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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 April 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B000007UL5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. When The Wind Blows
  2. Facts And Figures
  3. The Brazilian
  4. What Have They Done?
  5. The Shuffle
  6. The Russian Missile
  7. Towers Of Faith
  8. Hilda's Dream
  9. The American Bomber
  10. The Anderson Shelter
  11. The British Submarine
  12. The Attack
  13. The Fallout
  14. Hilda's Hair
  15. Folded Flags

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
After hearing about this music accompanying reviews of When the Wind Blows as a movie, I was interested, due to my love of nuclear war movies.
Thanks to contacts in Australia, I received a copy of the soundtrack, record form. I must say, I wasn't disappointed.
Hearing this immediately made me fall in love with the talents of David Bowie, Squeeze, and especially, Roger Waters. Each song on this soundtrack is unique, with it's own expression on the situation of Jim and Hilda Bloggs, as well as the rest of the world.
Bowie's title track is grungy rock, which is emotionally powered and amazing, which shows he put his all into the song. The uplifting instrumental by Paul Hardcastle doesn't exactly fit in with the feeling of the rest of the track, but is an enjoyable listen.
Squeeze's "What Have They Done" is an ear-pleasing piece which became one of my top-10 favorites. Genesis does an instrumental as well, which is full of percussion, and also is odd in that it doesn't really fit either, but don't let that stop you from enjoying it. Hugh Cornwell's Facts and Figures is probably the only really uplifting song you'll hear on the soundtrack, with sensible lyrics and outstanding piano.
This is just the first side. When you flip to the second, Roger Waters takes over. This is the essential side, the one that made me fall in love with Waters and Pink Floyd in general.
The lyrics are brilliant. There are many dramatic instrumentals, with foreshadowing military drums during the Russian Missile, the American Bomber, and the British Submarine.
While Waters doesn't have too much of a voice, he gets his message across with the beautiful sound of Claire Torry in "Towers of Faith," my all-time favorite song as of now. The saxophone and guitar blew me away.
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This was watched by a 13 yr old in 1984 (ME) 25 years on I watched it again and still in awre at the lives of poor old Jim and Hilda - you actually be a part of their lives and understand literally what they are trying to do in following the governments advice to the letter...getting their food ration in and building a shelter inside their house. As the film goes on you live the lives of Jim and Hilda, right up until the end, when there is no hope left at all and they slowly drift off due to raidiation sickness........

The deep music of the film ends up staying with you. Roger Waters gravely voice is haughting to say the least but the songs ring true now as back then.

Throughly recommend this film 100%
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AS IT IS A FILM SOUNDTRACK ,TRY TO LISTEN TO ALL SONGS A COUPLE OF TIMES ,YOU WILL NOTICE THAT ITS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER ,PLAY ON A GOOD HIFI SYSTEM IT BECOMES A MUST HAVE ,EVEN THE BOWIE SONG WAS WONDERFULL ,WATERS
IS TOP OF THE CROWN
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I first saw this film on U.K.s' Channel 4 a good number of years ago. I was drawn to the likeable retired couple who could have been anyones' parents/grandparents from the start, and grew to like them more and more as the film progressed. . . The innocence with which they view the situation which confronts them, together with the deep love they feel for each other is genuinely touching, and only serves to make what happens to them later in the film ever more heartbreaking. This film made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me angry that there are politicians out there who are still advocating nuclear weapons. . . It broke my heart then and it still does when I watch it today.
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Let's face it, this isn't the world's strongest film soundtrack. The second half of the cd could easily be a Roger Waters solo album (or
ep) and stands on its own reasonably well - Folded Flag is a typically strong exercise in satirical criticism while offering a glimmer of hope. Released before Radio Kaos it hints at what's to come.

The first side is decent enough, though the cd should appeal to those who like the work of Roger Waters, and for all that is only just over 20 minutes long it should have a place in the collection.
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Excellent. Very quick delivery.
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