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W. / E. [CD]

Abel KorzeniowskiAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 14, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Run Time: 47 minutes
  • ASIN: B006WXW0BG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,163 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9. Satin Birds
10. Letters
11. Dance For Me Wallis
12. Masterpiece

Editorial Reviews

The Golden Globe nominated music from Madonna's upcoming film W.E. composed, orchestrated and produced by Abel Korzeniowski , which also includes Madonna's Golden Globe award winning song "Masterpiece". W.E. was directed, co-written and produced by Madonna and distributed by The Weinstein Company.

The score was recorded in April 2011 at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London with a 60-piece orchestra conducted by Terry Davies including piano, violin and viola solos.

The Polish born Los Angeles based Korzeniowski previously wrote the original score for the Tom Ford film A Single Man for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination.

"The prevailing sense of obsession was what inspired me in W.E. -- the irrational compulsion to sacrifice everything and anything for love - a love that could easily be just an illusion. In my music, I wanted to reflect those powerful and conflicting emotions through a web of melodic themes, which relentlessly repeat and constantly swing between despair and sorrow, and hope and joy," commented Korzeniowski.

"W.E." tells the story of American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and England's King Edward (James D'Arcy) who abdicated his thrown to be with the woman he loved. It is considered one of the greatest love stories of the 20th century. The story is told through the eyes of a modern day New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abby Cornish). Composer Korzeniowski masterfully and seamlessly bridged the two unique worlds of Europe in the 30′s and 40′s and the contemporary Manhattan environment of a woman lost in her dreams of the perfect love.

In addition to Korzeniowski's magnificent score, the soundtrack includes the original song "Masterpiece" composed by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry and sung by Madonna which is played during the end credits of the film. It will also be included on Madonna's upcoming solo album for Interscope, MDNA, which is scheduled for release in spring 2012.

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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I just received my copy of the W.E. soundtrack and I have to say that it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL relaxing music that I could listen to over and over again. One of, if not, the most beautiful soundtracks that I've ever heard from beginning to end and the last song on the cd by MADONNA is a beautiful ballad by her. Totally satisfied with my purchase. I will probably wear this one out and have to buy a new one soon. Also this soundtrack should win an Academy Award if it is nominated.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical March 20, 2012
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Deep, rich,overflowing with emotions..touches you, holds you and doesnt let go..Feel like crying,laughing,running without stop..breathtaking..cannot believe this is so under-rated
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Run of a Score February 28, 2012
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Beautifully crafted melodic score for Madonna's W.E. I was surprised by the movie (Contrary to haters, it's quite good) and by the score, It's not in your face overly produced. Haunting at times but always beautiful!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! February 19, 2013
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This soundtrack is nothing short of amazing! You can't help but to feel the music & the emotions . Beautiful music. I love to listen to this soundtrack & get swept away by the songs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful music I have ever heard November 13, 2013
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Have you ever cried when you heard music?

As I was watching this movie, I got on Amazon and immediately ordered a copy of the soundtrack. The first time I heard it, I was driving down ethereal St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, and it made me cry because of the sheer beauty of the music. I am going to order another copy so I will have a back up. Although I am a die-hard Southern rock and blues and zydeco fan, I find this kind of music deeply touching. I love listening to this CD and cannot recommend it more highly. I have a great sound system in my car, and when I am driving, I turn this on and it takes me to a higher plane. As the reader can guess, I am reaching for sufficient words to describe the experience this music brings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack February 19, 2012
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This soundtrack is enjoyable from beginning to end. It's perfect for a dinner party, or if you need music while still focussed on other work. A great buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful! February 18, 2014
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Loved the movie and the soundtrack is wonderful. I was disappointed that several other period pieces from the movie were not on the soundtrack and I can't find them. But I wouldn't miss this music for anything!
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5.0 out of 5 stars W./E. cd February 15, 2014
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I saw the movie W./E. and loved the music, which I found to be evocative and beautifully written and performed. I was a little disappointed that not all of the musical selections played in the movie were included, only those of Korzeniowski, but all in all, I have enjoyed the CD and listened to it many times. I find it enjoyable to listen to in my car, especially when stuck in traffic!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
Love it. It's beautiful music. Purchased this and Romeo and Juliet. Both albums are great. Romeo and Juliet edges this one out by a bit but both have given us hours of enjoyment.
Published 25 days ago by amamazon
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks
Published 2 months ago by Stephen L. Lubin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
This was a great movie, Madonna did a great job. I loved the soundtrack so much that I bought the cd.
The movie came in great condition!
Published 13 months ago by julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Grand
Just as the cinematography in the movie is stunning & grand, so is the soundtrack. The soundtrack really compliments the movie, but it easily stands on its own. Absolute bliss!!!
Published 15 months ago by Wendy Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars W./E.
Abel Korzeniowski is a real master. The music is fantastic! One of the best scores we have ever heard from a movie!
Published 16 months ago by G. G. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Beautiful Soundtrack I've ever Heard!
Every time I listen to this music I get something new out of it. It is very emotional, full of anxiety and joy, ups and downs. Very contradictory but overall it is a gem. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Gorge Taveras
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
So beautiful. The movie is amazing. Madonna did an excellent job in the casting and the soundtrack is spot on.
Published 17 months ago by Karen Jo Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This is a great addition to my movie music collection. I play them in my car which makes the commute tolerable and sometimes even pleasant.
Published 19 months ago by Sophia
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous
the music for this movie was gorgeous... I wish they would have recorded a few more songs (I think this clocks in at ~40-45 minutes). Do yourself a favor and pick it up.
Published 19 months ago by material boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
On par with such poignant pieces as Philip Glass' "The Hours," Sakamoto's "The Last Emperor," or Gabriel's "The Last Temptation of Christ," this is one of... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Trisha Atoynaton
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Just the score or soundtrack songs as well?
Most sites seem to agree that the album will consist of Korezeniowski's score, with "Masterpiece" concluding the collection. I haven't seen or heard anything to say that any of the other songs featured would show up (which seems weird, honestly, as "Pretty Vacant" was pretty...
Jan 26, 2012 by Phoenix Child |  See all 3 posts
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