Our pick for the best score/soundtrack of last year, Carter Burwell‘s Carol composition is a magnificent piece of work, perfectly intertwined with the characters and their emotional trajectories in Todd Haynes‘ drama. This week it’s now arriving as an expanded double vinyl LP, split between the score and songs — and featuring three new ones. We’ve teamed with Varèse Sarabande Records and Universal Music Group to give away two (2) double vinyl LPs. See how to enter below. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, June 28th.
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We will select the winners at random and notify via Facebook or Twitter message. One entry per household. No purchase necessary. Winners must live inside the U.S. and shipping to a P.O. box is not permitted.
Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds, (Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara), find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. The score is composed by Carter Burwell, best known for his work on Coen Bros films and Twilight. The songs consists of Jazz and Pop gems of the era portrayed in the film; Billie Holliday, Les Paul and Mary Ford etc. “There is no widely accepted explanation for the importance of music to humans, but one possibility is its ability to express and relieve emotional tensions that can’t be put into words,” explained Burwell. “In CAROL, two women are romantically attracted to each other but the culture of 1950’s America hasn’t provided them with a language for this. Expressing these inexpressible feelings is one of the roles of the score in this film.”
The Carol soundtrack will be released on June 24th on vinyl. Pre-order here.