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 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

GOOD WILL HUNTING (Expanded)
Composed by Danny Elfman
Including the songs written by Elliott Smith


Limited Collector's Edition of 1500 copies.
45 minutes of music, including the complete score by Danny Elfman and the songs written by Elliott Smith used in the film.
12-page CD booklet with liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.

Ref: MBR-043
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2014

Music Box Records presents the complete score for Good Will Hunting (1997) by Danny Elfman. Directed by Gus Van Sant based on a screenplay by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the film tells the tale of the troubled title character (Damon) who is a janitor at MIT and is secretly a real mathematical genius. Reluctant to leave his regular life and job behind, Will needs help from psychologist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) who shows him the way of realizing his full potential without abandoning his roots…The film won two Oscars (one for Williams and one for the writers) while it was nominated for another seven statuettes, including one for composer Danny Elfman and one for songwriter Elliott Smith.

Danny Elfman is of course best known for his Tim Burton movies (ranging from the director’s two Batman films to more recent affairs like Alice in Wonderland), but the composer has numerous other directors with whom he works regularly. Good Will Hunting marked the second collaboration between Elfman and Gus Van Sant (the first one being the director’s bitingly satirical To Die For, 1995); the relationship later extended to other films like Psycho (1998), Milk (2008), Restless (2011) and Promised Land (2012). Their collaboration on Good Will Hunting proved to be the most elusive of the bunch even though it brought Elfman the first Oscar nomination in his career.

The music for Good Will Hunting is a far cry from the usual Gothic sound of the composer who proves himself to be more than capable when it comes to scoring a deeply personal story. The music features acoustic guitar, piano, a smaller ensemble of strings and woodwinds plus a light choral effect in addition to some Irish sounding whistles that address the Boston setting of the story. From the Main Title to the End Titles (previously known as "Weepy Donuts"), Elfman’s music is mingling among minimalistic thematic variations the same way the titular Will Hunting is looking for a purpose in life…

Spicing up the intimate orchestral score are the contributions of indie songwriter Elliott Smith, whose Miss Misery was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song. The song gave major exposure to Smith who unfortunately passed away at the tragically young age of 34 in 2003.

Good Will Hunting has always been one of the great missing links in Elfman’s discography. The original soundtrack clearly favored the songs by Elliott Smith (and other artists) while Elfman’s work was represented with only two tracks. Although Miramax issued a rare Academy promo for members of the organization, that disc only contained selected highlights and Smith’s Oscar-nominated Miss Misery. Music Box Records presents the complete release of the score, including more Elfman music than what the promo contained, plus six compositions performed by Elliott Smith. The landmark release of this Oscar-nominated gem is supplemented with a 12-page booklet featuring expert commentary by Daniel Schweiger.



TRACKLISTING:

1. Main Title (02:44)
2. Genie Mopper (00:37)
3. First Calculation (01:08)
4. Theorem (00:42)
5. Kick Ass Choir (00:59)
6. Mystery Math (02:28)
7. Them Apples (not used in film) (00:57)
8. Jail (01:13)
9. Second Shrink (01:14)
10. Any Port (01:25)
11. Times Up (01:14)
12. Oliver Twist (01:58)
13. Staring Contest (00:49)
14. Secret Weapon (00:57)
15. Retainer (Part A) (00:58)
16. Retainer (Part B) (00:20)
17. Tell You Something (00:48)
18. No Love Me (00:47)
19. Fire Music (01:11)
20. Whose Fault (02:34)
21. End Titles (03:50)
22. Between the Bars (Orchestral) (01:09)
Performed by Elliott Smith – Orchestral arrangement by Danny Elfman
23. No Name #3 (03:04)
Performed by Elliott Smith
24. Say Yes (02:15)
Performed by Elliott Smith
25. Between the Bars (02:21)
Performed by Elliott Smith
26. Angeles (02:55)
Performed by Elliott Smith
27. Miss Misery (03:12)
Performed by Elliott Smith

Total Time • 44:53

For sound clips, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/60-good-will-hunting.html

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Nice movie and even nicer soundtrack!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Cool beans! It shall be mine! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

It'll be nice to get rid of the old error-laden rip of the promo I have...

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Thank you for this, Music Box!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Deadwalker   (Member)

Ordered. Thank You Music Box

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Excellent release. I wish this would had been available before because I couldn't resist myself getting the FYC promo.

I am looking the track listing and I see there is no many differences between both releases, am I right?

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Smokey McBongwater   (Member)

Excellent release, thank you very much!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Nice release, but that shipping is rather expensive as they only do registered; no option for standard shipping?

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Excellent release. I wish this would had been available before because I couldn't resist myself getting the FYC promo.

I am looking the track listing and I see there is no many differences between both releases, am I right?


Well, you get the Elliott Smith songs (which are essential, I think), and there's more score than the FYC, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

How much is this? 19.99?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Wow didn't expect this to see the light of day. About time smile thank you Music Box, will be ordering for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Adam Cousins   (Member)

So very ordered! Been waiting for this one for a while.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Excellent release. I wish this would had been available before because I couldn't resist myself getting the FYC promo.

I am looking the track listing and I see there is no many differences between both releases, am I right?


Well, you get the Elliott Smith songs (which are essential, I think), and there's more score than the FYC, too.


Actually I also own the soundtrack.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Excellent release. I wish this would had been available before because I couldn't resist myself getting the FYC promo.

I am looking the track listing and I see there is no many differences between both releases, am I right?


Well, you get the Elliott Smith songs (which are essential, I think), and there's more score than the FYC, too.


Actually I also own the soundtrack.


Well, good! Then there's still the extra bits of score that aren't on the FYC promo!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Just a couple of score cues on a soundtrack obviously wouldn't serve many scores very well, but particularly something subtle like this. Honestly I'm not a huge fan of the score - I just never fully warmed to Elfman's modern shift - but I may feel differently if I can sit with 45 minutes of the score and let it breathe a little.

I'm really glad to see the that Music Box took the extra steps to secure the Smith songs, because 1) they're great, but also 2) it would have been easy to sneer at the songs from a song-dominated soundtrack, but here they were a truly integral part of the movie. Extra kudos to them for that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Having never heard this score before, I have to say the samples sounds really beautiful.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

Beautiful score and instant purchase!

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

CD in stock! We start shipping.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Looking forward to getting this and finally throwing my old promo CD-R in the trash bin, despite some fine artwork that Jim Titus made for me.

 
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