Babel (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by Gustavo Santaolalla
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Soundtrack
Label Concord
Producer Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla chronology
North Country
(2005)North Country2005
On the Road
(2009)On the Road2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
SoundtrackNet 4.5/5 stars[2]
Filmtracks 1.5/5 stars[3]

Babel is the original soundtrack album, on the Concord label, of the 2006 Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning film Babel starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Adriana Barraza, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi and Koji Yakusho. The original score and songs were composed and produced by Gustavo Santaolalla.

The album won the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.[4] It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (lost to the score of The Painted Veil).

The closing scene of the film features Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Bibo no Aozora." Sakamoto has previously won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Academy Award for his score for The Last Emperor.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Tazarine" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  2. "Tu Me Acostumbraste" - Chavela Vargas
  3. "September/The Joker" (ATFC"s Aces High/Shinichi Osawa remix) - Earth, Wind and Fire / Fatboy Slim
  4. "Deportation/Iguazu" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  5. "World Citizen-I Won't Be Disappointed" - David Sylvian/Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. "Cumbia Sobre El Rio" - Blanquito Man/Control Machete/Celso Piña
  7. "Hiding It" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  8. "Masterpiece" - Rip Slyme
  9. "Desert Bus Ride" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  10. "Bibo No Aozora/Endless Flight/Babel" - Ryuichi Sakamoto/Jaques Morelenbaum/Everton Nelson/Gustavo Santaolalla
  11. "Tribal" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  12. "Para Que Regreses" - El Chapo de Sinaloa
  13. "Babel" - Nortec Collective
  14. "Amelia Desert Morning" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  15. "Jugo A La Vida" - Las Tucanes De Tijuana
  16. "Breathing Soul" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  17. "The Blinding Sun" - Gustavo Santaolalla[5]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Only Love Can Conquer Hate" - Ryuichi Sakamoto
  2. "El Panchangon" - Los Incomparables
  3. "Two Worlds, One Heart" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  4. "The Phone Call" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  5. "Gekkoh" - Susumu Yokota
  6. "The Catch" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  7. "Mujer Hermosa" - Los Incomparables
  8. "Into the Wild" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  9. "Look Inside" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  10. "The Master" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  11. "Oh My Juliet!" - Takashi Fujii
  12. "Prayer" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  13. "El Besito Cachichurris" - Daniel Luna
  14. "Walking in Tokyo" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  15. "The Visitors" - Hamza El Din
  16. "Morning Pray" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  17. "Mi Adoracion" - Agua Caliente
  18. "The Skin of the Earth" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  19. "Bibo No Aozora/04" - Ryuichi Sakamoto/Jaques Morelenbaum


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "SoundtrackNet review". [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Filmtracks review". 
  4. ^ James C. Kaufman, Dean Keith Simonton -The Social Science of Cinema 0199797811 2014 -- Page 67 "Babel More recent examples of this exclusionary music (a soundtrack that excludes all sounds but music, although dialogue and sound ... The film received an Academy Award for the music soundtrack composed by Guastavo Santaolalla."
  5. ^ Discogs info
Preceded by
Brokeback Mountain
Academy Award for Best Original Score
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Memoirs of a Geisha
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Succeeded by
La Vie en rose