack 13 Oct 2003
By Andrew Moore VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
A beautiful soundtrack to an even better film, Ry Cooder's music fits the mood of 'Paris Texas' so well. 'Paris, Texas' is my favourite film and I just had to buy this CD and it still sends tingles up my spine in place.
So atmospheric.
Andy Moore
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than an airline ticket 12 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the music the BBC use over any documentary report from the deep south, they only ever use a few seconds of course - buy this and find out how the track ends. Not for everybody though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it was a present 13 Jan 2014
By tmk
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this was a Christmas present for my husband and he really loved it it came well before the due date in plenty of time was very happy with this purchase and would recommend this site to family and friends
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