Neil Young - Dead Man: Soundtrack Vinyl 2LP
Neil Young Dead Man: Soundtrack Vinyl 2LP
Recorded Entirely to Picture, on LP for the First Time: Neil Young Captured Dead Man Soundtrack Watching Film on Multiple Screens, Primarily Plays His Legendary "Old Black" Les Paul Guitar
A soundtrack for the ages that combines Neil Young's unique sonic palette with the visions of director Jim Jarmusch, Dead Man is finally available on vinyl more than 20 years after its release. For fans of Young's improvisational soundscapes and the sound of his iconic "Old Black" Les Paul guitar, it is an absolute must. Particularly considering that Young plays all the instruments and developed all of the parts while watching the film in real time, an extraordinary and bold feat.
Director Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Broken Flowers) describes his meditative 1996 post-punk Western (starring Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Hurt, Iggy Pop and Robert Mitchum) as, "a black-and-white-psychedelic-micro-epic which uses the genre of the "western" as a point of departure." Accompanying the cult film is a haunting and poetic instrumental score composed by Neil Young and performed entirely solo, mostly on electric guitar. The only vocal contribution is by Depp, whose reading of segments of William Blake's poetry is integral to Young's largely improvised pieces here.
Says Jarmusch of Neil's efforts: "What he brought to the film lifts it to another level, intertwining the soul of the story with Neil's musically emotional reaction to it - the guy reached down into some deep place inside him to create such strong music for our film."
"Recorded over multiple sessions in a San Francisco warehouse, Young's score for Dead Man was recorded entirely to picture. Equipped with an arsenal of instruments, he stood surrounded by screens of varying sizes as they played an early cut of the film from start to finish. The live-wire music that bellowed from his Gibson Les Paul 'Old Black' was, for the most part, an extraordinary act of improvisation."
- The Criterion Collection
Neil Young Dead Man: Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Guitar Solo, No. 1
2. The Round Stones Beneath the Earth
3. Guitar Solo, No. 2
4. Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself in Clouds
5. Organ Solo
6. Do You Know How to Use This Weapon?
7. Guitar Solo, No. 3
8. Nobody's Story
1. Guitar Solo, No. 4
2. Stupid White Men...
3. Guitar Solo, No. 5
4. Time for You to Leave, William Blake...
5. Guitar Solo, No. 6
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