A Home at the End of the World

A Home at the End of the World

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Overview

Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Cunningham (The Hours), A Home at the End of the World follows the relationship of two male best friends, tracing the emotional and sexual minefields they encounter. In keeping with the plot's time frame (late '60s to early '80s), the soundtrack features songs that reflect the setting, including Dusty Springfield's mod-pop reading of the Bacharach-David classic "Wishin' and Hopin'," Jefferson Airplane's counterculture anthem "Somebody to Love," and Yaz's melancholy synth-pop classic "Only You." Giving the disc a more contemporary flair is original material by Duncan Sheik, whose contributions here are more in line with his recent, orchestral-flavored work. The intricate string arrangement on the opening cut, "Something Somewhere," lends the piece a melancholic sheen. Elsewhere, Sheik offers two versions of "There's a Home": a stripped-down instrumental featuring acoustic guitar and an interpretation fleshed out by Sheik's vocals as well as piano and strings. With its array of sensitive songs anchored by Sheik's introspective contributions, the soundtrack for this Colin Farrell vehicle proves to be a good companion for a rainy day or a gloomy mood.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2004
Label: Milan Records
UPC: 0731383609022
catalogNumber: 36090
Rank: 194648

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duncan Sheik   Dulcimer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Ukulele,Vocals,Loops
Anon   Strings,Woodwind

Technical Credits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Steve Reich   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Vince Clarke   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Duncan Sheik   Composer,Programming,Producer
Darby Slick   Composer
Simon Hale   Orchestration
Mike Tudor   Engineer
Ian P. Hierons   Executive Producer
Michael Cunningham   Liner Notes
Jodi Tack   Art Direction

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