Water For Elephants [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Appropriately nostalgic and sepia-toned, the soundtrack for the big screen adaptation of author Sara Gruen's circus-themed, Great Depression romance Water for Elephants features the work of Grammy-winning composer James Newton Howard. Peppered with Depression-era nuggets like Bessie Smith's bawdy "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys' "Stomp Time Blues," and Ruth Etting's "Button Up Your Overcoat," Water for Elephants, much like the film and novel themselves, dutifully evoke a bygone era. Largely orchestral with flourishes of mandolin and guitar, jazz, cabaret, and vaudeville blues, Howard's lovely and lucid score draws ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Appropriately nostalgic and sepia-toned, the soundtrack for the big screen adaptation of author Sara Gruen's circus-themed, Great Depression romance Water for Elephants features the work of Grammy-winning composer James Newton Howard. Peppered with Depression-era nuggets like Bessie Smith's bawdy "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys' "Stomp Time Blues," and Ruth Etting's "Button Up Your Overcoat," Water for Elephants, much like the film and novel themselves, dutifully evoke a bygone era. Largely orchestral with flourishes of mandolin and guitar, jazz, cabaret, and vaudeville blues, Howard's lovely and lucid score draws from the realms of fantasy, magical realism, and historical fiction while maintaining a concrete sense of place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886978726629
  • Catalog Number: 787266
  • Sales rank: 54,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Did I Miss It? (1:49)
  2. 2 The Circus Sets Up (2:32)
  3. 3 Circus Fantasy (3:44)
  4. 4 Jacob Sees Marlena (5:00)
  5. 5 (Excerpt) - Ruth Etting (0:32)
  6. 6 Prosze Rosie, daj noge (4:12)
  7. 7 Rosie (3:24)
  8. 8 Speakeasy Kiss (1:33)
  9. 9 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (1:40)
  10. 10 Barbara's Tent (1:18)
  11. 11 Jacob Returns (5:30)
  12. 12 Don't Tell Him What Happened To Me (2:02)
  13. 13 Shooting Star (2:25)
  14. 14 The Job Is Yours (0:57)
  15. 15 I Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl - Bessie Smith (2:49)
  16. 16 Stomp Time Blues - Jasper Taylor (2:34)
  17. 17 I Can See Straight Through You (6:00)
  18. 18 Sanctuary (1:55)
  19. 19 Baptism / Jacob & Rosie (1:58)
  20. 20 The Stampede / I'm Coming Home (8:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Newton Howard Primary Artist
Bessie Smith Vocals
Ruth Etting Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Jim Cox Piano
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Julie Gigante Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Dan Higgins Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Greg Huckins Flute
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Piano
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Bill Liston Tenor Saxophone
Warren Luening Trumpet, Cornet
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Barbara Northcutt Oboe
Katia Popov Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Jim Self Tuba
Haim Shtrum Violin
Tina Soule Cello
Jasper Taylor Conductor
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Marcia Dickstein Harp
Peter Limonick Percussion
Andrew Shulman Cello
John Walz Cello
Tom Boyd Oboe
Drew Dembowski Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Natalie Leggett Violin
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Pete Anthony Conductor
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
Daniel Kelly Horn
Keith Greene Viola
Steven Gordon Viola
Roberto Cani Violin
Tim Morrison Cornet
Michael Valerio Bass
Trevor Handy Cello
Oscar Hidalgo Bass
Elizabeth Johnson Violin
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys Performing Ensemble
Erika Duke Cello
Dave Walther Viola
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Malloy Trombone
Andrew Duckles Viola
Belinda Broughton Violin
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Malcolm McNab Trumpet, Cornet
Serena McKinney Violin
Searmi Park Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Thomas Diener Viola
Alex Iles Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
James Thatcher Horn
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Marlow Fisher Viola
Marc Sazer Violin
Steven Becknell Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Dave Everson Horn
Matthew Funes Viola
David H. Speltz Cello
Jon Lewis Trumpet, Cornet
Heather Clark Flute
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Jeanne Skrocki Violin
Pam Jacobsen Viola
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Kevin Connolly Violin
Ben Lulich Clarinet
Jessica E. Guideri Violin
Jim Fox Guitar
Eun Mee Alm Violin
Joe Langer Tuba
Armen Kasijikian Cello
Stephen Jujala Flute
Brian O'Connor Horn
Technical Credits
James Newton Howard Composer, Producer
Tiny Parham Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Dan Higgins Arranger
Larry Mah Pro-Tools
Shawn Murphy Engineering
Al J. Neiburg Text
Ellis Reynolds Composer
Roger Wilkie Orchestra Leader
Clarence Williams Composer
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
Steve Genewick Engineering
Conrad Pope Orchestration
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Jim Weidman Producer
Jon Kull Orchestration
Dally Small Composer
Doc Daugherty Composer
Adam Michalak Engineering
Pamela Sollie Scoring Coordinator
Matt Ward Engineering
Erik Swanson Pro-Tools
Richard Grant Control Engineer
Stuart Michael Thomas Score Producer
Sven Faulconer Technical Score Advisor
J. Tim Brynn Composer
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