The Bourne Identity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
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in the Mediterranean, who finds himself involved in McGyver-worthy combat and escape tactics that make James Bond seem outdated.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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
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in the Mediterranean, who finds himself involved in McGyver-worthy combat and escape tactics that make James Bond seem outdated.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 soup├žon 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206636727
  • Catalog Number: 066367
  • Sales rank: 14,364

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Titles (4:19)
  2. 2 Bourne gets well (1:21)
  3. 3 Treadstone Assassins (2:12)
  4. 4 At the bank (4:07)
  5. 5 Bourne on land (1:42)
  6. 6 Escape from embassy (3:13)
  7. 7 The drive to Paris (1:30)
  8. 8 The Apartment (3:27)
  9. 9 At the hairdressers (1:31)
  10. 10 Hotel Regina (2:12)
  11. 11 The Investigation (1:40)
  12. 12 Taxi Ride (3:43)
  13. 13 At the farmhouse (2:54)
  14. 14 Jason phones it in (3:04)
  15. 15 On bridge number 9 (3:45)
  16. 16 Jason's Theme (2:21)
  17. 17 Mood Build (3:36)
  18. 18 The Bourne Identity (5:58)
  19. 19 Drum and bass remix (2:16)
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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
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
John Powell Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Julianne Jordan Executive Producer
T.J. Lindgren Pro-Tools
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    extreme ways

    The name of the credits song is "Extreme Ways" by Moby. It's a good song but not on the score.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent music

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's the credits song?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BOURNE IDENTITY

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not what I expected

    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.

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