Cinderella Man [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Cinderella Man [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Various Artists
     
 

Director Ron Howard trades the bombastic melodrama of longtime collaborator James Horner for the soft, moody, and always tasteful baton of composer Thomas Newman. Newman's signature piano-based atmospherics and brooding melodic hooks set against vast washes of dissonance serve Cinderella Man's Depression…  See more details below

Overview

Director Ron Howard trades the bombastic melodrama of longtime collaborator James Horner for the soft, moody, and always tasteful baton of composer Thomas Newman. Newman's signature piano-based atmospherics and brooding melodic hooks set against vast washes of dissonance serve Cinderella Man's Depression-era tale of boxing legend Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) well, utilizing the same sepia-tone motifs and spacious orchestration that made the composer's work on Shawshank Redemption and Road to Perdition so quietly mesmerizing. Echoes of Newman's past work can be found among the syncopated faux-marimbas of "Fight Day" (Six Feet Under), and "Change of Fortune"'s serpentine piano lick (American Beauty), but it's his progressive use of traditional Irish folk that stands out the most. Juxtaposed between the tenor sax of Bud Freeman ("Tillie's Downtown Now") and Paul Giamatti whistling "Londonderry Air," Newman allows the bright tones of whistles, uilleann pipes, and fiddles to sound like hope itself, a near miracle in an age bereft of even the hint of smile.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602498814109
catalogNumber:
000456102

Tracks

  1. The Inside Out
  2. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble  -  Miff Mole & His Molers
  3. Mae
  4. Change of Fortune
  5. Weehawken Ferry
  6. Cold Meat Party
  7. All Prayed Out
  8. Tillie's Downtown Now  - Bud Freeman
  9. Three Bucks Twenty
  10. Corn Griffin
  11. Shoe Polish
  12. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  13. The Hope of the Irish
  14. Hooverville Funeral
  15. Fight Day
  16. Good as Murder
  17. We've got to put thata sun back in the sky  -  Roane's Pennsylvanians
  18. No Contest
  19. Pugilism
  20. Bulldog of Bergen
  21. Big Right
  22. 9, 4, 2 Even
  23. Cinderella Man
  24. Turtle
  25. Cheer Up! Smile! Nertz!  - Phil Spitalny

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Various Artists   Primary Artist
Steve Kujala   Flute,Alto Flute,Soloist
Miff Mole   Conductor
Eddie Cantor   Vocals
Sid Page   Concert Master
George Doering   Mandolin,Autoharp,Concertina,Soloist
Michael Fisher   Trombone,Timpani,Daff,Bodhran,Soloist
Kathleen Keane   Human Whistle,Soloist,Irish Fiddle
Thomas Newman   Piano,Conductor,Soloist
Steve Tavaglione   Clarinet,Flute,Vocals,EWI,Soloist,Processed Vocals
Eric Rigler   Human Whistle,uillean pipes,Soloist
Chas Smith   Soloist,Resonator
Phil Spitalny   Conductor
Bill Bernstein   Hurdy-Gurdy,Soloist
Paul Giamatti   Human Whistle
Miff Mole's Molers   Ensemble
Bud Freeman & His Windy City Five   Ensemble
Roane's Pennsylvanians   Vocal Ensemble
Phil Spitalny Music   Performing Ensemble
Chic Ciccolini   Noise
Lawrence (Bud) Freeman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Irving Kahal   Composer
Thomas Newman   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Thomas Pasatieri   Orchestration
Armin Steiner   Engineer,Engineering
Steve Tavaglione   Brass Arrangment
Tommy Vicari   Engineer,Engineering
Spencer Williams   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Chas Smith   Sound Effects
Bill Bernstein   Producer,Audio Production
Brian Grazer   Executive Producer
Norman Anthony   Composer
Ron Howard   Executive Producer
Sheryl Gold   Music Business Affairs
Lawrence "Bud" Freeman   Composer
Ron Howard   Executive Producer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Chris Roberts   Contributor

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