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Who Weekly : Review of Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack

dimanche 26 mars 2000

Source : Who Weekly

From Who Weekly (Australia) :

Review of Million Dollar Hotel soundtrackBy Barry Divola

"If you are a world famous rock singer, you can go up on the roof of ahotel, say to yourself, "If I had faith I could jump over that gap ontothe next building", then get someone to make a film from your idea. Paul"Bono" Hewson has done just that, getting Wim Wenders to direct theMillion Dollar Hotel, starring Mel Gibson.

The Irish singer also features heavily on the soundtrack (which is outsome three months ahead of the movie), both with U2 and with a bunch ofmuscicians called the MDH Band (it stands for Million Dollar Hotel). Thethree new U2 songs are more Rattle and Hum than POP. (Infact, "The first Time" is basically the backing track to 1989’s "All I wantis you") Languid is the order of the day here, with Daniel Lanois andBrain Eno keeping it gauzy and soft focussed. Actress Milla Jovovich issimply annoying with her half-spoken cover of Lou Reeds "Satellite OfLove", and while some of the grander numbers might work in the film, theytry the patience without visuals.

Like Wenders movies since the classic Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire,this albumn is too long, too oblique, a bit wanky and some ofit rehashes stuff we’ve seen (or heard) before. C

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