There Will Be Blood (soundtrack)

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There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood OST art.png
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDecember 17, 2007
GenreContemporary classical, avant-garde
ProducerGraeme Stewart
Jonny Greenwood chronology
There Will Be Blood
The Master

There Will Be Blood is the soundtrack to the 2007 film There Will Be Blood and features an original orchestral score by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. The soundtrack was released on December 17, 2007 in the United Kingdom and on December 18, 2007 in the United States.

Although widely admired and thought of as a contender for the Academy Award for Best Original Score at the 2008 Academy Awards, it was ruled ineligible due to its use of pre-existing material. The score features elements from Greenwood's compositions 'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' and Bodysong (such as the track "Convergence", played atop the title track during the derrick fire sequence) and works from Arvo Pärt and the violin concerto in D by Johannes Brahms.[1]

In December 2008, Greenwood's score was nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media" for the 51st Grammy Awards.[2]

Nonesuch Records offers a digital download of three bonus tracks upon the purchase of the soundtrack from its web site.[3]

Greenwood's wife, Israeli-born Sharona Katan, (credited as Shin Katan) is a visual artist whose work appears on the cover as well as the booklet. The Images were made with liquid photographic emulsion and oil paint, using the original anamorphic camera negatives from the film.

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubA-[5]
Film Music MagazineA[7]
PopMatters9/10 stars[8]
Movie Music UK4/5 stars [9]
Drowned In Sound7/10[10]
musicOMH4/5 stars[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jonny Greenwood. "Henry Plainview" and "Proven Lands" feature excerpts from "Popcorn Superhet Receiver" by Greenwood.

1."Open Spaces"3:55
2."Future Markets"2:41
3."Prospectors Arrive"4:34
4."Eat Him by His Own Light"2:41
5."Henry Plainview"4:14
6."There Will Be Blood"2:05
8."Proven Lands"1:51
9."HW / Hope of New Fields"2:30
10."Stranded the Line"2:21
11."Prospectors Quartet"2:57
Bonus Tracks
12."HW / Hope of New Fields (Orchestral Version)"2:32
13."Prospectors Quartet (Orchestral Version)"2:56
14."De-Tuned Quartet"4:32
15."Convergence (Jonny Greenwood)"4:26


  1. ^ "'Blood' Score Wasn't Eligible for Oscar". Archived from the original on 2008-01-28. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "There Will Be Blood {Soundtrack}". Retrieved 15 December 2008..
  4. ^ Thomas Erlewine. "There Will Be Blood [Original Soundtrack] - Jonny Greenwood - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
  5. ^ Phipps, Keith (January 14, 2008). "Jonny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 30, 2008.
  6. ^ Pytlik, Mark (January 2, 2008). "Jonny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood OST Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  7. ^ Daniel Schweiger (2007-12-18). "Film Music Magazine Review". Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  8. ^ Schiller, Mike. "Jonny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood". PopMatters. Retrieved January 27, 2008.
  9. ^ Jonathan Broxton (2007-12-28). "THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jonny Greenwood". Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  10. ^ Hamilton, Billy (December 17, 2007). "Album Review: Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
  11. ^ Ben Hogwood (May 3, 2008). "Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood". musicOMH. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  12. ^ "Review: Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood - Sputnikmusic". Retrieved May 3, 2008.