Mira Furlan – Songs From Movies That Have Never…

Mira Furlan - Songs From Movies That Have Never Been MadeThis surprising entry from another member of the cast of Babylon 5 is impossible to pin down. One moment, the backing tracks are thumping club music, and a few minutes later, the music takes on an austere, hymnal tone. And on the next song, we’re treated to a dreamy heavy-music, light-voice tune along the lines of Julee Cruise’s style. No two songs are alike. Highlights include the exotic-sounding Izawe, the aforementioned Julee Cruise-esque “Two Tickets To Anywhere”, the amusing rap “Not Your Way”, and the unique multilingual “Children’s Song”. My one complaint: “Dreaming”, which opens and closes the album, is far too long and repetitive, though if I had to listen to one version or the other, it would be the closing version, over which Mira delivers a rapid-fire succession of her “favorite thingz” (the track’s subtitle). The songs jump in and out of several languages, including English and Mira’s native Yugoslavian, and many of the tunes have a distinctly exotic feel. I’ll say this: Claudia Christian can sing about 3 out of 4threesomes all she likes, but Mira Furlan’s voice is much sexier, and she’s singing about mice and squirrels.

The album also has a PC-compatible multimedia component, in which we supposedly get to look at the “movies that have never been made” in the form of short music videos.

Order this CD

  1. Dreaming (5:20)
  2. Izawe (3:09)
  3. Feo Bajondo (5:29)
  4. Travelling (3:28)
  5. Not Your Way (3:28)
  6. The Sea More (1:17)
  7. 17 Names of Marduk (5:08)
  8. The Children’s Song (3:43)
  9. Ugom (2:36)
  10. Fear of Love (3:25)
  11. Dreaming (My Favorite Thingz) (5:15)

Released by: Infinite Visions
Release date: 1998
Total running time: 40:01