In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Lin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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June 10, 2021 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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I can't comment on how these songs work in the context of the film as I have yet to see it; however, listening to IN THE HEIGHTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), makes me certain that the film is as captivating and gorgeous as we have dreamed it to be. It is abundantly clear that great care was taken in preserving the qualities that made the Broadway version of the show so memorable and magical while re-orchestrating and re-writing these songs for the film idiom. As far as film soundtracks ... read more
Major spoilers for "In the Heights" ahead. TL;DR below.

Hmm. Let me start by saying that I did not exactly enjoy the film. It has stunning visuals and a great cast but it is nowhere near its original form, which I cherish whole-heartedly. That being said, it did not ruin the songs for me mostly, and all the tracks here are still as catchy as they were a long time ago.

I already expressed my love for ITH's music and lyrics in my review for the original Broadway album, but we got a ... read more
+ Groovy tunes (I really like Latin music so I may be a little biased)
+ All the motifs blend together to form a sort-of polyphonic tune
+ Good story
+ Different motifs/styles of music to represent each character/s
+ Great vocals
+ Conveys emotions very well (Paciencia Y Fe and Breathe was very good at conveying their heavy emotions whilst still singing)
+ You can get a pretty good idea of the story with just the music

- Lacked some of the songs from original (like Enough)
- ... read more
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Track List

  1. In the Heights
  2. Benny's Dispatch
  3. Breathe (feat. Rubén Blades and Doreen Montalvo)
  4. No Me Diga
  5. It Won't Be Long Now
  6. 96,000
  7. Piragua
  8. When You're Home
  9. The Club
  10. Blackout
  11. Paciencia Y Fe
  12. Alabanza
  13. Carnaval Del Barrio
  14. When The Sun Goes Down
  15. Champagne
  16. Finale
  17. Home All Summer (feat. Marc Anthony)
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Added on: June 12, 2021