Yes, I know this is not a new album but we began operations of
Film Music on the Web long after
the release of the multi-Oscar winning film; and I have always wanted the
excuse to include a brief review of it on this site. So here it is neatly
rounding up our African section and placed immediately before
Jeffrey Wheelers review of Yareds new Message in a Bottle
The music is a clever mosaic of North African and Hungarian and other styles
of music plus source material (classic songs and Bachs Aria from The
Goldberg Variations etc). In my mind Yareds haunting music will forever
be inextricably linked with the beautifully photographed desert scenes, the
doomed romance between the Ralph Fiennes and the Kristin Scott Thomas characters,
and the flight of their stricken aircraft across rippling desert sands.
A marvellously evocative score which I have revisited on many occasions.
And it is still available in the shops.