Skip directly to content

There Will Be Blood [Soundtrack]

  • 369020

News & Reviews

  • There's just over a month to go before 2018 comes to a close, and the UK music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut and Mojo have published their lists of the Best of 2018, and included among them are David Byrne's American Utopia, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, Olivia Chaney's Shelter, and Jonny Greenwood's Phantom Thread soundtrack.

     

  • Paul Thomas Anderson's Academy Award–winning film Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps, will receive its HBO premiere on Saturday, September 29, and will be available to watch via the HBO GO and HBO NOW apps. The Guardian says there is "such pure delicious pleasure in this film"; Financial Times says Anderson "gets everything right here." The soundtrack, featuring Jonny Greenwood's Oscar-nominated score, is out on Nonesuch.

Buy Now

  • About This Album

    Buy There Will Be Blood at the new Nonesuch Store and get three exclusive bonus MP3s.

    “Jonny Greenwood’s musical compositions almost become another character in the film. Think Bernard Herrmann and Taxi Driver, another portrait of a twisted soul, with sound effects and music to match.” —Variety

    Nonesuch released guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood’s instrumental score to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film There Will Be Blood on December 18, 2007. An adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, the movie, which will be released by Paramount Vantage on December 26, stars Daniel Day-Lewis in what The Hollywood Reporter has called a “powerhouse performance.” The publication went on to say that Greenwood’s score is “captivating … greatly contributing to the sense that tectonic forces lie beneath the drama.” The music is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler, the Emperor Quartet, Caroline Dale (cello), and Michael Dussek (piano).

    Greenwood’s score is indicative of his current collaborations with the BBC Concert Orchestra as composer-in-residence, rather than his rock compositions. The score incorporates material from an earlier orchestral piece he created in that position, Popcorn Superhet Receiver, which will have its U.S. concert premiere in January when Greenwood appears as part of the Wordless Music Series in New York City.

    “I saw some fairly long sections of the film, read the script, and just wrote loads of music. I tried to write to the scenery, and the story rather than specific ‘themes’ for characters. It’s not really the kind of narrative that would suit that. It was all about the underlying menace in the film, the greed, and that against the fucked-up, oppressive religious mood—and this kid in the middle of it all,” says Greenwood. “Only a couple of the parts were written for specific scenes—I was happier writing lots of music for the film/story, and having PTA [the film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson] fit some of it to the film.” Nonesuch released the soundtrack for Anderson’s last film, 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). There Will Be Blood is a stark period piece filmed on arid Texas plains.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    BBC Concert Orchestra, Robert Ziegler, conductor (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)
    Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin (3, 4)
    Fiona Bonds, viola (3, 4)
    Emperor Quartet (7, 9-11): Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin; Fiona Bonds viola; William Schofield, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Graeme Stewart
    Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen
    Music Editor: Paul Rabjohns
    Recorded at Abbey Road by Simon Rhodes
    Assistant Engineer: Lewis Jones
    Additional score recorded, mixed, and engineered by Graeme Stewart at Hook End Manor

    Album Artwork: Shin Katan
    Photography: Robert Elswitt

nonesuch's picture
on May 30, 2008 - 7:14pm
Artist Name: 
Jonny Greenwood
genre: 
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Greenwood's hauntingly dramatic score for Paul Thomas Anderson's epic film starring Daniel Day-Lewis is "one of the few film scores in recent years that can honestly own the sobriquet of landmark," says Newsday. Includes three bonus tracks—orchestral versions of “HW / Hope of New Fields” and “Prospectors Quartet” plus “De-Tuned Quartet”—available only from the Nonesuch Store.

Description: 

Buy There Will Be Blood at the new Nonesuch Store and get three exclusive bonus MP3s.

“Jonny Greenwood’s musical compositions almost become another character in the film. Think Bernard Herrmann and Taxi Driver, another portrait of a twisted soul, with sound effects and music to match.” —Variety

Nonesuch released guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood’s instrumental score to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film There Will Be Blood on December 18, 2007. An adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, the movie, which will be released by Paramount Vantage on December 26, stars Daniel Day-Lewis in what The Hollywood Reporter has called a “powerhouse performance.” The publication went on to say that Greenwood’s score is “captivating … greatly contributing to the sense that tectonic forces lie beneath the drama.” The music is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler, the Emperor Quartet, Caroline Dale (cello), and Michael Dussek (piano).

Greenwood’s score is indicative of his current collaborations with the BBC Concert Orchestra as composer-in-residence, rather than his rock compositions. The score incorporates material from an earlier orchestral piece he created in that position, Popcorn Superhet Receiver, which will have its U.S. concert premiere in January when Greenwood appears as part of the Wordless Music Series in New York City.

“I saw some fairly long sections of the film, read the script, and just wrote loads of music. I tried to write to the scenery, and the story rather than specific ‘themes’ for characters. It’s not really the kind of narrative that would suit that. It was all about the underlying menace in the film, the greed, and that against the fucked-up, oppressive religious mood—and this kid in the middle of it all,” says Greenwood. “Only a couple of the parts were written for specific scenes—I was happier writing lots of music for the film/story, and having PTA [the film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson] fit some of it to the film.” Nonesuch released the soundtrack for Anderson’s last film, 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). There Will Be Blood is a stark period piece filmed on arid Texas plains.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Graeme Stewart
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen
Music Editor: Paul Rabjohns
Recorded at Abbey Road by Simon Rhodes
Assistant Engineer: Lewis Jones
Additional score recorded, mixed, and engineered by Graeme Stewart at Hook End Manor

Album Artwork: Shin Katan
Photography: Robert Elswitt

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

369020

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
ns_album_artistid: 
237
ns_album_id: 
682
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 05:00
ns_genre_1: 
0
ns_genre_2: 
0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597930016
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597980509
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597930047
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
BBC Concert Orchestra, Robert Ziegler, conductor (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)
Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin (3, 4)
Fiona Bonds, viola (3, 4)
Emperor Quartet (7, 9-11): Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin; Fiona Bonds viola; William Schofield, cello

[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On