The Darjeeling Limited (soundtrack)

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The Darjeeling Limited
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released September 25, 2007
Genre Film score
Length 55:48
Producer Wes Anderson and Randall Poster
Wes Anderson film soundtrack chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Original Soundtrack: The Darjeeling Limited is the soundtrack album for the Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited. The album features three songs by The Kinks, "Powerman", "Strangers" and "This Time Tomorrow", all from the 1970 album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, as well as "Play With Fire" by The Rolling Stones. Most of the album, however, features film score music composed by Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray and other artists from the cinema of India. The works include "Charu's Theme", from Ray's 1964 film, Charulata.

The film is the first of Anderson's not to feature music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Darjeeling Limited is the first Wes Anderson soundtrack album to feature a song by The Rolling Stones (though Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums all featured Rolling Stones songs, contractual reasons prevented the songs from appearing on the soundtrack albums).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" (Peter Sarstedt) – 4:38
  2. "Title Music" from Satyajit Ray's film Jalsaghar (Vilayat Khan) – 2:25
  3. "This Time Tomorrow" (The Kinks) – 3:25
  4. "Title Music" from Satyajit Ray's Teen Kanya (Satyajit Ray) – 1:25
  5. "Title Music" from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan) – 1:37
  6. "Ruku's Room" from Satyajit Ray's film Joi Baba Felunath (Satyajit Ray) – 0:49
  7. "Charu's Theme" from Satyajit Ray's film Charulata (Satyajit Ray) – 1:01
  8. "Title Music" from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie (Shankar Jaikishan) – 2:33
  9. "Montage" from Nityananda Datta's film Baksa Badal (Satyajit Ray) – 1:15
  10. "Prayer" (traditional) (Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation) – 1:07
  11. "Farewell to Earnest" from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra) – 1:59
  12. "The Deserted Ballroom" from Merchant-Ivory's film Shakespeare Wallah (Satyajit Ray) – 0:46
  13. "Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair de Lune" (Claude Debussy; performed by Alexis Weissenberg) – 4:57
  14. "Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip" from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie (Shankar Jaikishan) – 4:37
  15. "Memorial" (traditional) (Narlai Village Troubador) – 1:26
  16. "Strangers" (The Kinks) – 3:20
  17. "Praise Him" (traditional) (Udaipur Convent School Nuns And Students) – 0:43
  18. "Symphony No. 7 in A (Op 92) Allegro Con Brio" (Ludwig van Beethoven; performed by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) – 6:48
  19. "Play With Fire" (The Rolling Stones) – 2:15
  20. "Arrival in Benaras" from Merchant-Ivory's film The Guru (Ustad Vilayat Khan) – 1:44
  21. "Powerman" (The Kinks) – 4:19
  22. "Aux Champs-Élysées" (Joe Dassin) – 2:39