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At my parent's house

Mom is making a big chicken for dinner tonight. I didn't realize how good poultry could be until she got this new oven. Now, every time she makes a chicken or a duck I try to somehow ingratiate myself into the dinner table.


Dinner


I am here because I am taking my car in to have the brakes looked at. They have been acting very funny lately, not very nice at all. I hope they can have everything done for me by tomorrow evening.



Thomas Newman


In a recent entry, I had posted the track listing of the first disc completed of my 3 disc Thomas Newman mix. I decided to make each one a musical essay of a particular mode that he writes in. The first disc, "Ghosts," was a compilation of his haunting mode. The following discs are each self explanatory in terms of what they are.

While "Bittersweet" is most like what a Thomas Newman sampler might sound like, I worked to give it its own identity. This is the most accessible of the three discs, as it features the most consonant sound.

"Kinky," however, turned out to be the most fun compiling. Newman's odd and playful sound has yielded quite a lot of music for this album, but as one can tell from the track lengths, it is often a fleeting moment in the score. In order to keep the disc from being too fragmented a listen, I carefully blended the tracks and structured them in such a way as so to smooth out the transitions. This CD also gave me the chance to pay my respects to The Player, which was the first score by Newman that made me sit up and pay attention to him. I was, and still am, addicted to that CD.

I am very happy with how these came out. While I feel that there are some omissions (Up Close and Personal, The Linguini Incident and Unstrung Heroes) and some scores that were slighted (his sublime and Oscar-nominated Little Women and Oscar and Lucinda) I think, as a whole, these discs are a very accurate musical portrait of this unique composer.


Kinky
81:10

1.
Rock Hammer (1:47) The Shawshank Redemption
2.
What Kind of This (2:03) American Buffalo
3.
Choking the Bishop (1:46) American Beauty
4.
Odd Bod (1:00) Oscar and Lucinda
5.
Billy-Be-Frigged (2:05) The Green Mile
6.
End Title (4:29) In the Bedroom
7.
First Day (1:14) Finding Nemo
8.
St. James (0:57) The Player
9.
The Life Before (2:20) How To Make An American Quilt
10.
Assembly (2:02) Scent Of A Woman
11.
Dead Already (3:18) American Beauty
12.
Mouse on the Mile (1:28) The Green Mile
13.
Lovely Raquel (1:54) The Shawshank Redemption
14.
Marine (1:34) American Beauty
15.
Buffalo Head (2:32) American Buffalo
16.
Desert Drive (1:13) The Player
17.
Darla Filth Offramp (1:34) Finding Nemo
18.
Meet Maguire (1:37) Road to Perdition
19.
Opening 3 (1:02) The Player
20.
Lunch with the King (2:26) American Beauty
21.
Wild Bill (1:14) The Green Mile
22.
The Oakroom (0:35) Scent Of A Woman
23.
Scum Angel (0:40) Finding Nemo
24.
Arose (1:04) American Beauty
25.
Morphine and Cola (2:49) The Green Mile
26.
Iron (1:31) The Horse Whisperer
27.
Lineup (1:10) The Player
28.
The Cannery (1:35) In the Bedroom
29.
Dare (2:29) The War
30.
Still Dead (2:46) American Beauty
31.
Different Species (0:32) Threesome
32.
Tails You Lose (2:42) American Buffalo
33.
That's All He Wrote (2:19) The Player
34.
Foolproof (0:32) Finding Nemo
35.
Done Tom Turkey (0:57) The Green Mile
36.
The Bee Charmer (1:59) Fried Green Tomatoes
37.
Main Title (1:45) The Player
38.
Bloodless Freak (1:34) American Beauty
39.
Limp Noodle (1:01) The Green Mile
40.
The Graduate, Pt. 2 (2:19) The Player
41.
Mr. Rancé (1:34) Road to Perdition
42.
Pelicans (1:12) Finding Nemo
43.
Weirdest Home Videos (2:02) American Beauty
44.
Crow (1:14) How To Make An American Quilt
45.
Shine My Knob (0:52) The Green Mile
46.
Trolley (2:01) The War
47.
Balloons (0:52) Scent Of A Woman
48.
Drive Away (1:09) Threesome


Bittersweet
80:41

1.
Suds on the Roof (1:29) The Shawshank Redemption
2.
The Farm (2:00) Road to Perdition
3.
45 in 25 (1:30) Scent Of A Woman
4.
That Next Place (10:04) Meet Joe Black
5.
The War (1:12) The War
6.
Wow (2:02) Finding Nemo
7.
Cigar Box (1:47) The Green Mile
8.
Visiting Ruth (1:43) Fried Green Tomatoes
9.
An American Quilt (3:35) How To Make An American Quilt
10.
Road to Chicago (2:55) Road to Perdition
11.
Rhythm of the Horse (3:03) The Horse Whisperer
12.
Danger of Hell (2:21) The Green Mile
13.
Hospital (2:31) The War
14.
The Caul (1:17) Oscar and Lucinda
15.
Montana (1:21) The Horse Whisperer
16.
Spring (0:57) Little Women
17.
Beyond Danger (2:37) Scent Of A Woman
18.
Quilting (1:40) How To Make An American Quilt
19.
Cathedral (2:37) Road to Perdition
20.
Fronds Like These (1:00) Finding Nemo
21.
Road to Perdition (3:48) Road to Perdition
22.
Red Over Green (2:42) The Green Mile
23.
Angel Pen (3:28) The War
24.
Nemo Egg (1:15) Finding Nemo
25.
The Diver (2:41) How To Make An American Quilt
26.
The Smell of Coffee (1:08) Fried Green Tomatoes
27.
Virgin Mary (1:33) Road to Perdition
28.
The Green Mile (3:34) The Green Mile
29.
Finding Nemo (1:18) Finding Nemo
30.
Amy Abroad (0:56) Little Women
31.
The Vast Continent (3:30) The Horse Whisperer
32.
So Was Red (6:50) The Shawshank Redemption



Music Composed and Conducted by Thomas Newman
Orchestrated by Thomas Pasatieri
Produced by Thomas Newman, Bill Bernstein and John Vigran
Selections from In the Bedroom Performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
Selections from Little Women Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra



Some Thomas Newman resources:
IMDB entry
1991 interview.
1996 inteview.
1998 interview.
Music for the Movies entry
Overview by James Tourniainen


Special thanks to

without whom there would be no Thomas Newman mixes
Tags: film music, mix workshop, thomas newman
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