Oblivion [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. The film releases nationwide on 4/19/13.

The OBLIVION Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese (TRON, THE RAID). The score features a hybrid of the traditional M83 electronic sound combined with sweeping orchestral elements. The ...
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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. The film releases nationwide on 4/19/13.

The OBLIVION Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese (TRON, THE RAID). The score features a hybrid of the traditional M83 electronic sound combined with sweeping orchestral elements. The soundtrack has sixteen score cues along with a brand new song “Oblivion” by M83 featuring Norwegian singersongwriter Susanne Sundfør, which is the end title for the film.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As M83, Anthony Gonzalez's music has always had an epic, movie-worthy quality to it, whether on the soaring heights of "Midnight City" or the moody passages on Saturdays=Youth. For his first actual score, for Joseph Kosinski's dystopian sci-fi film Oblivion, Gonzalez collaborates with composer Joseph Trapanese (who worked with Daft Punk on the score for Kosinski's Tron: Legacy), and together they blend the M83 sound with more conventional orchestral elements. A handful of tracks here could have appeared on Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, most notably "StarWaves," where the sweeping synths and intense buildup are a distant cousin of "Midnight City," and "Oblivion," which closes the score with a dramatic ballad sung by Susanne Sundfør. For the most part, though, Gonzalez tempers his usual neon romanticism to fit Oblivion's post-apocalyptic action: the pulsing synths on "Odyssey Rescue" hark back to such classic sci-fi music as Vangelis' Blade Runner score, while the somber, slow-building orchestral epic "Waking Up" is far from M83's euphoric heights. With Trapanese, he moves from electronic to orchestral and back again with a minimum of effort, and finds eloquent ways to compose with both. "Tech 49" begins with turbulent brass and drums that are mirrored by deep arpeggiated synths as it closes, and "Earth 2077"'s strings are as lavish as the keyboards usually are in Gonzalez's music. Even if there are times when the score errs a little too far on the side of conventionality, Oblivion still has several standout moments, including the revved-up suites "Canyon Battle" and "Radiation Zone," both of which sound very different than any of Gonzalez's previous music and also bend the rules about what highly charged movie music should sound like. Similarly, the score's quieter cues also provide some of its most memorable tracks, including the elegiac "I'm Sending You Away" and "Undimmed by Time, Unbound by Death." That Oblivion resembles a blockbuster soundtrack more than an M83 album may disappoint some of Gonzalez's fans, but it means that he and Trapanese succeeded in making the film's music what it needed to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2013
  • Label: Backlot Music
  • UPC: 857970002288
  • Catalog Number: 28
  • Sales rank: 3,460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jack's Dream (1:22)
  2. 2 Waking Up (4:09)
  3. 3 Tech 49 (5:58)
  4. 4 StarWaves (3:41)
  5. 5 Odyssey Rescue (4:08)
  6. 6 Earth 2077 (2:22)
  7. 7 Losing Control (3:56)
  8. 8 Canyon Battle (5:57)
  9. 9 Radiation Zone (4:11)
  10. 10 You Can't Save Her (4:56)
  11. 11 Raven Rock (4:33)
  12. 12 I'm Sending You Away (5:38)
  13. 13 Ashes of Our Fathers (3:30)
  14. 14 Temples Of Our Gods (3:14)
  15. 15 Fearful Odds (3:09)
  16. 16 Undimmed by Time, Unbound by Death (2:26)
  17. 17 Oblivion (5:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
M83 Primary Artist, Band
Bruce Dukov Violin
Walt Harrah Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Bisharat Violin
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Alvin Chea Bass (Vocal)
Randy Crenshaw Bass (Vocal)
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Julie Gigante Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Jeff Gunn Tenor (Vocal)
Karen Harper Alto (Vocal)
Angie Jaree Alto (Vocal)
Jon Joyce Bass (Vocal)
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Michael Lang Piano, fender rhodes
Dane Little Cello
Charles Loper Trombone
Andy Martin Trombone
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Katia Popov Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Jim Self Tuba
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Toshi Yanagi Guitar
Sean Hurley Bass, Bass Guitar
Elin Carlson Soprano (Vocal)
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Peter Limonick Timpani
Andrew Shulman Cello
Drew Dembowski Bass
Julie Rogers Violin
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bob Joyce Bass (Vocal)
Natalie Leggett Violin
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Armen Anassian Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
Keith Greene Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Edie Lehmann Boddicker Alto (Vocal)
Michael Valerio Bass
Daphne Chen Violin
Trevor Handy Cello
Timothy Loo Cello
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ilan Rubin Drums
Gregory Goodall Timpani
Phillip Edward Yao French Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Steven Dunham Tenor (Vocal)
Jasper Randall Tenor (Vocal)
Jenny Kim French Horn
Songa Lee Violin
Joanna Bushnell Soprano (Vocal)
Christian Ebner Bass (Vocal)
Neel Hammond Violin
Diane Freiman Reynolds Soprano (Vocal)
Lynn Richburg Viola
Belinda Broughton Violin, Concert Master
Andrew Synowiec Guitar
Caroline Buckman Viola
Danielle Ondarza French Horn
Loïc Maurin Drums
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Fletcher Sheridan Tenor (Vocal)
Amy Wickman Violin
Grace Oh Violin
Serena McKinney Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Mark Adams French Horn
Robert Schaer Trumpet
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
Justin Hageman French Horn
Don Williams Percussion
Sarah Lynch Alto (Vocal)
Susanne Sundfør Vocals
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Jessica Freedman Soprano (Vocal)
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Terri Koide Soprano (Vocal)
Kevin Kumar Violin
Chris Gambol Tenor (Vocal)
Thomas Diener Viola
Alex Iles Trombone
Jennifer Graham Soprano (Vocal)
Steven Holtman Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Jim Campbell Bass (Vocal)
Donna Medine Alto (Vocal)
Michael Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Phillip Levy Violin
Marlow Fisher Viola
Paul Cohen Cello
Chris Ermacoff Cello
Marc Sazer Violin
Steven Becknell French Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Eric Bradley Bass (Vocal)
Matthew Funes Viola
Cindy O'Connor Soprano (Vocal)
Kate Reddish Viola
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Timothy Eckert Bass
Amber Erwin Alto (Vocal)
Chris Mann Tenor (Vocal)
Ashoka Thiagarajan Violin
Geoff Osika Bass
Joseph Trapanese Conductor
Kevin Connolly Violin
Benjamin Jaber French Horn
Dylan Hart French Horn
Farah Kidwai Alto (Vocal)
John Gregory Miller French Horn
Laura Brenes French Horn
Giovanna Clayton Cello
Allen Fogle French Horn
Marijke Van Niekerk Alto (Vocal)
Luke Mauer Viola
Gaby Santinelli Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Vincent Cirilli Scoring Recordist
Joel Iwataki Engineer
Ray Staff Mastering
Jasper Randall Choir Contractor
Philip M. Cohen Music Business Affairs
Susanne Sundfør Composer
Bryan Lawson Score Producer
Josh Humphrey Composer's Assistant, Additional Production
Satoshi Noguchi Score Mixer
Anthony Gonzalez Composer, Producer, Score Producer
Joseph Trapanese Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements, Score Producer
Joseph Kosinski Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Jason Lazarus Composer's Assistant
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