LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR LIONSGATE’S WARRIOR
Soundtrack Features Original Music by Mark Isham
(August 22, 2011- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records today announced the release of Warrior -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album, featuring original score by Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It) and the song “About Today” by acclaimed band The National, will be available digitally on August 29th and in stores on September 13, 2011. The film will be released by Lionsgate® on September 9, 2011.
Warrior is a powerful story of redemption for a family involved in mixed martial arts. As a result, “the score for Warrior has an extremely wide dynamic and dramatic range; perhaps more than any other score I've composed,” said Isham. “While driven mostly by guitars, performed in a wide range of styles it also features modern minimalist cello as well as a dark and expressive orchestra of low brass and strings. These elements are joined by a large and powerful percussion section which galvanizes the music into exhilarating highs and frenetic lows.”
Said Lionsgate’s Head of Film Music Tracy McKnight of the score, “Mark Isham has written a truly unforgettable score that captures the spirit of the film perfectly by accentuating the emotional family dynamic and simultaneously elevating the vivid action sequences.”
About Mark Isham
Mark Isham’s musical brilliance is evident in his memorable scores for such notable films as Crash (Oscar winner for Best Picture), Miracle, A River Runs Through It (Oscar nomination for Best Score), Nell (Golden Globe nomination for Best Score), Save The Last Dance, Blade, Don’t Say A Word, 8 Below, Kiss The Girls, Rules of Engagement and Point Break. Starting with his first score for Never Cry Wolf, Isham’s unique voice has graced such artistic films as Quiz Show, The Cooler, In The Valley of Elah, Little Man Tate, The Moderns and Fly Away Home. He has recently scored films in a variety of genre’s including The Crazies, The Mechanic, Warrior, and The Conspirator.
His lists of collaborators in film is a veritable who’s who of the entertainment industry – Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Brian De Palm, Chick Corea, Jodie Foster, Robert Altman, Sting, Wil.I.Am, Sydney Lumet, Mick Jagger and countless others. As a performing artist, Mark has added his unique sound – melodic, moody, sexy and cool – to a wide variety of genres. He has graced the albums of such diverse artists as Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Chris Isaak, and Van Morrison.
His solo recordings span from electronica and classic jazz to hip-hop and ethnic world music, receiving worldwide critical acclaim including Grammy nominations for his albums Castilla and Tibet, and a win for his Virgin Records release, Mark Isham.
About The Film
Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime in Lionsgate’s Warrior, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle).
Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for SPARTA, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bed to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.
A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit,Warrior is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family. Warrior stars Tom Hardy (the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), Jennifer Morrison (House, Star Trek) and Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder, The Thin Red Line). The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor; screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorman and story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman.
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