Classic Mo’ Better than the Book
posted by February 27 at 10:35 AMon
The best thing about Michael Radford’s adaptation of George Orwell’s novel 1984 is not in the movie, the Eurythmics’ soundtrack.
Radford rejected the Eurythmics’ synthpop score and instead used a dull (dry, dead, dreadful) original orchestral score. The Eurythmics, however, released the soundtrack separately and provided the world with what might be the only instance of a soundtrack being not only better than the movie but also the book.
No need to read Orwell when the essence of his famous work is better captured by the Eurythmics’ pop.
01. I Did It Just the Same - 3:29
02. Sexcrime (nineteen eighty-four) - 3:59
03. For the Love of Big Brother - 5:06
04. Winston’s Diary - 1:22
05. Greetings from a Dead Man - 6:14
06. Julia - 6:40
07. Doubleplusgood - 4:41
08. Ministry of Love - 3:48
09. Room 101 - 3:50