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The Silence of the Lambs soundtrack

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 00881101942
Label: MCA
Label number: MCAD 10194
Running time: 57m09s
Shipping date: February 5th, 1991
Original score by Howard Shore
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Main Title [5:09]
2. The Asylum [3:58]
3. Clarice [3:07]
4. Return To The Asylum [2:39]
5. The Abduction [3:05]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Alone - Colin Newman (found on the CD "A-Z")
American Girl - Tom Petty (The girl was singing in her car before being abducted) 
Crying Over You - Tom Petty
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus (Background music to Buffalo Bill's self-admiring dance in front of his mirror) 
Hip Priest - The Fall (found on the CD "Hex Enduction Hour")

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Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the name of the INXS song in this movie? Thanks for your response. (from Mike in Wisconsin)
A: There is no INXS song in this movie. If you are referring to the song heard during Buffalo Bill's transformation, that song (I was also looking for and it took me a long time to find it) is called "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus. Other than that, the other songs are by Tom Petty, the Fall, Colin Newman and a few others. Hope this is of some help. (thanks to steveo, massachusettsadd more info

Q: What music is playing when he's preparing to eat his second raw meal and officials were opening the cell door? The music came from a tape recorder at that moment.... (from rosa in usa)
A: The music is from "The Goldberg Variation" by Johann Sebastian Bach. Enjoy the music! Sunny greetings from Austria. (thanks to johnnyandsusan, Salzburgadd more info
A: The name is "Aria." Sunny greetings again. (thanks to johnnyandsusan, salzburgadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when he is in the room dancing? Some of the words I can make out are "...I'm crying over you..." (from mc2538 in nyc)
A: The lyrics are "...lying over you..." The song is "Goodbye Horses," as referenced already. (thanks to SoundtrackHolmes, 221B Baker Stadd more info
A: The lyrics are as follows... "Good-bye horses, I'm flying, flying, flying over you".. "not lying over you" (thanks to PaHaLady, Fort Campbell, KYadd more info
A: It all depends what artist is doing the song. Two artists use different words - one uses "flying over you" and another uses "lying over you".... (thanks to Pic, NJadd more info

Q: What music is playing in Buffalo Bill's house when the Senator's daughter is trapped in the hole and Buffalo Bill is nude behind his desk and sewing something? (from Maziar in Tehran,Iran)
A: "Alone" by Colin Newman. (thanks to IEPrince, IE, California, USAadd more info
A: The song isn't "Alone" - it's "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus (thanks to pip, fladd more info
A: Actually, it IS "Alone" by Colin Newman, not "Goodbye Horses." "Goodbye Horses" is playing when he's tucking and dancing around. Colin Newman is playing when we first see him sewing. (thanks to Dusty, Oaklandadd more info

Q: Did Queen perform one of the songs on this soundtrack? Which one? (from Ginny in Brentwood, tn USA)
A: They did not. (thanks to Anthony, Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when the villian is putting on lipstick and dancing with a dress on? (from jon in la)
A: "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus. (thanks to anthony, chicago, ILadd more info

Q: Is there a Savage Republic song in this movie? (from Coop in St. Louis)
A: It's called "Real Men" (thanks to tiffy, denver coloradoadd more info

Q: What is the piano song playing when he is being held in Memphis?
...from Karen in new Orleans (answer Karen's question)

Q: Who is the original band that performed "Goodbye Horses" in this movie? (from david in Brunswick, GA)
A: Q Lazzarus (thanks to TxBoo, Texasadd more info

Q: What's The Cure song he's listening to when getting dressed? (from Ron in Dayton, OH, USA)
A: Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda Da Vida 1999 (thanks to dc, columbus ohioadd more info
A: It's not. It's a song called "Hosan." (thanks to bex, ukadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Buffalo Bill tucks his weiner between his legs? (from Chad in Cleveland, Ohio USA)
A: Q Lazzarus - "Goodbye Horses" as referenced many times before! (thanks to Pajda, Brnoadd more info

Q: Who sings "The Cellar"?
...from sean in wales (answer sean's question)

Q: What song is playing when he is walking/dancing in the bar and someone knocks into him with their beer? Is it "Fame"?
...from tony in alabama (answer tony's question)

Q: What song is playing when Buffalo Bill discovers Catherine has his dog in the hole with her? He is wandering around and grabs a gun, but then Agent Starling rings the doorbell.
...from Cerin in Naples, FL (answer Cerin's question)

Q: Who is the band playing in the background while Jaime Gum is in drag dancing in the basement?
...from rj in wagner,sd (answer rj's question)

Q: What is the song from the trailer for the movie? It is an awesome theme music that perfectly fits the mood of the movie... anyone?
...from ahmed in melbourne (answer ahmed's question)

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