- Vinyl (26 May 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Music On Vinyl
- ASIN: B00JLY6PYG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Dune Soundtrack [180 gm Vinyl]
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180 gram audiophile vinyl
About the Artist
The science fiction action film 'Dune' is based on the superb epic 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. After the success of the novel, attempts to adjust Dune for a film already began in the early 70s. A long period of development followed. In 1981, executive producer Dino De Laurentiis hired David Lynch as director. The 1984 film stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, and includes a group of well-known American and European supporting actors. The instrumental soundtrack was recorded by popular rock band Toto (minus lead singer Bobby Kimball), accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Volksoper Choir. It marks Toto's first and only film score. One track for the movie called 'Prophecy Theme' was composed by Brian Eno. Originally released in 1984, the soundtrack album contained select cues in their original film order, plus two pieces of dialogue from the movie that served as bookends for two tracks ('Prologue' and 'The Floating Fat Man (The Baron)'). 30 years after its original release, Dune is released on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
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The Dune side just blows me away still, and like the other reviewer I never read the book until I heard the Album, listening to the late Gary King's roving bass solos on "Sandworms" while reading about the huge giants of the desert just fit! (For those of know who the Celestials are from Marvel Comics - Sandworms is the perfect background music for them.)
I could never get into the other side. The Original Star Wars was hot during the 70's and EVERYBODY was doing their own version of the Star Wars Themes, so I never like that side.
However the Dune side was more then worth the price - I am glad to review this, as in my travels I only met one other person who had this album. When the movie finally came out years later (God it was horrible) I was thinking "they could've used the Dave Matthews track as I believed he caught the essence of the book!"
I am not a big fan of jazz, and my parents and other family never liked the music from this album. But I learned to appreciate jazz and even like jazz from this album.
I know very little of David Matthews, the composer but I liked this album. I just found a website that contains all the tracks of this album and played the entire album through from the internet. And it still sounds great.
The album is a combination of rock, jazz, with a touch of hip hop and even a bit of slow romantic swing, and a little classical.
Arrakis, the first piece on the album, represents the desert planet of the novel "Dune" which inspired the album. It is hauntingly beautiful as it starts off with an odd desolate sound, but then towards the middle of it, it takes on a jazzlike sound, like one stopped into a bar in an oasis in middle of this empty desert, and then toward the end it returns to the main theme of the desolation with a crecendo almost like an orgasm.
Sandworms is a different sound altogether. It has a very strong rock- jazz feel with heavy almost overpowering bass. I think it is the bass that makes this piece. It is unusual to find a piece of music that uses the bass as the main theme of a piece.
The Song of the Bene Gesserit is a soft, sweet, slow and enchantingly beautiful piece. It has a slow romantic feel -- like a slow jazz or swing dance piece or maybe slow rock. As I was listening to it again from the internet, I was imagining myself dancing with a young woman cheek to cheek, in a slow romantic dance.
Muad Dib is a fast piece which always makes me think of jumping and fighting Kangaroo rats. From the novel Dune, that was what the Muad Dib actually was and the hero of the story was nicknamed this, because of his resilience and ability to survive on the desert planet. This has a somewhat romantic feel too.
On the other side are David Matthews' versions of pieces from other writers. Which includes "A Space Oddity" by David Bowie, "Silent Running", and two themes from Star Wars, including Princess Leia's Theme, and the Main Title Theme.
I hope they republish this album for classic jazz and jazz-rock lovers and put it out on CD or something. I would buy it.
Songs: 1)Arrakis 2) Sandworms 3) Song of the Bene Gesserit 4) Muad'dib 5) Space Oddity 6) Silent Running 7) Prince Leia's Theme 8) Main Theme from Star Wars
Andy Newmark-Drums, Burt Collins-Trumpet, Burt Collins-Horn, Cliff Carter-Synthesizer, Cliff Carter-Keyboards, Creed Taylor-Producer, David Matthews-Keyboards, David Matthews-Main Performer, David Palmer-Engineer, David Sanborn-Saxophone, David Sanborn-Sax(Alto), David Taylor-Trombone, David Taylor-Trombone(Bass), David Tofani-Flute, David Tofani-Piccolo, David Tofani-Wind, Eric Gale-Guitar, Gary King-Bass, Gerry Chamberlain-Trombone, Googie Coppola- Vocals, Gordon Gottlieb-Percussion, Grover Washington,Jr.-Saxophone, Grover Washington,Jr.-Sax(Tenor), Grover Washington,Jr.-Sax(Soprano), Hiram Bullock-Guitar, James Bossy-Horn, Jim Bosby-Horn, Joe Cohn-Assistant Engineer, Joe Shepley-Flugelhorn, John Gatchell-Horn, Jon Faddis-Trumpet, Jon Faddis-Horn, Joseph J. Shepley-Trumpet, Lew DelGatto-Clarinet, Lew DelGatto-Oboe, Lew Soloff-Horn, Louis del Gatto-Wind, Mark Egan-Bass, Randy Brecker-Trumpet, Sam Burtis-Trombone, Sanford Allen-Strings, Sibbi Chalawick-Design, Steve Gadd-Drums, Sue Evans-Percussion, Tom "Bones" Malone-Trombone, Wayne Andre-Trombone, White Gate-Photography, Will Lee-Bass
The "Dune" interpretation is brooding and quite appropriate to the "Dune" story. I used to enjoy reading Dune while listening to this music. I hope that this one will one day be available on CD or MP3 download. It would be a shame for it to simply be lost, as it represents a considerable artistic achievement. RJB.