‘Race’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: January 9, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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raceThe full soundtrack details of the soundtrack for the sports drama Race have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman (The Cider House RulesEmmaChocolatOliver TwistThe Manchurian Candidate). Also included is the original song Let The Games Begin by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc. The soundtrack will be released on February 19, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Race is directed by Stephen Hopkins and stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt and Carice van Houten. The movie tells the true story of Jesse Owens,  the athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. The drama will be released on February 19 by Focus Features. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Race Opening Titles
2. Three World Records
3. The Men’s Broad Jump Final
4. On the Bus to USC
5. Us Olympic Vote
6. Training
7. A Business Proposal
8. Avery Visits Berlin
9. Hope You Don’t Go
10. The 200M Final
11. I Came Here to Run
12. Fresh Blood
13. Arrival at the Games
14. Meeting with Goebbels
15. Meters Are Longer Than Yards
16. The Olympic Stadium
17. It’s Not Your Race
18. The Final Event
19. Those Are the Rules
20. Waiting for Ruth
21. Please Take Your Last Jump
22. You Made History
23. Let the Games Begin – Aloe Blacc

  1. canadiyank says:

    Does anyone know the classical theme the composer used/alluded to in the scene where Goebbels was watching some film coverage, I think it was the Olympic torch being brought in? I could hum the theme but couldn’t place it. Thanks!

    • Laura P. says:

      This was bugging me too, so I got it to bug my piano teacher as well and she helped me hunt it down! The piece is actually Wagner’s Intro to Act III of Lohengrin. It was used with permission, and is not a part of the soundtrack composed by Rachel Postman.

    • Laura P. says:

      I didn’t notice the reply button earlier… just wanted to make sure you would see this??

  2. Laura P. says:

    *Rachel Portman… auto correct ?