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Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Tom TykwerAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 6, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • ASIN: B009OCR1X4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,840 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Original soundtrack to the 2012 motion picture featuring music composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil.

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122 of 124 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime music that links past, present and future October 29, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
Trying to write a brief synopsis of Cloud Atlas is an exercise in futility, given that it is one of the most dense, multi-layered, and complicated - but brilliant - films in several years, but I'll give it a go. It's based on David Mitchell's sprawling 2004 novel, and at it's core is a story about humanity's continual yearning for freedom in all its forms, the way in which the threads of life are interlinked across time and space, and how the smallest gestures in one lifetime can have enormous and profound effects on generations to come. The film spans six separate time periods across multiple geographical locations, and even different genre. Contrary to appearances, these disparate elements all do connect with each other, having been expertly woven together by directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, who worked separately on three segments each, which were then edited together to form the final cut of the film. It stars an ensemble cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, all of whom play multiple roles across the different stories, under varying applications of hair, false noses and prosthetic teeth.

Music plays a very important part in Cloud Atlas, forming a great deal of the narrative's connective tissue, linking themes and concepts across multiple segments and multiple genres. The music is by the composing trio Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, who have worked together on several of director Tykwer's films, most notably Run Lola Run, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and The International, and go by the collective name `Pale 3'.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe inspiring score October 23, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I haven't seen Cloud Atlas, and hence cannot comment on the interplay between the music and the movie, so I will restrict my comments to the standalone quality of the score:

While the music from the action scenes is fairly typical of what you would hear in other contemporary movies, the real strength of the Cloud Atlas album is in the main theme - "The Atlas March". For those that watched the 5 minute trailer for the movie, "The Atlas March" is the opening music for the trailer (and first track of this album), which is rounded out by M83's "Outro".

I'm a fairly avid movie score collector and it's not often that you come across a theme so awe inspiring and refreshing - kudos to the trio of composers on a job well done!

Notable tracks (favorites*)

1) Prelude: The Atlas March*
3) Travel to Edinburgh
10) Kesselring
16) All boundaries are conventions*
18) Chasing Luisa Rey
20) Death is only a Door
21) Cloud Atlas Finale*
23) Cloud Atlas End Title*
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As moving as the movie December 4, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I've had it on repeat for the last two days -- and between seeing the movie twice, and hearing the music some dozens of time, I find myself back in my own studio composing for the first time in many moons.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece October 29, 2012
By Jay
Format:MP3 Music
This soundtrack is one of the best. Very moving. Buy it now :D I enjoyed the soundtrack after watching the movie a second time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly Perfect December 24, 2012
By Drew
Format:Audio CD
I love the music to Cloud Atlas. I bought this soundtrack less than an hour after I watched the movie with my friends, and they did the same. The only thing that detracts from the overall value and quality of the album is the extraneous sounds made by the orchestra members. You can hear them greatly during the Cloud Atlas Sextet, and if you listen closely, you can hear them in some of the other tracks. It's not too bad, but it's slightly annoying when you start hearing the taps of the conductors baton or the shuffling of feet from the brass players. *shrugs* I think it's a worthy buy, but don't expect perfection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full, emotional, and moving December 8, 2012
By Brandon
Format:MP3 Music
I read in the the 'most helpful critical review' that there was a distracting shuffling from people on the set. This made me upset, and I went back and tried to listen closely to see if I could understand what they were talking about. I think this person is referring to my personal favorite song on the soundtrack "Death is Only a Door". I believe that this shuffling is purposeful and is meant to give the sound a feel such that you forget you are listening to a soundtrack and the music just becomes a direct tract into your emotional drive, helping you to release a certain set of complex emotions and feel moved and have your mind opened.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great song, bad quality May 15, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
First off, I only bought the track "finale" because from what I listened to, the rest was just really repetitive.

I absolutely love the song, but there are a lot of clicks and clacks, which are rather distracting and disappointing. I usually don't care at all about sound quality, but this was just bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Soundtrack for a Beautiful Movie December 1, 2012
By Nishiio
Format:Audio CD
Cloud Atlas, the movie, was almost 3 hours in length. It featured many famous movie actors and, as I'm sure you've read by now from the movie reviews, took on the ambitious task of telling 6 different stories in 6 different genres, with the actors playing multiple characters. With a movie as complex as Cloud Atlas, I thought music would be the last thing I'd pay attention to. Fortunately, I was wrong.

The soundtrack for Cloud Atlas is actually composed by one of the directors of the movie (and two other collaborators)! I was extremely impressed when I found out Tom Tykwer was a director and a composer - talk about talent. I believe his involvement with the direction of the movie made the soundtrack even better, because he knew exactly what emotions he wanted to convey for which scenes.

My absolute favourite tracks are actually variations of the same song ("All Boundaries Are Conventions", "Cloud Atlas Finale", and "Cloud Atlas End Title"). The beauty lies in their simplicity - always starting off with a simple piano melody before building up with the full orchestra to a gorgeous and emotional piece. The motif for these tracks played during key moments in the movies, which is another reason why these tracks are my favourite. This song will always be the "theme" of Cloud Atlas for me. (The piece that Robert Frobisher composes is called the "Cloud Atlas Sextet" but it is a completely different song from the previous 3 tracks I mentioned.)

I think this soundtrack will made a great addition to any soundtrack collection. Make sure you see the movie too! The music fits perfectly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Neo-Classical Soundtrack
Lyrical, evocative, and as haunting as the film itself (though not nearly so confusing) Tom Tykwer's soundtrack to CLOUD ATLAS is neo-classical movie music at its best. Read more
Published 22 days ago by STANLEY LOMBARDO
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
he most beautiful music I have ever heard
Published 1 month ago by Tina wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent service and quality.
Published 2 months ago by terry brown
4.0 out of 5 stars good!
That's a very good product. I like espetially track #21 and track #23.
I combine this product with the reading of Cloud Atlas, the book, available on
Published 3 months ago by kikmaster
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like it
I loved this movie and loved all soundtracks. would have been better if it had the original track where they got the main song. but besides that it's perfect
Published 4 months ago by lees
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly beautiful music!
I love the movie. I love the music just as much if not more. Even if you aren't a fan of the movie, the music is just so beautiful, you should give it a chance. Read more
Published 4 months ago by just me
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing
This soundtrack is very relaxing; nice to listen to while using the PC. Or, have it play when doing household chores.
Published 5 months ago by jashotwe1
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted to this score
I'm working on the book, but I jumped the gun and saw the movie (which I am now obsessed with). I immediately got the score and haven't stopped listening to it since.
Published 5 months ago by Greta S.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movies I've seen!
I watch it 8 times already and each time it's like a new movie. It is written in such depth it's like playing a really good board game. Never gets old. Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Pressman
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting sound track
I have listened to this soundtrack over and over just relishing the sounds and beat as it was used in the movie. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nickyjay 101
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