Title - 'Mr Selfridge (Music from the Television Series)'
Artist - Charlie Mole
As the period drama 'Mr. Selfridge' enters its fourth and final season premiere on PBS March 30, Sony Classical has just-released one of the most eagerly-anticipated soundtracks - the one to this acclaimed series, of course. Available March 25th, the single disc CD collection presents an amazing 39 individual tracks of original music written for the show by Emmy Award-nominated composer Charlie Mole.
Encompassing music from all four seasons that recreates the emotion and drama of this wonderful series, this Mr. Selfridge soundtrack musically follows in a great line of successful PBS British period dramas, including Downton Abbey and Poldark.
Created and first aired in 2013, set in the early 1900s, 'Mr. Selfridge' centers on the real-life story of dashing and visionary American entrepreneur and successful Chicago retailer, Harry Gordon Selfridge and his exclusive London department store, Selfridge & Co. and is based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge, by Lindy Woodhead.
Composer Charlie Mole - 'An Ideal Husband', 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'Dorian Gray', etc. - sure knows how to capture all the important moments on screen, that's for sure, musically giving them a backdrop that fits and suits each one down to a tee. Representing the tale of how London's Selfridge's Department store began, Harry Gordon Selfridge comes to London to establish a department store that understands what women want "to go shopping." After a brief moment in the standard London store Selfridge is put off by the stringent rules and regulations of just how people can purchase items in a store atmosphere (as opposed to scheduled meetings with personal tailors and dressmakers in private).
Mole captures the opening moments perfectly in such cuts as 'Main Theme,' 'The Beginning,' and 'The Family Comes Home,' and never ones lets the sonic ball drop. Indeed, Jeremy Piven sparkles in the role of the flamboyant optimist who doesn't seem to know the meaning of defeat and manages to pull off the opening of his glorious new store a year after he arrives. Together, both Mole and Piven come together to bring us a tale that enraptures us from start to finish - and one that without the other, would never even come close.
I mean, British/French composer Mole was nominated for an Emmy Award for his score for 'Mr. Selfridge' in 2013, so what are you waiting for! Come on now, go out and buy this amazing soundtrack to one of your favorite PBS shows today, load it into the CD player, get your cup of tea ready, sit back, close your eyes and drink it all in, as they say!