Welcome to Breakdown, an unofficial resource and discussion list about the innovative guitarist/producer Michael Brook. This site is infrequently updated, but contains a great deal of background info which will remain online. For up-to-date news and information, visit Michael Brook's official site and MySpace page.

Discographies Full details on every record featuring Brook
Captive

Captive

The Edge with Michael Brook

Available from Amazon.com

Credits

Virgin Records / Caroline Blue Plate
1986 (reissued 20 October 1992 and 15 April 1994)

All tracks written by The Edge.
Produced by The Edge and Michael Brook.
Enginered by Kevin Moloney with Pearse Dunne.
All instruments played by The Edge and Michael Brook.
Thanks to: Anne-Louise Kelly, Seteve Brown, Manu Katche, Pino Paladino, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Pat McCarthy, Larry Mullen Jnr., Brian Eno.

Tracks

  1. Rowena's Theme (The Edge) 3'56
    • Lesley Bishop: French Horn
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all other instruments
  2. Heroine (theme from "Captive") (The Edge, Sinéad O'Connor) 4'27
    • Sinéad O'Connor: vocals
    • Larry Mullen Jnr.: drums
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all other instruments
  3. One Foot in Heaven (The Edge) 5'10
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  4. The Strange Party (The Edge) 5'35
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  5. Hiro's Theme I (The Edge) 4'16
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  6. Drift (The Edge) 2'20
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  7. The Dream Theme (The Edge) 3'36
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  8. Djinn (Michael Brook) 3'02
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  9. Island (The Edge) 1'53
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments
  10. Hiro's Theme (Reprise) (The Edge) 1'37
    • The Edge and Michael Brook: all instruments

Notes

A Russian pirated edition exists, coupled with tracks from Shona.

From the liner notes to A Brief History of Ambient Volume 2: "U2's guitarist, scored the Captive soundtrack, a movie virutally unknown in the USA. A 1986 European thriller starring Oliver Red and Irna Brook, the music is co-produced with Michael Brooks [sic], who is the inventor of the "infinite guitar" which the Edge frequently uses on U2's recordings."

"Heroine" is included in So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor and the compilation cd Celtic Moods.

Images

Black Rock

Related

Shona & Captive Russian pirate Music for Films III A Brief History of Ambient Volume 2
Celtic Moods So Far The Best of Sinead Oconnor Heroine