Various ‎– Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 45009-2
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1 David Bowie Real Cool World
Producer – Nile RodgersWritten-By – David Bowie
2 Thompson Twins Play With Me
Written-By, Producer – Thompson Twins
3 Electronic Disappointed
Written-By, Producer – Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr, Neil Tennant
4 The Future Sound Of London Papua New Guinea (7" Original)
Producer – The Future Sound Of LondonWritten-By – Brian Douglas*, Garry Cockbain*
5 Ministry N.W.O.
Producer – H. Luxa/H. Pan*Written-By – Ministry
6 The Cult The Witch
Producer – Rick RubinWritten-By – Billy Duffy, Ian Astbury
7 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sex On Wheelz (Glamour Dyke Mix)
Producer – Buzz McCoyWritten-By – Buzz McCoy, Groovie Mann
8 Moby Ah-Ah (Mix 1)
Producer – MobyWritten-By – Richard M. Hall
9 Mindless Mindless
Written-By, Producer – Mindless
10 Moby Next Is The E (Long Arms Mix)
Producer – MobyWritten-By – Richard M. Hall
11 Da Juice Do That Thang (Polite Mix)
Producer – Da Juice, Rutger "Ruti" Kroese*Written-By – Yuri Doktor*
12 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Her Sassy Kiss
Written-By, Producer – Buzz McCoy
13 Pure (4) Greedy
Producer – Pure (4)Written-By – Jordy Birch, Todd Simko
14 Brian Eno Under
Written-By, Producer – Brian Eno
15 Tom Bailey Industry And Seduction
Written-By, Producer – Tom Bailey

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Durations not printed on the release.

From the back cover:
Track 13 not contained in film

Mastered at Future Disc Systems

© ℗ 1992 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
℗ 1992 David Bowie
℗ 1992 Reprise Records
℗ 1992 Sire Records Company
℗ 1992 Passion Music Ltd.
℗ 1992 Instinct Records
℗ 1991, 1992 Interscope Records
℗ 1992 BMG Music

Track 1 published by Ensign Music Corporation/Tintoretto Music BMI
Track 2 published by Point Music America, Inc. ASCAP
Track 3 published by Marr Songs, Ltd. PRS adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. BMI/Gainwest Ltd PRS adm. by WB Music Corp./Cage Music Ltd./Virgin Music Inc. ASCAP
Track 4 published by Skratch Music Publishing PRS
Track 5 published by Spurburn Music adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp BMI
Track 6 published by Warner Chappeell Music Ltd. adm. by Chappell & Co. ASCAP
Track 7 published by Spurburn Music BMI
Tracks 8, 10 published by T.L.I. Music BMI
Track 9 published by Thoughtless Publishing BMI
Track 11 published by Frontdyk Music (BUMA) adm. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP
Track 12 published by Ensign Music Corporation/Pill Krazed Music BMI
Track 13 published by WB Music Corp./Pureafunalia Music Group, Inc. SOCAn adm. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP
Track 14 published by Ensign Music Corporation/Upala Music, Inc. BMI
Track 15 published by Famous Music Corporation ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362-45009-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 45009-2 SRC*01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1 45009-2 SRC*02 M1S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1 45009-2 SRC*04 M2S11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 1 45009-2 SRC*03 M1S9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 1 45009-2 SRC*04 M2S1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


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February 3, 2018
edited 9 months ago
This soundtrack was life-changing inasmuch as I never heard so many different genres work with each other so well. It was the first time I could think of "techno", industrial, and metal/grindcore working together. The album also introduced the world to The Cult's essential song, "The Witch", a track that is the lone survivor of a studio session they attempted with Rick Rubin for a new album.

Okay, all that aside, I'm mainly writing this review to suggest a new master. The original run has almost an entire second of "Real Cool World" cut off from "track 1" and is contained in the very beginning of "track 2", "Play with Me". So, to extract the songs for your personal use on a device, you have to do some manual re-recording and slicing and splicing. Just remaster and re-release this album, Warner Bros. Thanks!


January 5, 2010

This is one of my top 5 favorite soundtracks. The ratings here make no sense to me -- this soundtrack changed musical tastes all over the place, including mine. PNG turned me on to techno and pretty much changed my life.

September 2, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
My official introduction into the world of electronic music...eventhough I unknowingly already owned a few electronic dance music albums of sorts prior to this. Argurably, the very first full-on electronic music soundtrack for a movie ever...a very good one at that...featuring the many various phases of electronica in general.

The movie itself...pretty off-beat, and requires a bit more attention then your average film, didn't do as well as Paramount anticapated...leaving it's director/animator (Ralp Bakshi) forever scarred from the film industry so it seems...not to mention, rumors going around that the film was "botched" and there was about an extra 40 minutes of recording cut/edited and shelved from the original tape.

The weirdness and the themes of the movie itself are sort of self-explanatory why such an eccentric soundtrack was produced for it: The synth pop of David Bowie/Nile Rodgers to Thompson Twins and New Order's Electronic...the industrial slease of the Thrill Kill Kult...Moby's big break with the classic rave-up "Next Is The E" and "Ah-Ah"...the latter sounding as a wild, animated track written for the film...the same luck as well for The Future Sound of London, who's breakbeat rush "Papua New Guinea" seems a bit out of place, but however the track maintains the theme of strangeness and other-worldliness. A few more artists associated with electronic music community in various ways make appearances as well (ie: Brian Eno, Ministry, Philip Steir). A perfect introduction.