RARE Music on the films of Michael Mann

I spent some times writing a short Sample named MANN OF SCORES so what you’re reading now is COLLATERAL.

Here on CDR a selections of RARE ,HARD TO FIND,UNRELEASED track from Michael’s Films.



1 SHOWDOWN GLAEKEN VANISHES [Walking in the Air] Tangerine Dream,comes for the end sequence of Michael Mann’s THE KEEP and was recorded straight from my laserdisc on analog mode to my Teac or Philips cd recorder.Great tune ,full of innocence and dread, is a shame that for rights problem the soundtrack , the Movie itself (in some format different by VHS and Laserdisc) and this track composed by Howard Blake for the Snowman isn’t yet released,Producers,Paramount wake up found a deal god###…however enjoy the recording is pretty good!”
2 THRU METAMORPHIC ROCKS – CONFRONTATION I had mixed this two tracks because the style of both is similar,first comes from Tangerine Dream Force Majeure’s album one of most pinkfloydish 80’s album of the krautrock band from berlin,the second  track here on a rare unreleased edit version despite Thief’s elektra album track is a great cover of Pink Floyd Confrontably Numb named CONFRONTATION composed by the patient and fond Craig Safan(however You can read the story of this song arund my blog,just search thief) performed by the great bassist Alan Davey(look on wikipedia who is)..the track was just found on net after long research thank you to who posted it.
3 FREEZE aka Red dragon reprise,this track was sent to me by Stephan Piter a man from France very fond of The Keep(vainly he’s trying to sensibilize the head of this movie for a decent release on dvd) anyway I really loved this track because is a short survolted version of Klaus Schultze’s Freeze used on the great one MANHUNTER with Seiun by Kitaro totally missed from the Mca and last one released album.
4 THE HOUSE IN ROSE VALLEY come from THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS and was used for some beautiful seconds during Lacorsse scene in the beginning of this Historical gem.The composer Phil Cunningham is a talented scottish folk celtic musician and composer; 
he really deserve more attentions in what he does till now.

5 PROMENTORY is the famous Gael by Dougie Mac Lean adapted , performed ,composed by Trevor Jones for the end sequence of LAST OF THE MOHICANS,but here is not what you found on the original cd soundtrack is what you heard on the Movie and that’s amazing different great arragements longer beautiful,magnificated, eased,beated, ok just listen and you will understand.

6 DEATH LETTER by Johnny Farmer is here remixed by Organized Noise and used on ALI during the meditative Hey Champ’s METRO/Subway sequence , I loved this track,my sister love this , I was lucky to found on net but you can found it on outstanding New Beats From The Delta (2000) Fat Possum Records  amazing album,another lesson by Michael.
7 ROUND 8 STRING is an outstanding additional orchestral track by the great Bill Brown used during the final ALI’s Fight,check BILL website and you will be amazed… this tune really enter in ur mind!
8 DRIFTEN is an a great tune used on COLLATERAL composed by a genius named Thomas Schobel talented austrian born composer producer and very fond of sound engineering(listen and you will be charmed),keep an eye and hear over him!
9 LAX is a unreleased Collateral’s track by the great Tom Rothrock international producer(James Blunt , Beck) and composer,he really has do amazing things in Collateral.
10 A RODA The Wheel by the bravo Brazilian Composer Antonio Pinto, come from Walter Selles’s Abril Despedaçado a movie based on the book by the same name (original Albanian title: Prill i Thyer) written by the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, about the honor culture in the North of Albania.This track was on Collateral and really brings some feelings of despair and hope.Pinto has great skills on use of electronic ambient orchestral and traditional sounds,quite unique,straight to heart.
11 THE LAST LAGOON was composed by english musician and producer William Orbit and you can found on STRANGE CARGO II album, this electronic ambient track edited over HEAT ‘s run uphill scene bring mood in to a special way.The beauty of HEAT beside on the story,images and music all your senses are catch by this factors, this flick change my life.
12 PRECURSOR MELTDOWN,I had a chat by Pieter Bourke composer with Lisa Gerrard of THE INSIDER and he told me the name PRECURSOR..is the ambient electronic music recored by the DVD audio track(remind me some synth by Faithless) just when Jeffrey Wingand having Lunch discover the bad campaign against him…I mixed MELTDOWN with it because is its dead.Enjoy!
13 ON THE NATURE OF DAYLIGHT by Max Ritcher was sent me by Danny Miguel ,director freelance friend of mine based on L.A. he told me this touching tune was used during a Horse Race on Michael Mann tv Series LUCK..Scorsese used on Shutter Island,but I know they are friends so nothing of weird…
14 FUJIMA 15 DEATH THEME #3 are unreleased track from Miami Vice and sent by John Murphy himself on cdr,so we had start a great corrispondence and Friendship;I was delighted how great he is.Cant’ believe to meet talk ship with one of my mith since The Snatch.Thanks John God Bless you and Liverpool!
16 BEAM by John Powell was inspired by one of great Francesco Lupica’s compositions ( Beam Sweeps) and used on Malick’s Thin red line soundtrack,Michael Mann used on PUBLIC ENEMIES and It was outstanding,I mixed this with the end sequence of HEAT recorded directly from the movie, where the track  GOD MOVING OVER THE FACE OF THE WATERS by Moby found it’s real shape(ok just add some echo)..I think both mixed created something of quite amazing.
17 SET ME FREE by Dungeon East and Wild[Whild] Peach here on extended version (longer than The version appeared on ALI II soundtrack) is produced by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke and is a soulish song pretty great used on the end sequence of ALI..I don’t know more is just an amazing piece of music.
I hope you will found intresting my research,enjoy and comment if u want

9 responses to “RARE Music on the films of Michael Mann

  1. Hey Fabio…Is your cut of Precursor (from Insider) with or without the dialogue from the movie? If without, could I please bother you for a copy? I’ve been looking for it everywhere. Bless you and thank you – savannah

  2. Is the version of SET ME FREE identical to the one used in ALI during the Liston fight? Or is this an edit made from the soundtrack cue? Thank you!

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