Trainspotting (soundtrack)

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Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture
Trainspottingsoundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released9 July 1996 (1996-07-09)
Genre
Length75:27
LabelCapitol
Danny Boyle film soundtrack chronology
Shallow Grave
(1995)
Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture
(1996)
Trainspotting #2: Music from the Motion Picture, Vol. #2
(1997)
Singles from Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX"
    Released: 1 July 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
Q4/5 stars[5]

The Trainspotting soundtracks are two soundtrack albums released following the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name.

The first album was released on July 9, 1996. The comparatively huge fanbase for both the film and the original soundtrack prompted a release of a second soundtrack on October 21, 1997. This second album included songs from the film that didn't make the cut for the first album, as well as songs that didn't appear in the final film, but were involved at earlier stages or were used as inspiration by the filmmakers, and one duplicate song. The popularity of the first volume led EMI to reissue and continue to press it from 16 June 2003.[not verified in body]

In 2007 the editors of Vanity Fair magazine ranked the original Trainspotting soundtrack as the 7th best motion picture soundtrack in history.[6] It was ranked #17 on Entertainment Weekly's 100 Best Movie Soundtracks.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Lust for Life" (Iggy Pop, David Bowie)Iggy Pop5:15
2."Deep Blue Day" (Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno)Brian Eno3:58
3."Trainspotting" (Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Robert Young, Martin Duffy)Primal Scream10:36
4."Atomic" (Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri - Blondie song)Sleeper5:11
5."Temptation ^"New Order6:59
6."Nightclubbing" (Iggy Pop, David Bowie)Iggy Pop4:15
7."Sing"Blur6:03
8."Perfect Day"Lou Reed3:46
9."Mile End"Pulp4:33
10."For What You Dream Of" (Full On Renaissance Mix)Bedrock featuring KYO6:30
11."2:1"Elastica2:35
12."A Final Hit"Leftfield3:17
13."Born Slippy .NUXX"Underworld9:46
14."Closet Romantic"Damon Albarn3:09
Trainspotting #2: Music from the Motion Picture
Trainspottingsoundtrack2.jpg
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedOctober 7, 1997
GenreRock, britpop, electronica, classical
Length71:56
LabelCapitol
Danny Boyle film soundtrack chronology
Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture
(1996)
Trainspotting #2: Music from the Motion Picture
(1997)
A Life Less Ordinary
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[9] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[11] 2× Gold 200,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] 3× Platinum 900,000^

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

Trainspotting #2: Music from the Motion Picture, Vol. #2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Choose Life"PF Project featuring Ewan McGregor7:48
2."The Passenger"Iggy Pop4:38
3."Dark & Long" (Dark Train)Underworld9:52
4."Carmen Suite No.2"Georges Bizet2:07
5."Statuesque"Sleeper3:21
6."Golden Years"David Bowie3:59
7."Think about the Way"Ice MC4:19
8."A Final Hit"Leftfield4:55
9."Temptation ^"Heaven 173:03
10."Nightclubbing" (Baby Doc Remix)Iggy Pop5:50
11."Our Lips Are Sealed"Fun Boy Three2:51
12."Come Together"Primal Scream4:55
13."Atmosphere"Joy Division4:07
14."Inner City Life"Goldie3:42
15."Born Slippy .NUXX" (Darren Price Mix)Underworld6:29

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 60,000^

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

Recognition[edit]

  • 2001: Ranked #17 on Entertainment Weekly's 100 Best Movie Soundtracks.[7]
  • 2007: Editors of Vanity Fair magazine ranked the original Trainspotting soundtrack as the 7th best motion picture soundtrack in history.[6]
  • 2013: Ranked #13 in Rolling Stone's "The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time"[15]

Complete film soundtrack[edit]

The following is a complete list of songs that appear in the film Trainspotting in order of appearance:

  1. "Lust for Life" – Iggy Pop
  2. "Carmen Suite No.2" – Georges Bizet
  3. "Deep Blue Day" – Brian Eno
  4. "Trainspotting" – Primal Scream
  5. "Temptation"^ – Heaven 17
  6. "Atomic" – Sleeper
  7. "Temptation"^ – New Order
  8. "Nightclubbing" – Iggy Pop
  9. "Sing" – Blur
  10. "Perfect Day" – Lou Reed
  11. "Dark and Long (Dark Train)" – Underworld
  12. "Think About the Way" – Ice MC
  13. "Mile End" – Pulp
  14. "For What You Dream Of" (Full On Renaissance Mix) – Bedrock featuring KYO
  15. "2:1" – Elastica
  16. "Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen" – Gábor Lehotka --- WHAT IS THIS?
  17. "A Final Hit" – Leftfield
  18. "Statuesque" – Sleeper
  19. "Born Slippy .NUXX" – Underworld
  20. "Closet Romantic" – Damon Albarn

^Two songs titled 'Temptation' feature in the movie and soundtracks 1 & 2, however they are completely different songs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b Entertainment Weekly (7/26/96, pp.52-54)
  3. ^ http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/how-the-trainspotting-soundtrack-gave-us-a-perfect-snapshot-of-1996-music
  4. ^ https://thump.vice.com/en_au/article/how-trainspotting-made-the-world-realize-that-electronic-music-matters-just-as-much-as-rock
  5. ^ Collins, Andrew (March 1996). "Trainspotting". Q: 103.
  6. ^ a b "CBC". Cbc.ca. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  7. ^ a b Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.30) - Ranked #17 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"
  8. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r315089
  9. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1996". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Trainspotting". Music Canada. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  11. ^ "French album certifications – B.O.F. – Transpotting" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Various – Trainspotting". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Trainspotting". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 May 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Trainspotting in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Various – Trainspotting". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Trainspotting in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "13. 'Trainspotting' (1996)". Rolling Stone (magazine), 29 August 2013. Accessed 2 October 2017

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