The Tree of Life (soundtrack)

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The Tree of Life: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
LabelLakeshore Records
Alexandre Desplat chronology
The King's Speech
The Tree of Life: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
La Fille du Puisatier
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Empire4/5 stars[2]
Film Score Click Track4/5 stars[3]
Movie Music UK2.5/5 stars[4]
Movie Wave4.5/5 stars[5]

The Tree of Life: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album for the 2011 drama film The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick. Composed by Alexandre Desplat, the soundtrack was released under Lakeshore Records on May 24, 2011.

Although billed as the movie's soundtrack, only a few minutes of this album are to be found in the film.[6] The film and its teaser trailer also includes pieces of music such as the Vltava (also known as the Moldau) of Bedřich Smetana[7] and Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3.


Critical reception[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alexandre Desplat.

6."Emergence of Life"3:55
7."Light & Darkness"8:17
8."Good & Evil"3:15
10."City of Glass"3:37


  1. ^ The Tree of Life at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ Graydon, Danny. "Empire's The Tree of Life Soundtrack Review". Empire Online. Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. ^ Lochner, Jim (21 June 2011). "CD Review: The Tree of Life". Film Score Click Track. Enom, Inc. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ Broxton, Jonathan (10 May 2011). "THE TREE OF LIFE – Alexandre Desplat". Movie Music UK., Inc. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ Southall, James (19 July 2011). "The Tree of Life soundtrack review". Movie Wave. James Southall. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
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  7. ^ Ng, David (5 July 2011). "Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life': The classical music factor". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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