The Sheltering Sky is the original soundtrack to the 1990 film The Sheltering Sky (based on a novel by Paul Bowles) starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. The original score was composed mainly by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and the LAFCA Award for Best Music.
Jim Steinman (the melodramatic writer behind Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell) is the author of many of the tracks here, and they have his typical rock & roll Sturm und Drang, especially when the backup group consists of members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Also on hand are The Blasters, Maria McKee, and Ry Cooder. The album's hit single turned out to be Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream about You."
Gettysburg was an ambitious epic detailing one of the most famous battles in the American Civil War. Appropriately, the soundtrack is grand, dramatic, and stirring. In fact, the incidental music works better as an individual entity than most soundtracks and is arguably more compelling than portions of the overly long movie.
Providing an excellent introduction to Latin music, the soundtrack to the film The Mambo Kings mixes stellar artists of the genre including Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, and Celia Cruz with well-known performers with roots in the form like Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos. This 2000 rerelease adds a remix of "Ran Kan Kan" by Olga Tañon and "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" featuring Antonio Banderas with Compay Segundo.
In 1939, Steiner was borrowed from Warner Bros. by Selznick to compose the score for his next film, Gone with the Wind (1939), which became one of Steiner's most notable successes. Steiner was the only composer Selznick would consider for scoring the film, states Thomas. Despite 1939 being Steiner’s peak year for the number of scores he composed—twelve films in all—he was given only three months to do it. When the film was released, it was the longest film score ever composed, at nearly three hours. The composition consisted of 16 main themes and almost 300 musical segments. To meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20-hours straight, taking Benzedrine pills to stay awake.
The soundtrack to Indecent Proposal is comprised entirely of love songs, as that is of course the focus of the movie. To some, the album may actually be a little too soft, due to the never-ending nature of the songs: all soft pop. There are some notable tracks, however. Veteran writer Graham Gouldman contributed "I'm Not in Love" for the Pretenders' usage. Seal contributed "Out of the Window," which follows in Seal's general range: soft, yet with a usable beat. Disco diva Patrice Rushen produced "The Nearness of You," a soft jazz vocal from Sheena Easton. Finally, Roy Orbison …
"The original soundtrack for The Hunt for Red October comprises 10 melodies written by Basil Poledouris. The soundtrack is missing some of the musical moments present in the film, including the scene where the crew of Red October sings the Soviet national hymn…" (Wikipedia)