这是1984年荣获戛纳电影节金棕榈大奖的那部感人至深的经典影片—《德克萨斯州的巴黎》的原声唱片。该片直到2001年8月才在欧洲院线下映（档期持续了17年），电影的成功可见一斑。如果说电影的成功是由那位著名导演威姆·文德斯和性格演员亨利 迪恩 斯坦顿与红极一时的那塔沙·金斯基共同铸就，那么作曲家和吉他演奏家瑞库德尔（Ry Cooder）则用他伟大的音乐，几乎将这部影片推向不朽。音乐与情节、演员的表演以及镜头的节奏配合得丝丝入扣，是一种维美的忧伤，当你听到第一个音符时就会说：“啊，这就是经典！”。唱片中除了收录了瑞 库德尔为影片创作并演奏的极具迷醉效应的全部配乐外，还收录了由主演亨利 迪恩 斯坦顿演唱的改编自一首墨西哥民谣的主题歌"Cancion Mixteca"，最吸引人的是，唱片十分体贴地将也许是电影史上最感人的那段长达9分钟的对白“I Knew These People”收录其中。因此这张唱片被同时收于京文“电影原声珍藏馆”和“最值得收藏的声音”系列中，无条件向所有乐迷推荐！
出生于圣塔摩尼卡的Ry Cooder，四岁时在一场意外事件中一只眼睛失明了，从此远离人群而变得自闭，专注吉他的研习，结果造就了一代吉他圣手。他被音乐界人士视为当今最伟大的吉他手之一。他深受一些著名音乐人士的影响，包括盲人乐手Willie Johnson、Blake、Joseph Spence及Curtis Mayfield，也与著名乐团Rolling Stones等灌制了好几张专辑。《德州巴黎》的电影音乐创作者Ry Cooder是导演Wim Wenders的长期合作伙伴，他的乐声每每成为主角的化身，适切的传达出影片的中心主题。Ry Cooder的音乐多与现实结合，不像一般人爱玩弄花俏的技巧，他尤其喜欢探讨及灌制第三世界及另类的音乐。在电影方面的配合，他选择Wim Wenders为伙伴。因为他觉得他们习性相通、意气相投。从《德州巴黎》开始后，他们是孟不离焦、焦不离孟的好搭档。
《德州巴黎》的配乐是电影音乐史上不可多得的佳作，每每听到那空灵孤独的滑棒吉他弦音，除了赞叹作曲家的的深厚的演奏功底之外，听者的思绪亦会顷刻融入美国西部辽阔荒芜的沙漠、消失在天际的公路和那低垂的夜幕。自从上个世纪60年代和70年代驰骋乐坛以来，Ry Cooder不断的探索和实践，已以成功地将美国本土音乐如乡村、摇滚、布鲁斯、骚灵、爵士、古旧音乐等各个分支进行了全面的包容。他的成果自然也得到了向来对音乐有着敏锐听觉的著名导演Wim Wenders的青睐。于是便诞生了这部传世佳作——《德州巴黎》。在影片中，Ry Cooder彻底摒弃了传统的公路电影的编曲手法，而是将自身的乐器演奏入在压倒一切的位置，带有极强的叙事性，完全成为影片中不可或缺的角色之一，实在不好说到底是演员还是配乐对情节推动和情感表达谁做的贡献更大。居中的第一个音符的回落都约会再现了电影传达的空间概念、场景细节和剧中人的生命虚空感。配乐中特别模仿墨西哥民谣风格创作了一首歌曲，演唱者是男主角Harry Dean Stanton本人，恰如其分地传达了影片故事发生的地域背景。通过重新的数码录音，本身已经十分出色的音效更加逼真传神，绝对值得乐迷人手一册的拥有。
Track9.I KNEW THESE PEOPLE：
这也许是电影史上最催人泪下的对白之一。(narrated by Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski)
I knew these people. These two people…(coughing)…They were in love with each other. The girl was very young, about 17 or 18 I guess. And the guy was quite a bit older. He was kind of raggeddy and wild. And she was very beautiful, you know. And together,they turned everything into a kind of adventure. And she liked that. Just an ordinary trip down to the grocery store was full of adventure. They were always laughing at stupid things. He liked to make her laugh. And…they didn’t much care for anything else because all they wanted to do was to be with each other. They were always together. And he loved her more than… he ever felt possible. He couldn’t stand being away from her during the day when he went to work. So he quit, just to be home with her. Then he get another job when the money ran out, then he quit again. But pretty soon she started to worry.
Money I guess. Not having enough. Not knowing when the next check was coming in.
I know that feeling.
So he started to get kind of…torn inside.
How do you mean?
Well, he knew he had to work support her, but he couldn't stand being away from her, either.
And the more he's away from her, the crazier he got. Except now, he got really crazy. He started to imagine in all kinds of things.
He started to think that she was seeing another man on the slide. He came home from work and accused her spending the day with somebody else. He yelled at her and break things on the trailer.
Yes, they lived in a trailer home. Anyway, he started to drink real bad and he stayed out late to test her, to see if she get jealous. He wanted her to get jealous. But she didn’t. She just worried about him. That got him even madder. He thought that she never get jealous meaning that she never really cared about him. Jealousy was a sign of her love for him. And then one night, one night she told him that she was pregnant. She was about 3 or 4 months pregnant. And he didn't even know. And then suddenly everything changed. He stopped drinking. He got a steady job. He was convinced that she loved him now because she was carrying his child. And he was going to dedicate himself to making a home for her. But the funny thing started to happen. He didn't even notice it at first. SHE started to change. The day the baby was born, she began to get irritated at everything around her. She got mad at everything. Even the baby seems to be an injustice to her. He kept on doing everything all right for her. Buy her things. Take her out for dinner once a week. But nothing seemed to satisfy her. For 2 years, he struggled to pull them back together like they were when they first met. But finally he knew that it was never gonna work out. So he hit the bottle again.
But this time he got mean. This time when he came home late at night, she wasn't worried about him or jealous. She was just enraged. She accused him of holding her a captive by having her have a baby. She told him that she dreamed about escaping. That was all she dreamed about: escape. She saw herself at night, running naked down the highway, running across fields, running down riverbeds,always running. And always just when she was about to get away, he'd be there. He would stop her somehow. He would just appear and stop her. And when she told him these dreams. He believed them. He knew she had to be stopped, or she'd leave him forever. So he tied a cowbell to her ankle. So he could hear her at night if she tried to get out of the bed. But she learned how to muffle the bell by stuffing a stocking into it and inching her way out of the bed and into the night. He caught her one night when the sock fell out and he heard her trying to run to the high way. He caught her, and dragged her back to the trailer, and tied her to the stove with his belt. He just left her there, went back to bed and laid there listening to her scream. And he listened to his son scream. He was surprised at himself because he didn't feel anything anymore. All he wanted to do was sleep. For the first time, he wished to went far away, lost in a deep, vast country where nobody knew him. Somewhere without language, or streets. And he dreamed about this place without knowing its name. And when he woke up, he was on fire. There were blue flames burning the sheets of his bed. He ran through the flames, for the only 2 people he loved. But they were gone. His arms were burning. And he threw himself outside and rolled on the wet ground. And he ran. He never looked back at the fire. He just ran.He ran until the sun came up and he couldn't run any further. And when the sun went down, he ran again. For five days he ran like this, until every sign of the man had disappeared.
1. Paris, Texas
3. Nothing Out There
4. Cancion Mixteca - Harry Dean Stanton
5. No Safety Zone
6. Houston In Two Seconds
7. She`s Leaving The Bank
8. On The Couch
9. I Knew These People - Harry Dean Stanton And Nastassja Kinski
10. Dark Was The Night