The Cinematic Orchestra ‎– Man With A Movie Camera

Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN CD78
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A new soundtrack to the 1929 classic by Dziga Vertov.

Recorded live at Sony Music Studios, London on 26/27th November 2002.
Mixed at Sound Authority.
Mastered at Sony Music Studios.
Photography at location at Soho Recording Studios, London.

1, 3 to 7, 15 & 16: Just Isn't Music
8 & 9: Just Isn't Music/Copyright Control
10 & 12: Copyright Control
11, 13 & 14: Eco Music (ASCAP)
17: Just Isn't Music/Harwin Music Corp/W-Seven Music Corp/Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

Track 17 incorporates elements of 'Petulia' by John Barry and Carolyn Leigh, licended courtesy of Affirmed Productions.

Made in England.

Packaging: White tray jewel case with a 8-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 5021392288123
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021392 288123
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1&2): Impress ZENCD78 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1&2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0467
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04D3
  • Other (Mould Text): Made in the UK by Universal M & L

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZEN CD78 The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2) ZEN CD78 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
ZEN78 The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Ninja Tune ZEN78 UK 2012 Sell This Version
ZENDNL78W The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(17xFile, WAV, Album, 16 ) Ninja Tune ZENDNL78W UK 2003
BARCODE16CD The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(CD, Album, RE) Barcode Records BARCODE16CD Poland 2010 Sell This Version
R62 The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(CD, Album) No Paper Records R62 Poland 2015 Sell This Version


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March 18, 2016

Very good CD and good music
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April 8, 2004

The problem with concept albums is that, while the concept is sometimes interesting, the end result usually is not. That’s not the case with <I>Man With a Movie Camera</I>, the Cinematic Orchestra’s new soundtrack to the silent film by Dziga Vertov of the same name, but if there’s a weakness to this album, it’s one that plagues most soundtracks: that without the images to inform the music, the music alone feels aimless. And given that the Cinematic Orchestra is best with longer pieces of music, the tracks here sound truncated. That’s a pity, because there are some gorgeous themes (“Dawn,” “Reel Life” and “Drunken Tune”) that feel undeveloped. There are some reprises from <I>Everyday</I> on here, including “The Awakening of a Woman” (a mellow version of “Burnout”), but my suggestion is: put on the movie and start this album simultaneously. It works wonders.


July 18, 2003

Lets take it to the next level... is probably what Swinscoe said after they finished with "Everyday". Perfectly produced, this soundtrack is the omnibus for Cinematic aficionados. PC has certainly merged with the band well adding an inspiring flavour with his signature electronic jazz moves and musical story telling abilities. Cinematic Orchestra have aged like a fine stout becoming bolder and wiser with every album... well done boys. F Zebra