Furia (CD, Vinyl)
CD: EMI France 724352832125
release date: 14/08/2000 (France only)
sleevenote 1 (translated from French):
I lived the very beginning of Furia in Paris during January 1999
and the shock was amazing . The movie moved me very deeply so I thought
that it would be too much pain for me to work for it. But I was really
caught up with the movie and now Furia is a real part of my life. So I
worked very closely with Alexandre, the creator of this movie, without
the usual intermediary of the cinema world, to create the whole soundtrack
for a movie for the first time in my career.
Words, music, soundtrack of this movie are a strange mixture of French and English which we are extremely proud. Furia is eternal and it is a part of our universe.
Furia. A commando film, small budget, each day seems to be the last...Already
two weeks filming in the South of Morocco and only four more to finish
it completely ...The telephone rings , Gilbert Marouani , a friend, asks
if he can propose the film to Brian May ....A joke ? no, I think he's seriou
. Two months later, I meet Brian
in a Paris hotel , we speak of music, of George Orwell, and of the cinema. I am very tense, he has come to see a first edit . One and a half hours later, silence, I think he was moved. The next day, he calls me, worked all night through, he had written the main theme of the film .... For a twenty years old to have the chance to work
with someone of Brian's stature surpassed all my dreams - a chance but also a challenge. Several months in the studio follow, correspondence, the symphonic orchestra, passionate discussions all
to achieve this soundtrack. Your music, Brian, is the true voice of Furia, an indestructible link between the characters, a simple and limpid music in which a certain idea of love and liberty shines
through ... A whisper of guitar which transports the images beyond the film. Thank you for your special sensibility.
Premier regard (solo flute)
Tango: "Cuesta Abajo"
La rencontre (solo guitare)
Pere et fils
Revolver (solo violin)
Reggae: "Bird in hand"
"Dream of thee"
CD review by Oliver Tamminga
film review by Thomas Jamet
interview with Alexandre Aja (director
Brian´s daughter Emily appears on the Furia soundtrack, while she doesn't sing lyrics as such (oohs, ahhs, and la-la-la's). They did a personal recording of Emily singing the soundtrack finale, Dream of Thee, which Brian sings on the album itself. Brian is quite proud, as this is the first sound track he has ever written. He wrote it all except for 2 tracks. You Argentines will be gratified to hear that Brian was impressed with the two other tracks, which included Argentine music, that he thought was quite lovely.