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Seven
(1995)
Album Cover Art
1995 American TVT
1995 European TVT
Album 2 Cover Art
1998 Concorde Bootleg
Album 3 Cover Art
2016 Howe Records
Album 4 Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Lucas Richman

Orchestrated by:
John Lissauer
Bert Dovo
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
TVT Records
(September 22nd, 1995)

TVT Records/Cinerama
(September 22nd, 1995)

Concorde (Bootleg)
(1998)

Howe Records
(September 16th, 2016)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The American TVT and European TVT/Cinerama albums of 1995 are identical commercial products. The Concorde bootleg and its varying reproductions have circulated through the collector's market since the late 1990's. The 2016 Howe Records album is also a regular commercial product retailing initially for $12.
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Buy it... only if you are prepared to be bludgeoned by Howard Shore's menacingly churning and frightfully depressing, growling, bass-heavy score, heard in its only consistent, impactful form during the climactic execution scene.

Avoid it... on the original commercial album if you expect it to contain either of the opening or closing credits songs or any consistent representation of the film's incredibly oppressive mood.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,372
WRITTEN 11/11/09, REVISED 3/18/17
Shore
Shore
Seven: (Howard Shore) So disgusting was the plot of David Fincher's 1995 thriller Seven that it actually turned its biggest vice into a source of blockbuster appeal. Through outstanding acting performances and a bleached process of photography that convincingly conveyed the decay of urban society, the production grossed ten times more than its $30 million budget, earning both critical and popular praise while largely overlooked by major awards. It's a masterpiece of psychological depravity and despair, so overwhelmingly depressing that it captures your attention despite its absolutely grotesque depictions of violence. A killer frustrated by society's ills creates elaborate murder scenes inspired by the historical seven deadly sins, eventually involving the pursuing detectives in the gruesome execution of the final two sins. The complicated and shockingly disturbing methods of killing in Seven are among the most difficult ever put to screen, and the agonizing climax, calmly but devastatingly performed by Kevin Spacey in a heralded cameo role, is nothing less than traumatizing. Capitalizing on the notion that not only is society a potential loss, but the bad guy also sometimes wins, Seven is an interesting study in insanity, a topic debated considerably by the three leads in the final scene of the film. Everything sensory about Seven is bluntly dull by intention, its technical elements desaturated to emphasize a dirty environment, and the mixing of the music into that atmosphere is equally hazy. In between the use of Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie songs during the opening and closing credits sequences, Seven employs music very sparingly. The older, wiser detective played by Morgan Freeman is typically provided a faint mix of vintage jazz, heard in the mix as though it was quietly playing in another room during that character's moments of contemplation. The younger detective, embodied by Brad Pitt, doesn't receive any coherent musical identity.



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131 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.73 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
**** 23 4 Stars
*** 28 3 Stars
** 30 2 Stars
* 32 1 Stars
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Score to Se7en by Shore
William Wade - September 5, 2010, at 3:24 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1995 TVT Records Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 57:05
• 1. In the Beginning - performed by Statler Brothers (2:22)
• 2. Guilty - performed by Gravity Kills (4:05)
• 3. Trouble Man - performed by Marvin Gaye (3:50)
• 4. Speaking of Happiness - performed by Gloria Lynne (2:33)
• 5. Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (Air) - composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (3:39)
• 6. Love Plus One - performed by Haircut 100 (3:38)
• 7. I Cover the Waterfront - performed by Billie Holiday (3:20)
• 8. Now's the Time - performed by Charlie Parker (4:16)
• 9. Straight, No Chaser - performed by Thelonious Monk (9:38)

Score by Howard Shore:
• 10. Portrait of John Doe (4:57)
• 11. Suite From Seven (14:50)
1998 Concorde Bootleg Tracks   ▼Total Time: 60:17
2016 Howe Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 61:09

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NOTES AND QUOTES
None of the TVT or bootleg albums' inserts includes extra information about the score or film. That of the 2016 Howe album contains notes about both, as well as a list of performers.
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