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Requiem for a Dream [Soundtrack] [2LP]

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  • Kronos Quartet filmed a socially distanced performance of "Lux Aeterna," from composer Clint Mansell's score to Darren Arronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, to mark the film's 20th anniversary, at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall. You can watch it here. Nonesuch Records will reissue the soundtrack on vinyl December 4.

  • Composer Clint Mansell spoke with NPR's Tim Greiving on Morning Edition about creating the score for director Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream. "Requiem for a Dream celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall" says Greiving, "and in that time there's at least one part of its legacy that's never faded: the music. The movie's haunted original score spawned a kind of breakout hit that would ripple through media for years to come." You can listen to the Morning Edition piece here. The 20th anniversary vinyl edition of the soundtrack, performed by Kronos Quartet, is due December 4 and is available to pre-order now.

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    Clint Mansell's haunting score to director Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, returns to vinyl for the film's twentieth anniversary year, on December 4, 2020. The soundtrack was originally released on Nonesuch in 2000; the first vinyl edition was released for Record Store Day in 2016 with new artwork and two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The new 2-LP vinyl edition, which also includes the bonus tracks, features the original 2000 soundtrack cover art for the anniversary.

    Requiem for a Dream, which stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans, was the second collaboration between Mansell and Aronofsky, following the director's 1997 feature debut, pi. The two would go on to collaborate on The Fountain (2006) and Noah (2014)—both of which also feature Kronos Quartet on the soundtrack—The Wrestler (2008) and Black Swan (2010). Mansell’s score for Requiem for a Dream serves to intensify the wide range of emotions that permeate the film. "Brilliant stuff," exclaimed Classic FM.

    "In a homogenized world of brand names and mass production," Mansell said in 2000, "a world where art is always at odds with commerce, it is unbelievably gratifying to work with artists such as Darren Aronofsky and the Kronos Quartet, whose desire to go beyond the norm, beyond the expected, is not tempered by the desire to be commercially palatable."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Jennifer Culp, cello

    "Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga"
    Marcel Reginatto, saxophone, vocals
    Brian Emrich, bass guitar, vocals
    Oscar Oñoz, trumpet, vocals
    Theodore Birkey, keyboards, vocals
    Hector Torres, percussion, vocals
    Darren Aronofsky, vocals

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Jennifer Culp, cello

    "Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga"
    Marcel Reginatto, saxophone, vocals
    Brian Emrich, bass guitar, vocals
    Oscar Oñoz, trumpet, vocals
    Theodore Birkey, keyboards, vocals
    Hector Torres, percussion, vocals
    Darren Aronofsky, vocals

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Clint Mansell, except Kronos Quartet performances produced by Judith Sherman with arrangements by David Lang
    Recorded and Mixed March 1-8, 2000 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
    Engineered by Dann Michael Thompson
    Mixed by Leslie Ann Jones and Dann Michael Thompson
    Assistant Engineers: André j.h. Zweers, Bob Levy, Brandon Proctor
    Digital Editing: Tom Luekens and Andre j.h. Zweers
    Technical Engineer: Aaron Reiff

    All machines programmed by Clint Mansell

    "Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga" produced by Brian Emrich and engineered, programmed and mixed by James Murphy for the DFA at Plantain Recording House, New York City

    Soundtrack album produced by Clint Mansell and David Harrington

    "In the End It's All Nice" Remixed by Geoff Foster
    Mastered for Vinyl by John Webber
    With thanks to all at Air Studios
    Originally Mastered by Paul Zinman and David Harrington at SoundByte Productions, Inc., New York City

    All music composed by Clint Mansell, except "Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga" by Brian Emrich and Theodore Birkey

    Album cover art and design by Simon C Page

    Executive Producers of the soundtrack album: David Bither, Eric Watson, and Darren Aronofsky

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on March 3, 2016 - 2:30pm
Release Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Clint Mansell's haunting score to director Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, returns to vinyl for the film's 20th anniversary year, on December 4, 2020. The soundtrack was originally released on Nonesuch in 2000; the first vinyl edition was released for Record Store Day in 2016 with new artwork and two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The new 2-LP vinyl edition, which also includes the bonus tracks, features the original 2000 soundtrack cover art for the anniversary. "Brilliant stuff," says Classic FM.

Description: 

Clint Mansell's haunting score to director Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, returns to vinyl for the film's twentieth anniversary year, on December 4, 2020. The soundtrack was originally released on Nonesuch in 2000; the first vinyl edition was released for Record Store Day in 2016 with new artwork and two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The new 2-LP vinyl edition, which also includes the bonus tracks, features the original 2000 soundtrack cover art for the anniversary.

Requiem for a Dream, which stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans, was the second collaboration between Mansell and Aronofsky, following the director's 1997 feature debut, pi. The two would go on to collaborate on The Fountain (2006) and Noah (2014)—both of which also feature Kronos Quartet on the soundtrack—The Wrestler (2008) and Black Swan (2010). Mansell’s score for Requiem for a Dream serves to intensify the wide range of emotions that permeate the film. "Brilliant stuff," exclaimed Classic FM.

"In a homogenized world of brand names and mass production," Mansell said in 2000, "a world where art is always at odds with commerce, it is unbelievably gratifying to work with artists such as Darren Aronofsky and the Kronos Quartet, whose desire to go beyond the norm, beyond the expected, is not tempered by the desire to be commercially palatable."

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jennifer Culp, cello

"Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga"
Marcel Reginatto, saxophone, vocals
Brian Emrich, bass guitar, vocals
Oscar Oñoz, trumpet, vocals
Theodore Birkey, keyboards, vocals
Hector Torres, percussion, vocals
Darren Aronofsky, vocals

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Clint Mansell, except Kronos Quartet performances produced by Judith Sherman with arrangements by David Lang
Recorded and Mixed March 1-8, 2000 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Engineered by Dann Michael Thompson
Mixed by Leslie Ann Jones and Dann Michael Thompson
Assistant Engineers: André j.h. Zweers, Bob Levy, Brandon Proctor
Digital Editing: Tom Luekens and Andre j.h. Zweers
Technical Engineer: Aaron Reiff

All machines programmed by Clint Mansell

"Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga" produced by Brian Emrich and engineered, programmed and mixed by James Murphy for the DFA at Plantain Recording House, New York City

Soundtrack album produced by Clint Mansell and David Harrington

"In the End It's All Nice" Remixed by Geoff Foster
Mastered for Vinyl by John Webber
With thanks to all at Air Studios
Originally Mastered by Paul Zinman and David Harrington at SoundByte Productions, Inc., New York City

All music composed by Clint Mansell, except "Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga" by Brian Emrich and Theodore Birkey

Album cover art and design by Simon C Page

Executive Producers of the soundtrack album: David Bither, Eric Watson, and Darren Aronofsky

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

553787

ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 14:30
Album Status: 
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Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597947250
Price: 
21.00
Artist Name: 
Clint Mansell
Kronos Quartet
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jennifer Culp, cello

"Bialy & Lox Conga" and "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga"
Marcel Reginatto, saxophone, vocals
Brian Emrich, bass guitar, vocals
Oscar Oñoz, trumpet, vocals
Theodore Birkey, keyboards, vocals
Hector Torres, percussion, vocals
Darren Aronofsky, vocals

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