Great Expectations [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Patrick Doyle's score to Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary update of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is a provocative amalgam of styles that results in a continually intriguing record. Working with a variety of different musicians -- including guitarist John Williams, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, saxophonist James Carter, whistler Carey Wilson and vocalists Césaria Évora, Miriam Stockley, Kiri Te Kanawa and Tori Amos -- Doyle has created a rich tapestry of sounds that draws from classical music, traditional film scores, opera, flamenco, Latin music, pop, new age and jazz, among many others. While some segments don't work as well as others, the album is an ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Patrick Doyle's score to Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary update of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is a provocative amalgam of styles that results in a continually intriguing record. Working with a variety of different musicians -- including guitarist John Williams, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, saxophonist James Carter, whistler Carey Wilson and vocalists Césaria Évora, Miriam Stockley, Kiri Te Kanawa and Tori Amos -- Doyle has created a rich tapestry of sounds that draws from classical music, traditional film scores, opera, flamenco, Latin music, pop, new age and jazz, among many others. While some segments don't work as well as others, the album is an adventurous, unpredictable score that's welcome in an era of overblown, schmaltzy and underwritten soundtracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/1998
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678306327
  • Catalog Number: 83063

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Finn (2:54)
  2. 2 Crossing the Gulf (1:48)
  3. 3 Paradiso Perduto (2:09)
  4. 4 Estella's Theme (3:28)
  5. 5 Ain't Love Grand (0:55)
  6. 6 A Walk in the Park - Janis Kelly (1:21)
  7. 7 I Saw No Shadow of Another Parting (2:38)
  8. 8 Kissing in the Rain (3:06)
  9. 9 Joe Leaves (1:38)
  10. 10 The Day All My Dreams Came True (1:30)
  11. 11 Pyramid of Pain (2:27)
  12. 12 Planes on a Plane - Janis Kelly (0:46)
  13. 13 A Toast (1:24)
  14. 14 Benefactor (1:33)
  15. 15 Lusting Dies (3:35)
  16. 16 Paradiso Perduto Revisited (0:44)
  17. 17 It Was Just My Memory of It (2:22)
  18. 18 Price of Success (2:03)
  19. 19 Underfloor (2:42)
  20. 20 Besame Mucho (4:55)
  21. 21 By the Inch or by the Hour (2:42)
  22. 22 The Big Trip (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Doyle Primary Artist
John Williams [composer] Track Performer
Tori Amos Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa Vocals, Track Performer
John Williams [guitar] Guitar
Cesária Évora Vocals, Track Performer
Guy Barker Trumpet, Track Performer
James Carter Saxophone, Track Performer
Cyrus Chestnut Piano, Track Performer
David Snell Conductor
Miriam Stockley Vocals, Track Performer
Philip Todd Track Performer
Bau Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Steve Kirby Bass
Janis Kelly Vocals, Track Performer
Totinho Percussion, Soprano Saxophone
Alvester Garnett Drums
Carey Wilson Human Whistle, Track Performer
Luis Ramos Guitar
José Paris Acoustic Guitar
Nando Andrade Piano
Technical Credits
Yves Beauvais Producer
Cyrus Chestnut Producer
Jose Da Silva Producer
Paul Hulme Engineer
Mel Wesson Programming, Contributor
Paul Wickliffe Engineer
Patrick Doyle Producer
Maggie Rodford Producer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Lawrence Ashmore Orchestration
Sunny Skylar Composer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
Alfonso Cuarón Executive Producer
Bruno Quinquet Engineer
Darren Higman Executive Producer
Pat Doyle Composer
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