Couples Retreat (soundtrack)

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Couples Retreat
Couples Retreat Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Released
United StatesOctober 6, 2009
IndiaJanuary 18, 2010
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn and AM Studios, Chennai
GenreFilm score
LabelRelativity Music Group
Sa Re Ga Ma (India)
ProducerA.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Blue
(2009)
Couples Retreat
(2009)
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Movie Music UK4/5 stars[1]
Music Aloud8.5/10 stars[2]
Radio and Music4.5/5 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 English-language films including Slumdog Millionaire, which fetched him two Academy Awards.[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 A. R. Ameen sing the track "Nana".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."Sajna"A. R. Rahman, BlaazePJ Morton3.40
2."Kurukuru Kan (Afro Nisha)"A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman2:56
3."Jason & Cynthia Suite"A. R. RahmanInstrumental5:15
4."NaNa"A. R. Rahman, Blaaze & Vivian ChaixA. R. Rahman, Blaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominique Cerejo3:03
5."Tour of the Villas"A. R. RahmanInstrumental2:55
6."Meeting Marcel"A. R. RahmanInstrumental3:31
7."Itinerary"A. R. RahmanInstrumental3:17
8."Undress"A. R. RahmanInstrumental1:34
9."Sharks"A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman2:47
10."Luau"John O'brienJohn O'brien3:30
11."Salvadore"A. R. RahmanKailash Kher & Vijay Prakash2:24
12."Intervention"A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman2:47
13."The Waterfall"A. R. RahmanInstrumental1:23
14."Jason & Cynthia Piano Theme"A. R. RahmanInstrumental, Randy Kerber (Piano)2:30
15."Animal Spirits"A. R. RahmanInstrumental3:36

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 Archived 2010-01-11 at the Wayback Machine
  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. Archived from the original on 2011-01-05.
  13. ^ Vickey Lalwani (2010-07-29). "AR Rahman's son sings for Hollywood". TNN. Times of India. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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