Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An Education...original movie soundtrack...score by Paul Englishby and tracks by various artists

The Education score is composed by Paul Englishby. It features 'Smoke Without Fire' performed by Duffy 'Your Heart Is As Black As Night' performed by Melody Gardot and 'J'ai Deux Amours' performed by Madeleine Peyroux

The movie is set in 1960s London, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a bright 17 year old preparing to go to Oxford. After she meets a much older man (Peter Saarsgard) who smoothly romances her with flattery, stories and weekends in Paris, Jenny abandons her University plans, to the horror and consternation of her hard working father (Alfred Molina) and a teacher (Emma Thompson). Jenny must come of age and decide what is her real education. Soundtrack is by noted composer Paul Englishby (Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day) and includes recognizable 60s pop songs performed by Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Juliette Greco and Percy Faith. Duffy will perform a new song written exclusively for this film. An Education is based on the novel by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy) and is directed by Lone Scherfig. 

An Education received critical acclaim when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as at the Berlin Film Festival. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Green Card: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

Green Card is a beautiful score. If you have followed Hans Zimmer, you will have noticed his style changes all the time. The score is similar to Zimmer's Driving Miss Daisy or Rain Man. It's almost all synthesizers, and almost never gets depressing (unlike many scores out there). It's a fun, upbeat score that always has you feeling good, and given the right moment, can exceed that. If you like Zimmer's scores to Beyond Rangoon, Rain Man, or Driving Miss Daisy, then you will like this one. The music is romantic and catchy and always helps to remember the movie which was also brilliant! 

1. Subway Drums
2. Instinct
3. Restless Elephants
4. Cafe Afrika
5. Greenhouse
6. Moonlight
7. 9am Central Park
8. Cl Concherato In A : Adagio
9. Silence
10. Instinct II
11. Asking You
12. Pour Bronte'
13. Eye On The Prize

Thursday, April 3, 2014

City Of Angels: Music From The Motion Picture..various artists and Gabriel Yared score

Soundtracks traditionally mix styles of music and this one is no exception. The eclectic selection of tracks on this release is a mixture of genres from blues to rock to indie and the mellow style of Gabriel Yared for the actual movie score. Many well known artists here to please the most avid music collector as well as soundtrack aficionados.

1. If God Will Send His Angels- U2  
 2. Uninvited - Alanis Morissette
 3. Red House - Jimi Hendrix  
 4. Feelin' Love - Paula Cole  
 5. Mama, You Got A Daughter - John Lee Hooker  
 6. Angel - Sarah McLachlan
 7. Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls  
 8. I Grieve - Peter Gabriel  
 9. I Know - Jude  
10. Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton
11. An Angel Falls (Remix) - Gabriel Yared  
12. The Unfeeling Kiss - Gabriel Yared  
13. Spreading Wings - Gabriel Yared  
14. City Of Angels - Gabriel Yared