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Film Soundtrack by Moby
5th January 2010

Soundtrack is by the innovative club musician Moby: “Richard Melville Hall”Moby

His nickname “Moby” was given to him by his parents because of an ancestral connection to the Moby Dick author Herman Melville being his great-great granduncle.

It’s ironic that we have been given permission to use one of Moby’s music tracks over clips
and archive footage of St. Andrew’s Dock were in 1955 Warner Bros. Studios chose the dock
to be the home for fitting out of the “Hispaniola” the ship which had been used in the film “Treasure Island”. When it left fully refurbished it had been turned into a whaling ship with many new fittings and renamed the “Pequod” and went on to carry Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab in the 1956 film Moby Dick. The fit out was a fine testimony to all the trades associated St. Andrew’s Dock Hull.

Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre, as well as being scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form. In either case, Moby was one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and in America.

Moby fused rapid disco beats with heavy distorted guitars, punk rhythms, and detailed productions that drew equally from pop, dance, and movie soundtracks like an updated version of the “James Bond Theme” used for the Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies”.

Thanks to Moby and the Moby Gratis team for allowing us to use this sound track.