Platoon Soundtrack

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.Update Us

The following song tracks were featured in Platoon

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Instrumental Score

Primary 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.Update Us

The following instrumental score tracks were featured in Platoon

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Thanks to Budd Carr
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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1986 MGM/UA Pictures
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