RY COODER: Paris, Texas—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition) (LP)
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  • Ry Cooder’s Soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ 1984 Film Paris Texas Is One of the Most Acclaimed and Beloved Works of His Sparkling Career

  • Not Country, Not Bluegrass, Not Ambient, but Somewhere in Between, His Score Mirrors the Existential Journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as He Wanders Through the Empty Texas Prairie

  • Features Multi-Instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson in Addition to Cooder

  • Profoundly Sad but Leavened with Whimsy, Cooder’s Score Captures That Ineffable High, Lonesome Sound Better Than Any Recording in Recent Memory

  • Reissued in Translucent Blue Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 900


    Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable “high, lonesome sound” quite as beautifully as Ry Cooder did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder’s haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”) that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy. Real Gone Music is proud to present this classic soundtrack in a translucent blue vinyl edition limited to 900 copies.

    1. Paris, Texas
    1. She's Leaving the Bank
    2. Brothers
    2. On the Couch
    3. I Knew These People
    3. Nothing Out There
    4. Canćion Mixteca
    4. Dark Was the Night
    5. No Safety Zone
    6. Houston in Two Seconds

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