Various Artists - Heat - Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Blue Vinyl)

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Heat is the soundtrack album to the 1995 film Heat. The score is compiled mostly with Elliot Goldenthal's orchestrations although there are a variety of other artists featured including U2/Brian Eno project Passengers, Lisa Gerrard, Moby and Terje Rypdal.

The track "New Dawn Fades" is only a part of the original song, and which fades into the next track. The track "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" is slightly different from the version used in the film, the version on the score is from Moby's album Everything Is Wrong and the version in the film appears later on his 1997 album I Like to Score; Goldenthal composed and arranged the Kronos Quartet performed pieces. The Einstürzende Neubauten track "Armenia" was taken from their 1983 album Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. and was used by Michael Mann again in his 1999 film The Insider.

Goldenthal composed a cue called "Hand in Hand" originally meant to be played over the end scene, but it was replaced by Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters", so he used it, replacing guitars with bagpipes, instead for the end titles to Michael Collins. A clip of the track as it was meant to be heard in Heat can be heard below. There is also an "extended version" of the score in bootleg form, with several tracks (including "Hand in Hand") which can be heard in the film but are not on the score released, available on the internet.

Various tracks that were in some points of the film but did not make it to the soundtrack included pieces by William Orbit from his Strange Cargo albums, namely "The Last Lagoon," "Monkey King," and "The Mighty Limpopo."

Goldenthal explained his thinking behind the score:

In Heat, Michael Mann and I were going for an atmospheric situation. It was the first time I used what I like to call a "guitar orchestra" - where I use six or eight guitars, all playing with different tunings stacked up on top of each other in a musical way, and a mixed meter of percussion. It wasn't a type of score where you needed a big orchestral theme or you had to actually hit certain actions with music at specific times. It was much closer to the European mentality of film scoring.

The guitar orchestra, who play most significantly on two of the tracks below, is called "Deaf Elk" (an ensemble which includes Page Hamilton of the metal band Helmet) who also worked with Goldenthal for his scores, In Dreams and Titus.

The song "Always Forever Now" was written and performed by U2 and Brian Eno under the alias Passengers, and appears on Original Soundtracks 1. But the version featured on this soundtrack, and quite prominently in the film, is a longer mix with some minor variations.



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A1 –Kronos - Quartet Heat 7:41

A2 –Passengers - Always Forever Now 6:54

A3 –Elliot Goldenthal - Condensers 2:35

A4 –Kronos Quartet Refinery - Surveillance 1:45

A5 –Terje Rypdal & The Chasers - Last Nite 3:29

B1 –Michael Brook - Ultramarine 4:35

B2 –Einsturzende Neubauten - Armenia 4:58

B3 –Elliot Goldenthal Of Helplessness 2:39

B4 –Elliot Goldenthal Steel Cello Lament 1:43

B5 –Terje Rypdal - Mystery Man 4:39

C1 –Moby - New Dawn Fades 2:51

C2 –Elliot Goldenthal - Entrada & Shootout 1:49

C3 –Brian Eno - Force Marker 3:36

C4 –Elliot Goldenthal - Coffee Shop 1:38

C5 –Elliot Goldenthal - Fate Scrapes 1:34

C6 –Lisa Gerrard - La Bas 3:10

D1 –Lisa Gerrard - Gloradin 3:56

D2 –Elliot Goldenthal - Run UpHill 2:51

D3 –Kronos Quartet - Predator Diorama 2:40

D4 –Elliot Goldenthal - Of Separation 2:21

D5 –Moby God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters

Format: 2 x LP on Ltd Edition BLUE Vinyl