Varèse Sarabande will release the Sully – Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture digitally October 7 and on CD on October 28, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Clint Eastwood, Christian Jacob, and the Tierney Sutton Band.
"One day he [director Clint Eastwood] called and very casually asked if Christian Jacob and I would come down and see how he had provisionally used some of our music in the rough cut of Sully," Sutton recalled. "We thought he was interested in just using a few bits of our recorded musicor perhaps asking us to recreate some of that mood in a new piece for the film. But after screening the entire film, we were asked to score the whole thing. Two days later, the whole band was in the studio creating cues to picture, with Clint giving us input. I also co-wrote the lyrics to a theme that Clint wrote that will be a song heard during the end credits of the film."
Since The Tierney Sutton Band has been together for over 20 years and has been known for its collaborative process of arranging music, the scoring process was improvisational in approach. "The scoring began over several themes written by both the director, Clint Eastwood, and myself," Christian Jacob stated. "Every member of the band was watching scenes on the screen and improvising their own parts by following a basic lead sheet. We know each other so well, that our musical ideas fell beautifully in place."
Sutton added, "Clint was with us every step of the wayand in fact, the band created the framework of the underscore, pretty much live to picture, in two 12 hour sessions, with Clint directing each cue." Sutton continued, "The soundtrack album will give people a real, deep idea of the collaboration that occurred."
Sully was released earlier this month in theaters worldwide.