TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) Vinyl LP
Limited 180gm transparent vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. The musical selections director Anthony Minghella chose for his movie The Talented Mr. Ripley are mostly based on the character of jazz enthusiast Dickie Greenleaf. Jazz tracks from Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillepsie among others are alternated with excerpts from Gabriel Yared's Oscar nominated score. The vocal performances by actors like Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow can be found in the first tracks from the album. An emotional song is "Lullaby for Cain", written by Yared and sung by Sinead O'Connor. It's one of those fantastic additions which makes this soundtrack outstanding. The darker melodies of the whole sets the tone for the storyline, but there's also the dreaminess in which the landscape of Italy comes alive. The Talented Mr. Ripley stars Matt Damon as the main character Tom Ripley, who is sent by to Italy to bring his son Dickie back home, away from the temptations of high living, women and alcohol. The movie has been nominated for five Oscars, including one for the soundtrack by Gabriel Yared.
1.1 Tu Vuo' Fa L'americano Performed By Matt Damon, Jude Law, Fiorello and the Guy Barker International Quintet 1.2 My Funny Valentine Performed By Matt Damon and the Guy Barker International Quintet 1.3 Italia 1.4 Lullaby for Cain Performed By SinA ad O'Connor 1.5 Crazy Tom 1.6 Ko-Ko Performed By Charlie Parker 1.7 Nature Boy Performed By Miles Davis 1.8 Mischief 1.9 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1.10 Pent-Up House Performed By Guy Barker, Pete King, Iain Dixon, Robin Aspland, Arne Somogyi and Clark Tracey 2.1 Guaglione Performed By Marino Marini 2.2 Moanin' Performed By the Guy Barker International Quintet 2.3 Proust 2.4 Four Performed By Guy Barker, Pete King, Iain Dixon, Robin Aspland, Arne Somogyi and Clark Tracey 2.5 Promise 2.6 The Champ Performed By Dizzy Gillespie 2.7 Syncopes 2.8 Stabat Mater (Excerpt) Performed By Clifford Gurdin and the London Metropolitan Ensemble 2.9 You Don't Know What Love Is Performed By John Martyn and the Guy Barker International Quintet