Brian Tyler

The Greatest Game Ever Played [Original Score]

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Actor/director Bill Paxton's weepy golf drama concerning the underdog-led 1913 U.S. Open is treated with ample sentimentality and sepia-tone goodness by composer Brian Tyler (Bubba Ho-Tep, Darkness Falls, Constantine). With echoes of similarly themed sports dramas like The Natural, Miracle, and Field of Dreams, Tyler's score is rousing, lush, and romantic to a fault, with a sweeping main theme that conjures up images of trophies being thrust into the air with credits rolling over them. Tyler, to his credit, doesn't fully succumb to the "soaring strings" complex, as his tendency to insert liberal amounts of piano and acoustic guitar give the soundtrack a much needed identity. Opera star Dawn Upshaw and an almost sneering Joe Jackson -- he also appears briefly in the film -- perform a couple of standards, "The Band Played On" and "Hello Hello Who's You're Lady Friend," respectively, while Jackson contributes his own "Angel" for Upshaw to sing.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Greatest Game Ever Played, film score
1 2:54 Amazon
2 2:45 Amazon
3 1:47 Amazon
4 3:44 Amazon
5 1:58 Amazon
6 1:58 Amazon
7 1:47 Amazon
8 2:11 Amazon
9 1:55 Amazon
The Greatest Game Ever Played, film score
10 1:21 Amazon
11 2:04 Amazon
12 1:38 Amazon
13 1:20 Amazon
14 0:48 Amazon
15 0:45 Amazon
16 1:20 Amazon
17 3:13 Amazon
18 1:59 Amazon
19 1:39 Amazon
20 1:21 Amazon
21 1:02 Amazon
22 0:45 Amazon
23 0:38 Amazon
24 2:24 Amazon
25 1:56 Amazon
26 3:22 Amazon
27
2:06 Amazon
28
1:48 Amazon
The Greatest Game Ever Played, film score
29 2:47 Amazon
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