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The Impossible [Soundtrack]

Fernando VelázquezAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (December 19, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Lionsgate Records under exclusive license from Quartet Records
  • ASIN: B00AJ6F744
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,151 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Impossible Main Title
2. The Best Holiday Season Ever
3. Is It Over?
4. Even If It's the Last Thing We Do
5. Kem Kang Noi
6. Go and Help People
7. I Will Bring Your 'Pappa' Here
8. Is There Somebody We Could Call?
9. We'll Drive You Somewhere Safer?
10. I Won't Stop Looking Until I Find Them
11. Am I Dead?
12. I Have A Family Too
13. He Looked So Happy
14. The Impossible End Titles

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The Impossible (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Fernando Velázquez

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty in life and death December 13, 2012
Format:Audio CD
On December 26th 2004 a massive 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Sumatra, causing a colossal tsunami tidal wave to spread violently across the Indian Ocean. Countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand and India were severely damaged by the effects of the tsunami, but the country of Indonesia was affected most, with some 131,000 people confirmed killed in its immediate aftermath, and hundreds of thousands more left homeless, and forced to deal with the disease and poverty that inevitably followed. Almost eight years later, the tsunami is generally considered one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recorded history, having already been classified as the largest earthquake for over 40 years, and the third largest on record. Director Juan Antonio Bayona's film The Impossible - known as Lo Imposible in Spanish speaking countries - stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as Henry and Maria, a normal family who happen to be on vacation in the country at the time the tsunami strikes, and who get caught up in the horrific tragedy. It is through their eyes, their plight, and their struggle to survive that we witness the devastating events unfold.

Providing the score for The Impossible is young Spanish composer Fernando Velázquez, who since first coming to international prominence in 2007 with Bayona's previous film The Orphanage has split his time equally between Europe and Hollywood, scoring such high-profile films as Shiver, Los Ojos de Julia and Devil. Despite the excellence of these earlier works, it's probably fair to say that The Impossible is the best score of his career to date. Velázquez has shown thematic excellence in his earlier works, but nothing compares to the sheer, overwhelming impact of The Impossible.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! January 17, 2013
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While I was watching the film, I couldn't help but be moved by this beautiful soundtrack -- desplat, morricone, gentle warm sounds-- lyrical -- perhaps too romantic for some, but I find it mellow and moving-- my two cents.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous string-dominated work January 9, 2013
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This score feels almost like a Delerue work in the way it takes a lovely theme and weaves it in a variety of ways throughout the album. It makes it a rather mono-thematic work but also a consistently emotional experience. One of the year's 10 best scores.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Reflection Of Human Triumph Through Tragedy February 6, 2013
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While Fernando Velázquez has been composing for quite some time I wouldn't blame you if you didn't know his name. American audiences should take note of this extremely talented composer as he demonstrates he is indeed one of the great voices of the industry with The Impossible. You may have heard his scores to The Orphanage or Devil, but his subtle emotional tendencies really shine here. Films based on real disasters are always difficult to execute, and that goes doubly for the composer. The composer is tasked with creating a way for the audience to connect to characters based on real people, but they must musically walk a fine line between melodrama and overbearing heroics. This film is about family, the will to survive and triumphing over impossible odds. The score itself is an absolutely beautiful reflection of all that.

Velázquez does an amazing job at setting up an anchoring central motif that gracefully flows through the score. Piano and strings make the score an emotional listen. The strings keep things rising and falling with the piano acting as slight punctuation. The music is beautiful and never strays into the realm of being too melodramatic. The story is such a human one, and you can feel the characters glow from the score. The journey is felt through every note, and the listener is guided through the experience. There are moments of great uncertainty that Velázquez handles with a nuanced touch. The score becomes anxious and unsure, and that translates to the listener. At times the music translates a sense of urgency and franticness that leads towards the resolution. The final act and resolution have some amazingly powerful scoring on display. The tears and emotion come flowing naturally and never do you feel the music is heavy-handed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful April 26, 2013
By CJ208
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I immediately took notice of the music while I watched the film! It evoked such emotion and kept me mesmerized through the films entirety! Both the movie and the soundtrack where beautifully done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack March 18, 2013
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Saw the movie lately and was haunted by the soundtrack so ordered it and listen to the CD while I'm driving here and there all the time.
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