59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Very nice but sadly lacking the 80s tracks from movie,
This review is from: Donnie Darko [Score] (Audio CD)
Donnie Darko is a great movie which relies in no small part on a fantastic soundtrack of that rarity known as an '80s classic' - Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears For Fears, and even (hilariously) Duran Duran.
So it's a shame that none of those are featured on the official soundtrack - I can only assume they couldn't afford to pay for the rights.
What you get instead is the original music from the movie - mood stuff (some quite sinister), nice melodies, and not one but THREE versions of the wonderful cover of Tears For Fears' Mad World that ends the film.
But for those of us who want those other tracks, it looks like we'll have to make our own compilation.