We Got Your Wife…

06 Oct We Got Your Wife…

  • Once I got the script from Scott, and knowing his penchant for noir, I spent an awful long time watching those films in preparation for this movie – The Maltese Falcon – Chinatown – and LA Confidential, to name a few, looking for the similarities and differences in the choices the composers were making. Much time was also spent on 70’s movies. Dog Day Afternoon – the French Connection – and the Long Goodbye, featuring a fantastic score – and ode to Laura – by the master, then credited as John T. Williams, and starring Elliot Gould as Private-Eye Philip Marlow, who is referenced a few times in the movie..the long goodbye poster

     

    So the theme now makes its appearance against a different harmonic backdrop – shifted and uneasy – as Kenny slowly discovers his wife has been kidnapped.  If you listen closely – the choir has a bit of a standout voice – and that was yours truly, singing the melody into an iPhone. It’s actually how I did a lot of the vocals while making the demos.  But this time my scratch vocal somehow fit. And mixed in, along with the professional choir we would later record in Rhinebeck New York, it set a dreary mood to Kenny’s unfortunate phone call…

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    click below to listen and see if you can hear the standout vocal – let me know if you do –
    We Got Your Wife… – A Walk Among the Tombstones (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

     

1Comment
  • Matt Zaidan
    Posted at 18:59h, 12 October Reply

    I could hear the vocal clearly. I have to say this was one of the best soundtracks I ever heard! You have made the movie alive with this music, Carlos. Thank you.

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