Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas OST LP
Label: Real Gone
One of the best pairings of soundtrack and visuals ever committed to film: Wim Wenders' 1984 existential Western drama Paris, Texas, starring the inimitable Harry Dean Stanton. Ry Cooder's gorgeously pensive score plays on both the wide-open space of the empty Texan landscape as well as its oppressive heat. Through beautifully spacious slide-guitar compositions and forlorn Mariachi ballads, we're thrust into the emotionally lethargic environment of the borderlands and left to ponder where and why it all went wrong.
Limited edition of 900 copies on translucent blue vinyl.