* Gatefold sleeve. 140gm vinyl.
Jonny Greenwood has composed a hauntingly dramatic instrumental score for oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson's ambitious new film, There Will Be Blood. An adaptation of the upton sinclair novel oil!, the movie features Daniel Day-Lewis in what the hollywood reporter has described as 'a powerhouse performance... it's a certain awards contender.' Greenwood's remarkable compositions, written primarily for strings, have already garnered considerable praise in advance reviews. There Will be Blood takes Anderson in a radically different direction than his celebrated earlier films, Boogie Nights and Magnolia - dazzling, attention-grabbing movies marked by multiple plot lines, ensemble casts and surreal visual elements. anderson's New Work is a stark period piece filmed on arid texas plains; critics have likened it to the brilliantly austere work of such revered directors as Stanley Kubrick and Terence Malick (days of heaven). the hollywood reporter called Greenwood's score 'captivating...greatly contributing to the sense that tectonic forces lie beneath the drama'. The soundtrack to There will be Blood will appeal to serious movie-music fans, who will appreciate this rare find: an intelligent, beautiful and deeply cinematic orchestrated score - performed by the BBC concert orchestra and London Sinfonietta - that can hold its own next to the classic work of such composers as Bernard Herrman, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone.