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The most commonly asked question sent to this site is "how
can I get hold of the soundtrack?". Well, the soundtrack doesn't exist as far
as I know, but Jon Taylor from Victoria, British Columbia has made his own by
purchasing all the relevant albums and using a CD writer. The following is
John's suggested listing of the tracks, interspaced with quotes.
- We're Going Somewhere [0:32]
- Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For
- We've got to dig up Dom [0:24]
- Cream - Badge [2:47]
- You called off your wedding [0:40]
- Carole King - It's Too Late [3:54]
- Pat Metheny And Lyle Mays - September
- That car's afflicted [1:12]
- Classics IV - Spooky [2:52]
- There's nothing wrong [0:44]
- Pat Metheny - Farmer's Trust [6:24]
- Here's to us, by God [0:43]
- Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild [3:31]
- Pat Metheny And Lyle Mays - It's For You
- Goodbye friend [1:12]
- Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
And the albumns needed to compile it are:
- Blind Faith - Blind Faith
- Her Greatest Hits - Carole King
- Greatest Hits - Classics IV
- Very Best Of Cream - Cream
- Greatest Hits - Elton John
- Jim Hall And Pat Metheny - Jim Hall And Pat
- As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - Pat
Metheny And Lyle Mays
- Greatest Hits - Steppenwolf
Jon also sais that there are a few songs he couldn't find: Ruben
Velay Su Conjunto - El Brazo Mocho / Keith Jarrett - Spheres (7th
Movement) / Los Lobos - Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio / Milton Brown
And The Brownies - Taking Off.
Regarding the song Farmer's Trust, the original version featured
in Fandango is available on the 2 CD album Travels by the Pat
Metheny Group. Also, Spheres by Keith Jarrett is on the CD of
the same name (ECM records, abridged from the 1979 double album
Hymns - Spheres).
Javier H. Moreno-Pollarolo
Elizabeth Carol Lode, from Bend,
Oregon, adds: I have been doing a little finger tapping and have been able to
locate some of the songs that Jon Taylor was not able to find:
- Taking Off, by Milton Brown and His Musical
Brownies can be found at Amazon.com on the album, Western Swing Chronicles,
Vol. 1 (Origonal Recording Remastered).
- Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio, by Los Lobos can be
found on the album, And A Time to Dance (1983, Slash Records). I have not been
able to find a site on the web that has the cassette (yes, cassette, it was
released in 1983 afterall) but I do have the UPC number: 075992396349. There is
a possibility that your local music store (usually the less mainstream stores)
can check on the availability of a product, if it is available they can order
it for you.
- Spheres (7th Movement), by Keith Jarrett can be
found on the album, Spheres (1986, ECM records). It is in stock as of this
e-mail at www.bn.com (Barnes & Noble).
- El Brazo Moco, by Ruben Vela y Su Conjunto - I
have not been able to locate this song. I have submitted an iquiry to the UCLA
Ethnomusicology Archive and to Crown Records in reference to this song. I will
be sure to e-mail with any new information. Thanks for celebrating Fandango, it
has long been a favorite movie for me.
Jonathan Snyder: Hi Alex, Great site, thanks for
putting it up! It's cool to find others out there who like Fandango as much as
me. One of my favorite films of all time. Regarding the soundtrack, wanted to
add this since I didn't see it mentioned: There is a promo-only CD of composer
Alan Silvestri's score; I bought it off EBay a while back. It is packaged
together with his score for the film Blown Away. Of course, it only has his
score for the film, none of the music contributed by other artists. Thanks!
Which songs are being played in which scenes?
Sky dive sequence
The track you hear during the sky dive sequence is Shostakovich Symphony 8. You can buy it on Amazon. - Don Wilson
At the landing
Looking for a soundtrack of Fandango? Well, of course, there is
none. If there were it would be one of the biggest coups in Grooverdom history.
If any of you out there in GrooverLand has a chance, give a listen to
September 15 by Pat Metheny. A segment of the tune accompanied the scene in
which Waggener meets and then embraces his sweetie pie at the landing strip.
Wonderful song, part classical and part jazzy-rock fusion. I highly recommend it. - Guillermo Torres
follows September 15 and that plays during the artful dance scene between Costner's character and the lovely Suzy Amis.
- Guillermo Torres
In the scene where Kevin Costner is holding up his drink in Mexico
(the end shot), the song that is playing is Farmer's Trust
by Pat Metheny. Two really wonderful songs. - Jeff Copeland