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COLLATERAL Soundtrack (2004)

COLLATERAL

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2004
16
51:54
Hip-O Records

COLLATERAL Soundtrack: Expande Score (2016)

COLLATERAL: Expanded Score

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2016
22
52:45
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REVIEW

Collateral (ENGLISH)

Collateral (James Newton Howard). Atmospheric soundtrack, for moments ethereal, presents James Newton Howard's laborious score for the first time, since in the album of the original soundtrack only 4 themes of the composer were included. The original 2004 album is a good mixing of songs and abundant instrumental tracks, which are not limited to the ones composed by Newton Howard. Tom Rothrock and Antonio Pinto turn out to be accredited as authors of the additional music, and 2 tracks of each one are used to complete Newton Howard's score. Between them, Antonio Pinto's Requiem (present in the 2004 edition, though it is not the version used in the film), the music of the final sequence.

The 2016 score album is functional but slightly showy for the listener who looks for evident melodies. Though this type of scores are those that demonstrate the real skill of a composer, probably only one theme of this soundtrack stands out in evident form during the visualization of the film, the previously mentioned Antonio Pinto's Requiem. This theme appears in the final scene, as soon as Vincent has died and Max and Annie leave the Metro coach, a theme that is not present in this compilation, which we consider to be an inexcusable circumstance.

On the other hand, the track Would Anyone Notice? (Finale), even being musically the most attractive track of this album, it is not the end used in the film. The track list indicates close to the name of 2 of them that they are alternate versions (tracks 7 and 19), when the extras have been clearly differentiated and identified at the end of the compilation, so this indication might be obviated when other 2 tracks exist with the same title and in which it is already explained that they are another different version. That does not do an equivalent explanation with Would Anyone Notice? (Finale), when it is not the version used in the movie, it is, at least, remarkable. For it, the precision of which the list seems want to display with the indication that the tracks 7 and 9 are not the initially composed ones for this sequence (they are the tracks 21 and 22 indicated in the extras), dissolves when an evidently alternate track and with the importance of the final sequence does not offer any indication.

Beyond all of that, the 2016 album offers an atmosphere perfect to listen, with touches of Spanish guitar for the Latin setting of the drug-trafficker Felix and his place El Rodeo. The instrumentation grows with the movement of the thriller towards the action as we approach the final conclusion, especially with the utilization of rhythmic percussions, beginning with Race To Annie and finishing in Vincent Hops Train.

Collateral (ESPAÑOL)

Collateral (James Newton Howard). Atmosférica banda sonora, por momentos etérea, presenta el laborioso score de James Newton Howard por primera vez, ya que en el álbum de la banda sonora original tan solo se incluyeron 4 temas del compositor. El álbum original de 2004 es una buena mezcla de canciones y abundantes pistas instrumentales, las cuales no se limitan a las aportadas por Newton Howard. Tom Rothrock y Antonio Pinto aparecen acreditados como autores de la música adicional, y 2 pistas de cada uno de ellos sirven para completar el score de Newton Howard. Entre ellas, el Requiem de Antonio Pinto (presente en la edición de 2004, aunque no es la versión utilizada en el film), la música de la secuencia final.

La banda sonora de 2016 es funcional pero poco vistosa para el oyente que busca melodías evidentes. Aunque este tipo de partituras son las que demuestran la verdadera habilidad de un compositor, quizás tan solo un tema de dicha banda sonora destaca de forma evidente durante la visualización del film, el anteriormente mencionado Requiem de Antonio Pinto. Dicho tema aparece en la escena final, una vez que Vincent ha muerto y que Max y Annie abandonan el vagón de metro, un tema que no está presente en esta compilación, lo que consideramos una circunstancia imperdonable.

Por otro lado, la pista Would Anyone Notice? (Finale), aun siendo musicalmente de lo más atractivo de esta banda sonora, no es el final utilizado en el film. El listado de pistas indica junto al nombre de 2 de ellas que son versiones alternativas (pistas 7 y 19), cuando los extras han sido claramente diferenciados e identificados al final de la compilación, por lo que esta indicación podría obviarse al existir otras 2 pistas con el mismo título de las que ya se aclara que son otra versión diferente. Que no se haga una aclaración equivalente con Would Anyone Notice? (Finale), cuando no es la versión utilizada en la película, es al menos llamativo. Por ello, la precisión de la que el listado parece querer hacer gala con la indicación de que las pistas 7 y 9 no son las inicialmente compuestas para esa secuencia (lo son las 2 pistas 21 y 22 indicadas en los extras), se deshace cuando una pista evidentemente alternativa y de la importancia de la secuencia final no ofrece indicación alguna.

Más allá de todo esto, el álbum de 2016 ofrece una atmósfera perfectamente escuchable, con toques de guitarra española para la ambientación latina del narcotraficante Félix y su local El Rodeo. La instrumentación crece con el traslado del thriller hacia la acción según nos acercamos al desenlace final, especialmente con la utilización de percusiones rítmicas, comenzando por Race To Annie y finalizando en Vincent Hops Train.

TRACK LISTINGS
COLLATERAL (2004)
Total Time: 51:54
  1. Briefcase (Tom Rothrock) (2:08)
  2. The Seed (2.0) (Extended Radio Edit) (The Roots feat. Cody ChesnuTT) (4:13)
  3. Hands Of Time (Groove Armada) (4:19)
  4. Güero Canelo (Calexico) (3:00)
  5. Rollin' Crumblin' (Tom Rothrock) (2:21)
  6. Max Steals Briefcase (James Newton Howard) (1:48)
  7. Destino De Abril (The Green Car Motel) (5:15)
  8. Shadow On The Sun (Audioslave) (5:43)
  1. Island Limos (James Newton Howard) (1:33)
  2. Spanish Key (Miles Davis) (2:25)
  3. Air (Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion) (5:46)
  4. Ready Steady Go (Remix) (Oakenfold) (4:48)
  5. Car Crash (Antonio Pinto) (2:19)
  6. Vincent Hops Train (James Newton Howard) (2:02)
  7. Finale (James Newton Howard) (2:18)
  8. Requiem (Antonio Pinto) (1:56)
COLLATERAL: Expanded Score (2016)
Total Time: 52:45
  1. Max And Vincent Talk (3:03)
  2. Arriving At Second Hit (2:53)
  3. Sylvester Clarke (1:11)
  4. Cut Cuffs (1:09)
  5. You Like Jazz? (1:21)
  6. Daniel (1:42)
  7. Daniel Is Killed (Alternate) (2:52)
  8. Flowers (1:47)
  9. Max Steals Briefcase (1:46)
  10. Fanning At The Morgue (1:48)
  11. Talk About Parents (1:15)
  12. Island Limos (1:30)
  1. Surveillance At El Rodeo (2:26)
  2. Max Meets Felix (1:50)
  3. Cops Pursue (2:21)
  4. Race To Annie (7:19)
  5. Cat And Mouse (4:07)
  6. Race To The Metro (2:27)
  7. Vincent Hops Train (Alternate) (2:11)
  8. Would Anyone Notice? (Finale) (3:47)

  9. The Extras
  10. Daniel Is Killed (Original) (1:13)
  11. Vincent Hops Train (Original) (2:10)

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