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This is the soundtrack to the documentary film made by director Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations) which is now in theaters. The film has been short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (there will be 5 nominees, meaning it has a 1 in 3 chance of being nominated). The soundtrack is a survey of Philip Glass' compositional career and features music from Etoile Polaire, Saxophone, The Thin Blue Line, Symphony No. 8 and never-before-released tracks from Einstein on the Beach (from the 1984 Brooklyn Academy of Music production and a live recording of Philip Glass performing Metamorphosis No.2. For 18 months director Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations) followed composer Philip Glass around with a video camera capturing all aspects of his life. His film provides an intimate look at Glass as a family man, delves into his spiritual life and produces some insights on how he composes music. Orange Mountain Music's soundtrack to "GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" contains much of the music from the film including a wide variety of music from every part of Philip Glass's career. Included on this collection are selections from Einstein on the Beach, Etoile Polaire, Glass' music for solo piano, and more.