In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
This album includes content in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.
The immensely popular American hip-hopera Hamilton may have made him a household name, but Broadway patrons and musical theater aficionados knew Lin-Manuel Miranda long before he made the Founding Fathers spit bars. Earning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 2008, his In the Heights regaled audiences for nearly three years with an unforgettable uptown chronicle told via irresistible songs that deftly blended Times Square panache and tropical rhythms. With the release of its highly anticipated film adaptation comes a corresponding soundtrack that keeps the enjoyment going long after the credits roll, with listeners benefiting further from the immersive Spatial Audio experience. Beginning with Usnavi’s spirited exposition on the title track that sets the proverbial stage, the songs depict a layered narrative full of family traditions, romantic longings (for people and homeland alike), and dramatic turns aplenty. From the lottery ticket dreams of “96,000” to the panic and promise of “Blackout,” the diverse cast encapsulates everything that made both the musical and the movie great. Recusing himself from his iconic Broadway run as Usnavi to play the neighborhood Piraguero, Miranda rails proudly against the dark forces of soft-serve on the plucky “Piragua.”
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