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Norwegian Wood OST Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (7 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B004N3CRR4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,483 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Mou Sukoshi Jibun No Koto, Kichinto ShitainoJonny Greenwood 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sougen, Kaze, ZoukibayashiJonny Greenwood 1:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mary, Mary So ContraryCan 6:14Album Only
Listen  4. Mata Aini Kuru Kara NeJonny Greenwood 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Toki No Senrei Wo Uketeinai Mono Wo YomunaJonny Greenwood 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. ReikoJonny Greenwood 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bring Me Coffee Or TeaCan 6:45Album Only
Listen  8. Naoko Ga ShindaJonny Greenwood 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Iiko Dakara DamatteteJonny Greenwood 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ate Mo Naku Aruki MawattaJonny Greenwood 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Quartertone BloomJonny Greenwood 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone (From Cream)Can 3:42Album Only
Listen13. Watashi Wo Toru Toki Wa Watashi Dake Wo Totte NeJonny Greenwood 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hageshii GenchouJonny Greenwood 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This is guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood’s instrumental score to director Tran Anh Hung’s new film Norwegian Wood. An adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel and stars Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi and Kiko Mizuhara. The score is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler, and the Emperor Quartet, and is produced by Graeme Stewart. The soundtrack album also features three tracks written and performed by CAN.

Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949, Haruki Murakami published his first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, in 1979, earning him the Gunzou Literature Prize for budding writers. In 1987 he published Norwegian Wood, which went on to become the book that gained him a domestic and global following, with its various editions and volumes combined selling more than 10 million copies in Japan and 2.6 million overseas to date.

Tran Anh Hung’s directorial debut, The Scent of Green Papaya (1992), won the Camera d'Or at Cannes and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His second film, Cyclo (1995), won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. His other films include The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) and I Come with the Rain (2009).

In addition to his work with the band Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood has made a considerable name for himself as a composer in recent years. His Grammy- and BAFTA-nominated score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 film There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch) won the award for Best Film Score at the Evening Standard British Film Awards and the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score. His first solo project was a soundtrack for the Simon Pummell film Bodysong in 2003, and in 2004 Greenwood became BBC Radio 3’s Composer in Residence. His work under this appointment included Popcorn Superhet Receiver, which won the BBC Radio 3 Listeners’ Award at the 2006 British Composer Awards.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By klaus upon klaus on 22 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'll keep this short and sweet... I was expecting more Penderecki-esque dive bombing similar to some of the more intense tracks contained on the There Will be Blood OST but was really pleased to find that the tracks composed by Jonny Greenwood on this soundtrack are more in the slow and pensive vein, with flecks of Messiaen in a Baroque mood, in other words, still slightly crooked but lush and romantic at the same time.

I really highly recommend this soundtrack for fans of the string arrangements by Jonny in songs such as Radiohead's Pyramid Song or How to Disappear Completely. You'll love this.

The Can tracks are a nice break up of the mood too. Much respect to Mr Greenwood! I will go and see this movie on the strength of you music alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lowhillwalker on 5 Feb 2012
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I first heard the work performed at the Proms last year. Unusual and haunting, and unexpected considering the kind of music Radiohead produce (which I like a lot too).

Not so keen in the Can tracks on the album as they're OK on their own but spoil the flow of Jonny Greenwood's work. Using a playlist can move the play order.

A gem of an album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By q_fdb on 22 April 2011
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If I'm not mistaken, Jonny Greenwood is generally considered to be the most talented of all Radiohead members. Comparing his solo output to that of Thom Yorke or Phil Selway I would have to agree (even though this is obviously pretty uncomparable music). Anyhoo, what it comes down to: I like his work. Beware: this is (mostly) a classical orchestra playing music to support images of a film. In many ways it's more Howard Shore than Radiohead. Some of the pieces are as wonderfully disturbing and haunting as Greenwood's music for There Will Be Blood, there are some nice solo guitar interludes to be found and three classic Can tracks which, oddly enough, blend in perfectly with the rest of the music. However, while there is no doubt this soundtrack contains more than a few delightful moments, as a standalone album there are also a few parts that don't really work for me - too much setting a specific mood, too little happening in the music itself. Listening to some of these pieces is even a bit of a dull experience - which is a feeling I rarely had when listening to Bodysong or There Will Be Blood. Still could be a worthwhile addition to your collection, depending on how much of a 'classic' soundtrack enthusiast you are, I guess.
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