A Star Is Born [2018] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

A Star Is Born [2018] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Bradley CooperBradley Cooper


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There's a narrative to the soundtrack for Bradley Cooper's 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, one that mirrors the one told in the movie. Often, the album features dialogue ripped from the screen -- a full 15 tracks, actually, amounting to seven minutes of this 74-minute album -- which means A Star Is Born almost plays like a Disney record from the '60s or '70s: it's designed to tide listeners over until they get a chance to see the movie again. Of course, A Star Is Born is a musical, so its soundtrack is filled with full-fledged songs, all of which serve the story that the dialogue gooses along. Strip out the distracting dialogue tracks and the plot of A Star Is Born is still evident, as the music moves from the grungy Americana of Cooper's character, through his affecting duets with Lady Gaga, toward her flashy pop, and then culminating with "I'll Never Love Again," the song where the two estranged lovers reunite. Each of these phases is expertly executed. Lukas Nelson assists Cooper in the rangy grunge of "Black Eyes," while Jason Isbell's spare "Maybe It's Time" is an affecting slice of Americana. The second stage, where Gaga is duetting with Cooper, fuses their sensibilities seamlessly, particularly on the aching ballad "Shallow" and loping country-rock of "Music to My Eyes," which was co-written by Nelson and Gaga. Her pop section plays like its own EP, and it's snappy, stylish, and savvy, particularly on the retro-disco of "Why Did You Do That?" and soulful "Heal Me." All the songs make sense narratively and on their own, so they hold together well and amount to a first-rate soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2018
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602567775539
catalogNumber: 002872502
Rank: 334

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bradley Cooper   Primary Artist
Tom Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Paul Francis   Drums
Gary Grant   Trumpet
David Low   Celli
Joel Peskin   Baritone Saxophone
Brian Newman   Trumpet
Pablo Mendez   Violin
Adrienne Woods   Celli
Jesse Siebenberg   Lap Steel Guitar
Nick Monson   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Chris Powell   Drums
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Songa Lee   Violin
Marisa Kuney   Violin
Corey McCormick   Bass
Brian Allen   Bass
Serena McKinney   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Anthony LoGerfo   Drums
Lady Gaga   Piano
Ricky Tillo   Guitar
Kate Reddish   Viola
Lukas Nelson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Brockett Parsons   Keyboards
Tim Stewart   Guitar
Alberto Bof   Keyboards
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford   Keyboards
Chris Johnson   Drums
Benjamin Jacobson   Violin
Jon Drummond   Bass
Alex Smith   Piano
Daniel Foose   Bass
Tato Melgar   Percussion
Benjamin Rice   Background Vocals
Steve Kortyka   Saxophone
Leah Metzler   Celli
Jacob Braun   Celli
Mark Nilan   Piano,Keyboards
Andy Martin   Trombone
Shigeru Logan   Viola
Lila Hood   Violin
Grant Garibyan   Violin

Technical Credits

Edith Piaf   Composer
Dae Bennett   Engineer
Natalie Hemby   Composer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Jon Peters   Executive Producer
Ivy Skoff   String Coordinator
JoAnn Tominaga   String Contractor
Tom Elmhirst   Dialogue Mixing
Brian Newman   Producer
Anthony Rossomando   Composer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer
Bill Gerber   Executive Producer
Darren Higman   Executive Producer
Lori McKenna   Composer
Nick Monson   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Additional Production
Mark Ronson   Composer
Anthony Seyler   Executive Producer
Jason Isbell   Composer
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Justin Tranter   Composer
Dave Cobb   Producer
Aaron Raitiere   Composer
Lady Gaga   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Additional Production
Lukas Nelson   Composer,Producer
Julia Michaels   Composer
Bradley Cooper   Composer,Producer
Paul Blair   Composer,Producer
Louiguy   Composer
Benjamin Rice   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Eddie Spear   Engineer
Gena Johnson   Engineer
Mark Nilan   Composer,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Additional Production
Bobby Campbell   Producer,Executive Producer

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