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Road-Original Film Score Import, Soundtrack

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Home
  2. The Road
  3. Storytime
  4. The Cannibals
  5. Water and Ash
  6. The Mother
  7. The Real Thing
  8. Memory
  9. The Hous
  10. The Far Road
  11. The Church
  12. The Journey
  13. The Cellar
  14. The Bath
  15. The Family
  16. The Beach
  17. The Boy


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Soundtrack
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B007Z1OVPW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,518 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Kaya Savas VINE VOICE on January 20, 2010
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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis continue their collaboration with director John Hillcoat. Those familiar with their sound know just how amazing they are. Subtle and simple melodies echo powerful emotions through their scores. You won't find a 70 piece orchestra here. Their most notable scores are The Proposition and the masterpiece that is The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.

The Road is the most recent Cormac McCarthy novel adaptation. A haunting and harrowing look into human nature in a post apocalyptic world. It contains everything of the genre but is presented in a much more quieter way. This is not Mad Max. The main theme is somewhat reminiscent of Eric Satie in that it's a minimalist piano tune. Of course it's backed by that signature violin that has become the Cave & Ellis sound. Tracks like "The Road" and "The Mother" have a nurturing and hopeful tone, and that sets up our main characters on their journey. Within the score you will also find some terrifying music; atmospheric horror that will make your tear up, put a knot in your stomach and tingle your spine. If I had to compare the style it would be to Akira Yamaoka's work on the Silent Hill franchise. "The House" and "The Cellar" are quite unsettling tracks to listen to and even more so if you've seen the film. While the score plunges into a hellish nightmare at times it resurfaces back to that nurturing beauty towards the end.

This is an amazing score. It is nothing short of brilliant and stands up with their previous work as something all film enthusiasts should take note of. While it may be less thematic and more atmospheric than their previous work it doesn't change the fact that this score will emotionally move and stir you in a profound way.
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A harrowing post-apocalyptic drama based on the acclaimed novel by Cormac McCarthy, The Road stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as an unnamed father and son desperately trying to survive in a North America ravaged by the aftermath of nuclear war, avoiding gangs of lawless cannibalistic killers, seeking shelter from desperately cold weather conditions, and constantly pushing south in search of food, and other survivors. Director John Hillcoat's bleak film is a meditation on life, on the retention of humanity in the face of desperation, and the lengths to which people will go to protect their families.

For the music, Hillcoat once again turned to songwriter and musician Nick Cave and violinist Warren Ellis, who worked on Hillcoat's previous films The Proposition and To Have and To Hold. Like the film itself, Cave's music is desolate and unforgiving, a bleak and dour musical depiction of a bleak and dour world. His score is mainly string based, with textures here and there for woodwinds, piano and, oddly, a tinkling celesta-type instrument that occasionally creeps into the mix, giving the score a child-like feeling. The majority of the score is thematically limited, and is instead content to present a series of ambient, almost droning orchestral textures, although there are one or two cues that stand out. "The Road" is a restrained, minimalist piano piece overlaid by a yearning solo violin that seems to lamenting the loss of the world, and acts as the score's main recurring thematic element.

Variations on this style of writing appear later in cues such as "The Real Thing" and "The Far Road".
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This soundtrack is perfect for this movie. Most of the soundtrack is very sad and yet there's an underlining of hope as well. I loved the movie even more because of the music. Some of the songs really pull those tear strings.
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I was completely satisfied with my Amazon purchase of "The Road" soundtrack.. I like their feature that allows me to preview each track before hand ... The CD arrived quickly, well packaged and in perfect condition. I enjoy it frequently and will use Amazon.com for future purchases...
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This soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was one of the main reasons I liked the movie. It is somewhat of a combination of concepts from two of their earlier scores, the beautiful, spare string melodies of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the harshness and lyricism of The Proposition.
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Excellent transaction!!! The album is worth the price!!!! And the music is superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The album came in great conditions and very well on time...
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