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on 6 September 2009
The soundtrack album for Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' is, like the film itself, something of an oddity. Eschewing a specially composed score in favour of archive material from composers such as Ennio Morricone, it's actually a very enjoyable listen - there are some brilliant pieces here, such as Morricone's 'Rabbia E Tarantella', utilised over the film's end credits, and 'The Verdict', with its homage to Beethoven's 'Fur Elise'. Pleasingly, David Bowie's stunning 'Cat People (Putting Out Fire)' is also included, used to great effect over one of the film's most memorable sequences, as well as some vintage German songs. As with any Tarantino soundtrack, it's a treasure trove of the catchy and the wonderfully obscure, and although a disappointingly short album, nearly every track is a winner.
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VINE VOICEon 9 December 2009
For me one of the weaknesses of Inglorious Basterds was Tarantino's use of music from other fims, most of which I've seen or own the scores of. The mix of Spaghetti Western, blaxploitation and David Bowie might have seemed original on paper but in a WWII movie it did not play well in my ears. However, taken as a compilation of themes that a mate might put together with a decent soundtrack collection it's not half bad and might serve as an introduction to European film scores of the 60's and 70's.

Delights include excerpts from: Jacques Loussier's Morriconesque score for 'Dark Of The Sun' (1968) (recently re-released by FSM) which coincidentally starred Rod Taylor (Churchill in Inglorious Basterds) as the leader of a group of mercanaries in the Congo. Charles Bernstein's much admired funky score for the Burt Reynolds vehicle 'White Lightning'(1973) - as of yet unreleased on CD. Giani Ferrio's One Siver Dollar (1965) from the spagheti western of the same name (re-released by CAM). The 4 Morricone tracks: the beautiful Un Amico from the cop thriller Revolver (1977) (re-released by Dagored) starring Oliver Reed. Rabbia e Tarantella from Allonsanfan (1973) (re-released by GDM) set in the 19th Century and starred Marcello Mastroianni as an Italian aristocrat turned revolutionary. Dopo La Condanna (which interpolates Beethoven's Fur Elise)& La Resa are both from the Spaghetti western 'La Resa Dei Conti (1966)(re-released by GDM)and starred Lee Van Cleef. Lalo Schifrin's Tiger Tank from WWII comedy 'Kelly's Heroes (1970)(also re-released by FSM) and starred Clint Eastwood - Schifrin's score cheekily pastiched Morricone's Dollars score for one of the scenes. The Bowie track 'Putting Out The Fire' is from the score for 'Cat People'(1982)(released by MCA) and not the inferior version he recorded for the album 'Let's Dance.' Billy Preston's title vocal for blaxploitation movie 'Slaughter' (1972)(unreleased on CD) starring Jim Brown - is not to be confused with the sequel scored by James Brown.
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on 7 February 2016
As with most Tarantino films, regardless of the genre he is covering, he likes to use comtemporary and classic music often from his own collection for the background music. Again he makes some sound selections to accompany his WW2 revenge fantasy classic about a group of Amreican-Jew soldiers who's sole task is to hunt and kill Nazis, often leaving a single surviour to recount what they have done to the Nazi high command. Highlights of the album are certainly the Ennio Morricone and David Bowie tracks which fit the films scenes to perfection!
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on 4 September 2012
Awesome soundtrack, just like all the Tarantino soundtracks. Goes with the film very well and has some good tracks to listen to, anyway.
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on 8 September 2015
Magnificent piece. Matt gatefold sleeve, beautifully tactile. Put together with care & an eye for detail, even down to the artificial age stains. Inner sleeve. Paper labels. Heavyweight black vinyl. Great sound, interesting score. I wish all vinyl LPs in my OST collection had this much thought put into them.
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on 25 June 2013
AS ALWAYS,THIS IS ANOTHER EXCELLENT FILM SOUNDTRACK COMPILED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO;INTERSPERSED
WITH DIALOGUE FROM THE FILM. JUST AS GOOD AS HIS OTHER SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS.
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on 19 November 2013
Excellent album, full of gems. A great version of a classic Bowie song, old German songs, and lot of other items that make up a perfect soundtrack to a perfect film
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on 22 April 2015
great mix of music
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on 11 April 2013
Some song for each part of nursing the Big war in the World last century.

Alternative songs rythmed by real bombs.

And now courtney with my guitar...chocking?...modern US ^^

The time space was reduced, see you later...I?
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on 17 November 2015
Happy
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