Scent of a Woman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
A film involving a violently loud, retired, and suicidal blind man (played by Al Pacino) could have been stricken with a motion picture score to match the surface mood. Thomas Newman's score for Scent of a Woman delves beneath the surface, and what is found is a set that sounds not only classical but classy. There is a chilling calm in the music, a dreamlike state, that draws energy from the colors and feelings of autumn in New York City. Just as one track settles into a peaceful sleep, the stings and violins and drums come marching in, often too briefly, and fade away. While awaiting their return, the quietness of the "in-between" tracks pulls the listener in until what...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
A film involving a violently loud, retired, and suicidal blind man (played by Al Pacino) could have been stricken with a motion picture score to match the surface mood. Thomas Newman's score for Scent of a Woman delves beneath the surface, and what is found is a set that sounds not only classical but classy. There is a chilling calm in the music, a dreamlike state, that draws energy from the colors and feelings of autumn in New York City. Just as one track settles into a peaceful sleep, the stings and violins and drums come marching in, often too briefly, and fade away. While awaiting their return, the quietness of the "in-between" tracks pulls the listener in until what was being waited for is nearly forgotten. The soundtrack features "Por Una Cabeza" performed by the Tango Project; the piece served as the centerpiece of emotion in the film, in which the beautiful Gabrielle Anwar takes Al Pacino's hand and learns that seeing music through wide-open eyes is not half as important as feeling it with the other four senses. Newman's soundtrack believes that too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1993
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811075927
  • Catalog Number: 10759
  • Sales rank: 33,410

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title (2:57)
  2. 2 A Tour of Pleasures (0:50)
  3. 3 Tract House Ginch (1:05)
  4. 4 45 in 25 (3:23)
  5. 5 Balloons (0:54)
  6. 6 Cigars Part Two (2:30)
  7. 7 Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra [As Used in the Fil - The Tango Project (2:14)
  8. 8 Long Gray Line (1:02)
  9. 9 The Oakroom (0:35)
  10. 10 Park Ave. (4:29)
  11. 11 Witnesses (1:20)
  12. 12 Beyond Danger (2:45)
  13. 13 La Violetera for voice & orchestra [As Used in the Motion Picture Scent of - The Tango Project (3:34)
  14. 14 Other Plans (2:09)
  15. 15 Assembly (2:03)
  16. 16 Fleurs de Rocaille (2:50)
  17. 17 End Title (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Newman Primary Artist, Conductor
The Tango Project Ensemble, Track Performer
Jon Clarke English Horn, Oboe, Oboe D'amore
Jon Clark English Horn, Oboe D'amore
Technical Credits
Tom Winslow Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Thomas Newman Composer, Producer, Engineer
Thomas Pasatieri Orchestration
John Vigran Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Bill Bernstein Producer
Alfredo Le Pera Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love it!

    This soundtrack is very beautiful, and the movie is excellent. When you have good music and great acting, it makes the film wonderful to watch. I highly recommend buying the movie and the soundtrack.

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