Title - 'The Kite Runner' (Deutsche Grammophon)
Artist - Alberto Iglecias
'The Kite Runner' is based on the bestselling first novel by Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini and is directed by Marc Forster, who did Monster’s Ball and Finding Neverland, among others.
The original soundtrack was written by Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias - the multi-award winning composer has received rave acclaim particularly for his previous soundtracks, including the best-selling 'Talk to Her', and 'The Constant Gardener' which received an Oscar nomination for best original score in 2005. Iglesias is particularly well known for his work on the movies of Pedro Almodóvar.
Besides the original orchestral music by Alberto Iglesias, the soundtrack album contains original songs by Afghan-Arabian singers as they are mentioned in the novel and featured in the movie - these include songs by legendary 70s Afghan singer Ahmad Zahir, the world renowned british singer of iranian-azerbaijanian background Sami Yusuf who sold millions of albums worldwide (and was also a member of the group Outlandish), and other well respected world music stars.
A powerful movie that has everything to become a big success with critics and public alike - the perfect ground to make the compellingly beautiful soundtrack album of Alberto Iglesias one of your bestselling soundtrack albums of the year.