& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Ides of March has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: good condition has library casing 100% satisfaction guaranteed
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Ides of March Soundtrack

4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Soundtrack, December 6, 2011
"Please retry"
$13.99
$8.75 $3.98
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$13.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
2:03
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
3:51
Listen Now $0.99
 
3
30
1:46
Listen Now $0.99
 
4
30
1:26
Listen Now $0.99
 
5
30
4:09
Listen Now $0.99
 
6
30
3:53
Listen Now $0.99
 
7
30
2:04
Listen Now $0.99
 
8
30
2:27
Listen Now $0.99
 
9
30
2:20
Listen Now $0.99
 
10
30
2:01
Listen Now $0.99
 
11
30
1:15
Listen Now $0.99
 
12
30
2:14
Listen Now $0.99
 
13
30
4:44
Listen Now $0.99
 
14
30
1:47
Listen Now $0.99
 
15
30
2:39
Listen Now $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 6, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B005P89EPO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Alexandre Desplat Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
33%
4 star
67%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on December 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Desplat has been on something of a power streak--from the "Queen" to the "King's Speech", from the "Fantastic Mr. Fox" to "The Ides of March", he has become one of the go-to composers for serious film. His ability to transform short snippets of melody into compulsively enjoyable music, coupled with a genuine sensitivity to mood and action have been key in his success. "The Ides of March" starts with a martial theme, repeated and becoming gradually more propulsive, which then melts into the cello/bass driven "Undercurrents". The soft but rhythmic guitar in "Molly's Solitude" is beautiful but doesn't lose the forward momentum. The piano theme in "Stephen Meyers" has an almost "Gymnopédies" feel to it, uncertain and tumbling but sweet and sad together. Desplat's music is an emotional creation, which ultimately helps it to be enjoyable when separated from its visual counterpart. The Ides of March is a fully enjoyable score, especially for those who already are familiar with Desplat's deceptively simple musical language. The more time you spend in his idiom, the more lovely his music becomes, and "The Ides of March" is certainly a lovely score.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Alexandre Desplat is one of the best composers working today who has not won an Oscar. He sure as hell racks up the nominations and his workload usually guarantees at least one nomination this year. While is work for 2011 is incredibly intimidating I don't think Ides Of March will be one of the scores he gets nominated for. With scores like The Tree Of Life (likely to be disqualified) and Harry Potter there are many other greater examples of Desplat's talent. However that doesn't make The Ides Of March any less impressive.

Desplat manages to infuse great underscore for this political thriller, and that is no easy feat. When you have a film that is dialogue heavy the score becomes more important than ever. You need music to accentuate character and situations. Action and thriller scores are as simple as they come, but political thrillers? The composer here is required to make sure the audience doesn't fall asleep. Now I'm not saying The Ides Of March is boring, but political thrillers can get heavy sometimes and a good score can usually keep an audience involved. The music here not only displays typical genre characteristics, but when you have tracks like "The Candidate" you know you're dealing with a master composer who can supercharge standard scoring affairs. Desplat starts off innocent enough and then really puts the "thriller" in political thriller. His main motif to the score is fantastic and is guaranteed to get stuck in your head. The main motif being a march is a play on the title as well, which is brilliant.

Leave it to Desplat to score an extremely engaging political thriller score. With certain sections reminding me of his score for The Ghost Writer the music excels to heights that most other composers would fail to reach.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
For those that saw it, the title was intentional. Desplat's score to this score was surprisingly good in my opinion. The theme is very simple but Desplat dresses it entirely differently for different pieces. The song "The Ides of March" is the man theme played by a full orchestra with the string taking the lead; the songs "Undercurrents" is mainly a background music song; the song "Doubt" is a more subtle version of the theme played with piano, drums, and some strings. The songs on the whole play different sides of the same theme giving it a sense of difference but also giving it a unity. The repetition that I was speaking of in the title comes mainly from the song "The Campaign" which is a very military style version of the theme played with drum-roll style drums and a piccolo; the simple theme is played for over two and a half minutes in a cycle that starts to get annoying after the first minute and a half. Other than that song and a few others like it ("The Candidate" for example), the score is as the title describes, beautiful and quiet ("Molly" and "Stephen Meyers"), Simple--in a good way--("The Ides of March"). Don't let my dislike of some of the repetition get in the way of you getting the soundtrack, however, because the score on the whole is very well done and an excellent display of how simple music can be just as effective if not more effective in certain films. Some of the terraces that stand out the most include "The Ides of March," "Molly," "Stephen Meyers," "Doubt," and "Lobbying."
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Ides of March
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Ides of March


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop