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Avengers [Original Soundtrack] [Original Soundtrack]
1. Avengers Theme, The - Marius de Vries
2. Storm - Grace Jones/The Radio Science Orchestra
3. Many Weathers Apart - Merz
4. I Am - Suggs
5. Solve My Problems Today - Ashtar Command
6. Truth Serum - Dishwalla
7. Mama - Annie Lennox
8. Flash - Stereo MC's
9. Technowledgy - Utah Saints
10. Blow You Away - The Verve Pipe
11. Burnin' Dog (Don't Pet A) - Sugar Ray
12. Bad Twin - Baby Bird
13. Visiting Angels - Roni Size
14. Summer's End - Sinad O'Connor/Ashtar Command
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83118
Producers include: Marius De Vries, Bruce Woolley, Chris Elliott, John Etkin-Bell, Conrad Lambert.
Compilation producers: Marius De Vries, Craig Kallman, Darren Higman.
Engineers include: Andy Todd, Sam Gibson, James Young, Marc Waterman, Adrian Bushby.
Personnel: Louise Post, Sinad O'Connor (vocals); Loreta (soprano); Stephen Lironi (guitar, programming, loops); Jeff Rose, Shaun Lee, Steve Fitzpatrick (guitar); Stephen Hussey (strings); Andy Findon (flute); Rico Rodriguez (trombone); Dominic Glover, Andy Ross (brass); Nick Feldman (keyboards); Steve Sidelnyk (drums, percussion, programming); Matt Walker , Ged Lynch (drums); Frank Ricotta (percussion); Chris Holmes, Alex Hardy, Aidan Love, Alexis Smith, Marius de Vries, Pete Davis, Chris Elliott, Brian Liesegang (programming); Cutmaster Swift (scratches); Bruce Woolley (Theremin).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Conrad Lambert; James Young ; John Cornfield; Adrian Bushby; Marius de Vries; Andy Bradfield; Pat Moran; Roni Size; Stephen Lironi; Utah Saints; Ben Grosse.
Arrangers: Marius de Vries; Steve Sidelnyk; Chris Elliott.
The soundtrack to THE AVENGERS is much like the movie itself: you go to see Uma Thurman in skin-tight leather, and stay for the slick, stylized action. In this age when cynical marketing types use the soundtrack as just another tie-in, no other cinematic collection adheres so closely to the spirit and atmosphere of its silver screen raison d'etre. Beginning with Marius De Vries' update of "The Avengers Theme" (complete with techno beat) and ending with the dirgy "Summer's End," sung by Sinead O'Connor, the album moves at a satisfying pace. Grace Jones' contribution, "Storm," would be at home in a James Bond movie. And 1997's big acts, The Verve Pipe and Sugar Ray prove that they aren't just one-hit wonders. Top pick: the Latin-tinged ska of erstwhile Madness leader Suggs' "I Am."
Entertainment Weekly (8/7/98, p.79) - "The best tracks on this soundtrack (Merz, Roni Size, Suggs) keep faith with the '60s TV series' cheeky skewering of spy-movie themes, adding atmospheric melodies to frenetic dance rhythms..." - Rating: B
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