28 Days Later
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28 Days Later

28 Oct 2002

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Song Title Artist
The Beginning John Murphy
Rage John Murphy
The Church John Murphy
Jim's Parents (abide With Me) John Murphy
Then There Were 2 John Murphy
Tower Block John Murphy
Taxi (ave Maria) John Murphy
The Tunnel John Murphy
Am180 By Grandaddy Grandaddy
An Ending (ascent) By Brian Eno Brian Eno
No More Films John Murphy
Jim's Dream John Murphy
In Paridisum John Murphy
Frank's Death - Soldiers (requiem In D Minor) John Murphy
'i Promised Them Women' John Murphy
The Search For Jim John Murphy
Red Dresses John Murphy
In The House - In A Heartbeat John Murphy
The End John Murphy
Season Song Blue States
End Credits John Murphy

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Oct 2002
  • Label: XL Recordings
  • Copyright: 2002 XL Recordings Ltd
  • Total Length: 44:55
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,058 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great modern soundtrack 23 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack to the harrowing new Danny Boyle horror film ’28 days later’ is compiled and composed by prominent British film composer John Murphy who is best know his work on the ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ soundtracks.
However the ‘28 days later’ soundtrack is somewhat different, it features 21 tracks of which 18 are composed by Boyle himself. Mainly consisting of post-rock influenced short tunes that symbolise key moments in the film. Taking his inspiration from such bands as ‘Mogwai’ and ‘Godspeed you! Black Emperor’ who’s song ‘East Hastings’ from the ‘F#OO#A’ album features in the film, but unfortunately doesn’t feature on the soundtrack due to being 20 minutes long.
The album however doesn’t just consist of slow apocalyptic rock. It also features a more avant-garde music such as ‘An Ending (Ascent)’ by legendry ambient pioneer ‘Brian Eno’ and a brilliantly upbeat token song, from US rockers ‘Grandaddy’. The climatic sound throughout the film is also contrasted with melancholy vocal performances from Perri Alleyne on 'Ave Maria' and 'Abide With Me'.
Overall Boyle uses a modern approach to score the film soundtrack with an appropriate choice of music that balances well with the films theme. The compostions completement the film, and is much better than a strung togeather compilation of the latest bands promoting their erelevant music. Whether you like the film or not, this is a great buy.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worth it for a couple of tracks 11 Sep 2003
By tomsk77
Format:Audio CD
bought this because I couldn't get some of the music out opf my head after seeing the film. in particular the piece at the end of the film when the main character is running through the house (bit of droney guitar that builds to a great crescendo).
well, that's track 18, and in my opinion worth shelling a few quid out for and is already burnt onto a compliation CD. I notice it's actually been used somewhere else now too.
also like the Brian Eno track, often wondered who did that bit of music, now I know. the only other (mini)track I've really relistened to is the bit when they are getting chased up the tower block (track 6).
still I got what I was after.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Soundtrack for All Seasons 11 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm not a fan of horror or thriller. Nor am I much of a fan of horror soundtracks. But 28 Days Later..., film, soundtrack and all, just blew me away. The film itself is a mark of greatness; Danny Boyle has done an outstanding job, Alex Garland is a total genius and Cillian Murphy is as fit as ever, and as for music... John Murphy (et al) totally changed my opinion of film scores.
Like most horror film scores, the most tracks are typically rock based but with synths, vocals and virtual media (me thinks). The opening track stole a section of the film with random sounds from news programs, sirens and other random noises that all make up the rage theme. Enter the chilling synths, followed by what I guess is virtual media, with guitars pumping out power chords by the dozen to create the thrill. And you know what? It sounds *ace*! Everything fits into place, and if you've seen the film, you can just close your eyes and see it all again.
With additionals like Blue States, Grandaddy et al help to loosen the tense atomsphere and create a little fun in the music. Vocals such as Abide with Me create a sad, hopeless setting of sorrow and death, the words "Don't Wake Up" being replayed in your mind.
Having said all this, people do often say that seeing the film first helps. In many ways it does, but I still highly recommend it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evoking 30 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you've not watched the film, then this OST will hopefully be enjoyable yet quite dark.

For those who have watched the film - it evokes all the emotions you felt during the film. In fact, this is a much more intimate experience. You close your eyes and visualise events from the film whilst surrounded by the music which intoxicates and heightens the emotional journey.

This might seem a bit whimsical, but it's true. You become a character in the whole 28 Days Later tapestry by listening to this. Some songs nearly bring tears to your eyes, others make the heart race (especially if you've seen 28 Weeks Later as well, and listen to track 18 [In The House - In A Heartbeat ]) whereas some of the tracks, such as Grandaddy's AM180 feel like a light release (you can almost feel the rush as you ride the shopping trolley round the supermarket like in the film).

In a nutshell - if you haven't seen either film then this is a good soundtrack, if you have seen 28 Days Later then this is a fantastic Soundtrack. It's only when you listen to a score after watching a film - that you realise how big a part it plays in building up your emotional response to what is happening on screen.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top tunes 28 April 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Its a great film and the soundtrack is pretty good too. Mostly itcomprises the instrumental/incidental music from the film which unlike alot of this kind of stuff stands quite happily on its own two feet withoutthe film.
Sure, most of it isn't upbeat but there are a number of excellent littlecompositions in it. Some are erie and some dark while others are morereflective and peaceful.
I particularly like the rendition of Abide With Me, as well as track 18 -In the House - In a Heartbeat, which is a darn catchy tune. Probably whyit has since been used in the ad for the 206 GTi180. All in all a superbsoundtrack which almost invariably makes me want to sack off work and gowatch the film again!
Aside from the music, you get a few bonus materials if you sling it in aPC, and the case design is groovy too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivery
The item was as described and was dispatched immediately. Great atmospheric and dramatic music. One track may be recognized by some, it was used foe an advert (Strongbow Pear... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bob Cheeseman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
An atmospheric sound, makes you feel like you are being chased by zombies! Maybe not a good one for in the car. All the tracks do, however, sound very similar, so only 4 star.
Published 14 months ago by Xiiit
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tracks
Brian Eno is my favourite - ended up getting "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks", thoroughly recommend that also. 3 more words required....
Published 15 months ago by Slowfish
5.0 out of 5 stars A deleted scene!!!
This is a fairly decent soundtrack BUT is worth buying for completists as it has a deleted scene on the CD-R bit of our heroes singing in the back of the Hackney cab as they drive... Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2011 by Richard Mann
2.0 out of 5 stars 28 days
Not what i thought it would be, trax to short and only about three trax i liked. wish i could of heard more before i bought it, 30 seconds trial not enough, i was dissapointed...
Published on 29 April 2010 by T. Holroyd
2.0 out of 5 stars Like the film - not great
The only reason I got this was for 1 tune played on the peageut ads in the cinema. I certainly didn't think much of the film and the soundtrack is not much better - even the tune I... Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Film....... Wicked Soundtrack........
I love this film its brilliant, the soundtrack is excellent, something a bit different. Its definitley worth buying and there seem to be some good bargain prices on amazon, so i... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2004 by LANCHAZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Nearly Very Good...almost.
This soundtrack is magnificent, some of the pieces really get the adrenalins pumping and other tracks quite gothic and alarming. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2004 by Mike Oxlong
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling and atmospheric
The film was definetly one of my number 1 films ever, and the sound track is no exception to this high standard. Read more
Published on 27 Sep 2003 by "rik2k2"
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