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Requiem for a Dream [Soundtrack] [2LP]

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    This first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell's haunting score to Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, was first released for Record Store Day 2016. The album, pressed on two 180-gram LPs, features the original soundtrack, remastered for the release, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as a download of the complete album, and newly commissioned artwork by Simon C Page.

    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: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 09:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell's haunting score to Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, was first released for Record Store Day 2016. The album, pressed on two 180-gram LPs, features the original soundtrack, remastered for the release, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as a download of the complete album, and newly commissioned artwork by Simon C Page.

Description: 

This first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell's haunting score to Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, was first released for Record Store Day 2016. The album, pressed on two 180-gram LPs, features the original soundtrack, remastered for the release, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as a download of the complete album, and newly commissioned artwork by Simon C Page.

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: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597947250
Price: 
25.00
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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