The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Thomas Newman brings his flair for crafting lighthearted but evocative music to his score for John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Reflecting the film's tale of British retirees who move to an Indian hotel, Newman incorporates sitar, tablas, and other setting-appropriate elements into his score, and makes them sound completely natural (not a surprise, since he often uses instruments from around the world in his music). Tracks like "This Is the Day," "Cricket Spell," and the title track have melodies and arrangements that tumble and glide effortlessly in a way that's pure Newman, resulting in a soundtrack that's as engaging in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Thomas Newman brings his flair for crafting lighthearted but evocative music to his score for John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Reflecting the film's tale of British retirees who move to an Indian hotel, Newman incorporates sitar, tablas, and other setting-appropriate elements into his score, and makes them sound completely natural (not a surprise, since he often uses instruments from around the world in his music). Tracks like "This Is the Day," "Cricket Spell," and the title track have melodies and arrangements that tumble and glide effortlessly in a way that's pure Newman, resulting in a soundtrack that's as engaging in its own right as it is in the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2012
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886919429121
  • Catalog Number: 194291
  • Sales rank: 14,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Long Old Life (3:32)
  2. 2 This is the Day (0:47)
  3. 3 The Chimes At Midnight (2:38)
  4. 4 Road To Jaipur (1:29)
  5. 5 Night Bus (1:15)
  6. 6 Tuk Tuks (1:41)
  7. 7 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2:35)
  8. 8 Assault On the Senses (2:58)
  9. 9 Anokhi (1:10)
  10. 10 Cricket Spell (3:46)
  11. 11 More Than Nothing (2:22)
  12. 12 Day 22 (1:41)
  13. 13 Mrs. Ainsley (1:43)
  14. 14 Do Your Worst (1:48)
  15. 15 Udaipur (4:10)
  16. 16 Turning Left (2:00)
  17. 17 Not Yet the End (0:50)
  18. 18 Progress (2:42)
  19. 19 Young Wasim (2:46)
  20. 20 What Happens Instead (0:57)
  21. 21 A Bit of Afters (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Newman Primary Artist, Conductor
John Beasley Percussion, Harmonium, Tabla, Koto, Hand Clapping, Beat Box, fender rhodes, Whisper
George Doering Acoustic Guitar, Saz, Hand Clapping, Baglama, Electric Sitar, Electronic Mandolin, Epinette
Pedro Eustache Bansuri
Steve Tavaglione Flute, Percussion, Vocals, Drones, Baritone Violin
Hariharan Vocals
Suchismita Das Vocals
Jagan Ramamoorthy Indian Violin
Technical Credits
John Beasley drum programming
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Larry Mah Engineer
Thomas Newman Composer, Producer
J.A.C. Redford Orchestration
Simon Rhodes Engineer
Bill Bernstein Producer
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Ernest Lee Engineer
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