Wanted [Original Score]

Wanted [Original Score]

by Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman


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Composer Danny Elfman proves a good choice to score the action film Wanted, but before his typically lively background music begins, he returns to his earlier career as the leader of a pop
ock band with the opening track, "The Little Things." Here, he pretends that he is once again the lead singer of Oingo Boingo, turning in a good song in the style of the late blue-eyed soul singer Robert Palmer. Then, he gives the 87-member Hollywood Symphony Orchestra some work to do, keeping up with the adventures of the film's hero, Wes, in what must be lots of chasing and shooting; the orchestra is augmented here and there with synthesized sounds to accentuate some of the more forceful passages. A mock Gregorian chant lends reverence to "Fraternity Suite," as Wes learns of his heritage. A Middle Eastern flavor enters into "Fox's Decision." But for the most part this is rigorously written and performed Hollywood action music meant to supplement an already high-adrenalin viewing experience.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2008
Label: Lakeshore Records
UPC: 0780163402124
catalogNumber: 34021

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sue Raney   Bass
Sid Page   Violin
Richard Todd   French Horn
Steve Bell   French Horn
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Richard Feves   Bass
Mike Fisher   Percussion
Endre Granat   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Todd Miller   French Horn
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Kim Scholes   Cello
Tina Soule   Cello
John Steinmetz   Bassoon
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Ann Atkinson   Bass
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Peter Limonick   Timpani
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Peter Doubrovsky   Bass
Julie Rogers   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Marc Mann   Choir Conductor
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Shawn Mann   Viola
Dana Kelley   French Horn
Darrin McCann   Viola
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Armen Anassian   Violin
Antony Cooke   Cello
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Eve Butler   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Eric J. Hosler   Violin
Phillip Yao   French Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Marina Manukian   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Neel Hammond   Violin
Jen Kuhn   Cello
Lorand Lokuszta   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Mark Adams   French Horn
Robert Brophy   Viola
Todd Miller   French Horn
Neil Samples   Violin
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Nina Evthuhov   Violin
Brian D. A. O'Connor   French Horn
Lynne Richberg   Viola
Mike Fisher   Percussion
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Dennis Karmazan   Cello
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Paul Cohen   Cello
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Barbra Proter   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Marissa Benidict   Trumpet
Matthew Funes   Viola
Louise di Tullio   Flute
Kate Reddish   Viola
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer
Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Trevor Horn   Vocal Producer
Bobbi Page   Choir Contractor
Dennis Sands   Engineering
D. Sardy   Producer
David Slonaker   Orchestration
Marc Mann   Engineering
Skip Williamson   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Edgardo Simone   Orchestration
David Buntz   Direction
Noah Snyder   Engineering
Brian McNelis   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs

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Wanted [Original Score] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the soundtrack alone was amazing. It's very interesting and after seeing the movie I think that it is the perfect fit. It adds so much to the movie but it's not overbearing. I definitely recommend checking this cd out if you enjoy scores.