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4.0 out of 5 stars Fits the film like a glove
Heat is a very modernistic and retro feeling film, with the music to match. The soundtrack, by Elliot Gouldenthal, blends in with Michael Mann's crime saga superbly.
There is a broad range of music on the CD, ranging from U2 to the vocals of Lisa Gerrard to the Kronos Quartet. The music is such that you is best to listen to on your own, rather in the company of...
Published on 3 Sep 2004 by M. Wenzl

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3.0 out of 5 stars Mood music
Mainly electronic theme music. It ok for distance driving alone but its not a toe tapper. The main film theme is a classic mood epic definitely enhanced if you know the film, but also has been used many times for effect as sound bite in other media work. the rest is quite dated by today's tastes. If tangerine dream was your thing then this is a modern shade. Generally its...
Published on 4 Sep 2012 by W. Adams


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fits the film like a glove, 3 Sep 2004
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Heat is a very modernistic and retro feeling film, with the music to match. The soundtrack, by Elliot Gouldenthal, blends in with Michael Mann's crime saga superbly.
There is a broad range of music on the CD, ranging from U2 to the vocals of Lisa Gerrard to the Kronos Quartet. The music is such that you is best to listen to on your own, rather in the company of other people. It's a relatively relaxing soundtrack and the music is all good. You might notice though, in the film, some of the tracks that you hear are not featured or are used for a few seconds so some of the tracks may be unfamiliar ground.
My own personal favorite tracks are:
Heat - the main theme, a sort of calm leading to the storm soundtrack, which builds up to a great, suspenseful climax in music that is used when the characters do their heists.
New Dawn Fades - Moby are looked down upon, but this track is really good with a mix of electric guitar and vocals. It's used in the scene where Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) is tailing Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro) up the motorway.
Force Marker - three and a half minutes of heist music from when they rob the bank in the film. All more or less the same for the duration of the track, but is addictive and should make your toes tap.
Gloradin - Lisa Gerrard's (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) queue to chime in with sentimental vocals that sound really good and works well with the film.
God Moving Over The Face Of Waters - the finale to the film. Performed by Moby, the final track on the CD is a group of pianos and string instruments that feels very refreshing when you listen to it.
On the whole, this soundtrack is very enjoyable and I'd recommend to most people, although I find this sort of soundtrack easier to appreiciate if you've seen the film - which you should, of course.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Brother.... You Are Going Down!", 4 Dec 1999
This review is from: Heat: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE (Audio CD)
A marvellous collection for a fantastic movie!
This soundtrack CD features 21 powerful tracks, and acts as a great reminder of scenes from the epic film 'Heat' but also manages to stand alone as a strong diverse collection of music.
Starting with the atmospheric opening credits piece 'Heat' by score composer Elliot ('Batman Forever') Goldenthal performed by guest musicians the Knonos Quartet, the CD soon picks up pace with the active 'Always, Forever, Now' which features U2 and Brian Eno.
Midway through the track list we're treated to an [edited] cover of Joy Division's 'New Dawn Fades' by Moby which then cuts seamlessly into an enthralling piece of score music titled 'Entrada & Shootout', again by Goldenthal.
The remainder of the CD consists mainly of more orchestral pieces from Goldenthal, interspersed with two aggressive and immensely strong tracks from Lisa Gerrard.
The best track on the CD is truly left until last however, as we are treated to a 7 minutes+ track titled 'God Moving Over the Face Of the Waters', again performed by Moby. Fans of Michael Mann's film will recall this piece from the climactic scenes of the film where Al Pacino (good guy) and Robert De Niro (bad guy) play out their shootout near the airport. Who wins the the battle? Let your heart tell you.
Overall: This is an awesome collection, and the soundtrack comes highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving and atmospheric soundtrack, 26 Dec 2003
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This review is from: Heat: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE (Audio CD)
I bought this soundtrack purely for the final track God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters, by Moby, heard in the film's finale. This is quite simply one of best and most emotional pieces of music I have ever heard. I was thus disappointed to discover the version heard on the soundtrack is inferior to that in the film itself - lacking the powerful crescendos that give the piece its impact.
Nevertheless, the rest of the soundtrack is packed with other atmospheric gems such as New Dawn Fades, Always Forever Now and Force Marker. Each track captures the gritty urban feel of the film, thanks in part to the talent of Elliot Goldenthal, who composed most of the score. In my opinion, this CD is perfect driving music for blasting down the motorway at night!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars H E A T - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, 3 May 2001
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An epic movie, with an outstanding soundtrack album to go with it. This has to be one of my favourite soundtracks, simply because tracks 'Mystery Man', 'New Dawn Fades' and the brilliant finale track 'God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters' are just soooo cool. Every track is worth a listen, but the only one I tend to skip after a few minutes is 'Armenia'. Although it does feature in the film, it doesn't fit the album all that well. I have also found that some of William Orbit's work feature in the film but not on the album, maybe if one of these songs were here instead of 'Armenia' this album would have been flawless. But why should I complain, the rest of the album is perfect. If you loved the movie HEAT, then you'll love this CD, with 21 tracks and a total playing time of 74 minutes plus, this is one album that will surely get your attention.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 27 Dec 2004
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Worth the price of the disc for the last track alone, 'God Moving Over the Face of the Waters' (the piece from the film's climax) A fantastic soundtrack to a fantastic film, every film fan should own this.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "When you spot the Heat around the corner...", 14 May 2001
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This review is from: Heat: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE (Audio CD)
I suppose it would be foolish to expect anything less than a superb soundtrack from Michael Mann's LA crime saga. The original score composed by Elliot Goldenthal is blended brilliantly with outstanding tracks from various artists such as Terje Rypdal, Michael Brook, Lisa Gerrard and the two cool tracks from Moby. This is the perfect album to listen to in those long sleepless summer nights as you really get a 'feel' of those dark hot LA nights.
The best tracks that will surely being put on repeat are -
"Heat" (performed by the Kronos Quartet) this 8 minute overture sets the tone perfectly and is the music heard in the films memorable opening and in the armoured car robbery.
"Always Forever Now" (Passengers) Only a minute of this track appears in the film, but it is one of the best. A great example of LA night life.
"Last Nite", "Mystery Man" (Terje Rypdal)and "Ultramarine" (Michael Brook) - these really set the summer night feel brilliantly.
"New Dawn Fades" and "God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters" (Moby) New Dawn Fades is the ultimate driving music, the type of music you'd have blasting out the stereo whilst cruising down the freeway. And not to forget the track heard in the memorable finale - God Moving Over Face Of The Waters, the end titles track, simply one of the best ending songs I have ever heard.
Hell yeah, there are tons more cool tracks here. From start to finish, this is one album and one movie that will indeed remain an all time classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulsating and Atmospheric, 12 Mar 2008
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This CD is an excellent representation of the marvellous musical soundtrack to the Michael Mann film 'Heat'.

It contains (chronologically amazingly !) all the sections and pieces which any fan of the film will be familiar with, but it stands as a good musical compilation in itself.

Contributions from Moby and Lisa Gerrard are notable, but every track exhibits musical quality to support the action and emotional themes of the film.

The sound quality is excellent and the running time is over an hour (soundtrack CDs can sometimes be quite short !).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superior!, 16 Feb 2013
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s i m p l y d o e s n ' t g e t a n y b e t t e r !
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mood music, 4 Sep 2012
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Mainly electronic theme music. It ok for distance driving alone but its not a toe tapper. The main film theme is a classic mood epic definitely enhanced if you know the film, but also has been used many times for effect as sound bite in other media work. the rest is quite dated by today's tastes. If tangerine dream was your thing then this is a modern shade. Generally its a great nigh time background soundtrack but not perhaps primary listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 5 April 2012
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Very good soundtrack. The track called Steel Cello Lament is partly used in Public Enemies in the opening scene, of course they are both scores from Elliot Goldenthal.
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