S.W.A.T. (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by Elliot Goldenthal
Released August 12, 2003
Genre Classical
Avante garde
Progressive music
Length 46:58
Label Varèse Sarabande,
Producer Matthias Gohl
Elliot Goldenthal chronology
The Good Thief (2002) S.W.A.T.
Across the Universe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[2]
MovieMusicUK 4/5 stars[3]
Movie-Wave 4/5 stars[4]
Soundtrack-Express 4/5 stars[5]

S.W.A.T. is the soundtrack score for the 2003 action movie S.W.A.T., based on the 1970s TV series of the same name, composed by Elliot Goldenthal.

The score[edit]

It is generally viewed[who?] as being another surprise project for Goldenthal, being that he usually gravitates towards more "intellectual" and "arthouse" type movies. Although he has done a few "commercial" action movie type scores in the past, the decision to score S.W.A.T. was nevertheless interesting,[6][7][8] and Goldenthal has developed a reputation for choosing unlikely projects, if anything, for the sheer fun of it.[7] In choosing to compose the score for S.W.A.T., Goldenthal -- some[who?] have said -- had played the "Media Ventures" (now known as Remote Control Productions) [9][10] composers at their own game and won; creating an original, intense, yet complex and diverse score.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Bullet Frenzy (10:17)
  2. Don't Shoot Me Baby (3:26)
  3. My Big Black Assault Weapon (1:38)
  4. AK-47 Scherzo (3:42)
  5. Three Chords in Two Minutes (1:53)
  6. Run For Your Life (3:05)
  7. The Fascist Shuffle (1:29)
  8. "S.W.A.T. 911" (3:10) - Danny Saber
  9. Crash Landing (4:48)
  10. That Cop Stole My Car (2:04)
  11. S.W.A.T. Sticker (0:53)
  12. Bullet Frenzy II (1:38)
  13. "Time is Running Out" (4:59) - Apollo Four Forty
  14. "Samuel Jackson" (4:03) - Hot Action Cop

Also "Figure.09" by Linkin Park from the album "Meteora", "Just Because" by Jane's Addiction, and "Crosstown Traffic" by Jimi Hendrix are played during the film but are not included.


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