Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Music Box Records (MBR-046)
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Conducted by Howard Shore
|3.||Strangers in the Night||0:54|
|4.||Ruth Gets Angry||1:57|
|7.||Bob Packs / Flames||2:20|
|9.||Blowing Up the House||2:52|
|10.||Ruth Leaves the Kids||1:12|
|14.||Main Theme (Reprise)||0:47|
|15.||Ruth Gets Fired||1:30|
|16.||Going to New York||2:23|
|18.||My Own Personal Army||0:48|
|19.||Bob Calls the Agency||1:31|
|20.||Mary in the Mirror||2:32|
|21.||Fighting Lovers / Money Transfer||3:08|
|22.||Bob Gets Arrested||2:04|
|23.||Prison / Mary Autographs Book||1:51|
|24.||Main Theme (Finale)||1:09|
|Total Album Time:||41:14|
The music for She-Devil is a brilliantly energetic score balancing between deliberately overblown romance and devilishly clever cues underscoring Ruth's sudden urge for creative destruction. The key idea of the score is transformation as we can hear two sides of the most important musical ideasone for Mary and one for Ruth. There's also a rich tapestry of musical allusions, ranging from the evergreen song Strangers in the Night (the theme for Bob and Mary) to colorful references from Russian classical music, including Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and The Gnome.
While there was a previous soundtrack release of She-Devil, it was a "songs from and inspired by" type of compilation that featured nothing from Shore's brilliant contributions to the film. Music Box Records corrects this omission by releasing all 42 minutes of the underscore, transferred from the original 24-track master tapes, with several reprises of the great romance theme, Ruth's chilling vengeance music and a couple of other surprises for the attentive listener. The 8-page booklet features liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score, plus includes quotes from Howard Shore on how he remembers the project.
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