Thomas Newman - The Debt

The Debt

Thomas Newman

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Description

Thomas Newman - The Debt

A Thomas Newman score to John Madden’s dark drama starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson.

One of the leading lights of the new generation of top Hollywood composers, Newman matured in the 1990s to form his own recognisable music language that alternates between a more traditional orchestral sound and the unconventional, non-Western. Newman’s sound world goes beyond the world of the film soundtrack and extends into the minimalism of American composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, as well as instrumental sonorities experimentation of Morton Feldman and Henry Cowell. Though he was nominated consecutively for 3 Academy Awards, Thomas Newman is yet to receive an Oscar. His acclaimed soundtracks form a long list and include the now cult score for American Beauty, as well as The Player, Erin Brockovich, The Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition, Wall-E, The Good German, Finding Nemo, The Green Mile and Revolutionary Road.

The Debt is a remake of an award-winning 2007 thriller by Israeli director Assaf Bernstein that tells a story about a Nazi war criminal who is pursued by a group of agents.

Reviews

“Thomas Newman’s excitable score”
– Metro Online ***

“The global stage of espionage is one Thomas Newman works to far more visceral effect in the equally excellent score and film to THE DEBT.

It’s an action genre I’d love to see him get more of a workout in, and hopefully more chases and guns will be awaiting Newman given this film’s deserved Number One performance at the box office. Once again, Newman uses his state of the rhythmic art to electrify a history lesson – if a far more violent one here that reaches into the present. It’s a DEBT that’s paid forward with hyper-exciting percussion and entrancing atmospheres, all coalescing about as if trying to make sense of a murky past. And that’s right in tune for a trio of Mossad agents whose virtuous story about capturing a Nazi war criminal gets shattered, shard by anguished shard.

While going with straight-on symphony or hard beats would be apt choices, it’s Newman’s power of not playing the obvious that makes THE DEBT into an unusually haunting spy score. While there’s more than a bit of gutsy orchestral pounding for Gynaecology-Fu and Cold War chases, Newman mostly draws on the funk-rock grunge aesthetic of scores like THE SALTON SEA and JARHEAD, as well as the hauntingly surreal grooves he gave to his other standout soundtrack this year with THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU.

Newman raises the emotional stakes as well the physical ones through the surreal, eerie virtues of THE DEBT, conveying the inner fear of do-gooders cast off in an alien, Berlin-walled land where the slightest miss-step means death, or worse. And as their virtue comes tumbling down, Newman’s score gets even more intriguingly bizarre, with the off-kilter nature of his percussion standing in for the kind of “ethnic” rhythms other composers might have gone for. Yet they pack enough cultural identity here to get across the heroes’ Israeli, and Jewish pride, their emotions further anchored by brooding string melodies that aren’t afraid to go for lush tragedy as well. As with Thomas Newman’s earliest work, you never know just where the hell this DEBT is going. But it’s a mesmerizing ride that you’ll want to take, as far afield from Jason Bourne-esque international intrigue as imaginable- and all the more gripping for suspense, and imaginatively telling us that the one sound everyone’s running from is guilt. ”
– Film Music Mag

“The Debt owes a debt of gratitude to all its contributors, including cinematographer Ben Davis (Budapest makes a nice substitute for East Berlin) and composer Thomas Newman.”
– Home Of The Telegram

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1367)
  1. Thomas Newman - The Wrong Man
  2. Thomas Newman - Ghost Station
  3. Thomas Newman - Airplane Open
  4. Thomas Newman - How to Die (Main Title)
  5. Thomas Newman - Berlin Checkpoint
  6. Thomas Newman - Silver Locket
  7. Thomas Newman - The Surgeon of Birkenau
  8. Thomas Newman - Shaving Roaches
  9. Thomas Newman - An Unscheduled Stop
  10. Thomas Newman - Safe House
  11. Thomas Newman - Air
  12. Thomas Newman - We’d Be Free
  13. Thomas Newman - One More Parcel
  14. Thomas Newman - Newspaper Raid
  15. Thomas Newman - Elsa Roget
  16. Thomas Newman - Unfinished Business
  17. Thomas Newman - Visiting Hours
  18. Thomas Newman - The Full Injection
  19. Thomas Newman - The Debt (End Title)
Download Album (SILED1367)
  1. Thomas Newman - The Wrong Man
  2. Thomas Newman - Ghost Station
  3. Thomas Newman - Airplane Open
  4. Thomas Newman - How to Die (Main Title)
  5. Thomas Newman - Berlin Checkpoint
  6. Thomas Newman - Silver Locket
  7. Thomas Newman - The Surgeon of Birkenau
  8. Thomas Newman - Shaving Roaches
  9. Thomas Newman - An Unscheduled Stop
  10. Thomas Newman - Safe House
  11. Thomas Newman - Air
  12. Thomas Newman - We’d Be Free
  13. Thomas Newman - One More Parcel
  14. Thomas Newman - Newspaper Raid
  15. Thomas Newman - Elsa Roget
  16. Thomas Newman - Unfinished Business
  17. Thomas Newman - Visiting Hours
  18. Thomas Newman - The Full Injection
  19. Thomas Newman - The Debt (End Title)