Bucket List [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Bucket List [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Marc Shaiman
     
 
The meaning-of-life comedy The Bucket List reunites director Rob Reiner and composer Marc Shaiman for their tenth feature collaboration, but listeners dreading another serving of Shaiman's familiar sugary sentimentality will be pleased to discover that he follows a far more subtle and complex approach here. Largely eschewing lush

Overview

The meaning-of-life comedy The Bucket List reunites director Rob Reiner and composer Marc Shaiman for their tenth feature collaboration, but listeners dreading another serving of Shaiman's familiar sugary sentimentality will be pleased to discover that he follows a far more subtle and complex approach here. Largely eschewing lush orchestral arrangements, Shaiman instead offers spare, nuanced arrangements dominated by piano, acoustic guitar, and feather-light strings, meticulously nurturing his three main themes across a series of cues. By the time the composer finally introduces his signature trademark chord progressions and larger-than-life symphonic arrangements, it at least feels like he's earned it. The remainder of Varese Sarabande's soundtrack CD features solo piano renditions of past Shaiman themes from films including The American President, Sleepless in Seattle, and even South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2008
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206687729
catalogNumber:
066877
Rank:
199054

Tracks

  1. Hospital Hallway
  2. Like Smoke Through a Keyhole
  3. Best in L.A.
  4. Really Bad News
  5. La vie en rose, song
  6. Hotel Source
  7. Did You Hear It?
  8. Flying Home
  9. Homecomings
  10. Life and Death
  11. The Mountain
  12. End Credits
  13. A Seed of Grain, for chorus (for the film The American President) [Theme
  14. Theme
  15. Theme
  16. Theme
  17. Theme
  18. Theme
  19. A Wink and a Smile, song (for the film Sleepless in Seattle) [From Sleepl
  20. Blame Canada
  21. Theme
  22. Printmaster, song (after John Barry's "Goldfinger")
  23. What Makes a Family, song (for the film Stuart Saves His Family) [Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Shaiman   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Sid Page   Concert Master
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Brian Pezzone   Piano
Gayle Levant   Harp
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Michael Valerio   Bass
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Ramsey McLean   Lyricist
John Barry   Composer
Richard Kraft   Liner Notes
Marc Shaiman   Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Frank Wolf   Engineering
Daryl Bornstein   Producer
Pete Karam   Engineering
Lisa Margolis   Album Administrator
Keith Zajic   Album Administrator
Hal Winer   Engineer

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