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The Salton Sea soundtrack

The Salton Sea (2002)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 03020663512
Label: Varese Sarabande
Label number: 302 066 351
Running time: 47m21s
Shipping date: April 30th, 2002
Original score by Thomas Newman
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Perpetual Night Party [3:02]
2. Tweaker Crash [1:44]
3. Undress Revised [2:11]
4. First Wife [1:54]
5. IFORGIV [1:22]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Brand New Wagon - Count Basie
Funk #49 - The James Gang
I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl - Nina Simone
Learn to Yodel - Cathy Fink / Tod Whittemore
Let Forever Be - The Chemical Brothers
Let's Dance - Benny Goodman
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
Man Overboard - Blink 182
Mourning - Tantric
My Weakness - Moby
Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Linda Ronstadt
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the last song that plays during the credits, kind of a slow rock song? Thanks! (from Adam in Dallas)
A: Hi Adam, the song you are referring to is called "Mourning" by the band Tantric. (thanks to ontheline24, Okemosadd more info

Q: What is the name of the instrumental and band heard when Danny is on his way to the motel to meet the FBI and does the switch? It's a swirling guitar sound.  (from ken in lancaster CA)
A: I'm pretty sure I was just looking for the same song. It has an underlying "Summertime" theme going on, reminiscent of Sublime's version "Doin' Time," right? If so, the song is called "Palmdale Monty" and is actually from the score. (thanks to Sean Rostami, College Park, MD, USAadd more info

Q: I don't remember the exact scene except that there's a man sitting in a wheelchair singing a Bob Dylan song... if I am not mistaken. What is the name of that song? (from Jon in Imperial, California USA)
A: It's Lou Reed actually. The song is "Wild Side." (thanks to Mari, Cleveland,OHadd more info

Q: When he plays those haunting melodies on the trumpet is it a Miles Davis piece? It's beautiful and was wondering who really wrote/played the trumpet like that! (from chuck in viginia,us)
A: I agree! That's why I went through every Miles Davis song I could get my digits on -- hoping to pin it down. No luck though. Possibly a fabrication? (thanks to Ricardo Mittens, Madison, WIadd more info
A: The song Val Kilmer plays on the trumpet is Miles Davis' "Saeta" from Sketches of Spain. Kilmer actually learned 45 seconds of the song for the role. (thanks to Bruno, Aveiro, Portugaladd more info
A: But it's not Val Kilmer playing it in the movie. it was played by Terence Blanchard, and after 3 years of searching for it anywhere I still have not found it. (thanks to chris, fort lauderdale florida, usaadd more info
A: They released a remastered edition of Sketches of Spain with Saeta as the bonus track... I downloaded it from someone that had it on Soulseek. (thanks to Rattlemebones, Surfside Beach, TXadd more info
A: The trumpet piece is called "Saeta" and is performed by Thomas Newman. It's available on "The Salton Sea" score. (thanks to cthulu48, Greenville, SC, USAadd more info

Q: What is thee name of the song at about 11 minutes in? It's heard when Danny and Jimmy are near the yellow bus?? (from adrian in Galiza, Spain)
A: "Let Forever Be" by The Chemical Brothers. (thanks to marcus, californiaadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Val Kilmer and Sarsgaard are on their way to Poohbear's house while they're in the car talking about the president? (from Megan in Ohio)
A: "Ready Steady Go" by Paul Oakenfeld... at least it's probably the intro looped. (thanks to kim, claremore, OKadd more info

Q: What's the second to last song playing in the movie? It's a somber instumental/chant song heard when "Danny" is being wheeled into the hospital. It is also played in an episode of the X-files. Not sure how much that helps, but thank you for any information. (from Chris Grifis in valdosta, ga, usa)
A: It's "My Weakness" by Moby... hell of a tune. (thanks to beverage, fairfax, vaadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Val Kilmer is shot and everything burns?
...from ATHMystikal in India (answer ATHMystikal's question)

Q: I am looking for the song playing at the beginning in the movie, when everybody is high, like a hippie rhythm/theme.... I heard it also in the Simpsons and in Top Gear, what's its name, please?
...from Hashiriya in Morocco (answer Hashiriya's question)

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