Saturday, 20 October 2007

Michael Caine - Pop Culture Icon

Before tarnishing his reputation with utter trash like The Swarm, The Island, Jaws 4: The Revenge and a host of equally crummy turns and cameos, Michael Caine was the embodiment of the Swinging Sixties. Despite appearing in some of the greatest crimes against cinema, Caine has also appeared in some of the most iconic movies of the 60's and 70's.

Whilst on one of my pilgimages to the London vinyl and CD emporia to feed my 'habit', I came across Billion Dollar Caine, a fascinating collection of movie music and classic dialogue from Michael Caine's cool period. Half expecting it to be another of those City of Prague re-creations, I was pleasantly surprised to find orginal recordings.

What's it All About? Whilst I'm not exactly sold on the cover art, you can't judge a book by the cover and this compilation delivers an impressive selection of cues from Alfie, The Italian Job, The IPCRESS File, Billion Dollar Brain and Get Carter. The sound quality on the dialogue tracks is a little ropey, but overall it's a great Caine compilation.

1 comment:

THXjay said...

My name is NOT Michael Caine, and LOTS of people know that!

Winging it's way to my HD as I type, sounds cool.....and as for the cover art, I agree :) may have to remedy that :)