The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture

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The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released March 30, 1999
Recorded 1992-1999
Genre Soundtrack, breakbeat, big beat, techno, industrial, industrial metal, alternative rock, psytrance, alternative metal, rap metal, nu metal, drum and bass
Length 62:36
Label Warner Bros. / Maverick
Producer Guy Oseary, Russ Rieger
The Matrix chronology
The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture
(1999)
The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture is one of the two 1999 soundtrack albums from the blockbuster film, The Matrix (the other being The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score).

The soundtrack included most of the tracks the film popularized such as Rob Zombie's "Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)" or the "lobby shootout music", actually called "Spybreak!", played by the British big beat duo Propellerheads. It also included a number of songs that were not present in the film.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock Is Dead" by Marilyn Manson – 3:11
  2. "Spybreak! (Short One)" by Propellerheads – 4:00
  3. "Bad Blood" by Ministry – 5:00
  4. "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Mix)" by "Rob D" – 7:26
  5. "Prime Audio Soup" by Meat Beat Manifesto – 6:17
  6. "Leave You Far Behind" by Lunatic Calm – 3:13
  7. "Mindfields" by The Prodigy – 5:40
  8. "Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)" by Rob Zombie – 4:37
  9. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" by Deftones – 3:34
  10. "Ultrasonic Sound" by Hive – 4:54
  11. "Look to Your Orb for the Warning" by Monster Magnet – 4:42
  12. "Du hast" by Rammstein – 3:54
  13. "Wake Up" by Rage Against the Machine – 6:04

Track order by movie appearance[edit]

  • "Dragula", when Neo meets Trinity at the night club - in background as Trinity says "Hello Neo...".
  • "Mindfields", in the same scene - in background, faded into from "Dragula" just as Trinity says "My name is Trinity."
  • "Leave You Far Behind" (Lunatics Roller Coaster Mix)", during the fight training scene between Neo and Morpheus.
  • "Clubbed to Death", when Neo and Morpheus are in the "Woman in the red dress" program.
  • "Prime Audio Soup", when the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar are seen plugging into the Matrix for the first time with Neo in preparation for their visit with The Oracle.
  • "Spybreak!", during the lobby shootout scene.
  • "Wake Up", when Neo hangs up the phone at the end of the movie and flies away, continues into credits.
  • "Rock is Dead", credits.

Tracks missing from the OST[edit]

  • The music playing on Neo's headphones ("Dissolved Girl" by Massive Attack) when he is contacted by Trinity.
  • "Plasticity" by Plastikman aka Richie Hawtin, when Neo meets Trinity at the night club.
  • The background music when Neo fights Morpheus in the sparring program (Don Davis' "Bow Whisk Orchestra", combining semi-improvisational drumming, "Lunatic Calm's" mix of "Leave You Far Behind", and Davis' "Switch or Break Show" [an anagram of "Wachowski brothers"]).
  • The music from Night of the Lepus that can be heard from the television set in the Oracle's living room is "Begin the Run" written by Jimmie Haskell.
  • The faint music that can be heard when Neo meets the Oracle is of 1930's jazz origin - "Minor Swing" by guitarist Django Reinhardt is followed by composer Duke Ellington's "I'm Beginning to See the Light".
  • A track from "The Eyes of Truth", by the musical project Enigma, was used for the movie's worldwide trailer.
  • A track similar to "The Eyes of Truth" titled "The Conquest of Truth" composed and recorded by Paul Hanson for Music Junkies was used for the DVD main menu.
  • A track titled "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do", a collaboration between the groups Filter and The Crystal Method, was used for the theatrical trailer of the movie. This track can be found on the Spawn soundtrack album.
  • None of the orchestral score in the movie was used in the OST; parts of it received a separate release as The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score, and low-quality MP3s of much of the remainder is available at Davis' website.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 16
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 27
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 12
German Albums (Media Control)[10] 4
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 11
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[14] 16
US Billboard 200[6] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[15] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[16] Gold 25,000x
Japan (RIAJ)[17] Gold[18] 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[19] Gold 7,500^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[20] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matrix - Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Soundtrack - The Matrix" (In German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix" (In Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix" (In French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Matrix – Original Soundtrack > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  8. ^ "Soundtrack: The Matrix" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline". Musicline.de. Media Control. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  11. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  13. ^ "Soundtrack – The Matrix". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  14. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Various Artists (Compilations)". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Soundtrack – Matrix" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved July 25, 2013.  Enter Soundtrack in the field Interpret. Enter Matrix in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  17. ^ "Japanese album certifications – オリジナル・サウンドトラック – マトリックス" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1999年11月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. November 1999 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 482: 9. January 10, 2000. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Soundtrack – The Matrix". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Soundtrack; 'The Matrix')". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – The Matrix - OST". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 25, 2013.  Enter The Matrix - OST in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – The Matrix". Recording Industry Association of America. August 25, 1999. Retrieved July 25, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH