It's too bad that the soundtrack for the much-delayed supernatural religious horror film Stigmata opens with an industrial-metal remix of Chumbawamba's "Mary Mary," since it gives the misleading impression that the record will be a dark, gloomy noise-fest. Well, the album may be dark and gloomy, but it's not always noisy -- at it's best, it's eerily evocative. And it's at its best on the second half of the album, which is devoted to Billy Corgan and Mike Garson's rich, disquieting score. This is mood music of the highest order, seamlessly flowing between orchestral moments, electronic soundscapes, dissonance, and light. It's unfortunate that the entire album wasn't entirely instrumental, since it would have been a more satisfying listen. That's not to say that the first half of the album is terrible -- there's quite a few good songs there, actually, highlighted by Bjork's "All is Full of Love" (from Homogenic), Afro Celt Sound System & Sinead O'Connor's "Release," and the Corgan-Garson written/Natalie Imbruglia sung "Identify." ("The Pretty Things are Going to Hell," a sneak preview of David Bowie's upcoming hours..., is an embarrassing excursion into post-NIN industrial-metal schlock, and the only truly weak selection on the record.) However, it doesn't fit with the second half, which feels more like the film and is a more satisfying listen on its own terms.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1999
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384775322
catalogNumber: 47753

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Track Performer
Mike Garson   Track Performer
Massive Attack   Track Performer
Phil Thornalley   Bass
Chumbawamba   Track Performer
Björk   Track Performer
Billy Corgan   Track Performer
Sally Herbert   Violin
Sinéad O'Connor   Track Performer
Henry Binns   Keyboards
Sam Hardaker   Keyboards
Nigel Godrich   Keyboards
Remy Zero   Track Performer
Afro Celt Sound System   Track Performer
Natalie Imbruglia   Track Performer
Royal Berlin Knife and Phorchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Dedi Madden   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Producer
Massive Attack   Arranger,Producer
Chumbawamba   Producer,Engineer
Björk   Producer
David Bottrill   Producer
Budd Carr   Producer
Billy Corgan   Programming,Lyricist,Producer
Reeves Gabrels   Producer
Martin Russell   Producer
Bjorn Thorsrud   Engineer
Henry Binns   Programming,Producer
Simon Emmerson   Producer
Sam Hardaker   Programming,Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Mark Plati   Producer,Engineer
Neil Davidge   Arranger,Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Remy Zero   Producer
Bon Harris   Programming
Jean Krikorian   Art Direction
Neil Ferguson   Producer,Engineer
Ashley Newton   Executive Producer
Grantley Marshall   Composer

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Stigmata 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is incredable and so is the movie. they go together well!!! It has a lot of interesting songs on it!! See the movie, buy the soundtrack!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is amazing mixture by classical and techno.trance music , this music as yanni9 and vanglis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was not dissapointed with this cd. A little soft in the middle, but that just makes it good bedtime listening.