Artist: Pieter Bourke

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Album:Ali: Original Soundtrack

Ali: Original Soundtrack

Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke

Most soundtracks for movie blockbusters are a mixed bag, and this one is no exception. The Ali soundtrack is heavily weighted toward R&B, and on that front the album is a success, despite R. Kelly’s two horrendously saccharine power ballads. There’s no denying the greatness of classic tracks like Aretha Franklin’s supremely melancholy “Ain’t No Way” and Al Green’s live rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and David Elliot continues the old-school theme, with a warm and bluesy remake of “Bring It On Home to Me.” Alicia Keyes’s “Fight” channels the ‘70s…

Album:The Insider: Music from the Motion Picture

The Insider: Music from the Motion Picture

Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke

Directors making strong characteristic decisions about the music in their films are, aside from being few in number, generally people who depend on a particular composer—directors like Steven Spielberg (John Williams), Steven Soderbergh (Cliff Martinez), and John Carpenter (himself). Michael Mann is that rare director for whom musical literacy has less to do with professional partnership than with a hunger for aesthetic exploration. From his days with Miami Vice, in which he spearheaded the integration of pop songs with a scene’s motion, Mann has been…

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