127 Hours [Music from the Motion Picture]

127 Hours [Music from the Motion Picture]

by A.R. Rahman
     
 
Director Danny Boyle followed up his Oscar-winning Mumbai fairy tale Slumdog Millionaire with the true story of a mountain climber who saws his own arm off with a utility tool while trapped beneath a boulder in a Southern Utah canyon. While the two films couldn't be further apart in terms of subject matter, a common thread was

Overview

Director Danny Boyle followed up his Oscar-winning Mumbai fairy tale Slumdog Millionaire with the true story of a mountain climber who saws his own arm off with a utility tool while trapped beneath a boulder in a Southern Utah canyon. While the two films couldn't be further apart in terms of subject matter, a common thread was established by utilizing composer A.R. Rahman, who trades the Bollywood excesses of his work on Millionaire for a more subdued, atmospheric set of compositions that embrace a more Western approach. Peppered with a handful of tracks from the likes of Bill Withers, Sigur Rós, and Free Blood, Rahman's score is introduced on "The Canyon," a sensual, string-laden daydream of a cut that echoes the vastness of the American Southwest. A suite of pieces that fall under the name "Liberation" serves as 127 Hours' backbone. Tense and largely guitar-driven, the pieces ramp up as the soundtrack nears its end, occasionally exploding into action-packed staccato cues bursting with Indian pop mysticism. The collection closes with "If I Rise," a duet between Rahman and Dido that echoes Peter Gabriel and Sinéad O'Connor's "Blood of Eden."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527561035
catalogNumber:
5003334

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

A.R. Rahman   Primary Artist
Bill Withers   Vocals
Esther Phillips   Vocals
Plastic Bertrand   Vocals
Joel Shearer   Guitar
Sanjay Divecha   Guitar
Matt Dunkley   Conductor
Dido Armstrong   Vocals
Vladimir Ashkenazy   Piano
Sigur Rós   Band
Ranjit Barot   Drums
Free Blood   Band
Harshdeep Kaur   Vocals
Karl Peters   Bass Guitar
Pete Lockett   Percussion
Gleehive Children's Choir, Mumbai   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Bill Withers   Composer
Edith Piaf   Text
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Andy Richards   Programming,Engineer,Score Mixer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
A.R. Rahman   Composer
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Yves M. Lacomblez   Composer
Dido Armstrong   Text
Danny Boyle   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Georg Holm   Composer
Kjartan Sveinsson   Composer
Orri Páll DýRason   Composer
John Pugh   Composer
Rollo Armstrong   Text
Ingrid Erickson   Marketing
Perry Montague-Mason   Orchestra Leader
Dina Hovsepian   Art Direction
Tony Seyler   Executive Producer
Clinton Cerejo   Choir Arrangement
P.A. Deepak   Programming,Engineer
Jónsi   Composer
Marnie Nieves   Music Business Affairs
Francis Jean Deprijck   Composer
Aditya Modi   Engineer
Viviane Chaix   Engineer
Nitish Kumar   Engineer
K.J. Singh   Engineer
Geoffrey Parsons   Adaptation

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