- Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Varese Sarabande
- ASIN: B003Y7PMLI
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Never Let Me Go (Rachel Portman) Soundtrack
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And as such, it's pretty wonderful. There is a deep melancholy here, the tracks blend beautifully into a serties of variations and restatements of a couple of sad, lonely themes - the violin in particular is a strong, plaintive voice throughout. This is not a CD for happy listening, but it is very beautiful.
Be warned, however: the final track is a blaring torch-song, totally out of keeping with what has gone before. It totally shatters the mood of the disc. I suggest you program your player to skip the last track!
"There is a deep melancholy here, the tracks blend beautifully into a serties of variations and restatements of a couple of sad, lonely themes - the violin in particular is a strong, plaintive voice throughout. This is not a CD for happy listening, but it is very beautiful."
I don't find the music particularly sad, but soulful and contemplative and perhaps melancholy. It puts me in a thoughtful, reflective mindset. It's ideal for listening to while sitting on a bus watching the world and people around you. I also enjoy listening to it while concentrating on difficult work in a noisy open-plan office. I wouldn't listen to it while cleaning the house or put it on during a dinner party. But I do like it and love having it in my library to chose to listen to when appropriate. Rachel Portman is the one score composer I am consistently pleased with. I also love her scores of The Duchess, Emma, Chocolat, and Miss Potter.
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Beautifully wrought - haunting and unforgettable, like the movie.Published 1 month ago by Brenda Geraci
Haunting, melancholy and sweetly sad. Wonderful scoring for this strangely hypnotic film.Published 16 months ago by P. Prece
I thought the film was excellent and found that the music stayed in my mind well after viewing. The soundtrack creates a great atmosphere for working or driving.Published on December 14, 2013 by Martin Voelker
The score uses an Irish air called Mna na hEireann (Women of Ireland) by the composer Sean O'Riada, a beautiful and haunting melody that works well with the on-screen drama. Read morePublished on March 25, 2012 by M. Luke