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Spy Game (Harry Gregson-Williams) [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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1. Su-Chou Prison
2. Muir Races to Work
3. ...He's been arrested for espionage.
4. Red Shirt
5. Training Montage
6. Berlin
7. It's Not A Game
8. You're Going to Miss It
9. Beirut, A War Zone
10. My Name is Tom
11. All Hell Breaks Loose
12. Explosion & Aftermath
13. Parting Company
14. Harker Tracks Muir
15. The Long Night
16. Muir's in the Hot Seat
17. Back at Su-Chou Prison
18. Operation Dinner Out
19. Spies (Ryebot Remix)
20. Dinner Out [Rothrock Remix]

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Director Tony Scott's buddy-pic-cum-espionage thriller shrewdly unites Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, pretty-boy box-office icons from two different generations. But its tense musical score embodies a gratifying sense of cross-cultural experimentation that seems as doggedly genre-expanding as it does dramatically tough. Young composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, The Replacement Killers, Antz, The Rock) employs haunting Eastern instrumental modalities, symphonic flourishes and spare choral touches here but crucially weds them to driving, polyrhythmic percussion and pulsing techno club grooves. Continuing a contemporary scoring trend that largely eschews thematic melodies in favour of evocative atmospherics, the composer's studio-savvy fusion has conjured up a soundscape of surprisingly emotional twists and turns, but one that also seems to grow more determinedly electro-modern with each successive cut. This is that rare score that proves that pop trend can indeed inform classical tradition--and much to the benefit of both.--Jerry McCulley

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Format:Audio CD
The music from this CD has been a favorite of mine for the past couple years. The styles mix quite well and provide a a variety that gives a vitality to this collection with every listen. In lesser hands this diversity of style could have been chaos, but HGW shows he is a very accomplished composer. Listen to the samples to get a feel for the variety of styles. If you like these the whole album will not disappoint. My personal favorite tracks are # 2, 5, 10, 13, & 18. You will be able to listen to this again and a again and each time you will discover something new. It is especially good on headphones!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool Aug. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
Harry Gregson-William came up with a pretty sweet score for the movie. Spy Game was another movie where I decided to get the soundtrack for the score ten minutes in. Sometimes the little techno buzz gets repetitious but I enjoy it, it's pretty funky and more exciting than your average score. There are also a lot of parts that are very moving, sometimes more moving than the film itself. The remix track is pretty cool, too. Bank on the music from the movie, though. It's worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry's Best to my knowledge May 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
I would definitely agree with that other person who said that this is Harry's best. It's very moving...and I would like to disagree with some other person who said that this score doesn't have a theme. It has several...and they're hummable...not that it really matters. The Matrix didn't have a really hummable theme...but people love it. Notice how the popularity of a movie can raise it's score to godlike status. Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Matrix...just about anybody could recognize those and people often times rate their scores higher than other scores that deserve more praise, just because the movie is really popular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry's Best to my knowledge May 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
I would definitely agree with that other person who said that this is Harry's best. It's very moving...and I would like to disagree with some other person who said that this score doesn't have a theme. It has several...and they're hummable...not that it really matters. The Matrix didn't have a really hummable theme...but people love it. Notice how the popularity of a movie can raise it's score to godlike status. Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Matrix...just about anybody could recognize those and people often times rate their scores higher than other scores that deserve more praise, just because the movie is really popular.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I spy a good soundtrack Dec 24 2002
Format:Audio CD
Harry Gregson-Williams, who has composed many film scores along with John Powell and by himself, returns solo with this thriller score to Spy Game. The music represents the various settings in the film, from China to Vietnam and the middle east with voices and ethnic percussion sounds.The opening track "Su-Chou Prison" opens the score with thrilling percussion and synths. A boy soprano soloist is used in 2 main tracks, "My Name Is Tom" and "Operation Dinner Out". These 2 tracks, plus "Parting Company" contain the main theme. A highlight of the soundtrack is "Red Shirt" which contains all of the score's basic elements thrown into one track. "The Long Night" reminds me a little of Graeme Revell's The Negotiator in parts, but i'm sure that Gregson-Williams didn't take it from him. Other parts of the score remind me of Danny Elfman's Proof of Life. The majority of the score contains ethnic influences, with voices, a boy soprano soloist, ethnic percussion, and plenty of electronics and orchestra. Great orchestral music can be found in "All Hell Breaks Loose", "Beirut, A War Zone", "My Name Is Tom", "Explosion and Aftermath", and "Operation Dinner Out". I wish that more of the orchestral passages would of been used, but due to the film's setting, I can see why Gregson-Williams chose to use electronics and ethnic sounds for it. There is 71 minutes of music on here, which is more than plenty and satisfies the average film music collector. A great soundtrack and a job well done by Harry Gregson-Williams.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Nov. 4 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am probably one of the few people that bought the soundtrack before even seeing the movie. Just knowing that Harry Gregson-Williams made this original score, it has got to be good. It has a similar beat to 'Enemy of the State's theme. But it doesn't have that "added" Hans Zimmer build-up power theme in 'The Rock.' A few of the first 11 tracks had somewhat a 'Gladiator' sound (by Hans Zimmer) i.e. Progeny, Earth, and Sorrow tracks(but not the heavy battle and pride tracks). The lonely piano scores is an excellent side i have first heard from Gregson-Williams. There is a scattered selection techno-beat tracks that don't disappoint. If you are a fan of Hans Zimmer and his apprentices, this is a soundtrack worth getting.
- One of the Bad Boys II TV trailer - Spy Game: track 4 - Red Shirt. Hey they used it. Awesome how the screenplay tied in with the composition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack Sept. 9 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great soundtrack! When i first saw the movie, the first thing i noticed was the music. It is excellent and gives the film a really good "mood"! I think it is one of the most spectacular soundtracks ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthusiastic!!! April 30 2002
Format:Audio CD
I couldn't imagine the movie without this soundtrack. I had never bought a soundtrack from a motion picture before but this inspired me. Intense, interesting and enthusiastic. I loved the rhythm; even works well for my treadmill!! I would love to watch this man compose and learn from him. Excellent movie score!!
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