Baraka: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Baraka: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Baraka cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Michael Stearns,
Released August 24, 1993
Recorded M'Ocean Studios. Marina Del Rey, California.
Length 47:23
Label Milan Records
Producer Michael Stearns
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
SoundtrackNet 4.5/5 stars[1]

Baraka was composed by Michael Stearns and was released on August 24, 1993, one year after the film opened for public viewing.

"Milan Records presents this digitally remastered special edition soundtrack to the 1992 cult classic docudrama, BARAKA. Scored by renowned new age composer Michael Stearns, BARAKA takes the listener on a world tour of cultural (and natural) experience. Displaying the cyclical nature of life, BARAKA moves through the mystery and fascination of natural phenomena to the serenity of Third World culture and, ultimately, the ferocity of industrialization. Stearns accents the film's theme with an array of world music influences, new age ambience, and a flair for incidental film scoring.[2]"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mantra / Organics" - 4:42
  2. "Wipala" - 5:04
  3. "The Host Of Seraphim" - 6:18
  4. "Village Dance" - 2:55
  5. "Wandering Saint" - 6:41
  6. "African Journey" - 3:34
  7. "Rainbow Voice" - 2:57
  8. "Monk With Bell" - 2:33
  9. "Broken Vows / A Prayer Of Kala Rupa / An Daorach Bheag" - 4:39
  10. "Finale" - 4:34
  11. "End Credits" - 3:26

Baraka (Silver Screen Edition)[edit]

In 2005, though released in 1993, The Baraka Soundtrack was re-released to the public.

"This cult favorite soundtrack has been digitally remastered and now includes the opening theme of the film, which was not available on the original release. Composer Michael Stearns rediscovered the original recording after more than 10 years, and remastered it exclusively for this release."[3]

Baraka (Silver Screen Edition)
Baraka Cover Silver Screen Edition.jpg
Soundtrack album by Michael Stearns,
Released May 17, 2005
Length 53:48
Label Milan Records
Producer Michael Stearns
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
SoundtrackNet 4/5 stars link
  1. "Bonus Track: Opening / Nepal Morning" - Kōhachiro Miyata - 6:01
  2. "Organics" - Somei Satoh - 4:45
  3. "Wipala" - Inkuyo - 5:06
  4. "The Host of Seraphim" - Dead Can Dance - 6:20
  5. "Village Dance" - Michael Stearns - 2:58
  6. "Varanasi Sunrise" - L. Subramaniam - 6:43
  7. "African Journey" - Anugama & Sebastiano[disambiguation needed] - 3:37
  8. "Rainbow Voice" - David Hykes - 3:00
  9. "Monk with Bell" - Michael Stearns - 2:37
  10. "Broken Vow" - Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala - 4:42
  11. "Finale" - Michael Stearns - 4:34
  12. "End Credits" - Michael Stearns - 3:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ SoundtrackNet Review
  2. ^ CD Universe's Info Section CD Universe's Information about the Album
  3. ^ Milan Records About Section Archived March 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Milan Records Review and Information about the Album