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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   KansanN323   (Member)

Love this board. I've made rainy day compilation CDs in the past. But my go-to rainy day CD is Marvin Hamlisch's SOPHIES CHOICE.

http://youtu.be/XhI-Ah1qGko

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hard Rain by Christopher Young of course :-)

I was thinking the same but since it is already mentioned I have to say Randy Edelman`s Rain Ride from Kindergarten Cop.


For me, there is nothing 'rainy' about HARD RAIN. It's just an action score for the most part.

One needs to separate between music form films that have rain as a theme and music that makes you associate or experience the sensation of rain somehow.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Blade Runner. A thousand times Blade Runner.

Specifically Blade Runner Blues.

I also listen to the opening titles of The Search for Spock.

Flowers from Batman.

Lots of The Black Hole.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

"Psycho"

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Flowers in the Attic.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The Changeling - Ken Wannberg, Rick Wilkins, Howard Blake

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I don't particularly listen to anything dependent on the outside elements, however one score that makes me think of rain is Michael Nyman's 'The End of the Affair'. That's most likely as it seems to rain constantly in that fine film, I guess.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

the River

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Flowers in the Attic.

Yup! This! This!

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I just finished listening (twice in a row) to the recent LLL release of Danny Elfman's "restless," and it would be the perfect accompaniment to a light spring rain, with the sun peeking in and out of the clouds.

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Restless.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Most of Quincy Jones' score for THE DEADLY AFFAIR (if you can find it.)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

My go to is Williams' Tree Song CD which also includes his Violin Concerto and Three Pieces from Schindler's List. Totally rainy experience.

To the guy who said Witches of eastwick, it's not subliminal, it's because that whole openin montage it's pouring rain and stormy.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

My go to is Williams' Tree Song CD which also includes his Violin Concerto and Three Pieces from Schindler's List. Totally rainy experience.

To the guy who said Witches of eastwick, it's not subliminal, it's because that whole openin montage it's pouring rain and stormy.


In that case maybe I "subliminally" remember the beginning of the film? I saw it once when it was released, didn't like it, forgot it.

On the other hand I bought the album weeks before I saw the film and fell in love with it, playing it over and over. As I live in the UK it's not a stretch that my "rainy opinion" was formed before seeing the film.

Still, you could be right!? 26 years is now a long ago memory wink

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

When it's raining outside, what do you find yourself listening to? Or does the weather ever play a role in what you listen to?

For me, it always seems to be raining whenever I listen to James Horner's Titanic (the "Rose" cue is perfect for watching the rain fall).



I always choose a tune that makes extensive use of piano, or even a solo piano cue. "Neverland: Piano Variation In Blue" from Finding Neverland (2004) in particular always works for me on days like that.

There is also something about 0:57-1:45 of "Professor Alexander Hartdegen" from Time Machine (2002) that always reminds me of rainy days.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I can't believe that no one has yet to insert tongue into cheek and suggest Bernstein's Baby The Rain Must Fall.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I can't believe that no one has yet to insert tongue into cheek and suggest Bernstein's Baby The Rain Must Fall.

Where do we stop? Rain Man, The Rainmaker, The Rains of Ranchipur....

And because I'm a huge John Barry fan... Séance On A Wet Afternoon. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I find the melancholy tunes of Thomas Newman go hand in hand with the falling of rain.
Sitting in the gathering dark, rain hitting the rooftops and windows and the sounds of his heart-tugging musical sequences from things like FINDING NEMO, LEMONY SNICKETT or ROAD TO PERDITION really stir my emotions.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

I can't believe that no one has yet to insert tongue into cheek and suggest Bernstein's Baby The Rain Must Fall.

Wow, Glen Yarbrough. That goes a ways back. I had no idea that it was Bernstein. Or even that it was from a movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Timmer, great selections!!

You could add this song to your suggestions, and it was number 1 in the UK way back in the
50's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3aMf69MwY0

Seriously, I do hear rainy sounds in T. Newman's music and like Vermithrax's suggestions.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Other Tallguy, the song is from a Steve McQueen movie by the same title. Bernstein wrote the underscore, but I don't know if he wrote the song. I don't think he wrote the song, but others will know.

 
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