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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Monuments Men - O.S.T.'
Artist - Alexandre Desplat

A musician / composer for many, oh so many years, Alexandre Desplat is one of the most highly sought after composers in Hollywood. He's actually even been nominated for five Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, eventually winning for his score for 'The Painted Veil' - and has two Grammy nominations too, of course!

This original soundtrack to the 2014 motion picture Monuments Men is a triumph of music too, of course. Containing 25 tracks that all come together at just over an hour, and within it buried (not too deeply either) strands of a military resonance, right from the off re: the sounds of 'The Roosevelt Mission' you can sense such an undertone; back beat of a vibe.

Stand out tracks are such ones as 'Claire & Granger,' a lovely, romantic cut that incorporates a sweeping orchestra backdrop, 'Castle Art Hoard' which is highly evocative in its own right, and even the near nine (9) minute closing track 'Finale' is a dramatically worthwhile to behold.

And as much as it comes back time after time, and why not given the title and overall movie theme, such a track as 'Opening Titles' is enough to give you the marching imagery goose bumps! Desplat has composed the scores for many recent blockbusters including The King's Speech, The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Syriana, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 & 2, etc. but this one just feels fresher; newer.