Title - 'Hitchcock' (Sony Masterworks)
Artist - Danny Elfman
As you can guess from it's title, 'Hitchcock' is the original score to the 2012 motion picture composed by Danny Elfman. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma.
The 27-track score for 'Hitchcock' is by the stupidly-talented Danny Elfman, whose fourth score of six in 2012 (along with Dark Shadows, Men In Black 3, Frankenweenie, Silver Linings Playbook and Promised Land) is a true work of true-fiction art.
It begins with the slow-building 'Logos,' before bleeding into a highly-orchestralized 'Theme from "Hitchcock"' (no, it's not the TV one you have now in your head!) and then vibrant 'The Premiere,' the playful 'Paramount / Out the Gate,' the haunting 'Mommy Dearest,' and then such cuts as 'In Bed,' 'Impulses,' 'The Censor' and 'The Swim.'
The infectious bounce of 'Peeping' is next, and is followed by 'Sacrifices,' a delightful Ms. Marple-styled romp in 'Walk With Hitch,' 'Celery,' the stern 'Telephone,' 'Suspicion,' the Chinese-inspired 'Explosion' and then 'Selling Psycho.'
The quiet 'Fantasy Smashed' is backed by 'The Sand,' the stardust twinkle of 'It's A Wrap,' 'Busted,' the fast ballet-styled tone of 'Saving The House,' 'Finally,' and then the stirring 'Home At Last.' Then come both 'End Credit #1' and 'End Credit #2' with the Hitchcock theme tune from TV you do know, 'Funeral March for a Marionette' wrapping the musical show.