Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ray Charles & A Crumbeling City

This is a pretty fantastic marrying of music and film. This is the big climax of Metropolis, the 2001 anime movie based on the manga written by legendary Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka in 1949. The combo on the amazing Ray Charles song 'I Can't Stop Loving You' and the destruction of this vast futuristic city is pretty special stuff and has stuck in my head ever since I saw it. There's something magic about those big harmonies and relaxed swing playing against this. Enjoy, and check the film out if you'v not already seen it. Now I'm off to try and track down a copy of the manga that doesn't cost over £50 (yeah right Amazon... that ain't happening).

More Ray Charles action coming soon on Life On Goon Island.

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