Music by Ry Cooder Soundtracks

Soundtracks

Music by Ry Cooder

Released on September 29, 2014 by Rhino - Warner Bros.

Main artist: Ry Cooder

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

Distinctions: Choc de Classica (March 2015)

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Album : 7 disks - 84 tracks Total length : 04:16:25

    DISC 1
  1. 1 The Long Riders (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Producer Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1980 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 I'm A Good Old Rebel (Remastered Version)

  3. 3 Seneca Square Dance (Remastered Version)

  4. 4 Archie's Funeral (Hold to God's Unchanging Hand) [Remastered Version]

  5. 5 I Always Knew That You Were The One (Remastered Version)

  6. 6 Rally 'Round The Flag (Remastered Version)

  7. 7 Wildwood Boys (Remastered Version)

  8. 8 Better Things To Think About (Remastered Version)

  9. 9 Jesse James (Remastered Version)

  10. 10 Cole Younger Polka (Remastered Version)

  11. 11 Escape From Northfield (Remastered Version)

  12. 12 Leaving Missouri (Remastered Version)

  13. 13 Jesse James (Remastered Version)

  14. DISC 2
  15. 1 Paris, Texas

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Musicians, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - ALLEN SIDES, Recorded by - David Lindley, Musicians - JUDY CLAPP, Second Engineer - JIM DICKINSON, Musicians - Mark Ettel, Recorded by, Remix - Tony Chiappa, Second Engineer Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  16. 2 Brothers

  17. 3 Nothing Out There

  18. 4 Cancion Mixteca

  19. 5 No Safety Zone

  20. 6 Houston In Two Seconds (Soundtrack Version)

  21. 7 She's Leaving The Bank

  22. 8 On The Couch

  23. 9 I Knew These People

  24. 10 Dark Was The Night

  25. DISC 3
  26. 1 Theme from Alamo Bay (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Producer Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  27. 2 Gooks on Main Street (Remastered Version)

  28. 3 Too Close (with Amy Madigan & John Hiatt) [Remastered Version]

  29. 4 Klan Meeting (Remastered Version)

  30. 5 Sailfish Evening (Remastered Version)

  31. 6 The Last Stand (Alamo Bay) [with Lee Ving] [Remastered Version]

  32. 7 Quatro Vicios (with Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo) [Remastered Version]

  33. 8 Search And Destroy (Remastered Version)

  34. 9 Glory (Remastered Version)

  35. DISC 4
  36. 1 Crossroads

    Nathan East, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Robert Johnson, Writer - Terry Evans, Background Vocals - JIM DICKINSON, Piano - Willie Green Jr., Background Vocals - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Sonny Terry, Harmonica Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  37. 2 Down In Mississippi

  38. 3 Cotton Needs Pickin'

  39. 4 Viola Lee Blues

  40. 5 See You In Hell Blind Boy

  41. 6 Nitty Gritty Mississippi

  42. 7 He Made A Woman Out Of Me

  43. 8 Feelin' Bad Blues

  44. 9 Somebody's Callin' My Name

  45. 10 Willie Brown Blues

  46. 11 Walkin' Away Blues

  47. DISC 5
  48. 1 Blue City Down (Remastered Version)

  49. 2 Elevation 13 Ft. (Remastered Version)

  50. 3 Marianne

  51. 4 Nice Bike (Remastered Version)

  52. 5 Greenhouse (Remastered Version)

  53. 6 Billy and Annie (Remastered Version)

  54. 7 Pops And 'Timer / Tell Me Something Slick (Remastered Version)

  55. 8 Blue City (Remastered Version)

    Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Writer, MainArtist - DAVID PAICH, Synthesiser - Steve Poraco, Synthesiser Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1986 Warner Bros. Record Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  56. 9 Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Remastered Version)

  57. 10 A Leader Of Men (Remastered Version)

  58. 11 Not Even Key West (Remastered Version)

  59. DISC 6
  60. 1 Main Theme (Johnny Handsome) [Remastered Version]

  61. 2 I Can't Walk This Time/The Prestige (Remastered Version)

  62. 3 Angola (Remastered Version)

  63. 4 Clip Joint Rhumba (Remastered Version)

  64. 5 Sad Story (Remastered Version)

  65. 6 Fountain Walk (Remastered Version)

  66. 7 Cajun Metal (Remastered Version)

  67. 8 First Week At Work (Remastered Version)

  68. 9 Greasy Oysters (Remastered Version)

  69. 10 Smells Like Money (Remastered Version)

  70. 11 Sunny's Tune (Remastered Version)

  71. 12 I Like Your Eyes (Remastered Version)

  72. 13 Adios Donna (Remastered Version)

  73. 14 Cruising With Rafe (Remastered Version)

  74. 15 How's My Face (Remastered Version)

  75. 16 End Theme (Johnny Handsome) [Remastered Version]

  76. DISC 7
  77. 1 Video Drive-By

  78. 2 Trespass (Main Title)

    Jim Keltner, Writer - Ry Cooder, Writer, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  79. 3 East St. Louis

  80. 4 Orgill Bros.

  81. 5 Goose And Lucky

  82. 6 You Think It's On Now

  83. 7 Solid Gold

  84. 8 Heroin

  85. 9 Totally Boxed In

  86. 10 Give 'Em Cops

  87. 11 Lucy In The Trunk

  88. 12 We're Rich

  89. 13 King Of The Streets

  90. 14 Party Lights

About

Ry Cooder had well established himself as an instrumentalist, songwriter, bandleader, and session musician when he added another title to his résumé in 1980: film composer. Director Walter Hill invited Cooder to compose and perform music for his historical western The Long Riders, and the music was good enough that other filmmakers were soon knocking at Cooder's door. Soundtracks is a box set that collects the original soundtrack albums for seven films scored by Ry Cooder -- The Long Riders; Paris, Texas; Alamo Bay; Crossroads; Blue City; Johnny Handsome, and Trespass. A listen to these seven discs makes it clear Cooder knew what he was doing right off the bat, and much of the best music in this set is contained on the first three discs. The Civil War songs and outlaw ballads that were adapted for The Long Riders are given a treatment that merges past and present with skill and imagination, and the spare, atmospheric guitar work that dominates the Paris, Texas album is beautifully haunting late-night music, while the acoustic vs. electric textures of the Alamo Bay song score make for a superb parallel to the violent culture clashes on screen. It may also be significant that those three albums are also matched with the three best films represented in this set; there's some fine vintage blues workouts on Crossroads, but the album doesn't hold together as well as one might hope (at least Steve Vai's Satan-inspired guitar noodling from the movie doesn't appear here), and Johnny Handsome and Blue City are, like many soundtrack albums, only so interesting divorced from the film's narratives. And while Cooder's interplay with trumpeter Jon Hassell on Trespass finds both musicians stretching their boundaries, not all of the pieces stand on their own, though "King of the Street" is a surprisingly successful hip-hop-influenced track, with Cooder and percussionist Jim Keltner tossing about edgy sounds and rhythms over dialogue samples from the film's stars, Ice-T and Ice Cube. All seven albums are presented here with no bonus tracks or remastering, and each disc is packaged in a replica of the original LP sleeve that often makes the credits hard to read (there are no additional liner notes or booklets, either). In many respects, fans might have been better served with an expanded version of the excellent 1995 collection Music by Ry Cooder, which included some excellent unreleased music (in particular the powerfully swampy score for Southern Comfort), and since Warner Bros. assembled this set, it doesn't include music that appeared on other labels (such as Cooder's music for Geronimo: An American Legend or The End of Violence). Each of these albums is full of Cooder's superb, goose pimple-inducing guitar work and rich musical thinking, but given how impressive his film work has been, Soundtracks is a fine collection but ultimately something of a disappointment. ~ Mark Deming

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