Various Artists - Music Inspired By The Film Roma


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Columbia

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Soundtrack

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ACOL 11216
UPC: 190759411216
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Powerful collection of music inspired by the film Roma

The magic of Alfonso Cuarón's Academy Award-nominated film Roma is vast. The writer-director's black-and-white masterpiece has won hearts on Netflix and the big screen alike with its achingly beautiful tale of a young woman's life, set against a historic backdrop of early-'70s Mexico City.

After Cuarón was done with the film, he was hit with another bit of inspiration: to suggest that a bunch of his favorite artists create songs inspired by the film. The result is a startlingly powerful companion piece, Music Inspired by the Film Roma. The roster of artists is surprising, and when taken as a whole, the collection adds another layer of interpretation that allows listeners to enjoy the film even more.

It's a thrill to see Patti Smith's name alongside the brilliant Quique Rangel from Café Tacvba. Smith's song, "Wing," opens the album and deftly captures the stoic strength of the film's main character, Cleo (Yalitza Aparacio). Rangel's "La Hora Exacto" adds definitive CDMX (Ciudad de Mexico) edginess to the album's trajectory. The Cuban/French twin sisters who make up Ibeyi get right into the soulful anguish of Cleo's life of hurt and redemption, with heartfelt observations almost too emotional to bear. Cuarón's 15-year-old daughter, Bu Cuarón, shows wisdom and feelings well beyond her age in her plaintive "PSYCHO." Beck's moody "Tarantula" is another standout.



Side 1
Tepeji 21 (The Sounds of Roma) - Ciudad de México
Wing – Patti Smith
Tarantula (Music Inspired by the Film Roma) – Beck
When I Was Older – Billie Eilish

Side 2
PSYCHO - Bu Cuarón
On My Knees - UNKLE feat. Michael Kiwanuka
Con el Viento – Jessie Reyez
Marooned - EL -P & Wilder Zoby

Side 3
Cumbia del Borras - Sonido Gallo Negro
La Hora Exacta - Quique Rangel
Cleo Who Takes Care of You – Ibeyi
We Are Always Alone - DJ Shadow

Side 4
Between these Hands – Asaf Avidan
Those Were the Days – Laura Marling
Roma - T Bone Burnett

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