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Promised Land [Soundtrack]

Danny Elfman Audio CD

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Listen11. Lighthouse 1:560.99  Buy MP3 
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The soundtrack is by Danny Elfman, four-time Oscar® nominee who has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. He has collaborated with such directors as Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Peter Jackson and David O. Russell among others. Beginning with his first score on Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Elfman has scored a broad range of films, including: Milk (Oscar nominated), Good Will Hunting (Oscar nominated), Big Fish (Oscar nominated), Men in Black (Oscar nominated), Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Chicago, and Alice in Wonderland. Most recently he provided the music for David O’ Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, also released on Sony Classical.

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3.0 out of 5 stars What's missing 6 Jan 2013
By djudy43 - Published on Amazon.com
Danny Elfman's music is always great & so was movie, though I'm not generally a film score purchaser. HOWEVER,I would have bought this soundtrack if all three songs by the Milk Carton Kids that were in the movie were on it, not just one of them.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elfman with a different feeling 24 July 2013
By D. H. Stapleton - Published on Amazon.com
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Another untypical offering from Danny, but still a great score to an interesting movie.
The score fits well and helps keep the movie feeling like it's moving along.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent drama score for decent political drama 16 Mar 2013
By Joe Aliberti - Published on Amazon.com
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Gus Van Sant's PROMISED LAND was one of those films meant to be an important topical film as it focuses on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, aka "fracking". The film stars Matt Damon (who wrote the script with co-star John Krasinski based on a story by Dave Eggers) as a company man who faces moral dilemmas after seeing the effects the natural gas company he works for is having on the farming community he visits, as well as discovering their motives behind his placement there. Unfortunately, the film didn't make much of an impression on audiences, critics or even Oscar voters for that matter (I found it amusing that Damon's long-derided pal, Ben Affleck, was getting all the acclaim this time around). On a more positive end, the project saw Van Sant reunite once again with Danny Elfman, capping off one of the composer's busiest years with six (!) films to his credit. It's a collaboration that has produced interesting results and this is no different.

If ALICE IN WONDERLAND was seen as Elfman's return to his popular period of traditional fantasy scoring with a few modern flourishes, then this by contrast is a return to his unpopular period of experimental drama scoring that also has a few modern flourishes. In fact, the best way to describe it would be that it's like a cross between A CIVIL ACTION and MILK with a little bit of THE NEXT THREE DAYS. There isn't anything here in the way of memorable themes as it's more about rhythms and textures than melodies. It's experimental in that it relies on strings, percussion, and woodwinds and is devoid of any brass. "Logos" naturally starts things off with establishing the film's tone and then segues into "Traveling" which features a haunting boy soprano, and this feature is the closest the score gets to a thematic idea. The atmosphere established in these tracks carries over through the rest of the album with only the following track "Going to Work" offering up any lightness, but is good in this context because the score gets a little darker from this point on. "Classroom" (of which there are two versions featured) and "Lighthouse" are intriguing combinations of the styles of the three aforementioned works in terms of suspense writing. "Turn Around" is like this as well and makes great use of acoustic guitar, which is no doubt used to reflect the film's pastoral landscapes. Others such as "Alice's Farm", a delicate and lovely cue, augment Damon's growing dilemmas while "Revelation" highlights the devastating plot twist and "The Speech" concludes the score with that aforementioned boy soprano, bringing the score full circle. `Snake Eyes" by The Milk Carton Kids (one of three they wrote for the film) is an appropriately earthy song that wisely closes out the album.

This album is a shade under forty minutes and it breezes by quickly. There are a few good tracks on here that I think would work well on a future Elfman compilation should one come to pass. Even though he had a busy year, I don't think Elfman wrote any knockouts despite all of them having their individual moments. It's interesting to note that the first three films he did were fantasy-based (DARK SHADOWS, MEN IN BLACK 3 and FRANKENWEENIE) while the latter three were reality-based (which included SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and HITCHCOCK), and I think out of those latter ones, this is the best of them and is the most effective both in the film and on album. Overall, it's an interesting score that makes for a decent listening experience that I think only diehard fans of the composer would derive any pleasure from (if at all).
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the full Sound Track 2 Sep 2013
By P. H. Foley - Published on Amazon.com
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Just the instrumental background music. NONE of the Nice VOCALS!
Ad is miss leading!
I would have never purchased if I'd known.
NO VOCALS!
Hello? Soundtrack?
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shhhhh . . . This is a Very Quiet Soundtrack 23 Aug 2013
By Ralph Beer - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like subdued xylophones doing a good imitation of white noise, then this soundtrack is for YOU! I fooled myself into thinking that
the soundtrack CD would contain the music we heard while watching the film, but no, except for one mopey, faux-Western piece this CD
is mostly just muted marimba jive, the auditory equivalent of too many quaaludes. But there is this: By the end of the CD, you'll either be sound asleep or
very very calm.
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