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Hide and Seek [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer John Ottman has been quietly proving himself since penning the moody score for director Bryan Singer's 1995 noir classic, The Usual Suspects. Despite the occasional comedy Eight Legged Freaks, he tends to gravitate toward horror films like Gothika and suspense-filled dramas such as Apt Pupil -- also directed by Singer. For the Robert DeNiro/Dakota Fanning thriller Hide and Seek, Ottman forgoes the dissonance of the traditional ghost story score and offers up a spooky and highly melodic series of themes that bring to mind Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's score for The Others and, of course, Danny Elfman. "Leaving the City Main Title" sets the stage with a lush, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer John Ottman has been quietly proving himself since penning the moody score for director Bryan Singer's 1995 noir classic, The Usual Suspects. Despite the occasional comedy Eight Legged Freaks, he tends to gravitate toward horror films like Gothika and suspense-filled dramas such as Apt Pupil -- also directed by Singer. For the Robert DeNiro/Dakota Fanning thriller Hide and Seek, Ottman forgoes the dissonance of the traditional ghost story score and offers up a spooky and highly melodic series of themes that bring to mind Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's score for The Others and, of course, Danny Elfman. "Leaving the City Main Title" sets the stage with a lush, moon-kissed motif that features the childlike singing of Deborah Lurie -- it's an overused but effective trick that in the right hands can produce an eerie calm over the listener. The song is revisited twice, once again with Lurie, who manages to sound frighteningly similar to Julee Cruise in fact, the whole thing sounds very Twin Peaks, and again by Sharlotte Gibson in a goth-heavy, radio-ready single version.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Kirtland Records
  • UPC: 186535002525
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 82,622

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Ottman Primary Artist
Sharlotte Gibson Vocals
Damon Intrabartolo Conductor
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Deborah Lurie Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Kraft Composer, Lyricist
Frank Macchia Orchestration
John Rodd Engineer, Engineering
Bill Talbott Engineer
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Lora Rosner Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Casey Stone Engineer, Mastering, Engineering
Damon Intrabartolo Orchestration
John Ottman Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Christine Sirois Engineer, Engineering
Jason Lloyd Stage Manager
Deborah Lurie Composer
Lior Rosner Producer
Lance Grode Music Business Affairs
Derek Taylor Mastering
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