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Sleepers - Original Soundtrack

Release Date: 05/22/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454998  
Composer:  John Williams
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Sleepers, film score: Sleepers at Wilkinson
2. Sleepers, film score: Hell's Kitchen
3. Sleepers, film score: Football Game
4. Sleepers, film score: Saying the Rosary
5. Sleepers, film score: Trip to Wilkinson
6. Sleepers, film score: Time in Solitary
7. Sleepers, film score: Revenge
8. Sleepers, film score: Michael's Witness
9. Sleepers, film score: Learning the Hard Way
10. Sleepers, film score: Last Night in Wilkinson
11. Sleepers, film score: Father Bobby's Decision
12. Sleepers, film score: Reliving the Past
13. Sleepers, film score: Reunion and Finale

Personnel includes: John Williams (conductor); Janet
Read more Ferguson (flute); Jamest Thatcher (French horn).

Recorded at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage, Culver City, California and Todd-AO Scoring Stage, Studio City, California.

Original score written by John Williams.

Personnel: Janet Ferguson (flute); Jim Thatcher (French horn).

Audio Mixer: Shawn Murphy.

Recording information: Sony Pictures Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA; Todd-AO Scoring Stage, Studio City, CA.

Editor: Ken Wannberg.

The oppressively bleak Sleepers combines John Williams' signature orchestral approach with atypical electronic effects that underscore the brutality and malice of the onscreen narrative. Equally uncommon is the score's emphasis on style over substance, and without the thematic complexity and melodic power one expects from Williams, much of the music falls flat. A disjointed, murky experience, Sleepers too often devolves into bursts of pure noise, and while one must applaud Williams for creating music so far removed from his familiar style, he seems out of place in this dark, dissonant context. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Works on This Recording

Sleepers by John Williams
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1996 

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