My Week with Marilyn [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Conrad Pope is the credited composer for the score of My Week with Marilyn, but, as indicated on this soundtrack album, his work has been augmented significantly. Pope is better known as an orchestrator and conductor than as a composer, which may be why the producers seem to have hedged their bets by bringing in the more famous Alexandre Desplat, who gets an album cover credit for having composed "Marilyn's Theme," actually the leadoff track, but who also has another nine cues among the 26 heard on the album. That's the same number as Pope. The remaining tracks include some period source music heard in the film, such as hits by Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, as well as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Conrad Pope is the credited composer for the score of My Week with Marilyn, but, as indicated on this soundtrack album, his work has been augmented significantly. Pope is better known as an orchestrator and conductor than as a composer, which may be why the producers seem to have hedged their bets by bringing in the more famous Alexandre Desplat, who gets an album cover credit for having composed "Marilyn's Theme," actually the leadoff track, but who also has another nine cues among the 26 heard on the album. That's the same number as Pope. The remaining tracks include some period source music heard in the film, such as hits by Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, as well as performances by the actress Michelle Williams, who plays Marilyn Monroe, of songs associated with Monroe, albeit not ones actually associated with the events of this film. My Week with Marilyn is based on the memoirs of filmmaker Colin Clark (son of Sir Kenneth Clark) concerning his first movie job, when he managed to get hired as an assistant right out of college on The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh). The additions of production numbers at the start and end of My Week with Marilyn that find Williams singing "Nothin' Goes Right," "Heat Wave," and "That Old Black Magic" may be gratuitous, but they are entertaining. Pope, as his orchestration talent demonstrates, has an ability to handle pastiches, which he does on "Colin Joins the Circus" and "Eton Schoolyard," both of which suggest post-swing big-band jazz. He also writes some lighthearted adventure music to get across Clark's innocent enthusiasm for filmmaking. Desplat handles most of the ponderous and poignant music associated with the delicate and damaged Marilyn Monroe, and he has classical pianist Lang Lang to play it for him. The overall result is a varied collection of music for a sweet, sentimental movie that illuminates the shadows in some famous lives of the mid-'50s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886979836723
  • Catalog Number: 798367
  • Sales rank: 145,248

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Marilyn's Theme (1:48)
  2. 2 When Love Goes Wrong, Nothin' Goes Right/Heat Wave - Michelle Williams (2:10)
  3. 3 Colin Runs Off To The Circus - Conrad Pope (3:02)
  4. 4 Colin Joins The Circus / Mr Jacobs - Conrad Pope (2:06)
  5. 5 Driving Through Pinewood - Conrad Pope (0:48)
  6. 6 Paparazzi - Conrad Pope (2:55)
  7. 7 Colin and Vivian - Conrad Pope (1:28)
  8. 8 Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin (2:19)
  9. 9 Rushes - Conrad Pope (1:28)
  10. 10 Lucy - Conrad Pope (0:47)
  11. 11 Uno, Dos, Tres - La Tropicana Orchestra (2:46)
  12. 12 Arthur and Marilyn - Conrad Pope (2:11)
  13. 13 Marilyn Alone - Conrad Pope (1:41)
  14. 14 Arthur's Notebook - Conrad Pope (2:17)
  15. 15 Vivian Screens Marilyn - Conrad Pope (1:38)
  16. 16 The Getaway - Conrad Pope (1:46)
  17. 17 You Stepped out of a Dream - Nat King Cole (2:39)
  18. 18 Eton Schoolyard - Conrad Pope (1:20)
  19. 19 Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole (2:44)
  20. 20 Overdose - Conrad Pope (3:31)
  21. 21 Colin's Heartbreak - Conrad Pope (1:49)
  22. 22 Colin And Marilyn - Conrad Pope (3:08)
  23. 23 It's A Wrap/I Found A Dream - Michelle Williams (2:38)
  24. 24 Such Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of - Conrad Pope (3:37)
  25. 25 Remembering Marilyn - Conrad Pope (3:19)
  26. 26 That Old Black Magic - Michelle Williams (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alexandre Desplat Primary Artist
Dean Martin Vocals
John Barclay Trumpet
Dave Bishop Tenor Saxophone
Nat King Cole Vocals
Gary Kettel Percussion
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Jamie Talbot Clarinet
Dave Arch Piano
Conrad Pope Conductor
Michelle Williams Vocals
Lang Lang Piano
Chris Baron Percussion
Karen Jones Flute
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
La Tropicana Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Richard Addinsell Original Material
Irving Berlin Original Material
Hoagy Carmichael Original Material
Harold Arlen Composer
Terry Gilkyson Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Lyricist
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Daniel Indart Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Johnny Mercer Lyricist
Jacques Prévert Lyricist
Conrad Pope Arranger, Composer, Orchestration, Score Producer, Original Material
Harold Adamson Original Material
Joseph Kosma Composer
Nan Schwartz Orchestration
Richard Dehr Songwriter
Frank Miller Songwriter
David Krane Arranger, Producer, Vocal Coach
Nick Taylor Engineer
Clifford Jay Tasner Orchestration
Olga Fitzroy Vocal Recording
Alexandre Desplat Composer
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Alison Wright Score Supervisor
Terry Davies Vocal Coach
Various Composers Composer
Christopher Hassall Original Material
Bill Newlin Orchestration
Andrew Walter Mastering
Jon Charles Orchestration
Charlotte Matthews Assistant Contractor
Helen Yates Assistant Music Supervisor
Jesus a. Perez-Alvarez Composer
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