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Eyes wide shut music from the motion picture
Harlan, Dominic.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Sunset/Reprise Records, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (58 min.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Musica Ricercata, II / Gyorgy Ligeti (Dominic Harlan, piano) -- Waltz #2 from Jazz Suite / Dmitri Shostakovich (Royal Concertebouw Orch.) -- Baby Did A Bad Thing (Chris Issak) -- When I Fall In Love (Victor Silvester Orch.) -- I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Oscar Peterson Trio) -- Naval Officer ; The Dream ; Masked Ball (Jocelyn Pook) -- Migrations (Jocelyn Pook and the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble with Manickam Yogeswaran) -- If I Had You (Roy Gerson) -- Strangers In The Night (Peter Hughes Orchestra) -- Blame It On My Youth (Brad Mehldau) -- Grey Clouds / Franz Liszt (Dominic Harlan, piano) -- Musica Ricercata, II (reprise) / Gyorgy Ligeti (Dominic Harlan, piano)
Subject Term:
Format :
Music CD


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Central Library SNDTRACK .E97 EYE Compact Disc Central Library
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Stanley Kubrick made his own musical choices for his films, many of them existing pieces that were forever redefined by their use. (Remember "Thus Spake Zarathustra" in 2001: A Space Odyssey?) For his final work, Eyes Wide Shut, he employed composer Jocelyn Pook to compose some evocative string-filled music (including one track, "Masked Ball," eerily featuring backwards vocals), but his score also included works by Liszt and Shostakovich, syrupy versions of "When I Fall in Love," "If I Had You," and "Strangers in the Night," a jazzy rendition of "Blame It on My Youth" by Brad Mehldau, Chris Isaak's cross between John Lee Hooker and Roy Orbison on his 1995 song "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing," and, opening and closing the disc, a simple but intense solo piano piece by Gyögy Ligeti, whose work also had been used in 2001 and another Kubrick film, The Shining. The result was an eclectic soundtrack album that primarily was of interest to fans of the film who were in need of an aural souvenir. ~ William Ruhlmann

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