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Music For Listeners 12/03/2011

1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'The Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys Anthology'.
2) Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile-"Attaboy"  From the CD 'The Goat Rodeo Sessions'.
3) Kate Bush-"Snowflake"  From the brand new CD '50 Words for Snow'.
4) Liz Green-"Midnight Blues"  From the brand new CD 'O, Devotion!'.
5) Still Corners-"The Twilight Hour"  From the CD 'Creatures of an Hour'.
6) Standard Fare-"Half Sister"  From the brand new CD 'Out of Sight, Out of Town'.
7) A Classic Education-"Spin Me Round"  From the CD 'Call It Blazing'.
8) The Fall-"Laptop Dog"  From the digital single for "Laptop Dog".
9) Kasabian-"Re-Wired"  From the digital single for "Re-Wired".
10) Jonquil-"It's My Part"  From the forthcoming CD 'Point of Go'.
11) The Dodos-"So Cold" Unreleased track given as a free download on Stereogum.
12) Exlovers-"Starlight"  From the forthcoming CD 'Moth'.
13) Ash-"Jack Names The Planets (2011 Version)"  From the brand new CD compilation 'The Best of Ash'.
14) Sea Lions-"I Should Be Sleeping"  From the brand new CD 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 15) Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask'.
16) Field Music-"(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing"  From the forthcoming CD 'Plumb'.
17) General Fiasco-"The Age You Start Losing Friends"  From the brand new digitally released 'Waves EP'.
18) The Black Tambourines-"Better Off Dead"  From the brand new digitally released 'Hombre EP'.
19) Theme Park-"Milk"  From the forthcoming vinyl 7" single for "Milk".
20) WooWoos-"Fizzy Lettuce"  From the vinyl 7" single for "Fizzy Lettuce".
21) Blouse-"Firestarter"  From the vinyl 7" single for "Into Black"/"Firestarter".
22) Leonard Cohen-"Show Me The Place"  From the forthcoming CD 'Old Ideas'.
23) Ben Howard-"The Fear"  From the CD 'Every Kingdom'.
24) The Spinto Band-"The Debate"  From the brand new soundtrack to the documentary film 'Biba!'.
25) Teen Men-"Fall Out A Tree"  From the Jubadaba website.
26) The Orb-"Battersea Bunches Original Soundtrack"  From the brand new CD 'C Batter C'.
27) "The Mid-Morning Recording"   Giorgio Moroder's Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl Version)
It's certainly not the best version of the movie, but it was the version that first introduced me to the Fritz Lang classic. In 1984, this version of the film was released to theaters, and it became the first "silent" film I saw in the theater. It was also the first square frame movie I saw as well. I guess the modern soundtrack was a draw for me at the time, but the amazing visuals are what left the impression. This soundtrack certainly has some cheezy moments and it does sound quite dated these days, but I am happy that this version of the movie exists. I'm happy that they've finally released it to DVD this past month, and it's because of this re-released I play the vinyl version of the soundtrack this morning. While it is better to have a complete version of the film that was restored and released in 2010, but it is also quite nice to celebrate this "pop" version of the film. A film that changed my shoe size. The film is pure Lang, the soundtrack is pure Moroder. For one brief moment in film history they were brought together to entertain and influence. "Now here's a riddle and a rhyme. If she's the same, how come she's different now?" - Michael - MFL
28) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.

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