Reel Chill, Vol. 2: The Cinematic Chillout Album

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Silva Screen Records specializes in re-recordings of film scores, usually performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which is heard on 21 of the 28 tracks here). Once portions of a score have been recorded anew, they are then recycled in a variety of collections, many of them given over to particular composers, for example, or film genres. The concept this time, contributed by label head Reynold da Silva, is to assemble becalmed film cues from 28 scores. The album is a successor to 2004's Reel Chill: The Cinematic Chillout Album, and like it draws largely from movies of the immediate past with occasional pieces dating back further (Chinatown, On Golden ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Silva Screen Records specializes in re-recordings of film scores, usually performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which is heard on 21 of the 28 tracks here). Once portions of a score have been recorded anew, they are then recycled in a variety of collections, many of them given over to particular composers, for example, or film genres. The concept this time, contributed by label head Reynold da Silva, is to assemble becalmed film cues from 28 scores. The album is a successor to 2004's Reel Chill: The Cinematic Chillout Album, and like it draws largely from movies of the immediate past with occasional pieces dating back further (Chinatown, On Golden Pond). The music did not always originate in the films; in fact, Erik Satie gets two selections due to the use of his music in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Painted Veil. Even when a contemporary composer is writing for the screen, however, classical influences are often heard, notably in Dario Marianelli's music for Pride and Prejudice (the 2005 remake) and Atonement. Pianos tinkle quietly and contemplatively; tempos tiptoe; and strings swell in track after track, as the composers provide accompaniment to poignant and romantic moments. The listener is invited to "chill out" to these sounds, and little will disturb the reveries that result over two hours.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572127428
  • Catalog Number: 1274

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Last Man (6:48)
  2. 2 Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 (3:25)
  3. 3 Prayer for Peace (4:16)
  4. 4 Main Theme / The Wings (5:07)
  5. 5 The Poet Acts (3:42)
  6. 6 Finale (3:32)
  7. 7 Whisper Of A Thrill (6:10)
  8. 8 Main Theme (4:32)
  9. 9 The Jane Eyre Theme (3:17)
  10. 10 Shakespeare In Love Suite (7:14)
  11. 11 Main Theme (3:42)
  12. 12 The Village (6:10)
  13. 13 You're So Cool (3:41)
  14. 14 Now We Are Free, song (for the film "Gladiator") (4:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Sense Of Touch (5:05)
  2. 2 Main Theme (2:07)
  3. 3 Road to Perdition (3:59)
  4. 4 Elegy for Dunkirk (5:00)
  5. 5 Feather Theme (2:33)
  6. 6 The Last Emperor (5:50)
  7. 7 Open Spaces (3:54)
  8. 8 Gnossienne for piano No. 1 (2:36)
  9. 9 Dawn / Georgiana - Rob Barron (3:31)
  10. 10 The Final Letter - Christopher Ross (5:12)
  11. 11 In Memorium (3:17)
  12. 12 Eptesicus (4:48)
  13. 13 La Vita E Bella (4:38)
  14. 14 Main Theme (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nic Raine Conductor
Christopher Ross Piano
Paul Bateman Conductor
David Temple Choir Director
Crouch End Festival Chorus Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
James Fitzpatrick Conductor
Mario Klemens Conductor
Finchley Children's Music Group Choir, Chorus
London Ensemble Ensemble
Alex Heffes Conductor
Bronagh Mullan Vocals
London Music Works Performing Ensemble
Rob Barron Piano
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Mark Isham Composer
Philip Glass Composer
Erik Satie Composer
Jerry Goldsmith Composer
Danny Elfman Composer
James Newton Howard Composer
Michael Kamen Composer
Rick Clark Mastering
Dave Grusin Composer
Lisa Gerrard Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Thomas Newman Composer
Nicola Piovani Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla Composer
Alan Silvestri Composer
Hans Zimmer Composer
Jonny Greenwood Composer
Clint Mansell Composer
Bruno Coulais Composer
Stephen Warbeck Composer
Unspecified Enemies Composer
James Fitzpatrick Producer
Damien Doherty Art Direction
Dario Marianelli Composer
Alex Heffes Composer
Reynold da Silva Executive Producer, Concept
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