The Thing [2011 Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Marco Beltrami's appropriately tense and brooding score for director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s 2011 reboot of The Thing dutifully echoes Ennio Morricone's stark score for the original version, which in its own way echoed the soundtrack work of that film's director, John Carpenter. Pieces like "Road to Antarctica," with its impish, John Williams-inspired woodwinds, and "Can't Stand the Heat," with its taut and patient, molasses-like percussive build, show great respect for the source material, while carving out a macabre sense of wonder all their own. The few repeated motifs that Beltrami establishes are used sparingly, but they're memorable enough ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Marco Beltrami's appropriately tense and brooding score for director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s 2011 reboot of The Thing dutifully echoes Ennio Morricone's stark score for the original version, which in its own way echoed the soundtrack work of that film's director, John Carpenter. Pieces like "Road to Antarctica," with its impish, John Williams-inspired woodwinds, and "Can't Stand the Heat," with its taut and patient, molasses-like percussive build, show great respect for the source material, while carving out a macabre sense of wonder all their own. The few repeated motifs that Beltrami establishes are used sparingly, but they're memorable enough to warrant instant recognition, even as the world goes to hell behind them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206711622
  • Catalog Number: 067116
  • Sales rank: 45,502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 God's Country Music (1:28)
  2. 2 Road to Antartica (2:41)
  3. 3 Into the Cave (0:40)
  4. 4 Eye of the Survivor (2:25)
  5. 5 Meet and Greet (2:55)
  6. 6 Autopsy (3:09)
  7. 7 Cellular Activity (1:33)
  8. 8 Finding Filling (3:25)
  9. 9 Well Done (1:32)
  10. 10 Female Persuasion (4:51)
  11. 11 Survivors (3:29)
  12. 12 Open Your Mouth (4:21)
  13. 13 Antarctic Standoff (3:04)
  14. 14 Meating of the Minds (4:29)
  15. 15 Sander Sucks at Hiding (2:22)
  16. 16 Can't Stand the Heat (2:10)
  17. 17 Following Sander's Lead (2:38)
  18. 18 In the Ship (2:39)
  19. 19 Sander Bucks (0:45)
  20. 20 The End (2:34)
  21. 21 How Did You Know? (2:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marco Beltrami Primary Artist, Conductor
Pete Anthony Conductor
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Giampiero Ambrosi Flute
Technical Credits
Bruce Barris Special Effects
Bill Boston Orchestration
John Kurlander Engineering
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Erick Labson Mastering
Marco Beltrami Composer
Buck Sanders Score Producer
Marcus Trumpp Orchestration
Dana Niu Orchestration
Brandon Roberts Orchestration
Rossano Galante Orchestration
Philip Cohen Music Business Affairs
Scott Hecker Special Effects
Matthijs Van Hijningen Liner Notes
Elliot Koretz Special Effects
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