La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the 2 CD release of renowned composer Lorne Balfe's (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THEVES) original motion picture score to the big-screen blockbuster MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE, starring Tom Cruise, Haley Atwell, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The release includes a bonus track of the "Teaser Trailer" music that was released digitally by Paramount Music last summer. Here are some highlights on what the media is saying about the score:
"Much of the propulsion is also due to Lorne Balfe's pounding score" - Hollywood Reporter
"Emotional clarity is always ensured (not to mention enhanced, by Lorne Balfe's pulsating score." - IGN
"A sweeping score" - Collider
"Mammoth Soundtrack." - Comic Book Resources
Of the score, Lorne Balfe comments: "It's always exciting and thrilling to score a film which such a legacy as Mission Impossible. I first began writing for this project over 3 years ago and the goal was to create an adrenaline fueled, emotional and exhilarating score to match the pulse pounding intensity of the film. For this score, we were able to record in cities which form the locations of the filming, bringing a different level of authenticity and emotional connection to the music. We recorded Choirs in Venice, The Swiss Drums Corps in Switzerland, Orchestra's in Venice, Vienna and London along with an epic bongo session made up of 35 players, it sounded incredible in the room and a nice ode to Fallout. This is by far my most expansive score to date with 555 musicians playing across 5 cities. It was an honour to work with such world-class talents and an excellent team that helped cultivate a finished score that is truly special."
Christopher McQuarrie, director, writer, producer of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE: "What you're about to listen to represents three years of trial and error, bold experimentation and exhaustive attention to the smallest emotional detail. It is, quite simply, the kind of score they just don't make anymore. And yet Lorne Balfe did."
Produced by Lorne Balfe and Cecile Tournesac, and mastered by Reuben Cohen, this exciting 2 CD release is art designed by Dan Goldwasser, with a 24-page CD booklet featuring a reversible front cover and a note from director Christopher McQuarrie.