On Wednesday, Italy saw the release of Evilenko on double DVD, with the second DVD consisting of bonus features and production interviews
The second DVD features an interview with composer Angelo Badalamenti who co-wrote the theme song “Angels Go to Heaven” with Dolores O’Riordan. Badalamenti takes time during the interview to discuss how Dolores got involved with the project. Surprisingly, it was Dolores who contacted him first and not vice versa. Even more, Badalamenti discusses the possibility of several more collaborations with Dolores, time permitting.
The interview appears to have been recorded early on while the “Angels Go to Heaven” collaboration was still in the works and not yet recorded.
“I was telling David (Grieco, director) the other day that I received a call from the girl from The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan. She’s really very interested in getting together with me, with us collaborating on doing another kind of Dolores O’Riordan, not in the style of The Cranberries necessarily, but more of a wider world thing. So it’s just a matter maybe of schedule, of her schedule, my schedule, depending on projects. But I’d be interested in working with her, she’s got a thing [with her voice]… I remember David telling me that he was especially fond of a certain grittiness in her voice that was attractive. Maybe together with my kind of music with her we can create something di erent. When you’re constantly working on films and scores, there’s so little time for that. Every now and then, there’s an opportunity to write a song. We composers, we come in at the last minute and we gotta get the score done. If things are done well in advance, there might be time to write specific songs.”
Click here to Download MP3 of Angelo Badalamenti talking about his collaboration with Dolores O’Riordan (in English) (MP3, 1.7 MB) [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
The interview also includes footage of Badalamenti recording the synth music for “Angels Go to Heaven,” although Dolores herself is not featured on the DVD.
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