Create account Log in

Water for Elephants (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about Water for Elephants (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by James Newton Howard. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:00:17 minutes.

Artist: James Newton Howard
Release date: 2011
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:00:17
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. Did I Miss It? 1:53
2. The Circus Sets Up 2:32
3. Circus Fantasy 3:44
4. Jacob Sees Marlena 5:00
5. Button Up Your Overcoat (Excerpt) (featuring Ruth Etting) 0:32
6. Prosze, Rosie, Daj Noge 4:12
7. Rosie 3:24
8. Speakeasy Kiss 1:33
9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 1:40
10. Barabra's Tent 1:18
11. Jacob Returns 5:30
12. Don't Tell Him What Happened to Me 2:02
13. Shooting Star 2:25
14. The Job Is Yours 0:57
15. Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl (featuring Bessie Smith) 2:47
16. Stomp Time Blues (featuring Jasper Taylor And His State Street Boys) 2:34
17. I Can See Straight Through You 6:00
18. Sanctuary 1:55
19. Baptism / Jacob & Rosie 1:58
20. The Stampede / I'm Coming Home 8:21



Appropriately nostalgic and sepia-toned, the soundtrack for the big screen adaptation of author Sara Gruen's circus-themed, Great Depression romance Water for Elephants features the work of Grammy-winning composer James Newton Howard. Peppered with Depression-era nuggets like Bessie Smith's bawdy “Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl,” Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys' “Stomp Time Blues,” and Ruth Etting's “Button Up Your Overcoat,” Water for Elephants, much like the film and novel themselves, dutifully evoke a bygone era. Largely orchestral with flourishes of mandolin and guitar, jazz, cabaret, and vaudeville blues, Howard’s lovely and lucid score draws from the realms of fantasy, magical realism, and historical fiction while maintaining a concrete sense of place.