Max Richter

Henry May Long (OST)

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Record Label
DG

About this item

This autumn DG are releasing Max Richter’s soundtrack to Henry May Long (2008 feature film).Synopsis - Late in the nineteenth century, Henry May, New York's golden child, has reached the end of a long road to self-destruction. In debt and drug addicted, he is simply marking time until his eventual exile into poverty and oblivion. On the other side of the city Henry Long carefully observes May's decline, devoting his brilliant mind to the constant surveillance of his former school friend. May and Long finally meet and begin a complicated and dangerous odyssey that leads them to the sea and beyond. The houses and families of New York's golden age as well as the timeless underworld of the city are vividly brought to life as May and Long journey to the possible resolution of both their troubled lives. Both men discover what they have lost to get where they are, what they are willing to risk to get what they want and what they are willing to lose to live. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: This is exactly as heart-tuggingly emotive and thick with atmosphere as you'd expect from Richter. Mournful slow string swells and tinkling keys pull together to create one of his greatest works to date, and certainly one of the most beautiful soundtracks i've heard for a long time.

TRACK LISTING

1 Ocean House Mirror 3:55
2 Stairs Abyss Starlight 0:58
3 Exit Top Hat Greeting 0:47
4 Waiting For Sunlight Evening 1:12
5 Interior Tears An Idea 2:19
6 Endings Doorway Pavement 2:04
7 Farewell Threshold Laudanum 1:27
8 Sofa Chess 1:54
9 Interior Horses 4:44
10 Whale Window Hotel 1:33
11 A Candle And Half A Pear 1:52
12 Powder Pills Truth 2:05
13 The Young Mariner 4:10
14 Dinner And The Ship Of Dreams

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