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The Departed (Music from the Motion Picture)

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Editors’ Notes

As he did with his previous mob-centered films Goodfellas and Casino, director Martin Scorsese seasons this remake of the Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs with a well-chosen slate of rock 'n' pop that gracefully underpins the story's era and settings. It’s a collection whose key selections center on the classic rock of The Stones, Beach Boys, Allmans and Badfinger for their instant familiarity, yet one with enough shrewd sense of adventure to include a live version of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" by Roger Waters, Van Morrison and The Band, plus Patsy Cline's original "Sweet Dreams" and a lyrical cover by guitarist Roy Buchanan, as well as the boozy Irish swagger of the Dropkick Murphy's "I'm Shipping Out to Boston" and the loopy '60s proto-garage-punk of the Human Beinz' "Nobody But Me." Rounding out the collection are two tracks showcasing Howard Shore's unusual, guitar-centered instrumental underscore (the complete recording is available separately) via its evocative main theme tango and the contrasting solo classical piece, "Beacon Hill."

Customer Reviews

Fabulous music, fabulous movie.

Dear God, I haven't seen a movie this ridiculously good in an awful long time, nor have I listened to a soundtrack so satisfying. First off, if the Dropkick Murphys don't get the blood flowing, then you are, in fact, legally dead. This is a proven scientific fact. Padding out the adrenaline rush that is "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" are low-slung, high-reaching, motorcycle-rides of The Allman Brothers, Badfinger, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys. A little something for everything. It's rather strange and really kinda cool that "Comfortably Numb" - the most chilling track on the album - and "One Way Out" are both live recordings. Bizarre choices, maybe, but the movie is anything but standard. Brilliant. Listen.

Good and bad

To start with, I was disappointed that the Stones Gimme Shelter was not included in this download. The movie starts with this song, and honestly the song sets the mood for all that follows.... That said, it is a very interesting compilation of songs, and the Roger Waters, Van Morrison version of Comfortably Numb alone makes the purchase price worth while. The Dropkick Murphys tune is awesome for working out, punching out people, drinking or driving really fast. Over all....."Good download"....

Best Movie

I've seen it twice already and it's the best movie I've ever seen....DiCaprio needs to win best actor as much as Scorsese deserves best director. What a ride! Truly, this is a perfect movie.....intense, pulls your heart strings. See it...it'll blow your mind!

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The Departed (Music from the Motion Picture)
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: Oct 16, 2006

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