Before Brian Reitzell took up reins as the series composer and music supervisor on the acclaimed NBC show, Hannibal, he was the composer of Starz’s hit series, Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer as the deranged Chicago politician. Lakeshore Records released Brian’s carefully-curated album for the series, featuring songs from Wilco and Robert Plant, as well as tracks created specifically for the show in collaboration with a variety of artists, including Oneohtrix Point Never and members of Explosions in the Sky, My Morning Jacket, Air, Shearwater, Califone, and more. Read further to see the track list with details.
When it comes to the sonic world of a film, music should be used with delicacy and forethought as if it were a character itself. The audience shouldn’t feel manipulated by a score or a song placed over a scene just so, as the cinematic sounds of a movie should simply be another layer inside a moment of its own merit—enhancing our viewing experience by catering to all the senses. -BlackBook
Well, this is another one of those ’80s-set shoe-ins where there’s just no way I was going to be able to help myself. The score to White Bird In A Blizzard was handled by Robin Guthrie, the guitarist of Cocteau Twins, AKA the man responsible for some of the most ethereal and beautiful guitar work out there. The opening credits are set to Cocteau Twins’ “Sea, Swallow Me,” and through the various dream sequences and flashbacks, there’s always Guthrie’s guitar, reliably doing what it’s always been so effective at: putting all those strange and ineffable elements of human experience and memory into an actual sound. -Read the full story at Stereogum.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez and Christopher Meloni, White Bird In A Blizzard takes place in the ’80s and early part of the ’90s, featuring a period-correct soundtrack. Lakeshore Records released two soundtracks: White Bird In A Blizzard Music By Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd, and White Bird In A Blizzard – Songs From The Film, featuring popular hits from the ’80s and ’90s. Preview the albums below!
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Featuring, of course, Cocteau Twins, along with New Order, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, and Tears For Fears, the song choices mark out the very specific sound Araki uses to tell his tale. The inclusion of The Jesus And Mary Chain gives things a bit of an edge, while selections by Everything But The Girl brings the music toward the ’90s, and Ulrich Schnauss pulls the soundtrack into the new millennium. It’s clearly a soundtrack selected and programmed with care, and one that’s pretty much a ready-to-go mixtape. –Indiewire
For those of you who may have asked what songs were playing in White Bird In A Blizzard, your requests are now answered in the new White Bird In A Blizzard “Songs From The Film” soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records. Tracks include “Sea, Swallow Me” (Cocteau Twins with Harold Budd) played in the opening of several movie trailers, “Heartbreak Beat” (Psychedelic Furs), “Behind The Wheel” (Depeche Mode) – played in another movie trailer, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Tears For Fears) and more. See track listing for the full album list. To preview the full White Bird In A Blizzardalbum plus see stills from the film, watch the video exclusively on Indiewire.
01. Sea, Swallow Me – Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
02. Heartbreak Beat – The Psychedelic Furs
03. Temptation – New Order
04. Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix) – Depeche Mode (US)
05. Living In Another World – Talk Talk
06. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
07. Bring On The Dancing Horses – Echo and The Bunnyman
08. A Private Future – Love and Rockets
09. These Early Days – Everything But The Girl
10. It’s a Mugs Game – Soft Cell
11. Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys
12. Darklands – The Jesus and Mary Chain
13. Gone Forever – Ulrich Schnauss
“Brian Reitzell’s score for HANNIBAL is the greatest TV scoring job since Angelo Badalamenti’s TWIN PEAKS.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief at rogerebert.com, and the television critic for NYMag.com.
Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce our collaboration with Brian Reitzell, composer of NBC’s critically acclaimed series,Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack albums for both Season One and Season Two of the TV series.
Brian Reitzell is well known as the go-to Music Supervisor and musical collaborator on the films of Sofia Coppola such as Lost In Translation, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring. He is also known for his unique work as a composer on the film 30 Days of Night and the Starz television series Boss, featuring rare performances by Mark Holis (Talk Talk) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) as well as a reworking of “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” by Robert Plant and Band Of Joy.
In addition to his current television score work on Hannibal, Mr. Reitzell scored Watch Dogs a video game/soundtrack for Ubisoft Games, and released a solo album titled Auto Music through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.
Hannibal Season One, Volumes 1 & 2 will be available digitally on Tuesday, August 5th. Hannibal Season Two, Volumes 1 & 2 will be released digitally on Tuesday, September 2nd, just in time for the Hannibal Season Two DVD release on Tuesday, September 9th. CD release dates and track listings will be announced shortly!