Milan Records is excited to announce the release of the Thirteen Lives (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by composer Benjamin Wallfisch. This 15-track album is available now, on all major digital platforms and the film is available to stream now exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Golden Globe, BAFTA, 2x Grammy, Emmy and 5x World Soundtrack Award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 80 feature films, collaborating with directors including Ron Howard, Ted Melfi, Andy Muschietti, Christopher Nolan, David F. Sandberg, Leigh Whannell, Gore Verbinski, and Denis Villeneuve. His upcoming projects include Ron Howard’s THIRTEEN LIVES for MGM / Amazon and Andy Muschietti’s THE FLASH for DC / Warner Bros.
Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave during an unexpected rainstorm. Faced with insurmountable odds, a team of the world’s most skilled and experienced divers – uniquely able to navigate the maze of flooded, narrow cave tunnels – join with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to attempt a harrowing rescue of the twelve boys and their coach. With impossibly high stakes and the entire world watching, the group embarks on their most challenging dive yet, showcasing the limitlessness of the human spirit in the process.
Wallfisch spent three months working almost daily with director Ron Howard. Of their work together, Howard said:
“Music has always played a vital role in my films, often times serving as a character itself. It was important to us that the music in Thirteen Lives helped us to further embody the Thai culture and create that key element of suspense. My vision for the score was for it to set a tone that was chilling, while also subtle and distinctive. Ben delivers on all those elements, and his score for the film is remarkable. I’m thrilled for audiences to enjoy the experience of listening to it.”
“The responsibility of finding a musical analogue for this story of unimaginable heroism, without over-dramatizing or trivializing the true events, and of course incorporating the complex and rich musical heritage of the region, was a unique challenge, and one I couldn’t have done without the incredible collaborative spirit Ron has. An honor of a lifetime.”
Some of the finest classical and folk musicians in Thailand were featured in the score, but Wallfisch also hired cello and piano soloists from the UK, as a way to bring two musical cultures together in the spirit of international collaboration that was so essential to the rescue effort.
The score is also at times very experimental, manipulating instruments to make them sound as if they are being warped under water, and with the percussion of the ticking clock being made from samples of the scraping, tapping, and air escape from oxygen canisters, alongside many other unusual score concepts.
THIRTEEN LIVES (AMAZON ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
1. Thirteen Lives (3:51)
2. Tham Luang (2:36)
3. Rain (2:44)
4. Flood (1:01)
5. Dive (3:50)
6. Navy SEALs (3:33)
7. Oxygen (2:15)
8. Prayer (4:18)
9. Track 9 (4:19)
10. First Customer (1:15)
11. White Umbrella (3:23)
12. Everyone Leaves Today (4:35)
13. All But One (2:05)
14. Reunion (3:16)
15. Soh Long Nan (2:53)
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