For many years, I’ve been an obsessive Wes Anderson fan. Yes, he makes films. But he fills them with so much cool stuff including music that his movies can easily keep you interested on several levels. If you were to ask Wes Anderson fans which movies were their favorites, you’d likely get a wide assortment of choices. For me, it’s The Darjeeling Limited. The subject matter, the quirky way it was presented, and the music were what gained my attention.
So, if you’re not only a Wes Anderson junkie but also a vinyl enthusiast, then this news of the LP release of the soundtrack of The Darjeeling Limited should be of good news to you.
On the recent Record Store Day event, Abkco Records released a limited edition green vinyl LP. If you were unable to acquire one of those gems, then it’s equally great news to find that Abkco Records will release the album on black vinyl, scheduling for nearby May 19.
The ST album will contain three Kinks tracks as well as a Rolling Stones tune. Those, in addition to the other fine tunes collected for the album (see track-list below) makes for great listening away from the film.
The Darjeeling Limited
01) “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)” – Peter Sarstedt
02) Title Music from Satyajit Ray’s film Jalsaghar – Ustad Vilayat Khan
03) “This Time Tomorrow” – The Kinks
04) Title Music from Satyajit Ray’s film Teen Kanya – Satyajit Ray
05) Title Music from Merchant-Ivory’s film The Householder – Jyotitindra Moitra
06) “Ruku’s Room” from Satyajit Ray’s film Joi Baba Felunath – Satyajit Ray
07) “Charu’s Theme” from Satyajit Ray’s film Charulata – Satyajit Ray
08) Title Music from Merchant-Ivory’s film Bombay Talkie – Shankar/Jaikishan
09) “Montage” from Nityananda Datta’s film Baksa Badal – Satyajit Ray
10) “Prayer” – Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation
11) “Farewell To Earnest” from Merchant-Ivory’s film The Householder – Jyotitindra Moitra
12) “The Deserted Ballroom” from Merchant-Ivory’s film Shakespeare Wallah – Satyajit Ray
13) Suite Bergamasque: 3. “Clair de Lune” – Alexis Weissenberg
01) “Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip” from Merchant-Ivory’s film Bombay Talkie (sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle) – Shankar/Jaikishan
02) “Memorial” – Narlai Village Troubador
03) “Strangers” – The Kinks
04) “Praise Him” – Udaipur Convent School Nuns and Students
05) Symphony No. 7 in A (Op 92) Allegro con brio – Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
06) “Play With Fire” – The Rolling Stones
07) “Arrival in Benaras” from Merchant-Ivory’s film The Guru – Ustad Vilayat Khan
08) “Powerman” – The Kinks
09) “Les Champs-Élysées” – Joe Dassin