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4.0 out of 5 stars "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ... Alberto Iglesias ... Silva Screen Records (2011) (4.5 stars rating)", Nov. 22 2011
J. Lovins "Mr. Jim" (Missouri-USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Audio CD)
Silva Screen Records LTD presents "TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY" [Soundtrack], the score is by the celebrated composer Alberto Iglesias ... Oscar Nominated for Original Score The Constant Gardener (2005) and Original Score The Kite Runner (2007) -- and the list could go on, very accomplished film score composer.

Mesmerizing undertones of jazz, with light piano fingering gives this an almost dreamlike film sequence. One reviewer mentions central elements of Jerry Goldsmith (The Russia House), which is one of my favorite scores from Maestro Goldsmith. But, listen to the strings and counter melodies that extrude into the bleak air of the night.

Iglesias is right on with each track ... one can only hope this will receive some recognition for a mention in the award department.

This is one of those soundtracks/scores that you can play and listen with your conscious or subconscious, while reading a book or just under winding after a hard day.

(Track Listings & Time):

1. George Smiley [5:15]
2. Treasure [1:50]
3. Witchcraft [1:34]
4. Islay Hotel [1:01]
5. Control [2:11]
6. Polyakov [1:51]
7. Alleline And Bland On The Roof [2:36]
8. Safe House [1:44]
9. Tarr And Irina [5:18]
10.Anything Else? [3:38]
11.Jim Prideaux [2:16]
12.Thursgood [1:21]
13.Karla [2:58]
14.Esterhase [5:02]
15.Guillam [1:33]
16.Control And Westerby 4:02]
17.Circus [5:29]
18.One's Gone [3:38]
19.Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [5:59]

Alberto Iglesias [aka: Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi]
Date of Birth: 1955 - Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
Date of Death: Still Living

Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Mixing: 5 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]

Total Time: 60 min on 19 Tracks ~ Silva Screen Records LTD ~ (November 21, 2011)
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