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The Virgin Suicides (Deluxe Version - 15th Anniversary)
As one might guess from their name, French electronic duo Air know how to generate atmosphere with their music - which makes them perfect for soundtracks. The group's first film score was for Sofia Coppola's debut feature, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, an enigmatic tale of repressed high school desires. Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin watched VHS tapes of the film to draw inspiration, and for the eerie, synthetic and tempestuous end-credit song, “Playground Love,” the two called in their friend Thomas Mars from the band Phoenix to provide vocals. The cult favorite soundtrack sounds better than ever on the new 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, which includes a remastered version of the original album, a pair of studio outtakes and unreleased live performances recorded in January 2000 at Los Angeles' American Legion Hall and KCRW radio station.