Platoon Soundtrack


Selected trax from the era are aired accordingly. The Motown jams that ring out in the bunker chilling out to 'Tracks Of My Tears' by Smokey Robinson and the seminal 'White Rabbit', Jefferson Airplanes anthem for the drug fuelled hippie culture that offered solace to the LSD peaked minds of society confused yet thriving in the late sixties and early seventies.

The following song tracks were featured in Platoon:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Tracks Of My Tears  -  Smokey RobinsonOkie From Muskogee  -  Merle HaggardHello, I Love You  -  The DoorsWhite Rabbit  -  Jefferson AirplaneRespect  -  Aretha FranklinThe Dock Of The Bay  -  Ottis RedingWhen A Man Loves A Woman  -  Percy SledgeGroovin  -  The Rascals
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Platoon Picture
Charlie Sheen stars in this semi-autobiographical story by Oliver Stone.
Score Music Composer(s): Georges Delerue

The piece of music "Adagio For Strings" enhanced the strange elegiac beauty of some of the images, it perfectly captured the graceful tragedies of this particular conflict, the scars it had left on the director and spirit of his homeland.

The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Platoon:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
"Platoon" Main TitleBunker to VillageSorrowBarnes Shoots Elias / The Turning PointThe Soul of an InnocentKilling Barnes / AftermathFinaleAdagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
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Score Trivia Oliver Stone is a big fan of classical music and film soundtracks albums. When we were mixing the soundtrack album for Platoon he told me: "Budd, listen to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, listen to the cannons! I want sound effects from our film mixed into the George's cues on the soundtrack album. When people listen to this soundtrack I want them to re-experience the film, be there".

If you listen closely to track #1 on the album "The Village - Adagio For Strings" you will hear the fires from the burning village, gun shots and explosions. The last track on the album is the end credit version of the Adagio it has the helicopter sound and Charlie Sheen's voice over from the film. Pretty cool stuff.

-Budd Carr / Music Supervisor on Platoon

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