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The Master [Soundtrack] [LP + CD]

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    Nonesuch released composer Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master in the United States on September 11, 2012, to critical acclaim, with The New Yorker calling the score "rich and inventive" and Rolling Stone saying the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." The album was released on vinyl on October 22, 2012. The LP includes 12 tracks pressed on 140-gram vinyl plus the full album on CD.

    The Master, which Anderson also co-produced, features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern, is now playing in theaters across the US. A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post–World War II America, The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future—until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Seymour Hoffman). The soundtrack comprises compositions by Greenwood along with recordings from the movie’s era. Performers include the London Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. International cinema and soundtrack release dates for The Master will follow later in the fall.

    The Master is the second Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaboration, the critically praised soundtrack for 2007’s Academy Award–winning There Will Be Blood, also was released by Nonesuch. Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly respected composer. In addition to There Will Be Blood, Nonesuch released his score for Norwegian Wood in 2011 and his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki earlier this year.

    Nonesuch also released the soundtrack for Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love—a smart pop score by composer/producer Jon Brion—in 2002. Anderson’s other previous films—all of which have been highly praised—include Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Tracks 1-02, 1-04, 1-06, 2-03, 2-04, 2-06: The London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt; Daniel Pioro, violin I; Galya Bisengalieva, Daniel Llewellyn Roberts, violin II; Robert Ames, viola I; Charlotte Bonneton, viola II; Oliver Coates, cello I; Peteris Sokolovskis, cello II; Dave Brown, double bass; Pasha Mansurov, flute; Mark Simpson, clarinet; Simon Cox, trumpet; Mark Wood, Kate Hainsworth, french horn; Peter Foggitt, Antoine Françoise, organ, piano
    Tracks 1-01, 2-01: AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Marek Moś
    Track 1-03: Ella Fitzgerald, vocals; Paul Weston & His Orchestra
    Track 1-05: Shabaka Hutchings, clarinet; Jimmy Hastings, clarinet, flute; Daniel Pioro, violin; Neil Charles, bass; Tom Skinner, drums
    Track 2-02: Jo Stafford, vocals; Paul Weston & His Orchestra
    Track 2-05: Helen Forrest, vocals; Sy Oliver Orchestra

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Jonny Greenwood and Graeme Stewart
    Tracks 1-02, 1-04, 1-05, 1-06, 2-03, 2-04, 2-06 recorded by Graeme Stewart
    Tracks 1-01, 2-01 recorded by Ewa Guziolek-Tubelewicz and Piort Witkowski at Alvernia Studios, Kraków, Poland
    All Tracks Mixed by Graeme Stewart (except time hole, atomic 2 & 7, by Jonny Greenwood) at Abbey Road Studios, London
    Assistant Engineer: John Barrett
    Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios

    All tracks composed by Jonny Greenwood, except track 1-03 by Irving Berlin, track 2-02 by Bob Russell & Paul Weston, and track 2-05 by Larry Coleman & Joe Darion.

    Soundtrack Album Artwork by Shin Katan
    Design by Dustin Stanton

on September 19, 2012 - 12:01pm
Release Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

532559

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Jonny Greenwood
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597960693BUN
Price: 
23.00
Label: 
LP+CD+MP3
Description: 

Nonesuch released composer Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master in the United States on September 11, 2012, to critical acclaim, with The New Yorker calling the score "rich and inventive" and Rolling Stone saying the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." The album was released on vinyl on October 22, 2012. The LP includes 12 tracks pressed on 140-gram vinyl plus the full album on CD.

The Master, which Anderson also co-produced, features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern, is now playing in theaters across the US. A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post–World War II America, The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future—until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Seymour Hoffman). The soundtrack comprises compositions by Greenwood along with recordings from the movie’s era. Performers include the London Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. International cinema and soundtrack release dates for The Master will follow later in the fall.

The Master is the second Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaboration, the critically praised soundtrack for 2007’s Academy Award–winning There Will Be Blood, also was released by Nonesuch. Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly respected composer. In addition to There Will Be Blood, Nonesuch released his score for Norwegian Wood in 2011 and his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki earlier this year.

Nonesuch also released the soundtrack for Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love—a smart pop score by composer/producer Jon Brion—in 2002. Anderson’s other previous films—all of which have been highly praised—include Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master comprises compositions by Greenwood—“rich and inventive” (The New Yorker)—along with recordings from the post–World War II era in which the film is set. Rolling Stone says the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." Soundtrack performers include The London Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. The LP includes 12 tracks on 140-gram vinyl and the full album on CD.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Tracks 1-02, 1-04, 1-06, 2-03, 2-04, 2-06: The London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt; Daniel Pioro, violin I; Galya Bisengalieva, Daniel Llewellyn Roberts, violin II; Robert Ames, viola I; Charlotte Bonneton, viola II; Oliver Coates, cello I; Peteris Sokolovskis, cello II; Dave Brown, double bass; Pasha Mansurov, flute; Mark Simpson, clarinet; Simon Cox, trumpet; Mark Wood, Kate Hainsworth, french horn; Peter Foggitt, Antoine Françoise, organ, piano
Tracks 1-01, 2-01: AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Marek Moś
Track 1-03: Ella Fitzgerald, vocals; Paul Weston & His Orchestra
Track 1-05: Shabaka Hutchings, clarinet; Jimmy Hastings, clarinet, flute; Daniel Pioro, violin; Neil Charles, bass; Tom Skinner, drums
Track 2-02: Jo Stafford, vocals; Paul Weston & His Orchestra
Track 2-05: Helen Forrest, vocals; Sy Oliver Orchestra

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Jonny Greenwood and Graeme Stewart
Tracks 1-02, 1-04, 1-05, 1-06, 2-03, 2-04, 2-06 recorded by Graeme Stewart
Tracks 1-01, 2-01 recorded by Ewa Guziolek-Tubelewicz and Piort Witkowski at Alvernia Studios, Kraków, Poland
All Tracks Mixed by Graeme Stewart (except time hole, atomic 2 & 7, by Jonny Greenwood) at Abbey Road Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: John Barrett
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios

All tracks composed by Jonny Greenwood, except track 1-03 by Irving Berlin, track 2-02 by Bob Russell & Paul Weston, and track 2-05 by Larry Coleman & Joe Darion.

Soundtrack Album Artwork by Shin Katan
Design by Dustin Stanton