Neil Young – Dead Man (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (1996/2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Neil Young – Dead Man (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (1996/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:02:16 minutes | 646 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Vapor Records

Dead Man is one of those unusual (and often legendary) soundtracks that a director or fan simply “hands over” to a jazz or folk star who improvises to the film that has already been edited. Released in 1996, Jim Jarmusch’s feature film tells the story of the wanderings of William Blake (Johnny Depp) and the Indian Nobody (Gary Farmer) through the Wild West in the late 19th century. Neil Young’s music is light years away from the epic scores found in the golden era of Hollywood westerns and is instead based on just the electric guitar, which is only replaced by an organ for the duration of one track (Organ Solo). The haunting sound of the electric guitar together with the magnificent black and white film plays a key part in creating Dead Man’s strange and psychedelic atmosphere, which is why there are six Guitar Solos on the soundtrack. Sensual, tortured and endearing, Neil Young’s guitar seems bewitched by the film’s visuals and he makes full use of effects like reverberation, distortion and delay. It is rare to find music so physically connected to a film and the marginality of the characters. Among the album’s bravura pieces are the lyrical Solo No.5 (which is almost 15 minutes long), as well as Solo No.6, whose effects sound like the cries of an injured animal. The track ends with the very poignant repetition of two simple notes, and with that the film ends too. It should also be pointed out that there are passages interspersed throughout the album during which Johnny Depp recites poems by William Blake. – Nicolas Magenham

01. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 1
02. Neil Young – The Round Stones beneath the Earth…
03. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 2
04. Neil Young – Why Does Thou Hide Thyself, Clouds…
05. Neil Young – Organ Solo
06. Neil Young – Do You Know How to Use This Weapon?
07. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 3
08. Neil Young – Nobody’s Story
09. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 4
10. Neil Young – Stupid White Men…
11. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 5
12. Neil Young – Time for You to Leave, William Blake…
13. Neil Young – Guitar Solo, No. 6