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Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Excellent musicNice to hear the music from the movie over and over again.5Bare Bones "Metropolis" SoundtrackI'm excited to have this soundtrack rereleased, but the packaging could use some work. "Metropolis" is made-to-order when you buy it, and it looks like Columbia/Legacy/Amazon is trying to save money on its printing of the materials included. The CD booklet (as well as the inlay back cover) lists "Here she Comes" by Bonnie Tyler as the first song of the setlist, when that song actually is "Love Kills" by Freddie Mercury. They don't list any of the musicians who performed the songs, and the original release had a booklet with lyrics that is not included here. The song by Jon Anderson, "Cage of Freedom", seems to fade out prematurely as there are more lyrics that just dissapear as the song concludes (although, this song may have faded out the same way on the original release. I don't have the original release, so I could be wrong). Sonically, it sounds great, full and rich. I have a cassette that has "Love Kills" with some extra synths and vocals that are not on this release, although it could be a 12" dance mix I have on the tape. These few things aside, It's worth the $$$ to have this soundtrack out again. Now that they are finally releasing the Moroder "Metropolis" on DVD and Blu-Ray, this great and claasic film exists in all its incarnations. For film buffs, it's more than you could ask.4Five Starsclean5Five StarsEvery track sounds like an 80s number one HIT! Great all-star vocals!5Really like this soundtrack.Introduced my wife to some real vintage sic-fi... But I do like this updated soundtrack.5If you liked the Moroder version of Metropolis, you'll love this soundtrack.I still think the latest version of Metropolis with the found footage is the best, but the Moroder version was the first version I saw as a teenager and it had the most impact on me. This soundtrack does not contain all the music from the film, mostly just the stars (Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, etc). I'll need to re-watch the film but I believe there was background music that is not contained on this soundtrack.Still, it's a great soundtrack for a great movie.4Simply AmazingAn old friend was telling me of this movie and he had an old cassette of the rock album that was created for the movie's color release in the US; but it broke when he pressed play. I found an available, unopened, original tape here and bought it. Perfect condition, played great and the music awesome.After listening to the music, I found, bought, and watched the film (blu-ray of the Complete Metropolis). Considering the film was made in 1920s - the effects, theme, etc are all amazing. A great movie to watch and own. I only wish the Blu-ray had the rock score and color version to go with it. It would serve the purpose of entertainment as well as underscore the butchering the original film went through.All in all Great soundtrack and film!5Memorable tunes that will have you humming...When it comes to movie soundtracks the music either detracts from the theme of the movie or it enhances it. In this case it works very well towards enhancing the movie. I can't say if the songs were written specifically for this movie but it does feel that way. Unlike movies that incorporate modern music into the score as backgound these songs fit the plot and theme of the movie very well.But the best reason to buy this soundtrack has nothing to do with the movie itself. These are just really good songs that stick in your head. I love this! That's why I am replacing the cassette tape I originally bought when the movie first came out with this CD.5a classic that I have to have in my film libraryYou Need this...It is a part of film history and to me an Art Deco antique reproduction ... dust blown off with a touch of color and fun updated music.Your own little piece of the 1920's.Plus the whole Erte sculpture thing, the monster dancing like an Erte sculpture come to life. Great Stuff! I could go on and on about its viability even today industrial revolution vs electronic revolution. It's Frankenstein touches. The moral of the story...it is one of my favorites. UP there with Wizard of Oz and Fantasia.5Is This Soundtrack Worth It?It is for me and I'll tell you why.First off, the CD arrived brand new from Amazon with a cracked case. Second, Columbia wrecked the order of the songs on the CD cover label. The order is different on the actual CD. That won't affect the stars in my review of the music.If you aren't a fan of 1980s pop and dance music (and that fan base is growing old and dying off) there is still plenty to enjoy with Georgio Moroder Presents METROPOLIS. I write it that way because I love the original movie and Georgio edited Fritz Lang's masterpiece to keep time with his music, instead of the actual restoration value of the reverse.Georgio caught a lot of flak back in the 1980s over that, but here we are over 30 years beyond and for better or worse, this is now legacy. As for me? I love both the original Metropolis and Georgio's edit.With all of that out of the way for the purists, here is my review of the CD. Know that the CD sounds far better than any MP3 compression available today and that includes the Amazon lossy compressed soundtrack Prime members get the second their order goes through. There's no comparison.Also bear in mind that, as with most soundtracks, only cuts and clips are played in the movie. Their use is judicious and some of the songs I didn't like on CD sound better within the film than when I'm hearing the full versions.Track 1: LOVE KILLSFreddie Mercury's voice sounds great as always but the music and words are insipid, as it little more than a repetitive song virus with Freddie repeating the track name ad infinitum. Blech. Freddie would later do a significantly better, enjoyable version with his Queen bandmates in the 1990s.Track 2: LOVE CAN'T HIDEAs with Freddie, Pat Benatar's voice is magnificent and soars way above the dismal lossy compression of the MP3. That said, the lyrics are cheap maudlin 1980s tripe. If you ever hear any oldsters sneering at the emptiness of "modern music", remind them of this effluvia from their time.Track 3: CAGE OF FREEDOMJon Anderson, formerly of Yes, brings about the first enjoyable, rhythmic song with a lyrical depth. The beat is nearly robotic in its timing, which fits perfectly with the spirit of this movie.Track 4: BLOOD FROM A STONEWith Moroder's music as the backdrop, and his session singers, Cycle V (also worked on Flashdance)Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, this is the second song on the soundtrack that works and fits with the spirit of the film. The differences between track 3 and 4 and 1 and 2, is that 3 and 4 are not so specific to their era that they age faster than the timeless story of METROPOLIS. When your 30-something song sounds older than your 90-something movie, you went off the rails.Track 5: THE LEGEND OF BABELThe whole soundtrack works best when it is pure Georgio and his instrumentals. This piece works wonderfully for both the movie and listening pleasure.Track 6: HERE SHE COMESSurprise! Columbia Records screwed up the order of the songs! On the CD cover Bonnie Raitt's song is listed as first, but on the CD itself, the song comes in at #6. That said, Bonnie had the unusually rich yet scratchy voice to deliver the threat of this song.Track 7: DESTRUCTIONThere's actually a great song here. It's just that 1980s pop band, Loverboy, with their bad boy posturing but no real desire to commit to the brutality the lyrics demand, muddle the whole thing until its almost laughable. It may have been better had Giorgio allowed Loverboy to play it all themselves without the distracting synth keyboards. Bad Marriage. I can easily imagine how great this song would have been in the hands of a hardcore 80s band like W.A.S.P.Track 8: ON YOUR OWNBilly Squier was in his rocking prime in 1984, but this song tanks. Part of the problem is that Giorgio knew what the music had to sound like, but he didn't stay on point with the lyrics. It's such a mixed bag and this one, right after Destruction, is bad enough to make me wince.Track 9: WHAT'S GOING ONAdam Ant was fading by this time though I don't blame him for this song. Again, Moroder didn't keep a tight hold on the reigns and this tune melts into insignificance with its song virus repetition of the track title.Track 10: MACHINESThe soundtrack finishes well with the motion picture's introductory instrumental piece that's all Moroder. This is my favorite song on the CD.So for my personal tastes, that's five good songs out of ten. So why do I give this soundtrack such a high score? Mix soundtracks, like literary anthologies, are always a "mixed" bag. Excellent mix soundtracks like the original HEAVY METAL, THE MATRIX or the superlative GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY are too rare to use as a comparison, only as a high bar.When Georgio Moroder is good, he's great. I can always weed out the ones I enjoy, ogg them for my personal player at a khz that is virtually indistinguishable from pure lossless digital quality, and enjoy my personal abbreviated version of Metropolis.4
Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

4.1
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