The End of the Tour [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The End of the Tour [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman


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The soundtrack for James Ponsoldt's 2015 film The End of the Tour features an eclectic selection of '80s and '90s alt-rock songs alongside one of composer Danny Elfman's most minimalist scores to date. The film is based on David Lipsky's 2010 book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, and chronicles a five-day interview between the Rolling Stone journalist and acclaimed author David Foster Wallace that took place in 1996 following the publication of his epic novel Infinite Jest. Set against the film's wintry Midwestern landscape, Elfman delivers a resonant and highly textural score that seesaws between glacial dissonance and subtle, glimmering optimism. A mix of dense strings, elegant piano, and strange glassy overtones, it manages to convey a feeling of heft while remaining surprisingly light on its feet. Strewn between Elfman's cues are tracks by R.E.M., Brian Eno, Felt, Tindersticks, and others. The song selections are interesting in their thematic relation to the characters on the screen, but it's Elfman's lovely, understated score that really shines here.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2015
Label: Lakeshore Records
UPC: 0780163450224
catalogNumber: 345022
Rank: 98338

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist
Fun Boy Three   Band
Tindersticks   Band
R.E.M.   Band

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Producer
Kirsty MacColl   Composer
Maurice Deebank   Composer
Jane Wiedlin   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer
Terry Hall   Composer
Mike Mills   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Bill Berry   Composer
Stephen Malkmus   Composer
John Bergin   Art Direction
Scott Kannberg   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Ryan Hopkins   Recording Assistant
Lawrence Hayward   Composer
Noah Snyder   Engineer
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
David Foster Wallace   Interviewer
Melissa Karaban   Personal Assistant
Melisa McGregor   Score Coordinator

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