Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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by Thomas Newman
     
 

Kids have always been drawn to the dark side, from the works of Edward Gorey to the truly grim Grimm fairy tales. Now, don't be worried, parents: A little black humor and some dreadful plotlines will not make a kid a monster...we think. On that note, get your stereo ready for the dark, creepy, and serious score to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsSee more details below

Overview

Kids have always been drawn to the dark side, from the works of Edward Gorey to the truly grim Grimm fairy tales. Now, don't be worried, parents: A little black humor and some dreadful plotlines will not make a kid a monster...we think. On that note, get your stereo ready for the dark, creepy, and serious score to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the bestselling kids' book series of the same name, the movie adaptation stars Jim Carrey as the conniving Count Olaf, forever scheming to get his hands on the poor Baudelaire orphans' inheritance. Mirroring the film's dark cinematography, five-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) sets the tone for the many ensuing unfortunate events. Newman hones his propensity for the dramatic with his trademark use of simple piano phrasing, set against a magical backdrop of synthesizers. The music suggests that doom lies perpetually around the corner -- and with Count Olaf constantly badgering the three sorry sods, it's only fitting. But the disc also packs its share of fast-paced tracks, such as "The Reptile Room" and "The Marvelous Marriage," which reflect the onscreen chaos. Delightfully orchestrated and perfectly moody, Newman's score is sure to gratify fans -- much to the dismay of the cantankerous Count Olaf.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969357620
catalogNumber:
93576
Rank:
70361

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Tracks

  1. The Bad Beginning
  2. Chez Olaf
  3. The Baudelaire Orphans
  4. In Loco Parentis
  5. Resilience
  6. The Reptile Room
  7. An Unpleasant Incident Involving a Train
  8. Curdled Cave
  9. Puttanesca
  10. Curious Feeling of Falling
  11. Regarding the Incredibly Deadly Viper
  12. The Marvelous Marriage
  13. Lachrymose Ferry
  14. Concerning Aunt Josephine
  15. VFD
  16. The Wide Window
  17. Cold As Ike
  18. Hurricane Herman
  19. Snaky Message
  20. The Regrettable Episode of the Leeches
  21. Interlude With Sailboat
  22. Verisimilitude
  23. Loverly Spring
  24. A Woeful Wedding
  25. Attack of the Hook-Handed Man
  26. Taken By Surpreeze
  27. One Last Look
  28. The Letter That Never Came
  29. Drive Away (End Title)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Newman   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Violin,Conductor
Steve Kujala   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Shawm
Frank Marocco   Accordion
Sue Raney   Bass
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Robert Becker   Viola
Steve Bell   French Horn
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet
William Booth   Trombone
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Darius Campo   Violin
Charles Coker   Bassoon
Larry Corbett   Cello
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
George Doering   Dulcimer,Harp,Tumba,Viol,Kantele,Hammered Dulcimer,Mandocello,Bowed Dulcimer,Wind Harp,Epinette
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Charles Everett   Violin
Richard Feves   Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Tuba,Drums,Marimbas,Djun-Djun,Scottish Drums,Dhol,Daiko Drum,Khol
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Walt Fowler   Trumpet
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Rick Gerding   Viola
Harris Goldman   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Anne Karam   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Linda Lipsett   Viola
Charles Loper   Trombone
Earl Madison   Cello
Malcolm McNabb   Trumpet
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Irma Neumann   Violin
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Simon Oswell   Viola
Barbara Porter   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
Debra Price   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Oliver Schroer   Violin
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Jim Self   Tuba
Daniel Shindaryov   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Kimiyo Takeya   Violin
Steve Tavaglione   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Brass,EWI
Richard Treat   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
John Scanlon   Viola
Ann Atkinson   Bass
Rick Cox   Synthesizer,Guitar
Christina Soule   Cello
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Tommy Johnson   Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bill Bernstein   Guitar,Ukulele
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Carolyn Osborn   Violin
Denyse Buffman   Viola
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Norman Ludwin   Bass
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Carolyn Drake   French Horn
Gary Kuo   Violin
Frances Liu Wu   Bass
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Guillermo Romero   Violin
David R. Stone   Bass
Ricardo Cox   Synthesizer,Guitar
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
John Hayhurst   Viola
Mark Markman   Violin
Horia Moroaica   Violin
Heath Clark   Flute
Pat Johnson   Violin
Diane Alancraig   Flute
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Vahe Hayrikyan   Cello
Dan Smith   Cello
Robert Matsuda   Violin
Leanne Becknell   Oboe
Steve Richards   Cello
Guido Lamal   Violin
Danny Seidengerg   Viola
Lea Steffens   Clarinet
Yun Tang   Violin
Jon Timus   French Horn
Steve Travaglione   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Brass,DJ,EWI,Ambience
Michele Richards   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Mark Adams   French Horn
Jon Titmus   French Horn
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
John Mayhurst   Viola
Dan Smith   Cello
David Stone   Bass
Brian D. A. O'Connor   French Horn
Daniel Shindarov   Violin
Marisa Benedict   Trumpet
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Kenneth Kugler   Trombone
Robert L. Becker   Viola
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
David Duke   French Horn
Dennis Karmazan   Cello
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Donald McInnes   Viola
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Lea Fiedler Steffans   Clarinet
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Barbra Proter   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Gerg Garabedian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
David H. Speltz   Cello
Simon Oswald   Viola
Heather Clark   Flute
Carol Drake   French Horn
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Timothy Eckert   Bass
Gary Gray   Clarinet
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Thomas Newman   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Thomas Pasatieri   Orchestration
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer,Engineering
Rick Cox   Sound Effects
Bill Bernstein   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Ricardo Cox   Sound Effects

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