the-great-beautyUPDATE (February 2014): The soundtrack is now available in the U.S. through Decca International. Visit Amazon to download the album.

EMI Music Italy has released a soundtrack album for the Italian comedy drama The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza). The album features selections from the film’s original score by Lele Marchitelli, as well as other music from the movie, including classical pieces by Kronos Quartet, John Tavener,  Zbigniew Preisner, Georges Bizet and Henryk Gorecki. The 2-disc soundtrack is now available overseas. No word yet on a domestic release. The Great Beauty is co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be the PlaceIl Divo) and stars Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Roberto Herlitzka and Isabella Ferrari. The film just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week and was also released in several European territories this week. No domestic distribution deal has been announced yet.


Here’s the album track list:

Disc 1:

1. I Lie – Torino Ensemble
2. World to Come IV – Maya Beiser
3. My Heart’s is in the Highlands – Else Torp & Christopher Bowers Broadbent
4. Time – Lele Marchitelli
5. The Beatitudes – Kronos Quartet
6. Dies Irae – Zbigniew Preisner
7. The Lamb – John Tavener
8. Symphony in C major: II. Andante (Adagio) – Georges Bizet
9. River Flows – Lele Marchitellu
10. Symphony No.3: III. Lento (Cantabile semplice) – Henryk Gorecki & Dawn Upshaw
11. Beata Viscera – Vox Clamantis

Disc 2:

1. Far L’Amore (Club Mix) – Bob Sinclar & Raffaella Carra
2. More Than Scarlet – Decoder Ring
3. Take My Breathe Away – Gui Boratto
4. Brain Waves – Lele Marchitelli
5. Everything Trying – Damien Jurado
6. Parade – Tape
7. Color My World – Lele Marchitelli
8. Forever – Antonello Venditti
9. Surge Of Excitement – Lele Marchitelli
10. Water From The Same Source – Rachel’s
11. Settembre Non Comincia – Lele Marchitelli
12. Ti Ruberò – Monica Cetti
13. Trumeau – Lele Marchitelli
14. Que No Se Acabe El Mambo – La Banda Gorda
15. We No Speak Americano – Studio Allstars
16. Discoteca – Exchpoture
17. Mueve La Colita  (Remix 2012) – El Gato DJ
18. Ramona – Lele Marchitelli

  1. Hilary Gane says:

    When will CD of sound track be released in UK?
    So good.

  2. ricky montero says:

    would love a copy of the soundtrack –great music

  3. donita says:

    Who can tell me what the piece was that was played by the DJ and string quartet in about the middle of the film? It was brilliant.

    • donita says:

      Just ordered this on Amazon, the track was Color My World – Lele Marchitelli. You can download as an MP3 on amazon.fr for 10 euro!

      • Linda says:

        Thank you for this… I was just looking for the music.

  4. We no speak americano—–

    • Tom cat says:

      As an Englishman I must comment that there is no such language as ‘Americano’

      The Americans speak a much corrupted version of the English language.

      • Noface says:

        Ugh. You’re the worst kind of person.

      • Bruce says:

        Sorry to differ with you. There are actually several versions of American English depending on what part of the country you’re from. The writer is probably referring to the large amount of slang introduced into US English over the years that the British have not accepted. But the spoken English differs all over the world wherever English is the principal language of a particular country, e.g. Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Scotland, etc., etc. Now if you are talking about the written language, I agree that all English literature should follow acceptable traditions and keep the language relatively sacred and leave all slang aside including that which we all know as cockney in England.

  5. shehab says:

    wooooow great work

  6. Domenico says:

    which song starts at 1:14? I just know it’s remix from one best hits of 90s.. best remix ever!

  7. Domenico says:

    I mean at 1 hour and 14 minutes of the movie timeline

    • Domenico says:

      It might be some cover of La Bouche – Be My Lover, but can’t find it anywhere : ( ..and it ain’t in The Great Beauty soundtrack list either

    • Alexander says:

      there must be an angel (playing with my heart)
      (A. Lennox)
      remix by Paolo Scotti

  8. clint eastwood says:

    which song is at the beginning of the movie which slows down when the protagonist starts smoking?

  9. Tom cat says:

    A most evocative sound track, parts of which almost reduced me to tears.

    Without exception the audience remained seated, during the final long list of acknowledgements, just listening until the music ended.

  10. Linda says:

    Loved the movie, LOVED the music – Look forward to being able to a downloadable version – iTunes?

  11. protester says:

    what is the name of music in church?

    • Paul says:

      I believe it’s called Des Irae. Not sure of the composer however.

  12. zara says:

    what is the name of the music in the trailer of the movie?

    • Paul says:

      I believe it’s called Tia Rubrio but I don’t know who it’s by.

  13. Katie says:

    Does anyone know the name of the music played during the wedding scene?

  14. Katie says:

    Does anyone know the name of the music they played at the beginning of the outdoor wedding?

  15. Carl says:

    Does anyone know the name of the hot track Ramona dances to at strip club at about 56:00? Not on soundtrack.. Thank you.

    • Paul says:

      was wondering that myself! I do know the background music which plays when Jep and Ramona are talking is called take my Breath away, by Gui Boratto.