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American Beauty Original Motion Picture Score Limited Red & Black Haze Vinyl

Heavyweight LP £30.00

Release Date: 03/05/2019

Discs: 1

With 14 Academy Award nominations, seven Grammy awards, and an Emmy to his credit, Thomas Newman has a track record second to none among modern screen composers (and even among his family, which is saying a lot considering he is son to Alfred, brother to David, and cousin to Randy Newman!)

But among all his Academy Award-nominated scores to classics like The Shawshank Redemption, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Road to Perdition his score to the 1999 Academy Award-winning Best Picture American Beauty (the first of his many collaborations with director Sam Mendes) remains his most distinctive. That’s because Newman made the bold choice of composing a score almost entirely with percussion instruments, brilliantly intuiting that the lack of melodic resolution in the film’s themes would echo and amplify what he termed the “moral ambiguity” of the script.


1. Dead Already
2. Arose
3. Power of Denial
4. Lunch w/ the King
5. Mental Boy
6. Mr. Smarty-Man
7. Root Beer
8. American Beauty
9. Bloodless Freak
10. Choking the Bishop
11. Weirdest Home Videos
12. Structure & Discipline
13. Spartanette
14. Angela Undress
15. Marine
16. Walk Home
17. Blood Red
18. Any Other Name
19. Still Dead