Two teens, Birdy (Modine) and Al (Cage), become friends at school and serve in Vietnam. Birdy has long been disturbingly fixated with birds and his Vietnam experiences push him over the edge: returning from the war, he is hospitalized for a psychiatric assessment and Al tries to reach him before he'll be separated from Birdy, leaving him alone and lost. As the story develops, flashback scenes show their lives as teens in a working-class neighborhood of Philadelphia in the United States in the 1960s, and their developing friendship and viewpoints.
This soundtrack is Peter Gabriel's first foray into movie scores but it is a really good soundtrack that stands on it's own.
The movie itself is just amazing and the soundtrack perfectly fits in the weird tone of the movie.
Be warned: The soundtrack is very gloomy and may leave you depressed.
As some are aware of, five of the songs life up parts of tracks from Gabriel's third and fourth CDs and the album label arns that this record contains no lyrics. The remaining seven are extraordinarily haunting and beautiful.
The best of the original tracks is "Floating Dogs" which is a very scary but beautiful track that becomes a very twisted trancy piece.
Do not let the fact that this is overshadowed by "PassioN". "Birdy" is a really excellent score and should be included in any Gabriel fan's collection.
01.At Night 2:38
02.Floating Dogs 2:55
03.Quiet and Alone 2:30
04.Close Up (from "Family Snapshot") 0:55
05.Slow Water 2:51
06.Dressing the Wound 4:06
07.Birdy's Flight (from "Not One of Us") 2:58
08.Slow Marimbas 3:21
09.The Heat (from "The Rhythm of the Heat") 4:41
10.Sketch Pad With Trumpet and Voice 3:05
11.Under Lock and Key (from "Wallflower") 2:28
12.Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain (from "San Jacinto") 2:19
Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : Greece
Label : Charisma - Virgin Records
Year : 1984
MP3 @ 320 : Size : 81.3 MB
Flac : Size : 170 MB