By Daniel Margrain
|Paris, Texas (1985)||Ry Cooder|
|Ry Cooder’s slide-guitar work that’s the foundation for the soundscape Paris, Texas is based on Blind Willie Johnson’s Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground). Cooder’s brilliantly arranged and composed theme that formed the soundtrack to the film of the same name, is a haunting and atmospheric piece that reconstitutes definitive eras and styles. The result is a work of profound metaphysical and existential beauty. In the words of one critic, “Cooder has a unique talent to internalize the ethnic traditions of other peoples, to turn them into a universal voice discharged through sophisticated arrangements but, to synthesize nostalgic regret and scientific philology. The stamp is his job.”|
2 thoughts on “50 classic albums to listen to before you die (3/5)”
this is the first review of a Flaming Lips album that’s seriously made me want to check it out – thanks a lot
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Welcome. The track I mentioned is worth the album price alone….It’s extraordinary.