far-from-the-madding-crowdSony Classical will release a soundtrack album for the period drama Far from the Madding Crowd. The album features the film’s original music composed by Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, The Incredible Hulk, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet). The soundtrack will be released on April 28, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The cover art and audio clips will be posted on this page soon. Far from the Madding Crowd is directed by Thomas Vinterberg and stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen. The movie is based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy and tells the story of an independent and headstrong woman who attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a handsome and reckless Sergeant and a prosperous and mature bachelor. The drama will be released on May 1 by Fox Searchlight. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Opening
2. Jerusalem the Golden – The Dorset Singers / Yeovil Chamber Choir
3. Corn Exchange
4. The Great Misunderstanding
5. Spring Sheep Dip
6. Oak Returns
7. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Carey Mulligan / Michael Sheen
8. Never Been Kissed
9. Hollow in the Ferns
10. Bathsheba and Troy Wedding
11. Dribbles of Brandy – The Eliza Carthy Band / Saul Rose
12. Swiss Boy – The Eliza Carthy Band / Saul Rose
13. Fanny and Troy
14. Troy Swims Out
15. O Come, O come, Emmanuel – The Dorset Singers / Yeovil Chamber Choir
16. Boldwood Variation
17. Michael Turner’s Waltz – The Eliza Carthy Band
18. Jenny Lind Polka – The Eliza Carthy Band / Saul Rose
19. Time Moves On
20. Oak Leaves
21. Bathsheba and Oak Unite
22. End Credits
23. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Carey Mulligan
24. Far from the Madding Crowd Love Theme

  1. Evelyn says:

    Schoenaerts makes a fine softly spoken heartthrob, but his chemistry with Mulligan (http://careymulligan.org/) is all but overshadowed by the double-act he strikes up with Michael Sheen, who plays William Boldwood, the eldest of Bathsheba’s three suitors. There’s a kind of sweetly pained, Ted and Ralph quality to the twosome’s awkward discussions about their – ugh – feelings; Boldwood agonisingly skirting the point while Gabriel stares at his shoes.