Preview 6 Minutes of Thomas Newman's Score for 'Skyfall'

One thing I think many of us have been waiting for is the chance to hear what Thomas Newman has put together for the score for Skyfall. Newman, a frequent collaborator with director Sam Mendes, has been nominated for an Oscar ten times including scores for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (a personal favorite), Pixar titles including WALL-E and Finding Nemo and scores for Mendes' films including Road to Perdition, Jarhead and American Beauty.

I have several of Newman's scores in my iTunes collection and now, via the YouTube embed to the right, we get a chance to listen to a six-minute preview of his latest and hear what he has put together for the 23rd James Bond adventure.

A track-listing for the score, which will be available on November 6 and can be pre-ordered here, also recently came online via Film Music Reporter and lists the following 30 tracks and run times for each.

  1. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (5:14)
  2. Voluntary Retirement (2:22)
  3. New Digs (2:32)
  4. Severine (1:18)
  5. Brave New World (1:50)
  6. Shanghai Drive (1:26)
  7. Jellyfish (3:22)
  8. Silhouette (00:56)
  9. Modigliani (1:04)
  10. Day Wasted (1:31)
  11. Quartermaster (4:58)
  12. Someone Usually Dies (2:29)
  13. Komodo Dragon (3:20)
  14. The Bloody Shot (4:46)
  15. Enjoying Death (1:13)
  16. The Chimera (1:58)
  17. Close Shave (1:32)
  18. Health & Safety (1:29)
  19. Granborough Road (2:32)
  20. Tennyson (2:14)
  21. Enquiry (2:49)
  22. Breadcrumbs (2:02)
  23. Skyfall (2:32)
  24. Kill Them First (2:22)
  25. Welcome to Scotland (3:21)
  26. She's Mine (3:53)
  27. The Moors (2:39)
  28. Deep Water (5:11)
  29. Mother (1:48)
  30. Adrenaline (2:18)

In addition to this you can already purchase Adele's title track theme song right here and check out the following trailer featuring the song, which also recently came online.

Score sample via The Film Stage.

  • The Dead Burger

    I know this is supposed to be sort-of throwback, but to be honest, all of the constant, overbearing electric guitar strikes me as a little bit cheesy.