Editors’ Notes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood first stepped into soundtrack composing for the British documentary Bodysong back in 2003, and turned in an award-winning piece of work for 2007’s There Will Be Blood. (It was only due to a technicality that the score was not nominated for an Oscar.) Greenwood clearly has the vision and an ear suited to the world of cinema, and in the lush, emotive soundtrack for Norwegian Wood — a film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel of love and death — Greenwood turns away from the intense dissonance and turmoil that was the heart of There Will Be Blood to a more somber, introspective milieu. Executing Greenwood’s score is the Emperor String Quartet, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and — perhaps fulfilling a longstanding desire to work with a much-admired band — Greenwood neatly works in three exquisite original tracks from Krautrock trailblazers Can. As an innovative multi-instrumentalist himself, Greenwood is accustomed to artistic risk-taking, and that mindset pays off handsomely on Norwegian Wood.
Mou Sukoshi Jibun No Koto, Kichinto Shitaino
Sougen, Kaze, Zoukibayashi
Mary, Mary So Contrary
Mata Aini Kuru kara Ne
Toki no Senrei wo Uketeinai mono wo Yomuna
Bring Me Coffee Or Tea
Naoko ga Shinda
Iiko Dakara Damattete
Ate mo Naku Aruki Mawatta
Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone (from Cream)
Watashi Wo Toru Toki Wa Watashi Dake Wo Totte Ne
14 Songs, 51 Minutes
January 28, 2011
℗ 2011 Nonesuch Records Inc.
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