Del Rey & the Sun Kings

Battleship Potemkin

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It's impossible not to visualize the movie's slaughter, new to cinema, when hearing the death knells and terrified synths of "Suddenly…The Czarist Soldiers" -- even if you just listen to this CD. Though one wonders why you would want this CD version when you can listen to this and also watch the DVD version simultaneously released instead, it's an incredible movie, and like Tom Verlaine's recent solo guitar soundtracks for pre-talkies, you get the full effect of the aural massage. Otherwise, even on CD, Del Rey's work is like a film in and of itself, sparking wild imagination. Good pressed cardboard sleeves for the CD, too.

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