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Gosford Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Patrick Doyle , Jeremy Northam , Abigail Doyle Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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listen  1. Novello: The Dancing Years - Musical play in 3 acts - Waltz of my heartJames Shearman 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Doyle: Mr. Parks [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Doyle: Gosford Park [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Doyle: Bored to sobs [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Doyle: The Shirt [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Novello: And her mother came tooChristopher Northam 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Doyle: Walking to shoot [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Doyle: No smoke without fire [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Doyle: Scherzo in G [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Novello: The Dancing Years - Musical play in 3 acts - I can give you the starlightChristopher Northam 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Novello: Theodore and Co. - What a Duke should beChristopher Northam 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Doyle: Inspector Thompson [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Doyle: Pull yourself together [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Doyle: Life goes on [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Doyle: Secrets to hide [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Doyle: Only for a while [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Doyle: Rather a pasting [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Doyle: Love jam [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Novello: Why isn't it youChristopher Northam 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Doyle: The way it's meant to be [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Doyle: Carpe diem [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Doyle: Good luck [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Doyle: Your boy's alive [Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]James Shearman 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Novello: The land of might-have-beenChristopher Northam 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Jeremy Northam, Abigail Doyle
  • Composer: Patrick Doyle
  • Audio CD (January 15, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00005UNCB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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Thematically, director Robert Altman's career sometimes seems an endless series of left turns into the unexpected; the one constant has been a rich and rewarding attention to the intricacies of character development and interaction. Composer Patrick Doyle underscores Gosford Park's Merchant-Ivory/Agatha Christie/Altman-wit fusion and '30s British upper-class setting with a score that's period spot-on, character-rich, and often sadly evocative. Doyle's restraint is masterful, often leaning on piano, accordion, and small string arrangements that emphasize the characters' intimacies and the film's drawing room settings. Key to the story are a handful of prewar songs by Ivor Novello (who's also a character in the film), ranging from the sprightly humor of "And Her Mother Came Too" and "What a Duke Should Be" to the romantic schmaltz of "I Can Give You the Starlight" and "Why Isn't It You?" The latter is performed here at the piano (and, remarkably, live before the cameras) by Jeremy Northam. Leavened by a small jazz ensemble and a few darkly ominous cues, Doyle's score is an understated gem. --Jerry McCulley

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the movie December 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Many people, I believe, buy a soundtrack because they are mesmerized by the movie and want to extend the experience by listening to something that reminds them of it. But "Gosford Park" is hardly that kind of movie. It is brilliant and atmospheric as it analyzes the British class system, but that's hardly the kind of thing that wins the heart. The soundtrack of this movie was my favorite CD from last year, and the reasons I liked it had nothing to do with the movie.

Why is this music so compelling and winning?

First, it is fun to discover the marvellous talent of Ivor Norvello. His music is half of the charm of the soundtrack. Some songs are funny ("Her mother came too"), some beautiful ("I can give you the starlight") and some poignant ("The land of might have been"). I had not encountered Norvello before this film. Jeremy Northam's perfect delivery of Norvello's songs would not leave me after I'd seen the film. Days later, I found the songs had taken up residence in the back of my head, insisting that I go back to the soundtrack to make them a permanent part of my musical life.

Second, there is the charm of the orchestral music composed by Patrick Doyle. Sometimes people wonder "why aren't they writing beautiful classical music any more?" Well, they are. It goes into soundtracks, however, rather than being commissioned by orchestras. The test for the quality of Doyle's compositions is that you don't need to refer to the film to appreciate this music. It simply charms and intrigues us with its own merits.

My third reason for loving this CD is too personal to mention here.

I give this CD my highest personal recommendation.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I saw the movie, Gosford Park, and I thought it was good-- it deserved the acclaim it got, but I will wait a few years before seeing it again.
On the other hand, the song, The Land of Might-Have-Been, mesmerized me. I had never heard of Ivor Novello before the movie, and I knew I had to buy this CD just for this song. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I have started to enjoy the other songs on the CD, too. All the songs that Jeremy Northam performs on this CD make this worth purchase. I Can Give You the Starlight is well-done, but the two novelty numbers (And Her Mother Came Too... and If You Wonder What a Duke Should Be) are guaranteed to give you a grin.
I am not a fan of instrumental music-- I really like lyrics. However, the instrumental music on this CD is wonderful while you are working on other things at your computer. This is especially true in the case of Waltz of My Heart.
I had never heard of Ivor Novello, but I can assure you that I will purchase more of his music. If you have parents who are over 60, I think this would make a very good gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day. They will love it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful February 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I don't usually buy soundtracks, but music was such an integral part of the experience of seeing this movie that I just had to get the CD. It is wonderful. The highlights, of course, are the Ivor Novello songs, which Jeremy Northam (what a surprise) sang so very well. His style and phrasing were just so appropriate for the period that it was almost like stepping back in time and listening to all those vintage Coward songs as sung by stars of yesteryear. I was not very familiar with Novello songs before this movie, but I am quite a fan now. As for the rest (by Patrick Doyle), they were quite complementary to the period and the story, while standing out on their own as wonderful pieces. I've played this CD incessantly since I bought it. (I've also seen the movie twice, and just like the CD, it bears repeating.) I highly recommend both this CD and the movie.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Drawer; Brill! April 15, 2002
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I unwrapped "Gosford Park", popped it into the CD player, opened the sun roof in my Honda Accord and pushed the "on" button. Curling around via my car speaker system was a campy, teatime in the drawing room, cigars and brandy in the library, two-step score sprinkled with little vocal gems which gave me the most elegant driving music. I was transformed to a cool Englsh afternoon on the grounds of a mansion perserved by the National Trust with every detail delineated musically by Patrick Doyle, and his ensembles. I have yet to see the film, but the setting is perfectly clear in my imagination. My English friends would say it was "brill", or brilliant. It's a neat and delicious score, even on an unlikely steamy Florida highway. .....Madge Bruner Hazen
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent music from an excellent film January 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you saw the movie and you liked the music then here you go, no surprises here really. My favorite parts are the singing, if you loved when the actor played the piano and sang then you're in luck because 4 or 5 (can't remember) of the tracks are his and sound just like the film (w/o the snide remarks from maggie smith) + there are a couple female vocal songs which are also nice and the theme was nice to, very relaxing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
When I saw the movie at the theater I kept thinking I've got to have the soundtrack to this movie because it is so beautiful. I also really enjoyed the sung songs 6.And Her Mother Came Too, 10.I Can Give You The Starlight, 11.What A Duke Should Be, 16. Only For A While, 20. The Way It's Meant To Be, 24. The Land That Might-Have-Been!! I think that Patrick Doyle did a wonderful job of scoring this movie the just fits right in with it all, I only wish there was more to listen to!! I highly recommend this album to everyone who liked the movie and people who love great soundtracks, you will not be sorry if you buy this!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was hoping for
Just what I was hoping for - but why did it have to come from America?? Other versions of
Ivor Novello's songs that I have found were spoiled for me with songs rendered... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the movie, wanted to hear more of the music
Loved the movie and wanted to hear more of the music. Didn't know that Ivor Novello was a real person! Wow! Love his voice! Read more
Published 1 month ago by just me
2.0 out of 5 stars Ho-Hum
I guess I was expecting more... The costumes were lovely, the characters portrayed their parts well, but it didn't have much zip to it. I wish I had rented it first.
Published 1 month ago by Ms. Audrey Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!
A very enjoyable disc with all of the wonderful music I hear over and over in my head whenever I watch the movie.
Published 2 months ago by Jody Applebaum
5.0 out of 5 stars Gosford Park music adds much to the movie.
The great music original to the movie, Gosford Park, and wonderful music by Ivor Novello is a large part of enjoying the movie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gretchen L. Vander Weide
5.0 out of 5 stars Gosford Park Sound Track
It was exactly as I had hoped...not a problem. Couldn't have asked for more. I made a very good choice.
Published 3 months ago by Darlene Bolig
5.0 out of 5 stars Historically relevant musical momentos
Great compilation of music which sets the tone and captures the spirit of upper class Great Britain in the 1920's. Ivor Novello's songs endure for a reason.
Published 4 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Every frame of this film has a purpose, every line of dialogue, every camera shot. There is nothing extraneous. The story line is never obvious. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sister Mary Trannyetta
4.0 out of 5 stars Gosford Park musical Soundtrack
I love this CD, I especially love those old songs. The only negative, I wish I also had the movie!
Published 15 months ago by phyllis gruber
5.0 out of 5 stars Ours me in such a lovely mesmerizing mood!
After watching Gosford Park movie on Netflix twice....immediately ordered the soundtrack and was not only NOT disappointed, but pleasantly surprised by the length of the cd, and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Patricia A. Wilfert
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