Spy Game [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 044001619021
  • Catalog Number: 016190
  • Sales rank: 58,063

Album Credits

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
The 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
The 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
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Toby Chu Arranger
Alistair King Score Reader
Philip Cohen Music Business Affairs
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