‘Shame’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: November 12, 2011 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Sony Music will be releasing a soundtrack album for the drama Shame. The album features selections from the original score from the film by composer Harry Escott, as well as classic Bach performances from pianist Glenn Gould. Also included on the release are several songs from the movie by artists including Blondie, Howlin’ Wolf, as well as Carey Mulligan’s performance of New York, New York featured in the film. The soundtrack will be released on December 6, 2011 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Audio clips can be checked out after the jump. Shame is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie and Hannah Ware. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is being considered a strong contender during this year’s award season, especially for Fassbender’s lead performance has been picked up by Fox Searchlight for a domestic release on December 2, 2011. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Brandon (Aka Opening) – Harry Escott
2. Aria – Goldberg Variations; BWV 988 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
3. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
4. Rapture – Blondie
5. I Want Your Love – Chic
6. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
7. New York, New York “Theme” – Carey Mulligan
8. Let’s Get Lost – Chet Baker
9. Prelude – Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
10. Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante (1981 Version) – Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
11. Unravelling – Harry Escott
12. You Can’t Be Beat – Howlin’ Wolf
13. The Problem – Mark Louque
14. Praeludium – Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
15. End Credits – Harry Escott

  1. Stephanie says:

    The soundtrack is one of the best I have heard in years
    good mixture – jazz/classical/and Blondie
    what else can I say

  2. Yang says:

    The music in this movie is amazing!

  3. Darren says:


  4. lebow says:

    Hi, there is a song that I can’t find on the soundtrack. It’s a kinda electronic song that is played towards the end of the film, when he is walking to a bar (a long queue to get in) and then he’s refused entry.
    Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

  5. anonymousperson says:

    Which piece is the one playing at the end of the movie when his sister calls him and tells him “we’re not bad people, we just come from a bad place”.. when he’s doing it with the 2 girls.

    • anon says:

      I might have just happened upon the piece of music, that threads throughout the whole filme – plays in the extreme sex scenes at the end. The Spheres (Kyrie) – from Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. Opening piece. If it’s not this, it is very similar…