Hans Zimmer

Matchstick Men [Original Score]

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Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer delivers an effervescent drink of a score for the Warner Bros. heist flick Matchstick Men. Taking a cue from Amelie scribe Yann Tiersen, Zimmer gives the melody to the accordion, creating a playful sense of place for Nicholas Cage's obsessive-compulsive con man to twitch and fidget in. The main theme sounds like a lounge version of Ennio Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West score, replete with whistling and odd percussion, and the frantic "Tuna Fish and Cigarettes pulses with techno wizardry. Zimmer completes his portion of the work with the lush "Banker's Waltz," a gorgeous old-style Hollywood orchestral piece that shimmers with Tinsel Town excess. Also included are choice selections from Bobby Darin, George Formby, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, and garage sale vinyl king Mantovani & His Orchestra.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Bobby Darin
2:23 Amazon
2 0:12 Amazon
3 2:52 Amazon
4 2:09 Amazon
5 6:42 Amazon
6
feat: Herb Alpert
2:14 Amazon
7 2:49 Amazon
8 1:06 Amazon
9 2:37 Amazon
10 1:24 Amazon
11 2:44 Amazon
12 3:00 Amazon
13 0:54 Amazon
14 2:07 Amazon
15 3:05 Amazon
16 2:04 Amazon
17 2:26 Amazon
18 2:55 Amazon
19 1:55 Amazon
20 4:39 Amazon
21
feat: Herb Alpert
2:05 Amazon
22 3:05 Amazon
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