Title - 'Shock And Awe' [OST]
Artist - Jeff Beal
For those not in the know, Jeff Beal is an American composer of music for film, television, recordings, and the concert hall.
Highly regarded as a jazz instrumentalist and versatile composer, Beal's music often incorporates a synthesis of improvisatory and composed elements.
His latest compositional work is for 'Shock And Awe,' the latest film from Director/Producer, Rob Reiner, (Wolf of Wall Street, A Few Good Men).
In 2003, as the Bush administration prepares to invade Iraq, skeptical journalists question the administration's claim that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction.
Starring Jessica Biel, Woody Harrelson, Milla Jovovich and Tommy Lee Jones, the impressive 30 track score is, to my mind, one of Beal's best.
1. The Courtroom (1:49) - 2. What Are We Doing? (2:02) - 3. Shock And Awe Main Title (2:25) - 4. September 11 (:51) - 5. Soldiers Drink Free (1:07) - 6. Just Theories (1:50) - 7. Our Readers Need To Know (1:40) - 8. Moving Out (1:38) - 9. Government Jet (:54) - 10. Third Source (:54) - 11. State of the Union (2:53) - 12. Bin Laden Escapes (:21) - 13. Adam Enlists (:29) - 14. Nuclear Threat (:37) - 15. WMD (:38) - 16. Secret War Committee (3:21) - 17. Strobel’s Night Out (2:33) - 18. No Real Evidence (1:13) - 19. Our Readers (2:33) - 20. Lying (1:04) - 21. The Vote (2:00) - 22. Intruder (:46) - 23. Silent Treatment (:51) - 24. Lone Wolf (1:22) - 25. Adam Says Goodbye (1:17) - 26. Defector (:35) - 27. We Lost (:41) - 28. Democratic Experiment (6:09) - 29. The Price (2:22) - 30. Shock And Awe End Credits (2:50).
Much akin to his work on the critically acclaimed TV series, House of Cards, Beal takes his time exploring all these pieces just perfectly. Most running at two minutes or under, they flirt with you just long enough for your mind to get ahold, before we're off on some new musical voyage of scene setting discovery.
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