Randy Newman – Pleasantville (Original Motion Picture Score - Deluxe Edition) CD

Randy Newman – Pleasantville (Original Motion Picture Score - Deluxe Edition) CD

UPC: 888072533264
Release Date: December 15, 2023
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Pleasantville (1998) was a high-concept fantasy-comedy about high-school siblings (Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon) transported into an idyllic, black-and-white 1950s Leave It to Beaver-type TV show. In the hands of writer/director Gary Ross, the film is more than just a fish-out-of-water tale with dazzling VFX—it is a touching character study and potent Civil Rights allegory that received critical acclaim and is fondly remembered today.

Scoring Pleasantville was a master of Americana, humor and symphonic scoring, Randy Newman. Newman had cheeky fun with the show-within-the-film’s old-school traditions, but just as the story blossoms into a heartfelt tale of emotional awakening—with a beautiful performance by Joan Allen as a repressed mother—so does the gorgeous score.

“Randy is unique in the fact that he can write with a depth of emotion, and he’s also an accomplished satirist,” says Gary Ross in the new liner notes by Tim Greiving. “He could write to the vernacular of what the movie was, but not be limited by it. That’s what the film is trying to do, and it really needs someone who can understand the breadth of those intentions... I’ve never been happier with any score, on any movie.”


Varèse Sarabande released Pleasantville’s score album in 1998 as a 17-track, 31-minute edition. As the film celebrates its 25th anniversary, this Deluxe Edition features an expanded program of 34 tracks and 66 minutes.

Track List:

1. The Pleasantville Theme 
2. Get Ready* 
3. New TV Remote And The Fight*
4. We’re Stuck (The Breakfast Scene)* 
5. School And Basketball* 
6. Mr. Johnson And Missed Shots* 
7. In The Bath 
8. Bud’s A Hero 
9. Make-Up
10. The Art Book 
11. Real Rain (Extended Version)** 
12. Let’s Go Bowling 
13. Together 
14. Waking Up
15. No Umbrellas (Extended Version)**
16. Nude Painting*
17. Punch
18. Burning The Books 
19. The Aftermath (Extended Version)**
20. Mural 
21. A New Day 
22. Goodbye 
23. Pleasantville Bumper* 
24. The Sweater 

Additional Music:
25. Make-Up (Film Version)* 
26. The Art Book (Alternate)* 
27. Together (Film Version)* 
28. No Umbrellas (Alternate)* 
29. The Aftermath (Alternate)* 
30. Mural (Film Version)* 
31.  A New Day (Alternate)* 
32. A New Bus (Film Construct)* 
33. Pleasantville Theme Play-Off* 
34. Pleasantville End Credits Suite* 

* Previously unreleased
** Contains previously unreleased material

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