Nonesuch Releases Jonny Greenwood’s Soundtrack from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice‏

November 22, 2014



Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson and in cinemas from January 30


Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s new feature film, Inherent Vice, on January 12.  An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on January 30, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic’60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson.  In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features ‘Spooks’, an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie’s era (complete track list follows).  Additional performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others.


This is the third Anderson film that Greenwood has scored.  Their previous collaborations include the critically praised soundtrack for 2007’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood and 2012’s The Master, both released by Nonesuch.  Rolling Stone said of The Master that its ‘visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood’s haunting, hypnotic score.’  The New Yorker described the music as ‘rich and inventive’.  The Times exclaimed: ‘Jonny Greenwood’s score is superb.’  Of the There Will Be Blood score, the Boston Globe noted that the ‘squealing, cicada-like strings of… Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film’s apocalyptic vision of the West.’


Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly respected composer.  In addition to There Will Be Blood and The Master, Nonesuch also released his score for Norwegian Wood and his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki last year.


Nonesuch also released the soundtrack for Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love – a smart pop score by composer/producer Jon Brion – in 2002.  Anderson’s other previous films – all of which have been highly praised – include Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).


Inherent Vice soundtrack

1. Shasta – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler

2. Vitamin C – Can

3. Meeting Crocker Fenway – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler

4. Here Comes the Ho-Dads – The Marketts

5. Spooks – Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes & Dany Goffey, voiceover by Joanna Newsom

6. Shasta Fay – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler

7. Les Fleur – Minnie Riperton

8. The Chryskylodon Institute – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler

9. Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto

10. Adrian Prussia – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Jonny Greenwood, conducted by Robert Ziegler

11. Journey Through the Past – Neil Young

12. Simba – Les Baxter

13. Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach! – Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood & Clive Deamer, voiceover by Joanna Newsom

14. The Golden Fang – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonny Greenwood & Shye Ben-Tzur, conducted by Robert Ziegler

15. Amethyst – Jonny Greenwood

16. Shasta Fay Hepworth – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler

17. Any Day Now – Chuck Jackson


 All tracks composed by Jonny Greenwood, except ‘Vitamin C’ by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Schuering, and Kenji Suzuki; ‘Here Comes the Ho-Dads’, by Joseph Saraceno; ‘Spooks’, by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway, and Thom Yorke; ‘Les Fleur’, by Richard Rudolph and Charles Stepney; ‘Sukiyaki’, by Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura; ‘Journey Through the Past’, by Neil Young; ‘Simba’, by Les Baxter; and ‘Any Day Now’, by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.


About Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.  The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson; Katherine Waterston; Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro; Martin Short; Jena Malone; and musician Joanna Newsom.

Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson directed Inherent Vice from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  Anderson also produced the film, together with Oscar-nominated producers JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi.  Scott Rudin and Adam Somner served as executive producers.  Anderson’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit, production designer David Crank, Oscar-nominated editor Leslie Jones, and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges.  The music is by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with IAC Films, a JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company production, Inherent Vice.  Opening in the UK on January 30, 2015, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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