Various Artists - Luther - Idris Elba Presents Songs and Score from Series 1, 2 and 3

Luther - Idris Elba Presents Songs and Score from Series 1, 2 and 3

Various Artists

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CD Album 22 tracks £8.99 Out of stock
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Description

Various Artists - Luther - Idris Elba Presents Songs and Score from Series 1, 2 and 3

Launched in 2010, Luther has fast become one of the BBC's most popular crime series with Idris Elba in the title role as a dedicated but obsessive police officer. With its mysterious theme, Paradise Circus by Massive Attack opening each episode the series also utilises a play-out track that fits the atmosphere of the story. This release features many of these outstanding songs including music from Robert Plant, Suede, Marilyn Manson, and Nina Simone. Composer Paul Englishby provides the score for the series with music that can range from darkly menacing soundscapes to elegiac dreaminess.His career spans film, TV, theatre, dance and concert hall. He received an Emmy Award for his adroit jazz score to David Hare's TV production Page Eight (also Ivor Novello Award nominated). He also scored the acclaimed John Hurt, Quentin Crisp drama An Englishman In New York. Film highlights include An Education, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day and Magicians. As a special bonus, the little-known Kasabian track ‘Black Whistler’ (previously only available on the single for Empire) makes its album debut here. Always a favourite with the show’s star and producers, it was considered for the opening theme song but they never managed to find a home for it throughout the three series. It is included here at Idris Elba’s request.

Reviews

"Englishby's compositions are the musical overcoat to the series – tracks woven with such dread you'd think that it was Ruth Wilson's Alice threateningly wielding the baton while holding the orchestra at gunpoint. With a frantic, Hans Zimmer signature percussion and strings led thump, the tracks have an oppressive quality that skilfully avoids ever descending into a monotonous dirge." - Cultbox

“… its soundtrack that mixes eclectic tune choices with powerful underscore suspense… a terrifically assembled compilation of the songs and score”
“…a dangerously sleek listen” - Film Music Mag

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1434)
  1. Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
  2. Paul Englishby - The First Case
  3. The Heavy - Big Bad Wolf
  4. Paul Englishby - Carnage
  5. Gil Scott-Heron - Me and the Devil
  6. Paul Englishby - Luther Does Things His Way
  7. Robert Plant - Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
  8. Paul Englishby - John Luther
  9. Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  10. Paul Englishby - Unlucky Young Couple
  11. Emiliana Torrini - Gun
  12. Paul Englishby - Attack In the Attic
  13. Suede - She
  14. Paul Englishby - The Children
  15. Joan As Police Woman - Flash
  16. Paul Englishby - Double Crossed
  17. Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  18. Paul Englishby - He’s Behind You
  19. Hanni El Khatib - I Got a Thing
  20. Paul Englishby - Alice
  21. Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
  22. Kasabian - Black Whistler
Download Album (SILED1434)
  1. Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
  2. Paul Englishby - The First Case
  3. The Heavy - Big Bad Wolf
  4. Paul Englishby - Carnage
  5. Gil Scott-Heron - Me and the Devil
  6. Paul Englishby - Luther Does Things His Way
  7. Robert Plant - Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
  8. Paul Englishby - John Luther
  9. Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  10. Paul Englishby - Unlucky Young Couple
  11. Emiliana Torrini - Gun
  12. Paul Englishby - Attack In the Attic
  13. Suede - She
  14. Paul Englishby - The Children
  15. Joan As Police Woman - Flash
  16. Paul Englishby - Double Crossed
  17. Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  18. Paul Englishby - He’s Behind You
  19. Hanni El Khatib - I Got a Thing
  20. Paul Englishby - Alice
  21. Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
  22. Kasabian - Black Whistler