Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Departed - Soundtrack

The Departed - Soundtrack

All Music Guide Review

If The Departed found Martin Scorsese relying on some of his old tricks so his new tricks packed a bigger punch, so it is with the movie's soundtrack: he hauls out many of his old favorites -- the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, the Band; classic R&B in the form of LaVern Baker -- which only has the effect of giving the surprise left turns more impact. Chief among those surprises is the Dropkick Murphys' throttling "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," a bracing bit of Celtic punk that plays a crucial part in the film and also dominates here, but there are quieter surprises, too, such as the cool waves of the Beach Boys' "Sail on, Sailor," some blues-rock from Roy Buchanan and the Allman Brothers, or even the fact that the Van Morrison number is a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." Another surprise is that the Stones' "Gimme Shelter," which plays a prominent role in the film, is nowhere to be found here, but that's a mild surprise since the Stones are indeed present with "Let It Loose." That track embodies a soundtrack that works familiar territory but makes it seem fresh and fun, just like the movie itself.

~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide


1 Comfortably Numb 7:59
2 Sail on, Sailor Beach Boys3:18
3 Let It Loose Rolling Stones5:18
4 Sweet Dreams Buchanan, Roy3:32
5 One Way Out Allman Brothers Band4:57
6 Baby Blue Badfinger3:36
7 I'm Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys2:34
8 Nobody But Me Human Beinz2:18
9 Tweedle Dee Baker, LaVern3:10
10 Sweet Dreams (Of You) Cline, Patsy2:34
11 The Departed Tango 3:32
12 Beacon Hill 2:33


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