Iron Lady (Osc) CD (2011)

Artist: Thomas Newman

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Product Overview


Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 225873434
UPC 886919143423
UPC 14 00886919143423
Format CD
Release Date 12/13/2011
Author Thomas Newman
Associated Artist/Work Original Score
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Thomas Newman; Bill Bernstein
CatalogID 88691914342
Lable Name Sony Classics
Released 12/13/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886919143423
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Thomas Newman.
Composer: Thomas Newman.
Audio Mixer: Simon Rhodes .
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London.
Thomas Newman effectively conveys the combination of triumph and controversy in the career of long-reigning British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) in his score for director Phyllida Lloyd's film biography The Iron Lady. Newman's music is usually characterized by low-key (and often minor-key) themes in which the nuances have complex and disquieting effects. (See, for instance, his theme for the TV series Six Feet Under or his score for The Road to Perdition.) His style is on display early with the cue "MT," and "Eyelash" features one of his patented slow piano melodies over suspended strings. But Newman also can write straightforward major-key pomp, as he does, for example, in "Discord and Harmony" before returning to delicacy with "The Twins." Late in the score, the disquieting elements become more prominent as Thatcher's government becomes more embattled, and Newman signals trouble with heavy drumming in such cues as "Crisis of Confidence" and "Community Charge." Periodically, the score gives way to a stage, opera, or classical selection ("Shall We Dance" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, "Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma, Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846), providing respite from the underlying complex moods of Newman's music and suggesting the controversial leader's accomplishments. The result is a detailed musical portrait of a powerful figure both admired and despised. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Soldiers of the Queen Regimental March
2 Iron Lady: MT
3 Iron Lady: Grocer's Daughter
4 Iron Lady: Grand Hotel
5 Iron Lady: Swing Parliament
6 Iron Lady: Eyelash
7 Shall We Dance (from The King and I)
8 Iron Lady: Denis
9 Iron Lady: The Great in Great Britain
10 Iron Lady: Airey Neave
11 Iron Lady: Discord and Harmony
12 Iron Lady: The Twins
13 Iron Lady: Nation of Shopkeepers
14 Iron Lady: Fiscal Responsibility
15 Iron Lady: Crisis of Confidence
16 Iron Lady: Community Charge
17 Norma: Casta Diva
18 Iron Lady: The Difficult Decisions
19 Iron Lady: Exclusion Zone
20 Iron Lady: Statecraft
21 Iron Lady: Steady the Buffs
22 Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846: Prelude
Product Attributes
Artist Newman,Thomas
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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