Departed / O.S.T.


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    Departed / O.S.T. Warner Bros. / Warner Sunset

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Review Text 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

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Comfortably Numb - 8:59
  2. 2. Sail on, Sailor - 3:18
  3. 3. Let It Loose - 5:18
  4. 4. Sweet Dreams - 4:32
  5. 5. One Way Out - 5:57
  6. 6. Baby Blue - 4:36
  7. 7. I'm Shipping Up to Boston - 3:34
  8. 8. Nobody But Me - 2:18
  9. 9. Tweedle Dee - 3:10
  10. 10. Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 3:34
  11. 11. Departed Tango - 4:32
  12. 12. Beacon Hill - 3:33

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