Million Dollar Hotel CD (2000)

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"The Million Dollar Hotel" is the new movie by Wim Wenders and stars Mel Gibson, Jeremy Davies and Milla Jovovich.

This album was recorded in Dublin and features 16 tracks from the film. It was produced by Hal Willner and includes two new U2 tracks and three new tracks co-written by Bono and various members of the Million Dollar Hotel Band. The opening track, The Ground Beneath Her Feet is by U2 with the lyrics by Salman Rushdie from his novel of the same name. The soundtrack also includes the movie's female lead Milla Jovovich performing Lou Reed's Satellite Of Love.


Label Uni/interscope
SKU 60392135
UPC 731454239523
UPC 14 00731454239523
Format CD
Release Date 3/14/2000
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 542395
Released 03/13/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
Length 55m : 36s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454239523
Album Notes and Credits
Producers include: Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Hal Willner, Bono, Flood.
Compilation producer: Hal Willner.
The soundtrack to this Wim Wenders-directed film about a hotel that plays host to rich mental patients features material by Bono (the co-author of the original story) with and without U2. The disc was produced by Hal Willner, and much of the music is played by the Million Dollar Hotel Band (whose members include Bono, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and Bill Frisell). The resulting musical palette is dark and sweeping.
U2, which began dabbling in electronica in the early '90s, contributes a handful of subtle electronica gems. "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" (featuring lyrics by Salman Rushdie and ghostly pedal steel by Lanois), the slow-burning and sensual "The First Time," and the ethereal "Stateless," which is goosed along by Danny Saber's sound effects. Elsewhere, the MDH Band maintains the shadowy mood moving from Chet Baker-inspired vibes ("Bathtub," "Tom Tom's Dream") to providing a Mazzy Star-like bed behind Milla Jovovich's whispered reading of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love." The only ripple in this sea of musical tranquillity is Tito Larriva's brilliant Spanish-language reworking of "Anarchy in the UK," re-titled "Anarchy in the USA."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[U2's] sensibility becomes high cinema....this is enormous rock that retains some subtlety and detail in its soulful equation."
Q (4/00, p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A deeply atmospheric flagged up by U2's beautiful, slow-burning 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet' and ethereal 'Stateless'. The album's real surprises lie within the remainder of the tracks..."
Mojo (Publisher) (4/00, pp.92-3) - "...Plenty to hold your interest here, try Jon Hassell's woozy trumpet on 'Amsterdam Blue', 'Falling At Your Feet's subtle drum programming, or the 'snatch' of dialogue in which Milla Jovovich tells us what became of her beaver..."
Disc 1
1 Ground Beneath Her Feet, The - U2/Daniel Lanois
2 Never Let Me Go - Bono/The MDH Band
3 Stateless - U2
4 Satellite Of Love - Milla Jovovich/The MDH Band
5 Falling At Your Feet - Bono/Daniel Lanois
6 Tom Tom's Dream - The MDH Band
7 First Time, The - U2
8 Bathtub - The MDH Band
9 First Time, The - Daniel Lanois/The MDH Band (reprise)
10 Tom Tom's Room - Brad Mehldau/Bill Frisell
11 Funny Face - The MDH Band
12 Dancin' Shoes - Bono/The MDH Band
13 Amsterdam Blue - Jon Hassell/Gregg Arregoin/Jamie Muhoberac/Peter Freeman (Cortege)
14 Satellite Of Love - The MDH Band/Daniel Lanois/Bill Frisell/Greg Cohen (Reprise)
15 Satellite Of Love - Milla Jovavich/Jon Hassell/Danny Saber (Danny Saber remix)
16 Anarchy In The U.S.A. - Tito Larriva/The MDH Band
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