Collateral CD (2004)

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Collateral Soundtrack

on 8/25/2004

I liked the movie, so I went out and bought the soundtrack right afterward. The soundtrack has a good mix of songs, with some rock, some hiphop, and a wide variety of jazz. Also, unlike many other soundtracks for summer blockbusters, the Collateral soundtrack included four scores from James Newton Howard (one of my absolute favorite score composers). As I don’t typically follow jazz, I didn’t hear of Klazz Brothers, who does an absolutely fantastic job here, until now. Audioslave makes an appearance, as well as Calexico (also a great band). Great soundtrack, couldn’t be happier with the purchase! Read More

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by on 8/30/2004

This album is jammed with scores that are solid, packed with heart-thumping drum beats! From James Newton Howard’s “Max Steals Briefcase”, Miles Davis’s “Spanish Key” , and my most favorite, Tom Rothrock’s “Rollin Crumblin’”, these tracks collectively amplify the progressive activities in the movie. Absolutely incomparable to other movie scores that cradle you to sleep! The movie mainly shows Los Angeles at night and the deep bass on the track “Air” projects deep hours of darkness. Calexico’s “Guero Canelo” may have been the most perfect way to define the movie’s setting—Los Angeles. This track offers a smooth Spanish rhythm, with a rapid P.A.-like-recitation of vague English words, combined with an intermittent chant of Spanish words w/c altogether perfectly project propels the Spanish culture in the city of Los Angeles. To add to this, the album contains assortment of known artists such as Audioslave, The Roots, Paul Oakenfold, Miles Davis, and others. Definitley worth checkin out this slammin soundtrack! Read More

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 61016765
UPC 602498634691
UPC 14 00602498634691
Format CD
Release Date 8/3/2004
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Craig Schumacher; Johannes Wohlleben; John Paterno; Jon Smeltz; Michael Farrow; Russell Elevado; Shawn Murphy; Carlos Martinez; Mike Tarantino
Producer Cody Chesnutt; Craig Schumacher; Groove Armada; James Newton Howard; Jim Weidman; Joey Burns; John Avila; John Convertino; Ahmir Thompson; Kathy Nelson; Paul Oakenfold; Rick Rubin; Tom Rothrock; Cisco De Luna
CatalogID 000325902
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 08/03/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498634691
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: James Newton Howard.
Personnel: Richie Havens (vocals); Jimmy Wood (harp).
Audio Mixers: Craig Schumacher; Jim E. Hill; Groove Armada; Johannes Wohlleben; John Avila; Questlove; Michael Farrow; Paul Oakenfold; Russell Elevado; Shawn Murphy; Tom Rothrock; Cisco DeLuna.
Editors: John Paterno; Mike Tarantino.
Photographer: Frank Connor.
Arrangers: Tim Hahn; Tobias Forster; Kilian Forster.
Director Michael Mann is known for modifying moods through music, particularly in urban settings. There were all those rain-slicked tracking shots in Miami Vice, for example, accompanied by Phil Collins and Dire Straits. For 1995's Heat it was Moby, Lisa Gerrard, and Kronos Quartet, all contributing pieces that heightened the film's dense, psychological air. And for Mann's return to the crime caper genre in 2004's Collateral, it's a stellar mixed bag of gripping, tense instrumentals and evocative, sonically varied artist contributions. Producer Tom Rothrock gets things rolling in a Mann-ish direction with "Briefcase" -- the track throbs like a power cable buried under a city street. Score excerpts from James Newton Howard and City of God composer Antonio Pinto are equally powerful, offering a mix of knives glinting in shadows (Pinto's "Car Crash") and serviceable chase scene dynamics (the Howard piece "Vincent Hops Train"). Latin-flavored selections by Calexico and Green Car Motel hint at the film's traverse through L.A.'s ethnic patchwork, there's a lovely excerpt from Miles Davis' Bitches Brew classic "Spanish Key," and the Roots with Cody ChesnuTT offer some streetwise, vibey soul with "The Seed (2.0)." The only misstep here is a noneventful remix of Oakenfold's "Ready Steady Go." Its substance-less big beat thump feels like 21st century soundtrack filler; in fact, it fits better with Oakenfold's work on Swordfish. Sequence out "Ready Steady," and Collateral is comparable to Mann's greatest meetings of music and film. ~ Johnny Loftus
Disc 1
1 Briefcase - Tom Rothrock
2 Seed, The (2.0) - Cody ChesnuTT/The Roots (extended radio edit)
3 Hands Of Time - Groove Armada
4 Gero Canelo - Calexico
5 Rollin' Crumblin' - Tom Rothrock
6 Max Steals Briefcase - James Newton Howard
7 Destino De Abril - Green Car Motel
8 Shadow On The Sun - Audioslave
9 Island Limos - James Newton Howard
10 Spanish Key - Miles Davis
11 Air - Cuba Percussion/Klazz Brothers
12 Ready Steady Go - Paul Oakenfold (Remix, remix)
13 Car Crash - Antonio Pinto
14 Vincent Hops Train - James Newton Howard
15 Finale - James Newton Howard
16 Requiem - Antonio Pinto

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