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The Piano [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
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Album: The Piano [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Piano/The Heart Asks Pleasure First, The
2)    Piano/To the Edge of the Earth, The
3)    Piano/A Wild and Distant Shore, The
4)    Piano/The Promise, The
5)    Piano/Here to There, The
6)    Piano/Big My Secret, The
7)    Piano/Silver-Fingered Fling, The
8)    Piano/Lost and Found, The
9)    Piano/The Embrace, The
10)    Piano/The Mood That Passes Through You, The
11)    Piano/All Imperfect Things, The
12)    Piano/The Wounded, The
13)    Piano/Dreams of a Journey, The
14)    Piano/The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise, The
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Michael Nyman (conductor, piano); Andrew Findon (flute, tenor & baritone saxophones); John Harle, David Roach (soprano & alto saxophones).
  • Recorded at Arco Studios, Munich, Germany. Includes liner notes by Michael Nyman.
  • Composer: Michael Nyman .
  • Personnel: Michael Nyman (piano).
  • Audio Mixer: Austin Ince.
  • Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England.
  • Director: Michael Nyman .
  • Editor: Austin Ince.
  • Photographer: Michael Nyman .
  • This crossover hit, the soundtrack to Jane Campion's film, is subtle, pretty, and just a little bit bland. Nyman keeps the theatrics to a minimum, crafting an evocative work that manages to be both personal and universal. He also lets the music run its course, never pushing or cutting off a piece until it says what it needs to. A towering commercial achievement from a decidedly non-commercial artist. ~ Michael Gallucci
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.44) - Ranked #92 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...[This] hynotic, undualting score is a lot more than background music; it's a key voice in the film..."
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