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today announced the August 7 release of the soundtrack to director Guy Ritchie's action adventure The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which opens in theaters Friday, August 14, 2015. It features original music composed by BAFTA-nominated composer Daniel
Pemberton (LittleBigPlanet, The Movies), who took inspiration from Ritchie's unique and inimitable style.
"One of the best things about working with Guy Ritchie
is he is a director who, above all, understands the immense power music can bring to a film. A composer on one of his films has to give it everything," Pemberton declared. "You have to step up and write music that is bold, surprising and strong. I can remember so many amazing music sequences from pretty much every film he has ever made - that marriage of music and visual is the essence for me of pure cinema. So to be part of that legacy has been an unbelievable thrill and one of the most crazy, exciting and unpredictable musical journeys I have ever been on."
With the film being set during the Cold War, Pemberton was allowed to musically explore the period while adding contemporary elements from around the world. The composer describes the score as a "kaleidoscope of international color," with the sounds of cimbaloms, flutes, guitars, bongos, and more incorporated into the music. "Writing a score set in the 1960s was a dream come true for me. There is a boldness to the way music was written and recorded in this era that allowed me to go all in, in a way that you can't get away with in most contemporary films," explains Pemberton.
The soundtrack, available to order at iTunes and Amazon also features music from iconic artists such as Roberta Flack, Louis Prima, and Nina Simone. The track list is below. All music by Daniel
Pemberton, unless specified otherwise:
1. "Compared To What" - Roberta Flack
2. Out Of The Garage
3. His Name Is Napoleon Solo
4. Escape From East Berlin
5. "Jimmy, Renda se" - Tom Zé and Valdez
6. Mission: Rome
7. The Vinciguerra Affair
8. Bugs, Beats and Bowties
9. "Cry To Me" - Solomon Burke
10. "Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days" - Louis Prima
11. Signori Toileto Italiano
12. Breaking In (Searching The Factory)
13. Breaking Out (The Cowboy Escapes)
14. "Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera" - Peppino Gagliardi
15. Into The Lair (Betrayal Part I)
16. Laced Drinks (Betrayal Part II)
17. "Il Mio Regno" - Luigi Tenco
18. Circular Story
19. The Drums
20. Take You Down
21. We Have Location
22. A Last Drink
23. "Take Care Of Business" - Nina Simone
24. The Unfinished Kiss
Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's action adventure "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, it centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin who are forced to put aside longstanding hostilities and team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
The film also stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth
Debicki, with Jared Harris and Hugh Grant. The screenplay is by Guy Ritchie
& Lionel Wigram, story by Jeff Kleeman & David
Campbell Wilson, based on the television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." John Davis, Steve Clark-Hall, Wigram and Ritchie
produced the film, with David
Dobkin serving as executive producer.
A Warner Bros. Pictures
presentation, a Ritchie/Wigram Production, a Davis Entertainment Production, a Guy Ritchie
Film, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.