Various Artists - Nicholas Britell: Moonlight

 (Soundtrack on Blue Vinyl)


Lakeshore Records



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ALKS 34901
UPC: 780163490121
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Music from the Oscar-winning film, composed by Nicholas Britell

The affecting score to a powerful coming-of-age story!

Special limited edition on transparent blue vinyl

A rising star at the time of the film's release, having recently penned music for Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" ("additional music") and "The Big Short," composer/pianist Nicholas Britell provided the original score for the 2016 character drama "Moonlight." The film examines the coming of age of an African-American male as he grapples with being true to himself while navigating expectations.

Britell offers poignant accompaniment via mostly minimal arrangements. The recurring "Little's Theme" (subtly reworked for "Chiron's Theme" and "Black's Theme") consists of only piano and violin, instruments performed on the recording by Britell himself and Tim Fain, respectively. The composer also experimented with "chopped and screwed" versions of his chamber pieces, manipulating the playback of cellos, violins, and piano, as on "Chiron's Theme Chopped & Screwed (Knock Down Stay Down)." More intangible pieces include the ominous "Sweet Dreams" and "You Don't Even Know," which quietly combines percussion, orchestral noise, and mechanical sound effects.

Side A:
Every N****r Is a Star – Boris Gardiner
Little’s Theme
Ride Home
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Laudate Dominum, K. 339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
The Middle of The World
The Spot
Chiron’s Theme
MetroRail Closing
Chiron’s Theme Chopped & Screwed (Knock Down Stay Down)
You Don’t Even Know
Don’t Look at Me

Side B:
Cell Therapy – Goodie Mob
Atlanta Ain’t But So Big
Sweet Dreams
Chef’s Special
Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis
Black’s Theme
Who Is You?
End Credits Suite
Bonus Track: The Culmination

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