Bourne Identity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Bourne Identity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by John Powell
     
 

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Director Doug Lumar (Swingers, Go) and composer John Powell (Shrek, Chicken Run) have joined creative forces to make a pulse-quickening action film adapted from Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The first in a trilogy of bestselling espionage thrillers, it introduces

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Director Doug Lumar (Swingers, Go) and composer John Powell (Shrek, Chicken Run) have joined creative forces to make a pulse-quickening action film adapted from Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The first in a trilogy of bestselling espionage thrillers, it introduces Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), a wounded amnesiac found floating in the Mediterranean, who finds himself involved in McGyver-worthy combat and escape tactics that make James Bond seem outdated. For his score, Powell employs synthesizers and a large, string-dominated orchestra to conjure up the film's escalating sense of tension and danger. "Taxi Ride," for instance, erects a shimmering wall of strings, under which the quickening tempo of drumbeats rises and then melts away into ominous, shadowy sound effects. With nary a pause, violins, violas, cellos, basses, and a soupçon of tambourine race into "At the Farmhouse," as drums heighten the excitement. In "Jason Phones It In," a solo piano passage suggests the solitude of an individual caught in a web of bizarre and life-threatening events. Mimicking the film's nail-biting plot, this eerie score isn't something you'd want to hear in a dark alley.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206636727
catalogNumber:
066367
Rank:
5420

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Powell   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bunny Andrews   Loops
Robert Becker   Viola
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Robert Brosseau   Violin
Jodi Burnett   Celli
Darius Campo   Violin
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Victor Lawrence   Celli
Roger Lebow   Celli
Maria Newman   Viola
Barbara Porter   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
David Shamban   Celli
Polly Sweeney   Violin
Kevan Torfeh   Celli
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Paul Zibits   Bass
Lionel Cole   Vocals
Christina Soule   Celli
Cameron Stone   Vocals
Rowena Hamil   Celli
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Edward Cole   Vocals
Julian Hallmark   Violin
Keith Greene   Viola
Robert Berg   Viola
Neil Garber   Bass
Steven Gordon   Viola
Jennifer Walton   Violin
Liane Mautner   Violin
Galina Golovin   Violin
Nicolas Philippon   Bass
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Marina Manukian   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Steve Richards   Celli
Armen Movsessian   Violin
Michele Richards   Violin
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Karen Van Sant   Viola
T.J. Lindgren   Piano
Steven Edelman   Bass
Marc Sazer   Violin
Karen Jones   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
David H. Speltz   Celli
Kevin Connolly   Violin

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Alan Meyerson   Engineer,Engineering
Suzette Moriarty   Orchestration
John Rodd   Engineer,Engineering
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Paul Wertheimer   Engineer,Engineering
John Powell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Julianne Jordan   Executive Producer
T.J. Lindgren   Pro-Tools

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The Bourne Identity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are hoping for the exciting music of the car chase, or the songs that give it the musical intrique of European flavor, they are not on this soundtrack. It was like buying the soundtrack from ''Oh,Brother, Where art Thou'' and they left out the songs. I feel ripped off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Powell has created an interesting soundtrack here, using the orchestra as well as drums and guitars. It would seem an odd mix, something from Michael Kamen, but it is able to be pulled off, creating some of the tension as seen in the 2002 Doug Liman film. It works real well and the music is great for classical listeners and rock and roll fans. Powell has done a great job, resulting in my third favorite movie and soundtrack of 2002. The 55 minutes of music go by fairly quickly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie and the music, but I can't find the song that comes with the credits. The primary lyric is "then it fell apart." It is not on the CD!!? which was very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is without a doubt an excellent addition to any CD collection. Not only does the music keep us engaged in the movie, but it creates its own atmosphere when listened to outside of the film environment. The theme "Bourne on Land is being used as background for the upcoming episodes of the new hit HBO series "Rome". By the way, to those who do not know, the end credits song is called, "Extreme Ways" by Moby who is related to Herman Melville. Cool, eh?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The name of the credits song is "Extreme Ways" by Moby. It's a good song but not on the score.