"Mystery Train" Original Soundtrack Recording - (1989)
This is the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's excellent film about various intersecting characters in the underbelly of Memphis. Most of Lurie's compositions are delicate miniatures built around spare, reverbed guitar lines that evoke a haunted, late-night Delta vista. There are much better tasters of either Memphis rock-soul or John Lurie, but for someone who just wants a bit of the flavor of the movie and isn't worried about building serious collections, it's not bad at all. In this posting you will find just the John Lurie songs from the soundtrack.