The Town

September 14, 2010 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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1:53
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1:48
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2:09
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3:11
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3:41
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2:19
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1:24
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2:28
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3:09
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3:07
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2:39
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2:27
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2:54
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2:47

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Silva Screen Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Silva America
  • Total Length: 41:52
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004338MAU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,948 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone. For his first film he got Harry Gregson-Williams to compose the score which would turn out to be his best work to date in my opinion. For Affleck's second film Harry Gregson-Williams tackled the scoring duties once more along with his friend and long time collaborator David Buckley. Both of these composers are no strangers to working as a team and the result is an incredible and cohesive score that is both atmospheric and moves with a unique percussive intensity.

If you know Harry Gregson-Williams' style then this score will be no surprise to you. The score is full of his signature sounds and amazing blending of electronics and live instruments. The score consistently has a bubbling intensity that never really erupts but is broken up with emotional strings. The electronic percussion does give me an urban warfare vibe and at points feels like little splashes of Hans Zimmer's Black Hawk Down. While this is a crime thriller I do believe giving the music that warfare vibe adds another dimension to the story. Overall, the action cues never go over the top and move along very slowly creating a tense atmosphere.

The central theme of the film is a beautiful piano theme very similar in style to Gone Baby Gone's central theme. It appears in several variations throughout the score. For instance with a guitar in the track "Doug Reflects". This theme provides the anchoring point for the entire score and in the end is what we close the album with. Huge emotions strive from this simple melody and make the score even more effective.

This is a small score and Gregson-Williams and Buckley have managed to make it feel big. The simplicity in the melodies resonate the biggest emotions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 17, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Silva Screen presents "THE TOWN" [Soundtrack] [2010] --- Harry Gregson-Williams & David Buckley --- Opening theme is haunting and as always there is a flowing element that stays with you throughout the entire album with these two composers --- Electronics supreme is the name of the game and it works --- With an electronic side of the score that dominates its running time alternates between subtle and a fine line of hoops, which offer new passages to those of us who look forward to more of their music --- Recommend this to all fans and collectors of film music, that is on the other side of the coin -- so to speak!

THE TOWN ~ Track listing & Times:

1 Charlestown 2:17
2 Bank Attack 3:38
3 Doug Reflects 1:53
4 FBI Show & Tell 1:48
5 Oxycontin 2:09
6 Healing And Stealing 3:11
7 Nuns With Guns 3:41
8 The Necklace 2:19
9 The Wreath 1:24
10 Cathedral Of Boston 2:28
11 Fenway 3:09
12 Who Called 911? 3:07
13 Making The Switch 2:38
14 Sunny Days 2:27
15 Leaving 2:54
16 The Letter 2:47

BIO:
1. Harry Gregson-Williams (Composer)
Date of Birth: 13 December 1961- United Kingdom
Date of Death: Still Living

2. David Buckley (Composer)
Date of Birth: 7 June 1976 - United Kingdom
Date of Death: Still Living

In closing there is a thematic center in the score, Gregson-Williams and Buckley brings it into the musicality as easy as slicing a piece of cake --- With a solid electronic message the orchestra strings blend in giving this another world sense of being in all the action sequences --- There is much energy to this soundtrack and the two composers are up for their game.

Total Time: 41:50 min on 16 Tracks ~ Silva Screen 1343 ~ (9/14/2010)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Waide Riddle on May 23, 2011
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Personally, the film, The Town, was my favorite of 2010. I was very disappointed that the Academy did not nominate it in more catagories... like, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinemaphotography and Best Score. Alas, it was nominated for Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Renner, who, in my opinion, is one of the best actors in the world today. Now, for the film's score. This is a soundtrack of electrifying sounds from start to finish. You feel every emotion the music has to offer. Deep, rich, dark... often creepy. The film is pure adrenaline. So is the score. I 100% recommend this classic score to a classic film. [...]
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