Grizzly Man (soundtrack)

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Grizzly Man Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Richard Thompson
Released 2005
Recorded December 2004 at Fantasy Studios Berkeley, California
Genre Rock
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Henry Kaiser
Richard Thompson chronology
Front Parlour Ballads
(2005)
Grizzly Man
(2005)
RT - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Grizzly Man is a soundtrack album by Richard Thompson released in 2005.

After the problematic production of the Sweet Talker soundtrack album, Thompson was disinclined to do any more movie soundtracks. However he relented in this case, agreeing to work with director Werner Herzog whom he respected and with long-time friend and occasional collaborator Henry Kaiser producing the soundtrack.

The soundtrack - with the exception of one song - was recorded in just two days with Thompson and the other musicians largely improvising to specific scenes from the movie whilst Herzog watched from the control room. The one exception was the last track, Coyotes, a previously recorded performance by Don Edwards. The purchasing of the rights to include that recording accounted for the lion's share of the budget for producing the soundtrack.

Apart from the Edwards track and one track that features a voice over from Timothy Treadwell's tape diaries, the music is all instrumental and is frequently haunting.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. "Tim And The Bears"
  2. "Main Title"
  3. "Foxes"
  4. "Ghosts in the Maze"
  5. "Glencoe" (James Scott Skinner, arranged by Thompson)
  6. "Parents" (Richard Thompson, Danielle DeGruttola)
  7. "Bear Swim" (Richard Thompson, Danielle DeGruttola)
  8. "Twilight Cowboy"
  9. "The Kibosh" (Richard Thompson, Jim O'Rourke)
  10. "Treadwell No More"
  11. "Teddy Bear" (Richard Thompson, Danielle DeGruttola)
  12. "Small Racket" (Richard Thompson, Jim O'Rourke)
  13. "Streamwalk"
  14. "That's my Story"
  15. "Bear Fight" (Danielle DeGruttola, Damon Smith)
  16. "Big Racket" (Richard Thompson, Jim O'Rourke, Henry Kaiser)
  17. "Corona For Mr. Chocolate" (Jim O'Rourke)
  18. "Main Title Revisited"
  19. "Coyotes" (Don Edwards)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Grizzly Man (soundtrack) at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.