Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The 2012 film Skyfall represented the 23rd time that James Bond had graced the silver screen, the third time that 007 had been brought to life by Daniel Craig, and the second time that the film's title cut didn't make the official soundtrack. Like Chris Cornell's contribution to 2006's Casino Royale, Adele's "Skyfall" was relegated to downloadable single status, allowing more room for the full score, which in this case was supplied by the talented Thomas Newman, while leaving unassuming listeners bereft of what was traditionally the initial selling point for most of the long-running franchise's soundtracks. Newman, the ninth Bond composer, stays true to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The 2012 film Skyfall represented the 23rd time that James Bond had graced the silver screen, the third time that 007 had been brought to life by Daniel Craig, and the second time that the film's title cut didn't make the official soundtrack. Like Chris Cornell's contribution to 2006's Casino Royale, Adele's "Skyfall" was relegated to downloadable single status, allowing more room for the full score, which in this case was supplied by the talented Thomas Newman, while leaving unassuming listeners bereft of what was traditionally the initial selling point for most of the long-running franchise's soundtracks. Newman, the ninth Bond composer, stays true to the Daniel Craig-era penchant for swapping John Barry's iconic orchestral cues for loop-heavy yet appropriately moody and propulsive electronic elements that would have benefited from a lighter touch, which is surprising considering some of Newman's career highlights (American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition). That said, the occasional tips of the hat to the past ("Grand Bazaar, Istanbul," "Breadcrumbs") and some truly explosive ("Tennyson") and somber ("Voluntary Retirement") moments help to balance out the score's more rote passages.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 887654104021
  • Catalog Number: 541040
  • Sales rank: 26,720

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (5:16)
  2. 2 Voluntary Retirement (2:22)
  3. 3 New Diggs (2:32)
  4. 4 Severine (1:19)
  5. 5 Brave New World (1:50)
  6. 6 Shanghai Drive (1:26)
  7. 7 Jellyfish (3:22)
  8. 8 Silhouette (0:56)
  9. 9 Modigliani (1:05)
  10. 10 Day Wasted (1:31)
  11. 11 Quartermaster (4:58)
  12. 12 Someone Usually Dies (2:29)
  13. 13 Komodo Dragon (3:21)
  14. 14 The Bloody Shot (4:46)
  15. 15 Enjoying Death (1:13)
  16. 16 The Chimera (1:58)
  17. 17 Close Shave (1:32)
  18. 18 Health & Safety (1:31)
  19. 19 Granborough Road (2:34)
  20. 20 Tennyson (2:14)
  21. 21 Enquiry (2:50)
  22. 22 Breadcrumbs (2:02)
  23. 23 Skyfall (2:34)
  24. 24 Kill Them First (2:22)
  25. 25 Welcome To Scotland (3:21)
  26. 26 She's Mine (3:53)
  27. 27 The Moors (2:40)
  28. 28 Deep Water (5:11)
  29. 29 Mother (1:48)
  30. 30 Adrenaline (2:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Newman Primary Artist, Conductor
John Beasley Synthesizer
George Doering Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Sonia Slany Electric Violin
John Parricelli Guitar
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Thomas Bowes Concert Master
Phil Todd Flute, Woodwind
Technical Credits
John Beasley drum programming
Simon Franglen Arranger, Programming
Carl Johnson Orchestration
Thomas Newman Composer, Producer
Monty Norman Original Material
J.A.C. Redford Orchestration
Simon Rhodes Mastering, Engineering
Bill Bernstein Producer
Paul Epworth Original Material
Peter Boyer Orchestration
Adele Original Material
Mark Cavell Licensing
Steven Bernstein Orchestration
Isabelle Tulliez Product Development
Charlotte Matthews Assistant Contractor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    The songs were simply wonderful.

    The songs were simply wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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