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A Personal Favorite,
This review is from: Wild Orchid (Audio CD)
As a film, WILD ORCHID is only so-so; as a soundtrack, however, it is easily among the best of its decade, a brilliant collage of Latin American, alternative, hard rock, and elegant pop. It has long been one of my favorites, and if your taste runs to all of the above, it will like become one of yours as well.
The opening titles cut, the instrumental "Paradise," is languid, sultry, sexy and features a flawless trumpet lead--but the treats have just begun. Maragreth Menezes' "Elejibo" and David Rudder's "Dark Secrets" set a high standard when it comes to sharp-edged, vigorious Latin sounds, and although the various cuts are very, very ecclectic in style each one is beautifully, flawlessly performed, all the way from Nasa's hard rocking but strangely spiritual "Magic Jeweled Limousine" to my own personal favorite, the darkly cynical "Promised Land" by Underworld.
This is truly an inexhaustible recording, always seductive, alternating high energy edges with introspection, every cut memorable. Strongly recommended.
GFT, Amazon Reviewer