Married to the Mob was Jonathan Demme's follow-up to Something Wild and may not have been as fresh as that film, but the soundtrack makes up for it. Drawing from previously released material as much as brand new songs, the soundtrack begins with Sinéad O'Connor's "Jump in the River," a rocker that sets the tone for the film's mix of danger and fun. Tracks run from playful to brooding, with the most peculiar song, "Goodbye Horses" by Q. Lazzarus, sounding like the Associates meets OMD. Chris Isaak's early cut "Suspicion of Love" hints at his later success. But the winner is Brian Eno's cover of William Bell's "You Don't Miss Your Water," which at the time marked Eno's first vocal recording in many a year. Still not easy to find, the CD is worth hunting out in used bins for this track alone.
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AllMusic Review by Ted Mills