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Encyclopedia > Donnie Darko (soundtrack)
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko cover
Studio album by Michael Andrews
Released April 2, 2002
Recorded October 2000 to
December 2000
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 37:20
Label Enjoy Records
Everloving Records
Producer(s)  ???
Professional reviews
Michael Andrews chronology
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Donnie Darko is the soundtrack to the film Donnie Darko (2001), whose score was composed by Michael Andrews. Image File history File links Album cover for Donnie Darko (2002), the soundtrack to the film Donnie Darko (2001). ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... A film soundtrack is the music that is from or inspired by a feature film. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Enjoy Records was a record label set up by Bobby Robinson. ... Everloving Records was founded in 2003, having been Enjoy Records from 2000. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... A film soundtrack is the music that is from or inspired by a feature film. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Donnie Darko is a 2001 feature film, the first by writer and director Richard Kelly. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... A film score is the music in a film, generally written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Carpathian Ridge" – 1:35
  2. "The Tangent Universe" – 1:50
  3. "The Artifact & Living" – 2:30
  4. "Middlesex Times" – 1:41
  5. "Manipulated Living" – 2:08
  6. "Philosophy of Time Travel" – 2:02
  7. "Liquid Spear Waltz" – 1:32
  8. "Gretchen Ross" – 0:51
  9. "Burn It To The Ground" – 1:58
  10. "Slipping Away" – 1:17
  11. "Rosie Darko" – 1:25
  12. "Cellar Door" – 1:03
  13. "Ensurance Trap" – 3:11
  14. "Waltz in the 4th Dimension" – 2:46
  15. "Time Travel" – 3:01
  16. "Did You Know Him?" – 1:46
  17. "Mad World" – 3:07
  18. "Mad World (Alternate Mix)" – 3:37

All songs were written and performed by Michael Andrews except "Mad World" (written by Roland Orzabal). Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... Roland Orzabal, full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana, (born in Portsmouth, England August 22, 1961) is the co-founder of the famous English band Tears for Fears. ...


Production

Richard Kelly commissioned Michael Andrews, a San Diego musician and television and film composer who had worked as a member of a range of bands, including The Origin with Gary Jules, whose two solo albums he had produced, and The Greyboy Allstars. Kelly said that he was confident that Michael Andrews could do the job: "I met with Michael and I just knew right away that he was really, really talented and that he could come up with a really original score. He would allow me to be in there and be really kind of editorial with how I wanted the score to be." [1] Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... The 1859 edition of On the Origin of Species First published in 1859, The Origin of Species (full title On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life) by British naturalist Charles Darwin is one of the pivotal... Gary Jules (born in March of 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer. ... Karl Denson, Robert Walter, Chris Stillwell, Elgin Paak, and Zak Najor come together to form the San Diego launched jazz group, The Greyboy Allstars. ...


Michael Andrews relocated to Los Angeles to work on the film between October and December 2000. As Michael Andrews states, the low budget for the project encouraged him to play a diverse range of instruments for the soundtrack:

"The film was pretty low budget so my portion of the money was pretty thin. I couldn't hire anyone, it was just me. I played everything; piano, mellotron, mini marimba, xylophone, ukulele, organ. I also brought in two female vocalists Sam Shelton and Tory Haberman. But no guitar because Richard said no guitar or drums; he just wasn't into it. I was down with that - I've played guitar my whole life." A grand piano, with the lid up. ... Mellotron MK II The Mellotron is an electromechanical polyphonic keyboard musical instrument originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. ... The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ... Xylophone in Bali 1937 The xylophone (from the Greek meaning wooden sound) is a musical instrument in the percussion family which probably originated in Indonesia (Nettl 1956, p. ... Ukulele The ukulele (ʻukulele in Hawaiian and standard Hawaiian English; pronounced , or the Anglicised ), or uke, is a fretted string instrument which is, in its construction, essentially a smaller, four-stringed version of the guitar. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Modern style pipe organ at the concert hall of Aletheia University in Matou, Taiwan The organ is a keyboard instrument with one or more manuals, and usually a pedalboard. ...

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Like many of his role models for soundtrack composing such as John Barry and Ennio Morricone, Michael Andrews wanted to put a song on his otherwise instrumental score. He eventually chose "Mad World" (1982) by Tears for Fears, who were one of his and childhood friend Gary Jules' favourite bands while growing up. Andrews enlisted Jules to sing the song, while Andrews himself played the piano. Other songs from the film include "The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen (another of Andrews' and Jules' favourite bands), Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart", The Church's shimmering "Under the Milky Way" in the cathartic party scene, and "Proud To Be Loud" by the '80's incarnation of the metal band Pantera. John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on November 3, 1933 in York, England) is considered one of the Big Four of modern film composers (the others being John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Henry Mancini). ... Ennio Morricone. ... Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Tears for Fears is a successful English Pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Joy Division was a rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Love Will Tear Us Apart Cover art. ... The Church are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. ... Pantera was a popular heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ...


Michael Andrews's derivative style of composing owes much to the ground-breaking Third Symphony by Henryk Gorecki (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) - an excerpt of which starts the credit sequence at the end of the film. This music was however not included in the album-version of the soundtrack.


In the subsequent director's cut, a number of musical choices are changed. In the film's opening, "The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen is replaced by "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS. "The Killing Moon" later replaces "Under The Milky Way" by The Church during the party scene. "Under The Milky Way" can be heard in the car scene with Donnie and his father, played on the radio. Echo & the Bunnymen is a British rock group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... The Church are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. ...


Album

The score was not put on a soundtrack album until Andy Factor, a friend of Michael Andrews, released it on his Everloving Records independent label in 2002. As Donnie Darko was not a hit at first, there was little interest in the soundtrack in the US. However, the film enjoyed more popularity in Europe especially in the UK where its total box office was greater than for the whole of the US, and so the Donnie Darko soundtrack album was released.


This sparked interest in the soundtrack and in the song "Mad World," taken from the original soundtrack, was a 2003 Christmas Number One in the UK singles chart. It has also made the charts in a number of other countries including Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia in 2003 and 2004. Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Each year, record companies compete for the Christmas number one single spot on the British charts. ...


British edition

Coinciding with the release of the film's director's cut, an expanded 2-disc edition of the album was released in the UK in 2004.


Track listing

CD one

CD 1 featured songs from both the theatrical edition and the director's cut.

  1. "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS – 3:04
  2. "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears – 4:16
  3. "Under The Milky Way" by The Church – 4:58
  4. "Lucid Memory" by Sam Bauer and Gerard Bauer – 6:17
  5. "Lucid Assembly" by Gerard Bauer and Mike Bauer – 0:52
  6. "Ave Maria" by Giulio Caccini and Paul Pritchard – 2:57
  7. "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Steve Baker (composer) and Carmen Daye – 3:12
  8. "Show Me (Part 1)" by Quito Colayco and Tony Hertz – 2:05
  9. "Notorious" by Duran Duran – 4:00
  10. "Stay" by Oingo Boingo – 3:38
  11. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division – 3:23
  12. "The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen – 5:55
  13. "Mad World" by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules – 3:03

INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... Tears for Fears is a successful English Pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... The Church are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. ... Caccini, Le Nuove musiche, 1601, title page Giulio Caccini (c. ... Notorious is the 14th single by Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are a English New Wave band notable for a long series of catchy, synthesizer-driven hit singles and vivid music videos. ... Oingo Boingo was a critically acclaimed American New Wave rock band better known for their influence, soundtrack contributions, and high energy Halloween concerts rather than their chart successes. ... Love Will Tear Us Apart Cover art. ... Joy Division was a rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. ... The Killing Moon is a 1984 song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen from the album Ocean Rain. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... Gary Jules (born in March of 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer. ...

CD two

CD 2 was the existing 18-track score by Michael Andrews.

  1. "Carpathian Ridge" - 1:35
  2. "Tangent Universe" - 1:50
  3. "Artifact & Living" - 2:30
  4. "Middlesex Times" - 1:30
  5. "Manipulated Living" - 2:00
  6. "Philosophy of Time Travel" - 2:02
  7. "Liquid Spear Waltz" - 1:28
  8. "Gretchen Ross" - 0:51
  9. "Burn It to the Ground" - 1:58
  10. "Slipping Away" - 1:17
  11. "Rosie Darko" - 1:25
  12. "Cellar Door" - 1:00
  13. "Ensurance Trap" - 3:11
  14. "Waltz in the 4th Dimention" - 2:46
  15. "Time Travel" - 2:57
  16. "Did You Know Him?" - 1:46
  17. "Mad World" - 3:03
  18. "Mad World" [Alternate Mix]

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Donnie Darko (soundtrack) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (823 words)
Donnie Darko is the soundtrack to the film Donnie Darko (2001), whose score was composed by Michael Andrews.
As Donnie Darko was not a hit at first, there was little interest in the soundtrack in the US.
This sparked interest in the soundtrack and in the song "Mad World," taken from the original soundtrack, was a 2003 Christmas Number One in the UK singles chart.
Donnie Darko: Information from Answers.com (3972 words)
Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side; he does little to mask his contempt for many of his peers and enjoys challenging the authority of the adults around him.
Donnie Darko was the first feature film from writer and director Richard Kelly; Drew Barrymore, who plays teacher Karen Pomeroy, also lent her support to the project as executive producer.
Donnie's psychiatrist tells Donnie that his pills are placebos and informs him that he is an agnostic, as opposed to an atheist as Donnie himself thought.
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