Title - 'The Founder - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'
Artist - Carter Burwell
For those of you not in the know, The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc in the little known story behind the biggest food retailer in the world – McDonalds.
Indeed, and as a stand alone movie, the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness is one of true passion, true inspirational meaning to us all.
So, to add an underlying score to such a euphoric story was always going to be the hardest part. For, you know the story, the success before the movie even starts, so the last thing you want is to be distracted by a "bouncy" score and such.
So Carter Burwell, coming off his highly acclaimed and Oscar nominated score for Carol, was the most perfect of choices. Delivering yet another top notch composition, Carter (also known for having scored nearly all the Coen Brothers’ films) coupled together a handful of 50's and 60's favorites (from Doris Day and Norman Greenbaum, to the Penguin Café Orchestra and The DixieAires (amongst others) and brings to us a memorable, and yet not overpowering back beat to this sensational film.
1. San Bernardino (1:37)
2. Multimixer Man (2:45)
3. Mister Tap Toe (Performed by Doris Day
with Paul Weston & His Orchestra and The Norman Luboff Choir) (2:15)
4. Persistence (1:23)
5. I’m Not Like I Used To Be (Performed by The DixieAires) (2:16)
6. First Taste (1:59)
7. The Creation Of The Burger (1:43)
8. Sh! Baby's Asleep (Performed by Orin Tucker and His Orchestra
with Bonnie Baker & The Bodyguards) (2:59)
9. The Arches (2:30)
10. Overnight Sensation (1:40)
11. Tennis Court (2:06)
12. Music For A Found Harmonium (Performed by Penguin Café Orchestra) (3:39)
13. Flags And Steeples (2:06)
14. Franchise For America (:58)
15. Be Right One Time (1:29)
16. Slow Down Baby (Performed by Bob Gaddy and His Alley Cats) (2:44)
17. Crass Commercialism (3:27)
18. Fifty-Fifty Love (Performed by The Ramblers) (2:46)
19. A Team (2:32)
20. Ray Rallies Troops (2:34)
21. Minneapolis (1:02)
22. Pennies From Heaven (Performed by Michael Keaton and Linda Cardellini)(1:36)
23. A Wolf In The Henhouse (1:17)
24. Ray Confronted (1:21)
25. Surprise Inspection (1:02)
26. Franchise Realty Road Show (1:52)
27. Fortune Favors The Bold (1:57)
28. Blank Check (1:20)
29. Divorce (1:58)
30. Let’s Make A Deal (1:35)
31. Secret To Success (2:54)
32. Number One (:58)
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