The Bourne Supremacy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Goa||John Powell||3:00||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Drop||John Powell||3:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Funeral Pyre||John Powell||2:21||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Gathering Data||John Powell||1:54||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Nach Deutschland||John Powell||2:40||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||To the Roof||John Powell||5:32||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||New Memories||John Powell||2:48||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Berlin Foot Chase||John Powell||5:16||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Alexander Platz / Abbotts Confesses||John Powell||3:34||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Moscow Wind Up||John Powell||6:55||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Bim Bam Smash||John Powell||5:09||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Atonement||John Powell||1:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Extreme Ways||John Powell & Moby||3:57||Album Only||View In iTunes|
The espionage genre requires a soundtrack as taut as its subject matter, so it came as no surprise when composer John Powell (The Bourne Identity) (The Italian Job) signed on to score the second installment of Robert Ludlum's popular Jason Bourne series. Powell expands on the themes from the previous film, adding a bevy of nervous percussion to the already tense staccato string motif that follows Matt Damon as he circumnavigates the globe to clear his name in the sequel, The Bourne Supremacy. This time around, the composer reins in some of the first film's bombast, allowing the spaces between the orchestral and electronic bursts to simmer in anticipation, resulting in a more refined and elegant score. Moby provides the film's closing credits with "Extreme Ways," a track that also appeared in the first film.
One of the best soundtracks ever
A movie that is very emotion driven and action paced needs a soundtrack like this. Powell does an exceptional job of creating haunting ballads that reflect Bourne's inner battles (Goa and New Memories), and also use intriguing spy scores to reflect the movement and tanacity of our hero (Nach Deutschland and To the Roof). What I like the best about this soundtrack is Powell's use of orchestral instrumentation with programed beats. It gives the sound a more spy feel with a classical touch, combining beats and the austere violins to heighten the mood when he is on the run or when he is reflecting on his ill-turned life. His theme with the basoon in Goa and New Memories makes you reflect on his inner pain. Atonement is the best way to finish off a soundtrack, when he finally makes up for the sin that he had done in the past, and gives you a sense of fulfillment for the soundtrack. The soundtrack brings up the mood for every scene, scenes of action, darkness, and ultimately reflection. Great for studying or even driving on the road, makes you feel like you also work for Treadstone.
This is a great album. John Powell varied it up a lot more than the first bourne soundtrack. The variations on the original theme are great. Great for studying.
If you loved the movie, you'll like this. 'Extreme Ways' is a great song, but iTunes needs to sell these individually.
Born: September 18, 1964 in London, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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