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Album: Original Soundtracks 1
# Song Title   Time
1)    United Colours More Info... 5:31
2)    Slug More Info... 4:41
3)    Your Blue Room More Info... 5:28
4)    Always Forever Now More Info... 6:24
5)    A Different Kind Of Blue More Info... 2:02
6)    Beach Sequence More Info... 3:31
7)    Miss Sarajevo More Info... 5:40
8)    Ito Okashi More Info... 3:25
9)    One Minute Warning More Info... 4:40
10)    Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long) These Chains Are Way Too Long More Info... 3:35
11)    Elvis Ate America More Info... 3:00
12)    Plot 180 More Info... 3:41
13)    Theme From The Swan More Info... 3:24
14)    Theme From Let's Go Native More Info... 3:08
 

Album: Original Soundtracks 1
# Song Title   Time
1)    United Colours More Info... 5:31
2)    Slug More Info... 4:41
3)    Your Blue Room More Info... 5:28
4)    Always Forever Now More Info... 6:24
5)    A Different Kind Of Blue More Info... 2:02
6)    Beach Sequence More Info... 3:31
7)    Miss Sarajevo More Info... 5:40
8)    Ito Okashi More Info... 3:25
9)    One Minute Warning More Info... 4:40
10)    Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long) These Chains Are Way Too Long More Info... 3:35
11)    Elvis Ate America More Info... 3:00
12)    Plot 180 More Info... 3:41
13)    Theme From The Swan More Info... 3:24
14)    Theme From Let's Go Native More Info... 3:08
 
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  • Passengers: Bono (vocals, guitar, piano); The Edge (guitar, vocals, organ); Adam Clayton (bass, spoken vocals); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion, programming, synthesizer); Brian Eno (programming, synthesizer, vocals).
  • Additional personnel: Howie B. (vocals, scratches); Luciano Pavarotti, Holi (vocals); David Herbert (saxophone); Holger Zschenderlein (synthesizer); Des Broadbery (programming).
  • Recorded at Westside Studios, London, England and Hanover, Dublin, Ireland in November 1994. Includes liner notes by Ben O'Rian and C.S.J. Bofop.
  • Personnel: Bono (vocals, guitar, piano); The Edge (vocals, guitar, organ); Brian Eno (vocals, synthesizer); Howie B (vocals, scratches); Luciano Pavarotti (tenor); David Herbert (saxophone); Larry Mullen, Jr. (synthesizer, drums, percussion); Holger Zschenderlein (synthesizer).
  • Audio Mixers: Howie B; Brian Eno.
  • Recording information: Hanover, Dublin, Ireland; Westside Studios, London, England.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Rob Crane; Larry Mullen, Jr.; Richard Baker.
  • Arrangers: Paul Barrett; Craig Armstrong.
  • Following their post-modern vibe further into Brian Eno's futuristic sound-space, U2 have now floated so far out of their customary atmosphere they've even abandoned their moniker. And with good reason. ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS 1, a loose collection of compositions written for films which may or may not exist, resembles a U2 album in only the vaguest of ways--it is basically a Brian Eno concoction, with Ireland's finest contributing not much more than their distinctive instrumental feel and Bono's new-found subtlety around a vocal mic. Yet these characteristics are enough to identify the participants, and to raise Passengers above the standard electronic/ambient din that has taken over clubland in the 1990s.
  • ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS 1 is not strictly an experimental excursion. While much of the album follows the atmospheric norm of Eno's own Soundtracks series (after which this project was named), there are a number of traditional "songs" interspersed between the synthetic canvases, and most of these are softer extensions on the ZOOROPA aesthetic. "Slug" finds Bono whispering wishes over tension-filled keyboard washes and layers of rhythm. "Your Blue Room," a relaxed kin to "One" and "The Unforgettable Fire," is U2 playing Tindersticks--full of menacing organ, faint, Duane Eddy-like guitar, and starring Larry Mullen, Jr. as a Euro Funky Drummer. Finest among these surreal moves is "Miss Sarajevo," which uses Luciano Pavarotti's tenor as a voice of empowered grief in the melancholy story of a war-torn beauty contest.
  • When ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS 1 moves outward, it flies in the direction of the nearest rave--adding world-wide rhythms to Eno's ambient soundscapes, to form a compass of emotions. "United Colours" is a straight-up techno track with passing samples of scratched records, fly-by vehicles and looped voices. "One Minute Warning" is an eerie alarm, complete with African and electronic beats, a machine-gun ticker-tape pulse, and an incomprehensible Eno-led choir seemingly ushering in the apocalypse. The album ends with a mixture of the two explored worlds: "Theme From Let's Go Native" is a bit of tribal rockisms, led by a stray dub bassline and Edge's simple chords. As Bono repeats a wordless vocal phrase and the band gains a forceful rhythmic confidence around him, it becomes obvious that what started out as foreign turf for these Passengers, has become a musical home away from home.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/10/95, pp.59-60) - "...worth investigating as an indication of what these ever-ambitious, ever-soul-searching stadium warriors are up to....it's just another side trip on one of the most intriguing musical journeys of the past decade..." - Rating: B

Q (2/96, p.66) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...strange, shifting but marvelously accessible pieces that skirt ambient, jazz and the conventional rock song..."

Melody Maker (10/28/95, p.40) - "...excellent, probably the best album to which U2 have ever had their names attached....basically an Eno creation--he certainly dominates the tone. But then, this is also the best LP Eno's attached his name to in years, so maybe the contribution of Bono and the boys was more than merely to up the profile of this excursion..."

Musician (2/96, p.94) - "...These excercises hardly rank as major work, but they're still fun to hear..."
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