Thomas Newman

The Green Mile [Music from the Motion Picture]

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Film composer Thomas Newman (son of film composer Alfred Newman and cousin of film composer Randy Newman), who wrote the score for The Shawshank Redemption, reunites with its director Frank Darabont for another period prison film based on another novel by Stephen King. Newman's 32 music cues on this soundtrack album range from lush, sensitive orchestral passages to acoustic guitar, banjo, and Jew's harp segments evocative of the film's interwar Southern setting. Interspersed are period recordings including an excerpt from the 1935 film Top Hat in which Fred Astaire sings "Cheek to Cheek." For the most part, Newman's music is restrained, though it is often ominous and when necessary (e.g., "The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix") is highly dramatic. Like his cousin, Newman knows his way around the Deep South, and like his father he is steeped in the use of symphonic music to punctuate cinematic action.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:59 Amazon
2 1:50 Amazon
3 3:02 Amazon
4 1:30 Amazon
5 1:50 Amazon
6 2:08 Amazon
7 1:58 Amazon
8
feat: Fred Astaire
2:38 Amazon
9 1:34 Amazon
10 1:03 Amazon
11 1:03 Amazon
12 1:15 Amazon
13 1:50 Amazon
14 1:29 Amazon
15 3:49 Amazon
16 0:55 Amazon
17 1:19 Amazon
18 2:58 Amazon
19 3:27 Amazon
20 1:37 Amazon
21 2:21 Amazon
22 1:08 Amazon
23 2:56 Amazon
24 2:12 Amazon
25 2:27 Amazon
26 1:00 Amazon
27
feat: Gene Austin
2:52 Amazon
28 0:51 Amazon
29 3:26 Amazon
30 0:54 Amazon
31 0:42 Amazon
32 5:12 Amazon
33 1:52 Amazon
34 2:25 Amazon
35 1:08 Amazon
36 0:57 Amazon
37 3:38 Amazon
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