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Road to Perdition (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)


Download links and information about Road to Perdition (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) by Thomas Newman. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:01:18 minutes.

Artist: Thomas Newman
Release date: 2002
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:01:18
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No. Title Length
1. Rock Island, 1931 3:22
2. Wake 1:55
3. Just the Feller 2:44
4. Mr. Rance 1:38
5. Bit Borrowers 2:25
6. Murder (In Four Parts) 7:53
7. Road to Chicago 3:06
8. Reading Room 1:25
9. Meet Maguire 1:44
10. Blood Dog 1:06
11. Fin McGovern 2:11
12. The Farm 2:09
13. Dirty Money 3:10
14. Rain Hammers 2:41
15. A Blind Eye 2:27
16. Nothing to Trade 2:25
17. Virign Mary 1:34
18. Shoot the Dead 2:25
19. Grave Drive 1:20
20. Cathedral 2:40
21. Ghosts 3:40
22. Lexington Hotel, Room 1432 1:44
23. Road to Perdition 3:55
24. Perdition (featuring Paul Newman, Tom Hanks) 1:39



Thomas Newman has a talent for composing disquieting little motifs played on unusual instruments (think of his theme music for the television series Six Feet Under), and he puts it to use in his score for the Depression-era gangster film Road to Perdition. Director Sam Mendes, who called Newman in to work on American Beauty, which earned him an Academy Award nomination, brings him back for a similar role here. Even discounting the inclusion of period (Fletcher Henderson's "Queer Notions," the Chicago Rhythm Kings' "There'll Be Some Changes Made") and period-sounding ("Someday Sweetheart" by the Charleston Chasers) source music, this is a long soundtrack, but it is one consisting of small and subtle effects. Newman likes dissonance, but he places it unobtrusively within quiet passages, so that it creates odd and comic tones. He is also capable of writing more conventional cues, such as "Dirty Money," with its martial percussion and contrasting sections carried by strings and brass, but it is the dark, slow-paced pieces that dominate this score.