Artist: Various Artists
Title: Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Sony Masterworks
Genre: Soundtrack, Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks, .cue, .log)
Total Time: 1:11:16
Total Size: 358 MB
The soundtrack to Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s new film uses 1980s pop singles and classical pieces to help tell the deliriously romantic story of lovers Elio and Oliver.
“Precious youth is short-lived as a dream,” wrote Mimnermus, six centuries before the birth of Christ, and he certainly wasn’t the first Greek poet to romanticize adolescence. Thousands of years later, artists have so thoroughly weighed down the teenage experience with wistful generalizations that it’s nearly impossible to tell stories about it without resorting to cliché.
Although it is deliriously romantic, the Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s new film Call Me By Your Name is too deeply immersed in the subjective experience of a singular 17-year-old, Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), to rehash conventional wisdom about youth. The movie spends so much time lingering on sensory details, from the taste of freshly picked fruit to the touch of a lover’s hand to the urgency of its dreamy, eclectic soundtrack, that it practically transport us into his skin. Set in Italy during the hottest months of 1983 and adapted from a novel of the same name by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tracks Elio’s affair with his first male lover, Oliver (Armie Hammer), from infatuation to consummation to their inevitable parting. A handsome doctoral student who radiates confidence, Oliver comes to live and work with Elio’s archeologist father (Michael Stuhlbarg) for the summer. For an introspective teenager who’s never truly been in love, and whose hobbies include playing and transcribing classical music, falling for this Adonis in a button-down shirt is like discovering a new language to communicate with the outside world.
What’s implicit in his story may be the only genuinely universal truth about adolescence-that it’s a time of blurred borders, when the innocence of childhood starts to chafe like shoes you’ve outgrown, but adult obligations still sound deadening. Identity is at its least stable in these years, when the books and bands you love become your mirror and it only takes a kiss to collapse your unformed self into someone else. The movie gets its title from a scene where Elio and Oliver literally exchange names, as though to annihilate any boundary between them. Its soundtrack translates that electricity, of worlds colliding, into music.
01. John Adams – Hallelujah Junction – 1st movement
02. 坂本龍一 – M.A.Y. in the Backyard
03. Loredana Bertè – J’adore Venise
04. Bandolero – Paris Latino
05. Frank Glazer – Sonatine bureaucratique
06. Alessio Bax – ‘Zion hört die Wächter singen’
07. Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito – Lady Lady Lady
08. André Laplante – Une barque sur l’ocean
09. Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices (Doveman Remix)
10. 坂本龍一 – Germination
11. F.R. David – Words
12. Marco Armani – È la vita
13. Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love
14. Franco Battiato – Radio Varsavia
15. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
16. Valeria Szervánszky & Ronald Cavaye – Le jardin féerique
17. Sufjan Stevens – Visions of Gideon