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Spy Game [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Spy Game [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Harry Gregson-Williams
 
Hans Zimmer protégé Harry Gregson-Williams' name is most closely associated with animated features (Shrek, Antz, Chicken Run), but he has also worked on action pictures like The Replacement Killers and The Rock, and so he is right at home for Spy Game. Like Zimmer, he maintains parallel interests in traditional symphonic

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Hans Zimmer protégé Harry Gregson-Williams' name is most closely associated with animated features (Shrek, Antz, Chicken Run), but he has also worked on action pictures like The Replacement Killers and The Rock, and so he is right at home for Spy Game. Like Zimmer, he maintains parallel interests in traditional symphonic scoring and in heavily programmed music, and this lengthy score seems designed to show off his versatile talents. Tracking a globe-hopping adventure tale, he dips into various ethnic styles, making room for Middle Eastern vocals (courtesy of Khosro Ansari) on "Explosion & Aftermath," for example, and seems to delight in sudden juxtapositions, such as in "Red Shirt," where a grand symphonic theme emerges four minutes into the track after lots of percussion programming, only to submerge again. Similarly, a calm piano theme begins "You're Going to Miss It," then gives way to electronic effects. There may be some hope for electronica and dance crossover here in tracks like "Training Montage," and in the two remixes that close the disc. This is music for a fast-paced thriller with a lot of exotic settings, and it no doubt helps get hearts pounding in movie theaters, even if it is a bit too various for its own good as a merely aural experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0044001619021
catalogNumber:
016190

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Performance Credits

Harry Gregson-Williams   Primary Artist,Conductor
Hugh Marsh   Electric Violin
Patrick Cassidy   celtic harp
Bob Daspit   Percussion
Greg Knowles   Cymbalom
David Lauser   Percussion
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Fred Selden   Flute
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
John Nordstrom   Percussion
Peter DiStefano   Guitar
Paul Clarvis   Percussion,Drums
Andy Lawson   Vocals
Lisbeth Scott   Vocals
Timothy Washburn   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Ryeland Allison   Remixing
Bob Daspit   Percussion Programming
David Lauser   Percussion Programming
London Session Orchestra   Contributor
Alan Meyerson   Engineer,Engineering
Tom Rothrock   Remixing
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
G. Marq Roswell   Executive Producer
John Nordstrom   Percussion Programming
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Harry Gregson-Williams   Producer
Justin Burnett   Arranger
Metro Voices   Contributor
Toby Chu   Arranger
Alistair King   Score Reader
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs

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