Deutsche Grammophon (289 474 150-2)
Release Date: October 22, 2002
Conducted by Stephen Mercurio
Formats: CD, Digital, Vinyl
Music from this album has been used in 1 trailer(s). Click to view which ones!
Average Rating: 5 stars (1 user)
|1.||"Benediction and Dream" - Lila Downs||2:31|
|2.||The Floating Bed||1:29|
|3.||"El Conejo" - Los Cojolites||2:29|
|4.||"Paloma Negra" - Chavela Vargas||3:17|
|5.||Self-Portrait with Hair Down||1:09|
|6.||"Alcoba Azul" - Lila Downs||1:36|
|7.||"Carabina 30/30" - El Poder Del Norte||2:43|
|9.||"El Gusto" - Trio Huasteco Caimanes de Tamuin||2:18|
|11.||"El Antifaz" - Liberacion, Miguel Galindo, Alejandro Marehuala, Gerardo Garcia||2:28|
|12.||The Suicide of Dorothy Hale||0:48|
|14.||"La Bruja" - Salma Hayek & Los Vega||1:57|
|15.||Portrait of Lupe||2:13|
|16.||"La Llorona" - Chavela Vargas||2:22|
|17.||"Estrella Oscura" - Lila Downs||1:48|
|19.||"Viva La Vida" - Trio/Marimberos||2:16|
|21.||Coyocan and Variations||2:34|
|22.||"La Llorona" - Lila Downs and Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlan||2:20|
|24.||"Burn it Blue" - Caetano Veloso & Lila Downs||5:26|
|Total Album Time:||52:34|
|by Dan Goldwasser
November 12, 2002
Frida, the bio-pic of artist Frida Kahlo, features a dramatic and poignant score (with songs) by composer Elliot Goldenthal. Very heavy on the Latin musical themes, Goldenthal employed plenty of Mexican guitars, as well as a string ensemble. "The Floating Bed" is a great example of one of the main themes heard through the score, with traditional Mexican rhythms, yet with the distinctive Goldenthal edge. When it's not as upbeat as that, it's more plaintive and dramatic, even a touch romantic (as in "Solo Tu"). "La Cavalera" is a rather dark malevolent track, employing that edge that Goldenthal does so well.
The songs on the album all show up in the film, and a few of them were written by Goldenthal. Most notably, "Viva La Vida" and "Burn it Blue"; the latter of which employs themes heard through the film. Featured singers include Lila Downs, Chavela Vargas, and Caetano Veloso. The songs flow exceptionally well with the score, and if you're in the mood for a dramatic, Mexican themed album, this one is a definite winner.
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