Alexander McQueen Documentary Soundtrack CD

Michael Nyman

Alexander McQueen Documentary Soundtrack CD


[ Michael Nyman / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 22 June 2018

Golden Globe nominee Michael Nyman (The Piano, Gattaca, The End of the Affair, Ravenous) has composed the music for the documentary McQueen.

The film is directed by Ian Bonhote (Alleycats) and centres on Alexander McQueen, the working-class boy who rose from Savile Row tailor's apprentice to become the most celebrated and controversial fashion designer in the world. Bonhote is also producing the project with Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig & Paul Van Carter (Churchill, My Name Is Lenny).

As soon as fellow directors Ian Bonhȏte and Peter Ettedgui began to develop the story of Lee Alexander McQueen as a cinema documentary, it became clear to them there was only one composer for this film. Michael Nyman's name kept cropping up as they researched Lee's life; colleagues and friends they interviewed recalled how long nights in his design studio were inevitably accompanied by CDs of Michael's music, in particular his score for 'The Piano' (Lee's favourite film and soundtrack).

They sourced the music from Michael Nyman's vast output on MN Records and the soundtrack to the film will be released on June 8, to coincide with the theatrical release of the film. Michael Nyman's music- and its unique connection to Lee - was by their side throughout the edit, leading them, nudging them to explore the myriad emotions provoked by McQueen's remarkable story. From the raucous iconoclasm of Lee's early years, to the darker aspects of his character; from the celebration of his life to the tragedy of his death.

The Track Dealing for the Sarabande, commissioned by Alexander McQueen in 2006, from Michael Nyman, receives its premiere recording on this album.


S McQueen- Time Lapse
Tape No.1 - A Sixth Part Of The World 1
Kinky Gerlinky - Secrets, Accusations And Charges
Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims - MGV 1st Region
Tape No.2 - Knights At School
Sky's The Limit - Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds
Lee Scissorhands - Bird List
Joyce - Passage De L' galit
Nocturne (Stitching To Nyman) - Big My Secret
The Highland Rape - Abel Carries Ephraim
Armour For The Heart - 'I Am Also A Painter'
Bleached Jeans And Attitude - Here To There
Paris Chic - Revisiting The Don
Search For The Golden Fleece - A Satire Against Mankind
It's A Jungle Out There - Queen Of The Night

Tape No.4 - Es war Erde in ihnen
Haute Couture - Outside Looking In
Devil Crossing the Door - Lyra da braccio
Incubus - Flying Machines
No Way Back - The Exchange
Fairlight - Franklyn
Tape No.5 - Fish Beach
La Dame Bleue - The Promise
Metamorphosis - All Imperfect Things
Solitude - Trysting Fields
Sheep 'n' Tides
The Final Collection - Lost and Found
Plato's Atlantis - The Piano Concerto - The Beach
Angels and Daemons -Upon Leaving His Mistress
Silhouette - Diary of Love
Lee's Sarabande -Dealing for the Saraband