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ReleasedNovember 26, 1996
RecordedSeptember 1996

Ransom is a 1996 action-thriller film directed by Ron Howard starring Mel Gibson. Half of the soundtrack is James Horner's motion picture score, while the other half is Billy Corgan with Matt Walker on drums. All songs are instrumental. Corgan is credited in the movie as "Kidnapper's Boom Box Music".

Addicted to Noise commented that the "solo sounds crafted by Corgan are perfect for the film."[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The contributions to Ransom were among the first to follow the massive success of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.[1] The recordings took place over the course of a week in September 1996 at Penguin Studios and Chung King Studios in New York. Corgan's scant vocals were recorded on a mini tape dictaphone recorder. These songs were curiously copyrighted as "Parallel Stories". It was during these sessions that "Appels + Oranjes" made its first recorded appearance.

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

13."Worms Part 2"4:40
14."Squirrels With Tails"5:20

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
November 26, 1996 Hollywood HR-62086-2 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

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