Marley & Me [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By 2008, composer Theodore Shapiro had become the go-to guy for Hollywood comedies, his scores including You, Me and Dupree, The Devil Wears Prada, and Tropic Thunder. The movie adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller Marley & Me was directed by David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada, and co-starred Owen Wilson, also co-star of You, Me and Dupree, so it was no surprise that Shapiro was brought in to do the music. A light comedy about a dog, the picture inspires a set of gently engaging tracks from the composer, who deftly mixes pop
ock and symphonic arrangements. He rocks out on "Walking the Plank," uses a tango ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By 2008, composer Theodore Shapiro had become the go-to guy for Hollywood comedies, his scores including You, Me and Dupree, The Devil Wears Prada, and Tropic Thunder. The movie adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller Marley & Me was directed by David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada, and co-starred Owen Wilson, also co-star of You, Me and Dupree, so it was no surprise that Shapiro was brought in to do the music. A light comedy about a dog, the picture inspires a set of gently engaging tracks from the composer, who deftly mixes pop
ock and symphonic arrangements. He rocks out on "Walking the Plank," uses a tango for "Obedience School," and introduces an appropriately sprightly Celtic feel in "Off to Ireland." With 24 cues in less than 40 minutes, the music rarely gives Shapiro much time to develop his ideas, and in such selections as "First Sleepless Night," he is forced to switch gears quickly to accompany abruptly changing action onscreen. For the most part, acoustic guitar and piano figures carry the themes picked up by the orchestra, which is used for heart-warming swells, for example on "Dog Farm." The effect is to give a contemporary feel with traditional trappings, notably on the main theme, first introduced in "Two Year Montage" and then picked up on the concluding track, "Marley & Me."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163405323
  • Catalog Number: 34053
  • Sales rank: 388,058

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Parents of Two (1:49)
  2. 2 Off and Running (0:51)
  3. 3 The Hardest Job (1:33)
  4. 4 Walking the Plank (1:30)
  5. 5 Obedience School (1:19)
  6. 6 Leg Love (1:05)
  7. 7 Two Year Montage (3:23)
  8. 8 Moving to Boca (1:53)
  9. 9 First Sleepless Night (2:05)
  10. 10 When It's Time (1:10)
  11. 11 Off to Ireland (1:53)
  12. 12 Dog Farm (1:19)
  13. 13 Boy and Dog (1:00)
  14. 14 Lost in the Rain (0:43)
  15. 15 Employed (1:07)
  16. 16 All Good Dogs (0:55)
  17. 17 Evil With a Dog Face (0:45)
  18. 18 Labor Pains (1:18)
  19. 19 No Regular Dog (1:27)
  20. 20 Snow (1:03)
  21. 21 Jen Says Goodbye (1:50)
  22. 22 It All Runs Together (4:03)
  23. 23 Heading Home (2:15)
  24. 24 Marley & Me (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Theodore Shapiro Primary Artist
Jim Walker Flute
Bruce Dukov Violin
Richard Todd Horn
Richard Altenbach Violin
Phil Ayling Oboe
William Booth Trombone
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Guitar
Stephen Erdody Cello
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Brandon Fields Clarinet
Michael Fisher Percussion
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Daniel Fornero Trumpet
Julie Gigante Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Dan Higgins Clarinet
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Piano, Keyboards
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Katia Popov Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Geri Rotella Flute
David Shostac Flute
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin, Concert Master
Ken Yerke Violin
Sean Hurley Bass
Andrew Shulman Cello
Drew Dembowski Bass
Brian D. O'Connor Horn
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Tim Lauber Recorder
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Pete Anthony Conductor
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Steven Gordon Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Michael Valerio Bass
Thomas Dienner Viola
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Percussion, Drums
Sarah Thornblade Violin
David Levita Guitar
Lisa M. Sutton Violin
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Dave Walther Viola
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Malloy Trombone
Andrew Duckles Viola
Donald Foster Clarinet
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Serena McKinney Violin
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Brian D. A. O'Connor Horn
Thomas Diener Viola
Steven Schaeffer Percussion
Alex Iles Trombone
Kenneth Yerke Violin
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
David Duke Horn
Dennis Karmazan Cello
James Thatcher Horn
Phillip Levy Violin
Marlow Fisher Viola
Chris Ermacoff Cello
Ludwig Goransson Guitar
Marc Sazer Violin
Dylan S. Hart Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Heather Clark Flute
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Sarah Parkins Violin
David Weiss Oboe
Dave Levita Guitar
John Robinson Percussion, Drums
Kevin Connolly Violin
Technical Credits
Richard E. Grant Auricle Programming
Bryan Carrigan Engineer
Chris Fogel Engineer, Engineering
Tim Lauber Engineer
Tom Cavanaugh Business Consultant
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro Composer
Jasper Randall Choir Contractor
Brian McNelis Executive Producer
Stephanie Mente Art Direction
Brian McNeus Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    just wonderful

    The movie and the soundtrack are exceptional. This is a movie that will tug at your heart and is a must see for everyone.

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