Director’s Cut: Music from the Films of Michael Mann

©2007 Rhino/Wea UK

Disc 1

Runaway — Shannon

Strong As I Am — Ramsey

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida — Doug Tingle

This Big Hush — Dave Allen

Heartbeat — Gene Stashuk

Sweep — Tobias Wilmer

Sinnerman — Nina Simone

Arranca — Brigida S. Bermúdez

Miami Vice Theme — Jan Hammer

I Will Find You — Ciarán Brennan

Safe From Harm — Andrew Vowles

Iguazu — Gustav Santaolalla

Rites / Exile — Jan Garbarek


Disc 2

Top O’ the Morning To Ya — E. Schrody

Ultramarine — Michael Brook

New Dawn Fades — Stephen Morris

Forcemaker — Brian Eno

The Monkey King — William Orbit

Mystery Man — Terje Rypdal

God Moving Over the Face of the Waters – Moby

Guero Canelo — Joey Burns

Hands of Time — Andy Cato

Spanish Key — Miles Davis

Tomorrow — Salif Keita

For Your Precious Love — A. Brooks

That’s How It Feels — Don Covay

Ain’t No Way — Carolyn Franklin


  1. I am looking for a song they played on the shows. And i know one group that sang it was Cream. I remeber sonny walking down the beach at the end of the show.

  2. Are you talking about the song ‘Cry’ by Godley & Creme, it was played at the end of the episode ‘Definitely Miami’ in season 2?,vepisode,1

  3. The music Michael Mann selects is just as important to him as the colours he seeks in his visuals as he tells a storyline. His choices are extraordinary and eclectic, and for the most part with incredible emotional effect. Mann is a master at mixing visuals, storyline, character and music to generate high peaks of emotional responsiveness.

  4. Does anyone know the name of the instrumental song (probably by Jan Hammer) played in season 2, Episode 22 “Sons and Lovers?” It’s played in the beginning when Mendoza gets shot, then again when they open fire on orlando calderon, then again at the end when Tubbs blows away that dirty cop into the harbor.

  5. I’m mad about Michael Mann, and as a mixmaster I release a dozen of non official compilations and mixes with a lot of music coming from Miami Vice (episodes tracks and ost), The Insider, Heat…I could say that is one of my main inspirations. I’d like to put my blog adress here, all free music, with a lot of “Urban Night Themes” and more nice music. Thanks for the music guide in the website, it helps me a lot – Leslie

  6. I wish the theme song Just a Job to Do by Genesis from the tv show The Insider was added to this Michael Mann cd compilation of films that he’s directed. The Insider starred Nicholas Campbell and Stoney Jackson.

  7. Brian Vaughan says

    What MannFan said.

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