Marley & Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Parents of Two||Theodore Shapiro||1:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Off and Running||Theodore Shapiro||0:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hardest Job||Theodore Shapiro||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Walking the Plank||Theodore Shapiro||1:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Obedience School||Theodore Shapiro||1:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Leg Love||Theodore Shapiro||1:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two Year Montage||Theodore Shapiro||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Moving to Boca||Theodore Shapiro||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||First Sleepless Night||Theodore Shapiro||2:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When It's Time||Theodore Shapiro||1:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Off to Ireland||Theodore Shapiro||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dog Farm||Theodore Shapiro||1:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Boy and Dog||Theodore Shapiro||1:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lost In the Rain||Theodore Shapiro||0:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Employed||Theodore Shapiro||1:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All Good Dogs||Theodore Shapiro||0:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Evil With a Dog Face||Theodore Shapiro||0:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Labor Pains||Theodore Shapiro||1:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Regular Dog||Theodore Shapiro||1:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Snow||Theodore Shapiro||1:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jen Says Goodbye||Theodore Shapiro||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It All Runs Together||Theodore Shapiro||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Heading Home||Theodore Shapiro||2:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Marley & Me||Theodore Shapiro||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
By 2008, composer Theodore Shapiro had become the go-to guy for Hollywood comedies, his scores including You, Me and Dupree, The Devil Wears Prada, and Tropic Thunder. The movie adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller Marley & Me was directed by David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada, and co-starred Owen Wilson, also co-star of You, Me and Dupree, so it was no surprise that Shapiro was brought in to do the music. A light comedy about a dog, the picture inspires a set of gently engaging tracks from the composer, who deftly mixes pop/rock and symphonic arrangements. He rocks out on "Walking the Plank," uses a tango for "Obedience School," and introduces an appropriately sprightly Celtic feel in "Off to Ireland." With 24 cues in less than 40 minutes, the music rarely gives Shapiro much time to develop his ideas, and in such selections as "First Sleepless Night," he is forced to switch gears quickly to accompany abruptly changing action onscreen. For the most part, acoustic guitar and piano figures carry the themes picked up by the orchestra, which is used for heart-warming swells, for example on "Dog Farm." The effect is to give a contemporary feel with traditional trappings, notably on the main theme, first introduced in "Two Year Montage" and then picked up on the concluding track, "Marley & Me."
It's the best..
This is the best out of all motion picture sound tracks! it's one of a kind! The movie is the best! go see it and it will show you how much your dog is to you:) :( very good movie! good acting and everything ! you'll laugh and you'll cry :(!!
Where's the Nirvana cover that was in the movie?? It was so different from the original, so mellow. I was stoked on it and hoped to see it on the soundtrack :(
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