Ugly Truth [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Ugly Truth [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Aaron Zigman
     
 

Fearlessly mixing his metaphors, composer Aaron Zigman writes of The Ugly Truth, "I feel that in this romantic comedy I was able to spread my wings and step outside the box a bit...." Cut through those clichés, and it seems that Zigman, already represented in movie theaters in the same period with My Sister's Keeper and The Proposal, wanted to trySee more details below

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Fearlessly mixing his metaphors, composer Aaron Zigman writes of The Ugly Truth, "I feel that in this romantic comedy I was able to spread my wings and step outside the box a bit...." Cut through those clichés, and it seems that Zigman, already represented in movie theaters in the same period with My Sister's Keeper and The Proposal, wanted to try something a little different in his music for director Robert Luketic's film about the contentious and eventually romantic encounter between a TV morning show producer and "a hardcore TV personality" (that's what it says in the press release). Not unreasonably, Zigman seems to have chosen the tango as his musical response to the plot, and starting with "Flick the Bean" and "Abby Calls Colin," the first two cues, he does just that, making use of short, sprightly, rhythmic motifs that have a distinctly Henry Mancini-like quality to them. Sometimes castanets and other percussion instruments add spice; sometimes Zigman turns to a wah-wah electric guitar for a light funk feel. There are lots of cues here -- 35 in 38 minutes -- so nothing goes on very long. But the overall sense of sly fun remains constant. Whether or not Zigman's wings are still in his box, he seems to have come up with an appropriate score for a summer comedy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163407624
catalogNumber:
34076
Rank:
117169

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Zigman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Hollywood Studio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Todd   French Horn
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Gregg Bissonette   Percussion
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Susan Greenberg   Flute,Double Bass
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Clarinet
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Edward Meares   Double Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Double Bass
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Katia Popov   Violin
Jay Rosen   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Kim Scholes   Cello
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Andrew Shulman   Cello
Christina Soule   Cello
Drew Dembowski   Double Bass
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Double Bass
Darrin McCann   Viola
Sara Parkins   Violin
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra   Ensemble
Antony Cooke   Cello
Hershberger   Violin
Keith Greene   Viola
Robert Berg   Viola
Steven Gordon   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Michael Valerio   Double Bass
Oscar Hidalgo   Double Bass
Thomas Dienner   Viola
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Ishani Bhoola   Violin
Dave Walther   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Ensemble
Marina Manukian   Violin
Cassandra Richburg   Viola
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Songa Lee   Violin
Henry Gronnier   Violin
Judith Farmer   Bassoon
Mateo Laboriel   Guitar
Joel Pargman   Violin
Serena McKinney   Violin
Bayreuth Studio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Yelena Yegoryan   Violin
Nina Evtuhov   Violin
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Phillip O'Connor   Clarinet
Michael Nowak   Viola
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Phillip Levy   Violin
Paul Cohen   Cello
Marc Sazer   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Mario de León   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Michael Stern   Guitar
Grace E. Oh   Violin
Peter Jandula-Hudson   Viola
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Paul Bushnell   Arranger,Orchestration
Jerry Hey   Arranger,Orchestration
Dan Higgins   Arranger,Orchestration
Dennis Sands   Engineering
Brad Warnaar   Arranger,Orchestration
Aaron Zigman   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Skip Williamson   Audio Production,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jesse Voccia   Programming
Robert Luketic   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Brian McNelis   Audio Production,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Mateo Laboriel   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration
Patrick Kirst   Arranger,Orchestration
Robert Luketic   Executive Producer
Michael Stern   Engineering
Jessie Voccia   Programming

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