01. Spies and Typewriters 02. Iron Curtain 03. First Contact 04. Greville 05. Secret Meeting 06. Prelude 07. It Has To Be You 08. Eyes Of The State 09. Cigarettes 10. Cuban Missiles 11. One Last Trip To Moscow 12. I Have A Light Day 13. Trenchcoats vs. KGB 14. Arrested 15. Cold Soup 16. Breakdown 17. When You Come Home 18. Maybe We Are Only Two People
"My main inspiration for the score was the constant anxiety, relentless suppression and grotesque absurdity embedded in everyday life behind the Cold War’s Iron Curtain. Since I lived that life myself, having grown up in communist Poland, this is still very personal.
The sound is raw and rough at times, like a concrete wall of the prefabricated social housing of that period. For sake of authenticity, we recorded in a large, old scoring stage in Warsaw with Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia, which infused it with the characteristically expressive and emotional Eastern-European sound. My music follows the impossible transformation of Greville Wynne, from an average, money-oriented businessman, to a selfless hero, from a five-bedroom house in Chelsea, to a Soviet prison cell. The score’s centerpiece is a waltz, representing the reckless cloak-and-dagger ploy and the growing friendship between a rookie British spy and a Russian defector."
Might have to check this one out, usually enjoy his work.
Just saw this. LOVED the music. Not familiar with Abel K at all, but he just revived cold war spy music. On a depressing note, I should have seen this film before I listened to the youtube suites of Goldsmith's S*P*Y*S, since that ridiculous main title of his kept creeping into my head in the midst of watching this rather somber slice of cold war espionage,
"I'm aware that many of you prefer to have a CD, myself included. This was not possible this time."
If there's a will, there's a way. I am quite curious how exactly it was so IMPOSSIBLE to release a CD. The fact that lakeshore DECIDED not to release CDs anymore does hardly equal impossible. They just decided not to.