Skytturnar (soundtrack)

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Skytturnar (soundtrack front cover).jpg
Soundtrack album by miscellaneous
Released November 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Label Gramm
Cat. No.: Gramm 31
Producer Tómas Magnús Tómasson and Kjartan Kjartansson

Skytturnar is the soundtrack to the Icelandic film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson in 1987. This 12" EP was released through the Gramm-label and was produced by Kjartan Kjartansson and the renowned Tómas Magnús Tómasson.
The soundtrack includes several well known Icelandic artists such as Bubbi & MX-21, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sykurmolarnir (later known as The Sugarcubes) with the collaboration of Þór Eldon Jónsson (who would later join the band).
The soundtrack EP includes four of the songs used in Skytturnar, there were 14 different pieces of music used in the movie, mostly as coincidental music. The EP has never been reissued and is currently widely unavailable.

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Length Performer Lyrics Audio clips
Side A
01 Skyttan 5:01 Bubbi & MX-21 - -
Side B
01 Drekkin 01:37 Sykurmolarnir - -
02 Inn í Borgina 03:35 Sykurmolarnir - -
03 Stemning Friðrik Erlingsson - -

Track notes[edit]

  • "Drekkin" is an Icelandic version of "Dragon", a song that appeared for the first time on The Sugarcubes’ debut album Life's Too Good in 1987.



Side A:

Bubbi Morthens - vocals. MX-21 (Þorsteinn Magnússon - guitar. Jakob Smári Magnússon - bass. Halldór Lárusson - drums. Tómas Magnús Tómasson - keyboards).
Production: Tómas Magnús Tómasson.
Arrangements: Bubbi & MX-21 / Tómas M. Tómasson.
Recording studio: Sýrland.

Side B:

Producer: Kjartan Kjartansson. Arrangements: Sykurmolarnir.
Recording studio: Hljóðaklett.


Sound recording: Þorbjörn Erlingsson and Þorvar Hafsteinsson.
Album design: Friðrik Erlingsson.
Pressing: Prisma.

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