everybody needs some good beach music...don't ya think?
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1. Snakeblood - Leftfield
2. Pure Shores - All Saints
3. Porcelain - Moby
4. Voices - Dario G featuring Vanessa Quinones
5. 8 Ball - Underworld
6. Spinning Away - Sugar Ray
7. Return Of Django - Asian Foundation featuring Harry Beckett and Simon DeSouza
8. On Your Own - Blur
9. Woozy - Faithless
10. Richard, It's Business As Usual - Barry Adamson
11. Brutal - New Order
12. Lonely Soul - UNKLE
13. Beached - Orbital and Angelo Badalamenti
*REVIEW* Reaching the Beach *REVIEW*
By Peter Gaston
The Beach Soundtrack (London)
With one Leonardo DiCaprio film, we get the inescapable, chest-pounding Celine Dion and her "My Heart Will Go On," and with his new venture, The Beach, we get a stellar mix of excellent electronica. Leo's penchant for clubbing isn't to blame, though, as the soundtrack boasts British DJ extraordinaire Pete Tong among its executive producers, as well as director Danny Boyle of Trainspotting fame. The track listing reads like a who's who of turntable culture: Underworld, Moby, UNKLE, Orbital, Faithless, and Asian Dub Foundation, several of whom provide unreleased material. Mood-wise, the album is decidedly down-tempo, probably providing plenty of sexy backdrops for our boy Leo in the screen adaptation of Alex Garland's novel.
Underworld's "8 Ball" stands out, even at nearly nine minutes, riding a quiet but steady wave of mellow guitars and Kurt Hyde's subdued vocals. Asian Dub Foundation adds a quirky cover of Lee "Scratch" Perry's "Return of Django" very fitting for an island theme and Leo himself gets in the mix, providing narrative for Orbital's sea-washed "Bleached." An unreleased gem from New Order, "Brutal," finds Sumner and friends sounding a little more fierce than usual as blaring guitar noise leads the way.
There's even fodder for Leo's adoring teenage groupies. One of the album's best moments comes, oddly enough, from Sugar Ray, whose "Spinning Away" thrives on a tropical hook and unusually strong vocals from Mark McGrath. Add a tasty pop pill from girl-power also-rans All Saints to round out a solid soundtrack, back to front.
Blur, Moby Tapped For Soundtrack To The Beach
Nov 16, 1999, 2:15 pm PT
The soundtrack to the upcoming film The Beach from writer/producer team John Hodge and Danny Boyle, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Alex Garland about 20-somethings on a secret beach near Thailand, is attracting its own all-star lineup of musicians. According to a source close to the soundtrack, in addition to the aforementioned New Order track, The Beach is following in the footsteps of another soundtrack to a Boyle-directed film, Trainspotting, with tracks lined up from Blur, Moby, and All Saints. Heavy on the electronic side, the soundtrack will also feature new material from Leftfield, Asian Dub Foundation, Goldie, and Faithless (who also produced the New Order track), according to a source close to the soundtrack. While the final track listing for the album has not been determined yet, it is also believed the collection will include Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and a remix of the Chemical Brother's "Hey Boy Hey Girl." New Order, who are currently deciding between several versions of a new track entitled "Brutal" for the album, have recorded together for the first time since the 1993 album Republic. The soundtrack to The Beach will be released on London Records on February 8, 2000. The film will be released two weeks later.
-- Joseph Patel for allstar news @ cdnow.com
According to the last part of the many trailers that I've seen here is a list of artists that are going to appear on The Beach soundtrack:
Asian Dub Foundation