CD Frida [Music from the Motion Picture] (CD 99132),
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Frida [Music from the Motion Picture]

  • 1. Frida, film score: Benediction and Dream
    2. Frida, film score: The Floating Bed
    3. Conejo, El
    4. Paloma Negra
    5. Frida, film score: Self Portrait With Hair Down
    6. Alcoba Azul, song (for the film Frida)
    7. Carabina 30/30 (Corrido)
    8. Frida, film score: Solo Tu
    9. Gusto, El (Son Huasteco)
    10. Frida, film score: The Journey
    11. Antifaz, El
    12. Frida, film score: The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
    13. Frida, film score: La Cavalera
    14. Bruja, La (Son Jarocho)
    15. Frida, film score: Portrait of Lupe
    16. Llorona, La
    17. Frida, film score: Estrella Oscura
    18. Frida, film score: Still Life
    19. Frida, film score: Viva La Vida
    20. Frida, film score: The Departure
    21. Frida, film score: Coyoacn and Variations
    22. Llorona, La
    23. Frida, film score: Burning Bed
    24. Frida, film score: Burn It Blue
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 474150

  • Credits
    ProducerElliot Goldenthal; Teese Gohl
    EngineerJacobo Lieberman; Joel Iwataki; Lawrence Manchester

    This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
    Original score composed by Elliot Goldenthal.
    Recorded at Manhattan Center, Zarathustra Hall, New York, New York and Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico. Includes liner notes by Elliot Goldenthal.
    Personnel: Elliot Goldenthal (piano); Ernesto "El Canella" Anaya (vocals, guitar); Bill Ruyle (dulcimer); Javier Martinez (harp); Garo Yellin, Richard Locker (cello); Harvey Estrin (flute); Gil Goldstein (accordion); Bruce Williamson (saxophone); Valerie Naranjo (marimba, percussion); Jamey Haddad (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Joel Iwataki; Lawrence Manchester.
    Liner Note Author: Elliot Goldenthal .
    Recording information: Estudios Churubusco, Mexico City, Zarathustra Hall, NY; Manhattan Center Studio, NY.
    Photographer: Mrio Cravo Neto.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Lila Downs; Caetano Veloso; Chavela Vargas.
    The first cut of this beautifully haunting soundtrack to an exotically seductive movie sums it up; Lila Downs's impassioned vocal and the almost ambient Latin overtones of the instrumental backing all point to a compelling trip through a mysterious Mexico that in the mid-20th century was still terra incognita to most Westerners. FRIDA is packed with musical jewels, such as the inclusion of Chavela Vargas's "Paloma Negra," recorded 40 years earlier. Vargas, a former lover of Frida Kahlo's, gives a performance that's more like a force of nature than anything else, devoid of sentimentality and yet viscerally affecting. But it's Lila Downs, who's featured throughout this soundtrack CD, who carries the show, particularly in her performance with the legendary Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso on "Burn it Blue," penned by the movie's director, Julie Taymor. Atmospheric instrumentals abound, and wonderful folk song vignettes are interspersed throughout, giving FRIDA an air of authenticity and purpose that lifts it head and shoulders above the usual run-of-the-mill Hollywood soundtrack collection.

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