Red Dog True Blue
Rating: 4 / 5
The movie soundtrack of Red Dog True Blue is delightful. While the tracks were chosen to emphasise the film’s action, this album works well as a stand-alone release. It’s a trip through Australian music between the 1960s and 1980s, with songs including The Easybeats’ ‘Friday On My Mind’, Ted Mulry Gang’s ‘Jump In My Car’, and contributions from pop groups Sherbert, Daddy Cool and The Travelling Wilburys.
Mixed with the nostalgia are instrumental numbers composed by Cezary Skubiszewski.
There is also a touch of the classics, with Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominium’ including the beautiful soprano solo from Catherine Bolzonello, plus some tracks from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Sting. Various players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have also lent their musical skills, and the result is an album you could easily play in the car and not get complaints—there is something for everyone in Red Dog True Blue.