John goes Chet Baker in motion picture soundtrack.
No doubt about it: "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Matt Damon plays a psychopathic bisexual murderer (Tom Ripley) that lives in mid-fifties New York. He gets offered money to track down Princeton class mate Dickie Greenleaf, who lives in Italy with girlfriend. Ripley develops plan to murder Greenleaf and assume his identity.
The soundtrack of this Anthony Minghella movie was released October 1999.
Recorded at Lansdowne Recording Studios, London.
Excerpt from his liner notes:
"The sound of jazz dies along with Dickie, until its ghost is summoned towards the end of the movie, with a busker in the Piazza San Marco playing 'You Don't Know What Love Is', echoing Dickie's alto solo after the suicide of his clandestine lover, Silvana. The film's tone darkens, and the music becomes increasingly tense and sober. As the screen finally goes to black, the magnificent John Martyn provides a specially recorded vocal version of the same song--a reminder, through this most sophisticated of lyrics (though apparently written for an Abbot and Costello movie!) that Ripley's journey into a nightmare of his own making is motivated by a longing to be loved at any cost."
|01||Matt Damon, Jude Law, Fiorello, Guy Barker International Quintet||Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano||(Rento Carosone)||3:02||Think of Louis Prima|
|02||Matt Damon, Guy Barker International Quintet||My Funny Valentine||(Richard Rogers)||2:35||Think of Chet Baker not being ill|
|03||Gabriel Yared||Italia||(Gabriel Yared)||1:40||Orchestral music|
|04||Sinead O'Connor||Lullaby for Cain||(Gabriel Yared)||3:32||Think of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater|
|05||Gabriel Yared||Crazy Tom||(Gabriel Yared)||4:47||Orchestral music|
|06||Charlie Parker||Ko-ko||(Charlie Parker)||2:54||Original bop track with original 7" wow|
|07||Miles Davis||Nature Boy||(Eden Ahbez)||4:48||Cool jazz|
|08||Gabriel Yared||Mischief||(Gabriel Yared)||2:26||Orchestra and vibes; suspense|
|09||Gabriel Yared||Ripley||(Gabriel Yared)||3:30||Orchestra and oboe|
|10||Guy Barker, Pete King, Iain Dixon, Ronnie Aspland, Arne Somogy, Clark Tracey||Pent-up House||(Sonny Rollins)||2:40||Hi-hat jazz|
|11||Marino Marini||Guaglione||(Nisa)||3:17||Italian fifties crooner|
|12||The Guy Barker International Quintet||Moanin'||(Bobby Timmons)||4:16||Good cover|
|13||Gabriel Yared||Proust||(Gabriel Yared)||1:59||OMD (not the band)|
|14||Guy Barker, Pete King, Iain Dixon, Ronnie Aspland, Arne Somogy, Clark Tracey||Four||(Miles Davis)||3:41||Hi-hat jazz|
|15||Gabriel Yared||Promise||(Gabriel Yared)||2:49||Orchestra with violins and sax|
|16||Dizzy Gillespie||The Champ||(Dizzy Gillespie)||2:45||Scat bop|
|17||Gabriel Yared||Syncopes||(Gabriel Yared)||4:49||Sad strings|
|18||Clifford Gurdin, London Metropolitan Ensemble||Stabat Mater (excerpt)||(Antonio Vivaldi)||2:56||Sony classical|
|19||John Martyn, Guy Barker International Quintet||You Don't Know What Love Is||(Gene de Paul/ Don Raye)||5:22||Cover of blues classic; Billie Holiday/ Chet Baker style|
The movie, based on Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, is a remake of the 1960 French/ Italian thriller Plein Soleil (Blazing Sun), also known as Delitto In Pieno Sole (Italy) and Purple Noon (US).