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."
Simple yet Breathtaking
This score is absolutely beautiful. Shapiro perfectly uses the music, and it's all so simple- msot of the songs are essentially only piano, guitar, and strings- to enhance and bring about the best in each scene. My favorite is It All Runs Together, because it truly makes the ending. Without this song, that scene wouldn't have come off as beautifully as it did. Each song was a perfect addition, with its own charm. It really says that something simple can have just as much effect as something more dramatic. The essential songs are: Marley & Me Heading Home It All Runs Together When It's Time Jen Says Goodbye
Great sound track with a movie I know will be excellent.
I have to say I am not so impressed with the songs. Not that they are bad, but it's not my type of music. Anway I can't wait to see the movie. I already read the book. I LOVED the book. It's my favorite book ever!
Born: September 29, 1971 in Washington, DC
Years Active: '00s, '10s