The musical selections director Anthony Minghella chose for his movie The Talented Mr. Ripley are mostly based on the character of jazz enthusiast Dickie Greenleaf (played in the movie by Jude Law). Jazz tracks from Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillepsie among others are alternated with excerpts from Gabriel Yared's Oscar nominated score. The vocal performances by actors like Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow can be found in the first tracks from the album. An emotional song is "Lullaby for Cain", written by Yared and sung by Sinead O'Connor. It's one of those fantastic additions which makes this soundtrack outstanding. The darker melodies of the whole sets the tone for the storyline, but there's also the dreaminess in which the landscape of Italy comes alive.
The Talented Mr. Ripley stars Matt Damon as the main character Tom Ripley, who is sent by to Italy to bring his son Dickie (Jude Law) back home, away from the temptations of high living, women and alcohol. The movie has been nominated for 5 Oscars, including one for the soundtrack by Gabriel Yared. The movie also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The soundtrack is available as a first pressing of 1.500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Including 4-page insert
- PVC protective sleeve
- Classic 1999 movie, OST available on vinyl for the first time
- Music by Gabriel Yared and songs by Sinéad O'Connor, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Martyn a.o.
- First pressing of 1.500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl
Official website: https://www.miramax.com/movie/the-talented-mr-ripley/