The High Sign/One Week

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The High Sign/One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton
The High Sign - One Week.jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Studio Möbius Music, San Francisco
Genre Downtown music, Film soundtrack
Length 36:59
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton
(1995)Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton1995
The High Sign/One Week
(1995)
Live
(1995)Live1995

The High Sign/One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton is the seventh album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 1995 and features performances by Frisell, Kermit Driscoll and Joey Baron.[1] The album is designed as accompaniment to Buster Keaton's the first two silent films classic, The High Sign (1921) (tracks 1-9) and One Week (1920) (tracks 10-19). It was released at the same time as another album by Frisell of Keaton soundtracks, Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton (1995).

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by JT Griffith awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "These rich narrative accompaniments are essential for students of film music and evangelists of the power of the score to enrich and enlighten visual art.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell.

  1. "Introduction" – 0:37
  2. "The High Sign Theme/Help Wanted" – 0:42
  3. "Target Practice" – 1:16
  4. "The Blinking Buzzards" – 1:06
  5. "Good Shot/Swearing In/Shooting Gallery" – 2:30
  6. "Chase/Cop" (5:43)
  7. "The High Sign Theme/At The Home Of August" – 1:10
  8. "Chase/Caught" – 3:21
  9. "The High Sign Theme" – 1:56
  10. "One Week Theme/The Wedding" – 0:27
  11. "Reckless Driving" – 1:39
  12. "Construction" – 0:49
  13. "Oh, Well/The Piano" – 1:42
  14. "Fight" – 5:12
  15. "Oh, Well/Bath Scene" – 2:05
  16. "Housewarming Party and Storm" – 2:52
  17. "One Week Theme/Aftermath" – 2:19
  18. "Here Comes The Train" – 0:44
  19. "Oh, Well" – 0:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nonesuch Records album info accessed 12 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Griffith, JT. Allmusic Review accessed June 15, 2011