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Parlophone

Trainspotting OST | 20th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl Reissue

$48.00

Parlophone

Trainspotting OST | 20th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl Reissue

$48.00

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A 20th anniversary reissue of the original soundtrack from the iconic 1996 British drama Trainspotting. Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, the film version of Trainspotting directed by Danny Boyle became a cult sensation. Centered around the heroin subculture of Edinburgh in the 1980s, the film is occupied with surrealism, black comedy, and most importantly – a killer soundtrack. – Press Release

"Appropriately, an all-star collection of British pop and techno stars – everyone from Blur, Pulp, and Elastica to Leftfield, Primal Scream, and Underworld – contributed to the soundtrack, which also features a couple of oldies by veteran punk godfathers like Lou Reed ("Perfect Day") and Iggy Pop ("Lust for Life," "Nightclubbing"). The entire soundtrack holds together surprisingly well, as the techno tracks balance with the pop singles. Every song, whether it's Pulp's deceptively bouncy "Mile End" or Brian Eno's lush "Deep Blue Day," is quite melancholy, creating an effectively bleak, but oddly romantic, atmosphere for the entire record.

With the exception of the oldies, every song is rare or especially recorded for the soundtrack, and nearly every one is superb. Primal Scream's title track sees them returning to the dub/dance experiments of Screamadelica with grace, while Damon Albarn's first solo song, "Closet Romantic," is as good as any of Blur's waltzes. But the finest new song is Pulp's "Mile End," with its jaunty, neo-dancehall melody and rhythms and Jarvis Cocker's evocative, haunting lyrics. That song, more than anything else on the soundtrack, captures the feeling of the film." – AllMusic

Item description:        

Artist:

Various

Title:

Trainspotting OST

Label:

Parlophone

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Orange, 180 Gram

Pressing:

UK, Europe & US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1996

Genre:

Soundtrack, Electronica, Rock

Style:

Leftfield, Brit Pop, Techno, Ambient

Catalog No:

0190295919948

Condition:

New