Ruby Cairo

aka

Deception

cover art for Ruby Cairo OST cover art for Ruby Cairo Re-recording

1993

CD: Sony Records SRCS 6618
[Japanese Import]

  1. The Secrets of My Heart [Lyrics by Cynthia Haagens, Graeme Clifford, Performed by Kristina Nichols]
  2. Opening Theme
  3. Banco De Cortez
  4. Cairo, Kentucky
  5. Veracruz Encounter
  6. Pyramid of Cheops
  7. Fergus Lamb
  8. Berlin Fashion
  9. Come, We Must Hurry
  10. Raking It In
  11. Discovery
  12. The Last Time
  13. What Do You Want From Me?
  14. Carnival Chase
  15. Closing Theme
  16. Ruby Cairo Theme-Flamenco
  17. You Belong to Me [Standard. performed by Patsy Cline]

2001

CD: Prometheus PCD 150

  1. Ruby Cairo Theme - Flamenco (3:54)
  2. Opening Theme (3:04)
  3. Banco De Cortez (2:12)
  4. Cairo, Kentucky (2:25)
  5. Veracruz Encounter (2:04)
  6. Pyramid of Cheops (3:10)
  7. Fergus Lamb (2:19)
  8. Berlin Fashon (1:22)
  9. Come, We Must Hurry (3:34)
  10. Raking It In (2:21)
  11. Discovery (2:00)
  12. The Last Time (3:19)
  13. What Do You Want from Me? (2:03)
  14. Carnival Chase (3:19)
  15. Closing Theme (4:58)
  16. The Secrets of My Heart (4:19)

The Movie

Haven't seen it.


The Music

I haven't heard the soundtrack in awhile. So for now I'll quote a review from Soundtrack Magazine (the link has the full review):

Beginning with the "Ruby Cairo Theme - Flamenco", the music isn't quite distinctly recognizable as Barry's. But the strong main theme performed Ottmar Liebert and Luna Hegar is soft and almost romantic in tone. As it progresses, it becomes clearer that it is certainly a Barry theme, and then the Latin rhythm kicks up a notch for a bit of "improv". But the "Opening Theme" is where Barry fans will certainly smile. This is Barry doing what he does best. A strong theme (which we already heard the Flamenco version of), performed by a large string section accentuated with slight percussion and synthesized harpsichord. But while Barry might have been in full "romantic" mode ("Banco de Cortez", "Berlin Fashion", "Closing Theme"), the suspense cues on the album are noteworthy because of their closeness to the style that Barry was using back in the 1960s, most notably the James Bond scores.

Release Notes

This is another one of those things that's just maddening as hell. It appears the soundtrack was only released in Japan and available as an import (which is version I have). Prometheus released another version recently with different stuff. I haven't heard it yet so I can't compare (and Jesu--could they have found a worse photo of Andie McDowell for the cover?). And I could have sworn there was at least one bootleg edition floating around--who knows what's on that one.