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Name: QUARTET RECORDS
Number: QRSCE068

MONA LISA / CASTAWAY (1000 EDITION) (CD)
Composed by: Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen, Stanley Myers

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Introduction –When I Fall in Love 02
George 05
King’s Cross / Follow Anderson 10
End Titles 21
The Island 22
Memories of Tango 23
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Two-on-one CD premiere of two soundtrack albums previously issued on LP by EMI. Michael Kamen’s Mona Lisa (1986) was written for Neil Jordan’s stylish crime story about a high-class prostitute and her reluctant driver who descend into the London underworld while forming an unlikely alliance in the process. Kamen’s score is infused with two Nat King Cole standards (the eponymous “Mona Lisa” and “When I Fall in Love”), but he also provides excellent suspense cues for scenes of deceit and murder. The soundtrack also contains two vintage Nat King Cole recording, two contemporary pop songs and an excerpt from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

Stanley Myers and Hans Zimmer’s Castaway (1987) underscores Nicholas Roeg’s erotic tale based on a true story concerning a woman who volunteers to be the wife-for-hire to an eccentric writer, seeking refugee on a deserted island for a year. Myers and Zimmer music (although the LP released at his date said only “Original Music by Stanley Myers” and Hans Zimmer was credited in the section of “additional music”, actually all the tracks were composed by both composers, and produced entirely by Hans Zimmer) offers a psychedelic pop exotica experiment shaped by the sound of the sea, the wind and the forest. The soundtrack program also includes the theme song by Kate Bush and one additional track by Brian Eno.

This release contains both soundtrack programs as they originally appeared on LP, and has been mastered from first generation master tapes vaulted at Abbey Road Studios in London. The package is rounded out with richly illustrated booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai, who discusses both films and scores in detail.

MONA LISA
1. When I Fall in Love (Nat ‘King’ Cole) (3:08)
2. Introduction –When I Fall in Love (4:03)
3. Story (0:58)
4. Mortwell (1:34)
5. George (0:55)
6. Elevator Attack and After (1:47)
7. Slap Your Back (Exception) (6:01)
8. Mona Lisa –Instrumental (2:06)
9. Monta Lisa (Nat ‘King’ Cole) (3:28)
10. King’s Cross / Follow Anderson (4:26)
11. Pimp (0:50)
12. Simone’s Story (1:15)
13. Brighton (0:54)
14. Daughters of Babyon (Jimmy Lindsay) (5:11)
15. Bimba Dagli Occhi (From Madame Butterfly by Puccini) (7:53)

CASTAWAY
PART ONE
16. Be Kind To My Mistakes (Kate Bush) (3:39)
17. Catamaran (0:48)
18. Chemistry (Brian Eno / John Hanssel) (1:45)
19. Clair de Lune (Debussy, arr. Stanley Myers) (4:50)
20. Fatamorgana (1:35)
21. End Titles (4:35)
PART TWO
22. The Island (5:30)
23. Memories of Tango (5:47)
24. Healing (Barry Guy) (1:29)
25. Castaway (4:51)

Total Disc Time: 79:14

  
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