Cliff Martinez: Drive (OST)- [Record 152]

Cliff Martinez: Drive (OST).

Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir arthouse action crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, with a screenplay by Hossein Amini.

Like the book, the film is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt performer (played by Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Prior to its September 2011 release, it had been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival’s Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

Record One. Side One.
1. Nightcall.
2. Under Your Spell.
3. A Real Hero.
4. Oh My Love.

Record One. Side Two.
5. Tick of the Clock.
6. Rubber Head.
7. I Drive.
8. He Had a Good Time.
9. They Broke His Pelvis.
10. Kick Your Teeth.

Record Two. Side One.
11. Where’s the Deluxe Version?.
12. See You in Four.
13. After the Chase.
14. Hammer.

Record Two. Side Two.
15. Wrong Floor.
16. Skull Crushing.
17. My Name on a Car.
18. On the Beach.
19. Bride of Deluxe.

The Wiki.

Soundtrack: Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released in CD format to stores on September 27, 2011 by Lakeshore Records, and owned by Cutting Edge Film Scores. Prior to that, thanks to viral reviews, such as those found on social networking website Twitter, the soundtrack sold well on iTunes, climbing as high as number four on the sales charts. The album was released on vinyl in June 2012, by Mondo. The nineteen-track album has amassed positive reviews. James Verniere of the Boston Herald graded it an A, stating, “The cool crowd isn’t just watching Drive; they’re listening to it, too… The Drive soundtrack is such an integral part of the experience of the film, once you see it, you can’t imagine the film without it.” Allmusic reviewer James Christopher Monger selected opening track “Nightcall”, “I Drive”, “Hammer” and “Bride of Deluxe” as highlights on it. Digital Spy’s Mayer Nissim gave it a four out of five star rating, finding it to be as important as the film itself. She stated the album beginning with non-Martinez songs instead of mixing it up for a more enjoyable listening experience cost it a star.

Inside Gatefold.

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