Couples Retreat (soundtrack)

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Couples Retreat
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released
United StatesOctober 6, 2009
IndiaJanuary 18, 2010
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios, Chennai
Genre Film score
Label Relativity Music Group
Sa Re Ga Ma (India)
Producer A.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Blue
(2009)
Couples Retreat
(2009)
Ye Maaya Chesave
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Movie Music UK 4/5 stars[1]
Music Aloud 8.5/10 stars[2]
Radio and Music 4.5/5 stars[3]

Couples Retreat is the soundtrack to the 2009 American film of the same name, directed by Peter Billingsley and starring Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman. The original score and songs are composed and produced by A. R. Rahman[4] and recorded in the summer of 2009 with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Sony Scoring Stage. The film marks his Hollywood debut, though he has already worked for some international projects, including Slumdog Millionaire.[5]

The soundtrack album was released October 6, 2009 by Relativity Music Group.[6][7] In India, the album was released on January 18, 2010 by Sa Re Ga Ma.[8][9]

The soundtrack was met with positive reviews. The song "NaNa" was longlisted for 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Song nominations.[10] The soundtrack earned A. R. Rahman the BMI London Award for Best Score.[11][12]

The Tamil lyrics for the song "Kurukuru Kan" was written by A. R. Rahman himself. Lyrics for "Sajna" were written by Rahman and Blaaze while that for "NaNa" were by Rahman, Blaaze and Vivianne Chaix. Rahman made his son Ameen sing the track "Nana".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "Sajna"   A. R. Rahman (music), Blaaze (lyrics) P. J. Morton 3.40
2. "Kurukuru Kan (Afro Nisha)"   A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman 2:56
3. "Jason & Cynthia Suite"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 5:15
4. "NaNa"   A. R. Rahman (music), Blaaze & Vivian Chaix (lyrics) A. R. Rahman, Blaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominique Cerejo 3:03
5. "Tour of the Villas"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 2:55
6. "Meeting Marcel"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 3:31
7. "Itinerary"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 3:17
8. "Undress"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 1:34
9. "Sharks"   A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman 2:47
10. "Luau"   John O'brien John O'brien 3:30
11. "Salvadore"   A. R. Rahman Kailash Kher & Vijay Prakash 2:24
12. "Intervention"   A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman 2:47
13. "The Waterfall"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 1:23
14. "Jason & Cynthia Piano Theme"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental, Piano by Randy Kerber 2:30
15. "Animal Spirits"   A. R. Rahman Instrumental 3:36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broxton, Jonathan. "Couples Retreat-A.R. Rahman". moviemusicuk.us. 
  2. ^ Music Aloud review
  3. ^ Radio and Music review
  4. ^ Album details at the official website
  5. ^ Dan Goldwasser (2009-10-05). "A.R. Rahman scores Couples Retreat". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Site Temporarily Unavailable". Couplesretreatsoundtrack.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  7. ^ Latest activity 3 hours ago. "Couples Retreat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: A.R. Rahman: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  8. ^ "Saregama acquires Rahman's Couples Retreat soundtrack | Editorial-News". Radioandmusic.com. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  9. ^ Businessofcinema.com Team (2009-11-23). "Saregama to release AR Rahman's Couples Retreat soundtrack". Businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  10. ^ Sam Daniel. "Rahman: Oscar bound once again?". NDTV. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "A.R. Rahman Picks Up BMI Film Award in London". Broadcast Music Inc. 2010-11-02. 
  12. ^ "Don Black named Icon at BMI London Awards". Pastedeadline.com. 2010-10-05. 
  13. ^ Vickey Lalwani (2010-07-29). "AR Rahman’s son sings for Hollywood". TNN. Times of India. 

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