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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I know that I am a little bit different but the fact is there is only one score that works for me whenever I am angry, pissed-off, sad or just feeling down...and that is believe it or not Brad Fiedel`s Terminator 2. Why I have no idea but it helps me like therapy, it`s making me calm and afterwards I feel fine, back to normal again. It works everytime. I tried calmer scores by such composers as John Barry and/or Georges Delerue but it does not work for me so my most soothing score is T2, yeah I know I am odd. But who cares when it works.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Has no-one mentioned The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair by Barry. Quite relaxing, as if you're, in a boat, floating down the river.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Michel Legrand recorded two suites from his films "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Go-Between" with The London Symphony Orchestra.

It was released on LP (and still no CD as far as I can see) on the CBS label in 1979.

One side has Umbrellas: Symphonic Suite that runs 28 minutes. Side Two has Go-Between: Themes and Variations for Two Pianos & Orchestra which runs almost 22 minutes.

A few other soundtracks that get me into a meditative state are:

"The Knack" by John Barry
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Dave Grusin (minus the song tracks)
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Elmer Bernstein
"Days of Heaven" by Ennio Morricone
"What Dreams May Come" (Rejected) by Morricone
"The White Dawn" {The Symphonic Suite} by Henry Mancini
"Stanley & Iris" by John Williams

And finally: "Mrs. Soffel" by Mark Isham. An absolute blissful 14 minute suite is on his album "Film Music", released by Windham Hill in 1985, which also includes "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Never Cry Wolf".

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   rdj252   (Member)

La Vista track from Ry Cooder's Geronimo: An American Legend

Field of Dreams track from Field of Dreams by James Horner

Play those two together on a loop. Peaceful afternoon right there.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I'm finally listening to the deluxe edition of CITY HALL on a rainy, cool fall night. It's appropriately moody and surprisingly moving in parts. I wasn't expecting to find it relaxing, but I've been zoning out to it while I get the laundry done, etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   podres185   (Member)

I will "second" Valiant65's comments about Legrand's marvelous LP of suites from "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Go-Between." And just to throw out a couple works I haven't seen mentioned yet, I'll add Raksin's "Too Late Blues" and Tiomkin's "36 Hours."

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Hitch22   (Member)

Two tracks of SOUL (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross):
https://youtu.be/zNXY1av-NUE?si=WEI2OzFDMKSIbVR-
Not per se soothing, as in calm, but equally beautiful and heartwarming:
https://youtube.be/KtcPriBV65U?si=AhkRG7ozYDeMyIKC

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   Jimmyt76   (Member)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Michael Convertino is pretty fantastic for this.

Also, Islands in the Stream by Jerry Goldsmith.


I'm glad not just that Convertino was mentioned in this thread, but specifically this score - I agree completely!
To my ears the cue 'A Ship Offshore' could be the most beautiful piece of music ever written.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

"Your Are Pan"- HOOK
Black Robe

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I add the ORCA Theme ..ISLANDS IN THE STREAM and The Harvest from DAYS OF HEAVEN to mine..and I listen to a track from WARHORSE also when I'm in a melancholy kind of mood.
Oh...and ofcourse UP!

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Under the Tuscan Sun - Christophe Beck


Maybe not so much the folky stuff. It's really the end of the album, starting with The Spigot, that I turn to when I need some respite.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)

Michel Legrand recorded two suites from his films "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Go-Between" with The London Symphony Orchestra.

It was released on LP (and still no CD as far as I can see) on the CBS label in 1979.

One side has Umbrellas: Symphonic Suite that runs 28 minutes. Side Two has Go-Between: Themes and Variations for Two Pianos & Orchestra which runs almost 22 minutes.



This LP is on a Universal France CD box set. Scroll down to disc 14.


https://www.discogs.com/release/5640743-Michel-Legrand-Anthology

Jay

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

"A Way of Life" followed by "A Small Measure of Peace" from THE LAST SAMURAI (Zimmer)

Pure perfection!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

"Blade Runner Blues" & "Wounded Animals" from BLADE RUNNER.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I have a Japanese CD of the Columbia Legrand album with The Go-Between and The Umbrellas . . . Released in 2007.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Robert O. Ragland's Q - the Winged Serpent has a handful of pacifying cue titles:

-) Bloodrops on My Head
-) Another Stab at It
-) Filet of Human Soul
-) Corpse in the Rafters
-) Crunch, Crunch

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Thanks for the Legrand feedback. I'd forgotten about the Anthology 15 cd set. At least the album came out individually on Cd in Japan. I have the LP but it would be good to be able to play the 2 suites in one go.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Loads, but I like this one at the moment.



My wife and I have also been listening to this particular track a lot lately! We are big fans of Air.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)



From Thor:
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (Cat's Eyes)


What an incredible score huh? Have you heard Rachel Zeffira's score for the Sebastian Gutierrez film Elizabeth Harvest? She is one half of Cat's Eyes. Great score, so I hope you've heard it or I could turn you on to it. Her solo album, The Deserters, is also fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

This has really been my "Soothing Track of the Year." It just hits a place that puts me at ease and rests my mind to the rhythm and the vibes.

 
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