The Proposition (soundtrack)

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The Proposition
Soundtrack album by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Released 2005
Recorded 2005
Length 42:23
Label Mute
Producer Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis chronology
The Proposition
2005
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6/10 stars link

The Proposition is a soundtrack recorded by Nick Cave in collaboration with Warren Ellis, and was produced for the film The Proposition, released in October 2005. At the 2005 AFI Awards it won Best Original Music Score for Cave and Ellis.

Music style[edit]

This album is instrumentally focused, and is a departure from Cave's band-oriented compositions. All tracks are directly reproduced from the musical interludes in the film, and feature little alteration from the film score. Many songs on the album are slow-tempo and ballad-like, and the violin work of Warren Ellis becomes the central voice of the album for much of the time. Cave's unusual vocal performances on the "Rider" trilogy of songs brings a particularly haunting and uneasy tone to the album.

Track listing[edit]

  • Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, except where noted
  1. "Happy Land" (trad.) – 1:36
  2. "The Proposition #1" – 3:24
  3. "Road to Banyon" – 1:40
  4. "Down to the Valley" – 3:48
  5. "Moan Thing" – 2:46
  6. "The Rider #1" – 1:15
  7. "Martha's Dream" (Cave, Ellis, Mick Turner, Jim White) – 3:07
  8. "Gun Thing" – 4:28
  9. "Queenie's Suite" (Cave, Ellis, Turner, White) – 3:30
  10. "The Rider #2" – 2:59
  11. "The Proposition #2" – 2:42
  12. "Sad Violin Thing" – 0:50
  13. "The Rider #3" – 1:08
  14. "The Proposition #3" – 2:59
  15. "The Rider Song" – 2:30
  16. "Clean Hands. Dirty Hands" (trad., Cave, Ellis) – 3:34

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners 2000–2010 | 2005". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ George, Sandy (23 November 2005). "The Proposition Scoops Best Film at IF Awards". ScreenDaily (MBI (Andrew Dixon)). Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Awards Archive: Winners from 1996 to 2012". Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA). Retrieved 9 January 2014.