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Argo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about Argo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 58:37 minutes.

Artist: Alexandre Desplat
Release date: 2012
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 17
Duration: 58:37
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No. Title Length
1. Argo 3:38
2. A Spy In Tehran 4:18
3. Scent of Death 3:25
4. The Mission 2:07
5. Hotel Messages 2:03
6. Held Up By Guards 5:31
7. The Business Card 2:55
8. Breaking Through the Gates 3:50
9. Tony Grills the Six 3:30
10. The Six Are Missing 3:21
11. Sweatshop 1:31
12. Drive to the Airport 3:45
13. Missing Home 3:00
14. Istanbul (The Blue Mosque) 2:18
15. Bazaar 3:45
16. Cleared Iranian Airspace 6:01
17. Hace Tuto Guagua (featuring Familion) 3:39



Alexandre Desplat’s soundtrack for the 2012 film Argo does amazingly well at expressing the tension of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. His symphonic architecture for Argo crackles with a palpable intensity starting right from the opening song, “A Spy in Tehran.” Increasingly propulsive rhythms are colored here with foreboding melodies played on Middle Eastern instrumentation. More tone-setting than narrative-driving, the following “Scent of Death” draws the listener into the plot’s snowballing suspense with a hyperventilated vocal performance by Iranian singer, composer, and dancer Sussan Deyhim. Similarly, “Held Up by Guards” layers ominous drones with stark piano notes and dramatic orchestral swells to build a strong feeling of uncertainty (even though anyone familiar with the real story knows the outcome). The lilting “Missing Home” uses sublime textures to convey the melancholy of homesickness. Conversely, “Cleared Iranian Airspace” slowly unknots the tension with grand, sweeping movements.