Title - 'Skyfall' (Sony Classical)
Artist - Thomas Newman
Sony Classical has just released the fabulous Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of SKYFALL™ this past November 6th, 2012. Consisting of original music written by leading film composer Thomas Newman, the film itself is the 23rd James Bond adventure - and actually coincides with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise.
The album kicks off with the mystic-sounding 'Grand Bazaar, Istanbul,' before sliding into both 'Voluntary Retirement,' the Bond theme entitled here as 'New Digs' and then 'Sévérine.' I love how composer Newman has created such creative titles for each work, as they truly - once you see the film and hear the works alongside them - are so well suited throughout.
Continuing on and we get cuts such as 'Brave New World,' 'Shanghai Drive,' 'Jellyfish,' the short 'Silhouette,' 'Modigliani,' 'Day Wasted,' and other such great, though-provoking tracks such as 'Quartermaster,' 'Someone Usually Dies,' 'Komodo Dragon,' and both 'The Bloody Shot' and 'Enjoying Death.'
Newman is one of the most respected and recognized composers for modern film. He has scored over fifty feature films in a career which spans nearly three decades. Indeed, Newman has received a total of ten Academy Award® nominations on such diverse scores as 'Road to Perdition,' 'Finding Nemo,' and even 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
He continues his fine work on tracks such as 'The Chimera,' 'Close Shave,' 'Health & Safety,' 'Granborough Road,' 'Tennyson,' 'Enquiry,' 'Breadcrumbs,' 'Skyfall,' 'Kill Them First,' 'Welcome to Scotland,' 'She's Mine,' 'The Moors,' 'Deep Water,' 'Mother,' and finally 'Adrenaline' brings to an end an incredible depth of OST music.