Matchstick Men [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer delivers an effervescent drink of a score for the Warner Bros. heist flick Matchstick Men. Taking a cue from Amelie scribe Yann Tiersen, Zimmer gives the melody to the accordion, creating a playful sense of place for Nicholas Cage's obsessive-compulsive con man to twitch and fidget in. The main theme sounds like a lounge version of Ennio Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West score, replete with whistling and odd percussion, and the frantic "Tuna Fish and Cigarettes" pulses with techno wizardry. Zimmer completes his portion of the work with the lush "Banker's Waltz," a gorgeous old-style Hollywood orchestral piece that ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer delivers an effervescent drink of a score for the Warner Bros. heist flick Matchstick Men. Taking a cue from Amelie scribe Yann Tiersen, Zimmer gives the melody to the accordion, creating a playful sense of place for Nicholas Cage's obsessive-compulsive con man to twitch and fidget in. The main theme sounds like a lounge version of Ennio Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West score, replete with whistling and odd percussion, and the frantic "Tuna Fish and Cigarettes" pulses with techno wizardry. Zimmer completes his portion of the work with the lush "Banker's Waltz," a gorgeous old-style Hollywood orchestral piece that shimmers with Tinsel Town excess. Also included are choice selections from Bobby Darin, George Formby, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, and garage sale vinyl king Mantovani & His Orchestra.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206651522
  • Catalog Number: 066515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Good Life - Bobby Darin (2:23)
  2. 2 Flim Flam - Hollywood Studio Symphony (0:12)
  3. 3 Ichi-Ni-San - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:52)
  4. 4 Matchstick Men - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:09)
  5. 5 Weird Is Good - Hollywood Studio Symphony (6:42)
  6. 6 Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert (2:14)
  7. 7 Ticks & Twitches - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:49)
  8. 8 I Have a Daughter? - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:06)
  9. 9 Swedish Rhapsody - Mantovani Orchestra (2:37)
  10. 10 Keep the Change - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:24)
  11. 11 Nosy Parker - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:44)
  12. 12 Leaning on a Lamp Post - George Formby (3:00)
  13. 13 Pool Lights - Hollywood Studio Symphony (0:54)
  14. 14 Pygmies! - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:07)
  15. 15 Charmaine - Mantovani Orchestra (3:05)
  16. 16 Roy's Rules - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:04)
  17. 17 Carpeteria - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:26)
  18. 18 Shame on You - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:55)
  19. 19 Tuna Fish and Cigarettes - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:55)
  20. 20 No More Pills - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:39)
  21. 21 Tijuana Taxi - Herb Alpert (2:05)
  22. 22 The Banker's Waltz - Hollywood Studio Symphony (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Soloist
Bruce Fowler Trombone, Human Whistle, Soloist
Steve Kujala Flute
Frank Marocco Accordion, Soloist
Jim Walker Flute, Band
Emil Richard Marimbas, Band, Vibes
Rick Baptist Trumpet, Band
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Denyse Buffum Viola
Mathew Cooker Celli
Arni Egilsson Bass
Christine Ermacoff Celli
Phil Feather Oboe, Band
Richard Feves Bass
Michael Fisher Percussion, Band
Ronald Folsom Violin
Rick Gerding Viola
Julie Gigante Violin
Steve Gordon Viola
Clayton Haslop Violin, Concert Master
Dan Higgins Flute, Saxophone, Band
Greg Huckins Flute, Band
James Kanter Clarinet
Dennis Karmazyn Celli
Victor Lawrence Celli
Roger Lebow Celli
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Bill Liston Clarinet, Band
Kurt McGettrick Baritone Saxophone, Band
John Mitchell J. Bassoon, Band
Dan Neufeld Viola
Helen Nightengale Violin
Barbara Northcutt Oboe
Robin Olson Violin
Simon Oswell Viola
Bruce Otto Trombone
Joel Peskin Saxophone, Band
Karie Prescott Viola
Rick Riccio Human Whistle, Band
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
David Shamban Celli
Kurt Snyder Horn
John Steinmetz Bassoon
Kevan Torfeh Celli
Mel Wesson Soloist
Evan Wilson Viola
Ken Yerke Violin
Daniel Kelley Horn
Bob Shepherd Clarinet, Saxophone, Band
Andrew Shulman Celli
Sebastian Toettcher Celli
Brian D. O'Connor Horn
Syd Page Concert Master
Peter Doubrovsky Bass
Craig Eastman Guest Appearance
Jeanne Evans Violin
Rowena Hamil Celli
Rafael Rishik Violin
Yu Tong Sharp Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Jennie Hansen Viola
Robert Sanders Trombone
Armen Anassian Violin
Andrew Granat Concert Master
David Parmeter Bass
Laurence Greenfield Violin
Julian Hallmark Violin
Keith Greene Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Satnam Ramgotra Drums, Human Beatbox, Soloist
John Hayhurst Viola
Andrew Cook Celli
Fred W. Greene Tuba
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Galina Golovin Violin
Piotr Jandula Viola
James Freebarin-Smith Celli
Nicolas Philippon Bass
Ishani Bhoola Violin
Aimee Kreston Violin
Eric J. Hosler Violin
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Sungil Lee Violin
Hollywood Studio Symphony Track Performer
Jennifer Gordon Levin Violin
Marina Manukian Violin
Claire Jeanne Martin Violin
Jennifer Nash Vocals, Band
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Andrew Graybill Violin
Judith Farmer Bassoon
James OLeary Vocals, Band, Rap, Soloist
Karen Van Sant Viola
Heitor Teixeira Pereira Guitar, Soloist, Typewriter
David Duke Horn
James Thatcher Horn
Phillip Levy Violin
Steven Edelman Bass
Timothy Eckert Bass
Kevin Connolly Violin
Technical Credits
Percy Faith Composer
Bruce Fowler Orchestration
Sacha Distel Composer
Ladd McIntosh Orchestration
Noel Gay Composer
Ervan Coleman Composer
Mark Eshelman Stage Engineer
Sol Lake Composer
Suzette Moriarty Orchestration
Jack Reardon Composer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer Arranger, Composer, Producer, Score
Ridley Scott Executive Producer
Bruce Maddocks Mastering
Patricia Weber Stage Engineer
Geoff Zanelli Arranger, Programming
Lew Pollack Composer
Jason Lloyd Stage Engineer
Adam Michalak Stage Engineer
Erno Rapee Composer
Dody Dorn Liner Notes
James Dooley Arranger, Programming
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