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Jonny Greenwood shares his Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for Phantom Thread: Stream

The Radiohead guitarist's fourth collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson might be his most ambitious

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    Today marks the digital release of Jonny Greenwood’s original score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread via Nonesuch. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream below.

    Phantom Thread is Greenwood’s fourth collaboration with Anderson, having also composed the scores for There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice. It’s already earned the Radiohead guitarist his first Golden Globe nomination and could very well pick up an Academy Award nod in the same category.

    In his review of the film, Dominick Suzanne-Mayer lauded Greenwood’s score for its precision and called it a “new high-water mark for Greenwood’s long-running collaboration with Anderson.” A good thing, too, considering it plays throughout nearly 70% of the film.

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    “We talked a lot about ‘50s music, what was popularly heard then as well as what was being written and recorded,” Greenwood told Variety last month. “Nelson Riddle and Glenn Gould’s Bach recordings were the main references. I was interested in the kind of jazz records that toyed with incorporating big string sections, Ben Webster made some good ones, and focus on what the strings were doing rather than the jazz musicians themselves.”

    Greenwood also revealed he worked with an ensemble of 60 strings, but didn’t always opt for the grandeur such an ensemble can provide. “The smaller groups, and solo players, work like close-ups [and] not necessarily to accompany [a] visual, but rather, to focus your attention on and make you feel directly engaged with the characters. The bigger orchestral things often worked best for drawing you back to see the bigger situation.”

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    Upon the announcement of the soundtrack, Greenwood shared the elegant “House of Woodcock”, a sumptuous four-minute composition that oozes a sense of romantic longing. Listen to that track and the rest of the OST below. It will be available on CD beginning February 9th and on vinyl beginning April 21st. Pre-orders are ongoing here.

    Phantom Thread OST Artwork:

     

    Phantom Thread OST Tracklist:
    01. Phantom Thread I
    02. The Hem
    03. Sandalwood I
    04. The Tailor of Fitzrovia
    05. Alma
    06. Boletus Felleus
    07. Phantom Thread II
    08. Catch Hold
    09. Never Cursed
    10. That’s as May Be
    11. Phantom Thread III
    12. I’ll Follow Tomorrow
    13. House of Woodcock
    14. Sandalwood II
    15. Barbara Rose
    16. Endless Superstition
    17. Phantom Thread IV
    18. For the Hungry Boy

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