Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Thomas Newman



The 2012 film Skyfall represented the 23rd time that James Bond had graced the silver screen, the third time that 007 had been brought to life by Daniel Craig, and the second time that the film's title cut didn't make the official soundtrack. Like Chris Cornell's contribution to 2006's Casino Royale, Adele's "Skyfall" was relegated to downloadable single status, allowing more room for the full score, which in this case was supplied by the talented Thomas Newman, while leaving unassuming listeners bereft of what was traditionally the initial selling point for most of the long-running franchise's soundtracks. Newman, the ninth Bond composer, stays true to the Daniel Craig-era penchant for swapping John Barry's iconic orchestral cues for loop-heavy yet appropriately moody and propulsive electronic elements that would have benefited from a lighter touch, which is surprising considering some of Newman's career highlights (American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition). That said, the occasional tips of the hat to the past ("Grand Bazaar, Istanbul," "Breadcrumbs") and some truly explosive ("Tennyson") and somber ("Voluntary Retirement") moments help to balance out the score's more rote passages.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Sony Classics
UPC: 0887654104021
catalogNumber: 541040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
John Beasley   Synthesizer
George Doering   Guitar,Hammered Dulcimer
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Sonia Slany   Electric Violin
John Parricelli   Guitar
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Thomas Bowes   Concert Master
Phil Todd   Flute,Woodwind

Technical Credits

John Beasley   drum programming
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Programming
Carl Johnson   Orchestration
Thomas Newman   Composer,Producer
Monty Norman   Original Material
J.A.C. Redford   Orchestration
Simon Rhodes   Engineering
Bill Bernstein   Producer
Paul Epworth   Original Material
Peter Boyer   Orchestration
Adele   Original Material
Mark Cavell   Licensing
Steven Bernstein   Orchestration
Isabelle Tulliez   Product Development
Charlotte Matthews   Assistant Contractor

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Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The songs were simply wonderful.