Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada...score by Marco Beltrami

Set in the borderlands between Texas and Mexico, Three Burials follows the story of rancher Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) and his deceased friend Melquiades Estrada. This powerful drama is Tommy Lee Jones directorial debut and won Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2005. Not only did Tommy Lee Jones direct and star in the film, he was also the music supervisor, personally selecting the composer and tracks. 

The soundtrack combines the rich score of Marco Beltrami (Scream, I Robot, XXX) with classics by Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, and Flaco Jimenez, and a new exclusive track from Lila Downs.

1. Three Burials Of Melquiades - Marco Beltrami
2. Cinco Años- Marco Beltrami
3. Fair to Midland - Dwight Yoakam
4. Leaving Town - Marco Beltrami
5. Mike Runs Off - Marco Beltrami
6. I Wonder Who‘ll Turn Out The Light - Bobby Flores
7. Gift Horse - Marco Bletrami
8. Can’t Keep It Up - Marco Beltrami
9. The Cheatin’ Hotel - Hank Williams Jr.
10. Entering Town - Marco Beltrami
11. Fleeing Illegals - Marco Beltrami
12. This Could Be the One - Flaco Jimenez
13. Horse Of Death - Marco Beltrami
14. Pete Confronts Sheriff - Marco Beltrami
15. Stalking Mike - Marco Beltrami
16. Workin’ Man Blues - Merle Haggard
17. Shoot Me - Marco Beltrami
18. House Building - Marco Beltrami
19. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddie Fender
20. No Jimenez - Marco Beltrami
21. Forgiveness - Marco Beltrami
22. Goodbye - Marco Beltrami
23. You Can‘t Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd - Roger Miller
24. Donde Estas Papa - Lila Downs

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Good from the motion picture..score by Marc Streitenfeld and tracks by various artists

In a distinct break from their muscular triumph Gladiator, Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott teamed up again to bring Peter Mayle's sunny Provençal romance to the screen, a change of milieu that's spawned an equally warm, often sentimentally tinged soundtrack and score. Using a trio of pop songs by the great Harry Nilsson (including the joyous demo of Nilsson Schmilsson's "Gotta Get Up") as an axis that's as effusive as it is unlikely, this is a collection that romps through Franco-pop nuggets variously contemporary (Makali's elegant "Il Faut du Temps..."), vintage (Charles Trenet's "Je Chante," Jean Sablon's "J'Attendrai," Tino Rossi's "Le Chant du Guardian"), and downright loopy (Richard Anthony's French redux of "Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini"), making room for Patti Page, Josephine Baker, and Delaney & Bonnie along its merry way. 

Also included are three cues from newcomer Marc Streitenfeld's underscore, a nimble exercise in instrumental post-modernism whose electronica/folk/neoclassical mélange is as eclectic as the song choices, yet characterized by subtlety and grace. --Jerry McCulley..Amazon