The Master Soundtrack LP & CD
Nonesuch releases composer Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack to Oscar-nominated
writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's film The Master.
Features 11 original Greenwood tracks along with compositions by other
artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Madisen Beaty, Jo Stafford, and Helen Forrest.
The Master, which Anderson also co-produced, features Philip Seymour
Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern. A striking portrait
of drifters and seekers in post-World War II America, The Master unfolds the
journey of a Naval veteran (Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and
uncertain of his future-until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic
leader (Seymour Hoffman). The soundtrack comprises 11 compositions by Greenwood
along with four recordings from the movie's era. Performers include the London
Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among
This is the second Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous
collaboration, the critically praised soundtrack for 2007's Academy
Award-winning There Will Be Blood, also was released by Nonesuch. The Boston
Globe said the "squealing, cicada-like strings of ... [Greenwood's piece]
Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film's apocalyptic vision of the
West," and the New York Times Magazine said, "The first 12 minutes of the
movie have no dialogue-we watch [Daniel] Day-Lewis digging for silver in a
filthy hole while the strings from Popcorn Superhet shriek and buzz menacingly,
establishing right away that we're looking at elemental evil."
Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly
respected composer. In addition to There Will Be Blood, Nonesuch released his
score for Norwegian Wood in 2011 and his collaboration with Polish composer
Krzysztof Penderecki in early 2012.
"Application 45 Version 1" is performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra
conducted by Hugh Brunt.
• Vinyl LP
• Includes Bonus CD of the Entire Album!
2. Back Beyond
3. Get Thee Behind Me Satan (feat. Ella Fitzgerald)
5. Able-Bodied Seamen
6. The Split Saber
1. Baton Sparks
2. No Other Love (feat. Jo Stafford)
3. His Master's Voice
4. Application 45 Version 1
5. Changing Partners (feat. Helen Forrest)
6. Sweetness of Freddie