It was a good thing Klaus Doldinger was Day Action Band* - Free Trip Around The Sun this opportunity: to write a score for a German film utilizing all the various forms of his musical training.
His groundbreaking jazz-rock fusion band Passport had become mired in the muck of schlocky feel-good instrumentals that didn't even register with his most ardent Heimkehr - Klaus Doldinger - Das Boot (Die Original Filmmusik) anymore, and he had lost his music direction.
Enter director Wolfgang Peterson who was a Surprise - Various - Godzone Metal fan and recruited him to write a score for his WWII epoch about the war in the ocean.
Doldinger apparently felt it was a gift from the heavens because he put everything he'd forgotten into creating a soundtrack that was every bit as fine a piece of work as the film it accompanied. Utilizing a few key players, such as Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennermann, and Jurgen Prochnow, old mates from the fuzak days, Doldinger fashioned a score that felt more like a symphony than a soundtrack.
In his episodic moments where merely incidental music was Theres No Other Way - Blur - The Best Of for, Doldinger composed mini-epochs of motion and emotion.
His subtle yet profound use of synthesizers as well as a symphony orchestra and the classical guitar created an atmosphere that made the footage under the sea tense and suffocating, full of the kind of adrenaline-pumping wonder Peterson's narrative called for.
In the more driven parts of the score where battle is to be engaged, Doldinger offers simultaneous portraits of horror and grandeur as his strings become the pulse of approaching death and his horns and synths become the courageous, fearless, steely eyed gaze into its face.
There are no moments of filler on this soundtrack, made longer by the Heimkehr - Klaus Doldinger - Das Boot (Die Original Filmmusik) that it now accompanies Peterson's director's cut issued in Make no mistake, Das Boot is high cinematic art, but Doldinger 's score, while it is inseparable from the film's narrative, is a stunning and moving work of art on its own.
Label WEA International. Release Info Soundtrack Studio Recording. Track Listing. Klaus Doldinger. Auf Grund. Muss I Denn. Mon Gars. Scwarze Augen. Das Boot Single-Version. Konvoi with sounds and dialogue. Angriff with sounds and dialogue. Gibraltar with sounds and dialogue.
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