The 2005 documentary Dust to Glory captures the annual Baja 100, the world's longest non-stop point-to-point race. While Varese Sarabande's accompanying soundtrack features composer Nathan Furst's evocative original score, it makes the ill-considered decision to interrupt the music with faceless alt folk contributions from the likes of Jeremy Kay ("Once Knew You") and Michael Franti ("Yes I Will"). Furst draws on a spate of global musical influences spanning from the Middle East to Latin America to evoke the epic scale of the film's subject matter. This is big, brave music celebrating take-no-prisoners competition at its most intense.
AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny
|Dust to Glory, film score|