The soundtrack to M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water marks the fifth collaboration between the filmmaker and composer James Newton Howard. In addition to Howard's score, the soundtrack features several Bob Dylan covers, including Minnesota indie rock band A Whisper in the Noise's atmospheric take on "The Times They Are A-Changin' " and Silvertide's rockin' rendition of "It Ain't Me Babe."
Performance CreditsJames Newton Howard Primary Artist
Hollywood Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Endre Granat Concert Master
Pete Anthony Conductor
Amanda Ghost Vocals
Silvertide Track Performer
Grant Gershon Choir Conductor
Technical CreditsBob Dylan Composer
James Newton Howard Composer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Richard Grant Auricle Programming
Tom Herbers Producer
Oliver Leiber Producer
Shawn Murphy Engineering
Ian Dench Producer
Koji Egawa Scoring Assistant
Tom Hardisty Engineering
Marc Gebauer Scoring Assistant
Jay Selvester Scoring Assistant
Dominic Gonzales Scoring Assistant
Amanda Ghost Producer
Kristen Smith Scoring Assistant
Pete Ibsen Producer
Julia Newmann Scoring Assistant
Eric Swanson Pro-Tools
Dominick Gonzales Scoring Assistant
Eric Swanson Pro-Tools
Kirsten Smith Scoring Assistant
Thomas Drescher Score Producer
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Lady in the Water [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
James Newton Howard is one of the most prolific music men in the film industry today. His music has a way of capturing the mind, heart, and soul, particularly in those scores that accompany Shyamalan's films. It's pure magic what Howard can create even when only using a piano. I recall the cold, uncertain, and insecure feeling from Unbreakable, the painful longing from The Sixth Sense, and the eerie isolation from Signs. Here, with his score for Lady in the Water, Mr. Howard has done it yet again. He has created a world for the ears in which you can immerse yourself completely. It is a marvelously entrancing fantasy piece that literally sent chills down my spine when listening to just the first track. Lady in the Water is an excellent score by James Newton Howard, and I highly recommend that you purchase it the next chance you get. Hats off, Maestro Howard. Keep it up.
A noble score for a very noble film. This music is one of the most beautiful film scores I have ever heard. The music is soft, delicate, intense, dissonant, angelic, hypnotic, heroic, and majestic. It has absolutley everything someone should look for in a rich music listening experience. In my own opinion, the Bob Dylan cover songs should not be included on the album. But, the score is classic and should be heard by all!
James Newton Howard is a composing genius, and he takes us on another fantastic musical journey in "Lady in the Water." He has a talent for creating themes that are deeply emotive and he can masterfully move us from one emotion to another in this CD with just a few plaintive and ethereal notes. This CD captures us with a very alluring, mysterious theme and takes us to what I'll just call a "blue otherworld." (I didn't see the movie and only bought this because J. N. Howard wrote it- and it was worth it!) Track 1 opens brilliantly to the soundtrack, inviting us to this supernatural place and draws us in; #5 seems to pull back the curtain of the "blue otherworld" and lets us be enthralled by it completely. #10 and 11 finish the track amazingly with a great crescendoing sequence that is both powerful but somehow still delicate and yearning. I agree with the Anonymus writer who said the country pieces have no place in this sidhe-like soundtrack. They totally ruin the feel- so just buy the CD and don't listen to those tracks at the very end. The other songs are soul-wrenching. You WILL love this CD. Please don't deprive yourself. Get this incredible work by J. N. Howard. It's a brilliant CD by a brilliant composer.