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  • Audio CD (17 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000XA50MK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Hot on the heels of In Rainbows comes Radiohead's multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood's entirely unrelated project. It's a soundtrack for the latest Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Day-Lewis movie, There Will Be Blood, based on Upton Sinclair's radical 1927 novel, OIL! The early release of this album, predating the film by almost two months, provides an opportunity for excited speculation as to what the film will be like and whether Anderson is still capable of the form he showed prior to Punch Drunk Love. But the soundtrack is not quite the work in its own right that Aimee Mann's Magnolia was.

It is, however, a development of Greenwood's work as an orchestral composer, following on from his previous work on Bodysong and Popcorn Superhet Receiver (from which this score was developed), and like the latter work, largely undertaken with the Robert Zeigler-led BBC Concert Orchestra, although the tracks on this album recorded with the Emperor Quartet provide some of the piece's more affecting moments.

While some found Greenwood's work on Bodysong moving, others thought the work a little thin and underdeveloped. Much the same can be said of this, although the score ably conjures up the sense of protagonists caught in the grip of powerful economic and social forces, which might be most accurately characterized as greed and doom. It also suggests a film where the landscape itself is a major actor, and quite possibly a malevolent one. The best tracks here summon up the spirit of Penderecki, with "Henry Plainview" a very close relative of his "Threnody To The Victims of Hiroshima". Plangent as There Will Be Blood is, you might be better of going to Penderecki's source, or waiting for PTA's movie. --Tim Nelson

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 Feb 2008
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Over the past decade original film scoring has found itself increasingly unrewarding for prospectors hoping for genuinely great scores. Films require more music than ever before (the average score is now around 70 minutes) written in less time than ever before (usually less than a month and often as little as two weeks) and it's become increasingly common for composers to adhere to the temp track of cues from other films put together to give the composer an indication of the kind of score they want. The only difference with Jonny Greenwood's much acclaimed `original score is that in this case the temp track seems to have been made of classical pieces rather than cues written for other films - albeit classical pieces that have seen service in other films. My first thought on hearing it was "Hmm, somebody really likes Pendereki." And my second thought was: and I bet he got hooked on the pieces they used in The Exorcist and The Shining since he seems obsessed with copying them.

It's always rather suspicious when something that's so acclaimed wears its 'influences' quite so obviously, especially since much of what Greenwood brings that's `new' to the table actually derives from his BBC composition Popcorn Superhet Receiver (causing the score to be ruled ineligible for an Oscar nomination, though it's unusual for them to be quite so observant about the lack of original music in the Original Score category). Nonetheless, as a score it has to be said it works rather well, creating a harsh and often alienating soundscape - the things that work against it for many casual listeners on CD - which does make it stand out from much contemporary `comfort' scoring. But for all the hype, there's little here that's new or groundbreaking.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Ritchie VINE VOICE on 6 Jan 2008
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On first listen, I was prepared to write it off with "go find some Bartok instead". It reminded me of various 20th-century composers but nothing original. But it's growing on me on a second listen (as I'm making these notes). Short at 33 minutes, but that way nothing goes on too long.

Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Radiohead (not even Treefingers!) In some places, some of the higher lines remind me of sustained guitar. But (in case it's not otherwise clear) JG does not perform here - it's all either orchestral or small chamber groups (trio (tracks 3,4) or quartet (7,9-11)).

1. Open Spaces
Two low notes, two high, repeated for a while, with occasional twirls and embellishments. Sonorous film music.

2. Future Markets
Marcato strings, low notes, higher pizzicato lines; joined by longer high notes. Sense of urgency and menace. Slows down at the end for more Portentous Film Music.

3. Prospectors Arrive
Low piano chords, slow, high string lines (almost like sustained guitar in their treatment). Could almost imagine Thom Yorke joining in! But still many, many miles away from Radiohead. Later the piano speeds up in a sad little counterpoint. (This isn't a cheerful film, I suspect.)

4. Eat Him By His Own Light
A bit of a fugue here, I think, individual string lines and piano. Melancholy chamber music. Becomes more frenetic near the end.

5. Henry Plainview
Disturbing "bee-buzzing" strings (or maybe dense traffic?), glissando slides, but not much else happening for the first couple of minutes. The sound becomes richer, more intense, but it's still basically an atonal drone.

6. There Will Be Blood
Another drone to start, but starts to break up - long low chords suddenly bowed-off.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 17 Jan 2008
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I would say that no Radiohead fan's collection is complete without this, just as it isn't complete without Thom Yorke's Eraser.

It's always important to remember (and as a passing Radiohead fan I sometimes forget) that there is more than one musical genius in Radiohead. Thom Yorke's songs have always captivated me, but it is as much Johnny Greenwood that keeps you listening, and keeps you interested in the music long after the melodies have sunk in. On this record, I could not be more impressed with Greenwood's skills.

It's classical music - orchestral and chamber compositions - and is performed by trios, quartets, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. I love it - it made me realise I don't listen to or own enough classical music - and it undeniably has Radiohead's stamp. Every now and again, as you are lulled into or pulled out of a relaxed state by the music, you will hear one of those slightly discordant and yet beautiful chords that Radiohead have made their own.

I really like this album, and the only thing that stops me giving it five stars is that I'm not sure I can given that I am hardly a film score expert, and I haven't seen There Will Be Blood!

But if Radiohead did classical music, I'm fairly sure this is what it would be like...
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By G. J. Oxley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Dec 2007
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Jonny is a truly original, even innovative, guitar player, but buyer be warned: you won't find any of this on 'There Will Be Blood' his second solo album.

Unlike Thom Yorke's Radiohead-lite 'The Eraser' this sounds nothing like the band's output: which is only fair considering it's a motion picture soundtrack.

What you get here is a brief set of interesting orchestral pieces which are in turn sweet and tuneful, rhythmical or sinister but always worth listening to - and occasionally more than that. It isn't daring or off the wall - it's just pleasant to listen to, which is perhaps no bad thing.

I will now in all likelihood go to see the film to hear the work in its intended context. Good music can really enhance a cinematic experience, and if Jonny's work does that then it can be deemed a success. Initially however I'll award it a cautious three stars.

** I can report that I did attend a performance of `There Will Be Blood' at the cinema and in addition to an absolutely riveting central performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, Mr Greenwood's score proved to be so highly effective that I've upgraded my rating to four stars.
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