Saving Mr. Banks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDecember 10, 2013
Recorded2013
StudioNewman Scoring Stage (Los Angeles)
Capitol (Hollywood)(non-score)
GenreFilm score
Length45:57
1:09:18 (deluxe edition)
LabelWalt Disney
Producer
  • Thomas Newman
  • Bill Bernstein
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Saving Mr. Banks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album of the 2013 drama film Saving Mr. Banks, written and conducted by American film composer Thomas Newman.[1][2]

The album features twenty-five tracks of Newman's score, as well as four re-recordings of songs written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman as performed by the film's cast, and two standalone songs ("One Mint Julep" and "Heigh-Ho"). Walt Disney Records released two editions of the soundtrack on December 10, 2013: a single-disc and a two-disc digipak deluxe edition, with the latter containing original demo recordings by the Sherman Brothers and selected songs from Mary Poppins.[3][4]

Newman's score was critically lauded and received several accolade recognitions for Best Musical Score, including Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy Award, and Critics' Choice Award nominations.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Chim Chim Cher-ee (East Wind)"Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanColin Farrell1:04
2."Travers Goff" Thomas Newman2:06
3."Walking Bus" Thomas Newman2:10
4."One Mint Julep"Rudy ToombsRay Charles1:31
5."Uncle Albert" Thomas Newman1:34
6."Jollification" Thomas Newman1:18
7."The Mouse" Thomas Newman0:57
8."Leisurely Stroll" Thomas Newman1:34
9."Chim Chim Cher-ee (Responstible)"Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanJason Schwartzman, B. J. Novak, and Emma Thompson0:26
10."Mr. Disney" Thomas Newman0:35
11."Celtic Soul" Thomas Newman1:20
12."A Foul Fowl" Thomas Newman2:04
13."Mrs. P. L. Travers" Thomas Newman1:16
14."Laying Eggs" Thomas Newman1:08
15."Worn to Tissue" Thomas Newman0:54
16."Heigh-Ho"Frank Churchill, Larry MoreyThe Dave Brubeck Quartet2:11
17."Whiskey" Thomas Newman1:21
18."Impertinent Man" Thomas Newman0:38
19."To My Mother" Thomas Newman3:44
20."Westerly Weather" Thomas Newman1:58
21."Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanJason Schwartzman, B. J. Novak, and Emma Thompson0:05
22."Spit Spot!" Thomas Newman1:49
23."Beverly Hills Hotel" Thomas Newman0:38
24."Penguins" Thomas Newman1:18
25."Pears" Thomas Newman0:55
26."Let's Go Fly a Kite"Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanJason Schwartzman, B. J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, Melanie Paxson, and Emma Thompson1:55
27."Maypole" Thomas Newman0:59
28."Forgiveness" Thomas Newman2:00
29."The Magic Kingdom" Thomas Newman1:05
30."Ginty My Love" Thomas Newman3:12
31."Saving Mr. Banks (End Title)" Thomas Newman2:12
Total length:45:57

All tracks are written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Saving Mr. Banks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Two-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2)
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."The Pearly Song" (Demo)Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman1:30
2."Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Demo)Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman2:39
3."Tuppence a Bag" (Demo)Richard M. Sherman2:55
4."Let's Go Fly a Kite" (Demo)Richard M. Sherman1:44
5."A Spoonful of Sugar"Julie Andrews4:07
6."Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke2:02
7."Chim Chim Cher-ee"Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Karen Dotrice, and Matthew Garber2:46
8."Feed the Birds"Julie Andrews3:50
9."Let's Go Fly a Kite"David Tomlinson, Dick Van Dyke, and the Londoners1:48
Total length:23:21

Personnel

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Filmtracks[6]

John Stanley of the San Francisco Chronicle positively compared Thomas Newman's music to the works of his father's [Alfred Newman].[7] Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Magazine, wrote that Newman's music was " a beautifully thematic, and anachronistically wondrous score".[8]

Accolades

List of awards and nominations
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards March 2, 2014 Best Original Score Thomas Newman Nominated
British Academy Film Awards[9] February 16, 2014 Best Film Music Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association[10] January 16, 2014 Best Score Nominated
Grammy Awards[11] February 8, 2015 Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society[12] December 15, 2013 Best Original Score Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society[13] December 17, 2013 Best Original Score Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association[14] December 16, 2013 Best Musical Score Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association[15] December 9, 2013 Best Score Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Newman Scoring 'Saving Mr. Banks'". Film Music Reporter. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ Kilday, Gregg (February 28, 2014). "Oscars: John Williams, Jill Scott Spotlight Song and Score Nominees at Academy's First-Ever Concert". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Walt Disney Records Presents Saving Mr. Banks Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack And Saving Mr. Banks 2-Disc Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Features Previously Unreleased Song Demos By The Sherman Brothers Both Available On December 10". PR Newswire. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (7 November 2013). "Watch: New Clip, 2 Featurettes & Complete Details On 2-Disc Soundtrack For 'Saving Mr. Banks'". IndieWire. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Thomas Newman: Saving Mr. Banks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Clemmensen, Christian. Review: Saving Mr. Banks. Filmtracks. Retrieved on 2014-11-21.
  7. ^ Stanley, John (February 6, 2014). "Album review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' soundtrack". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ Schweiger, Daniel (December 3, 2013). "Interview with Thomas Newman". Film Music Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo (7 January 2014). "Battle for BAFTAs: 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle,' 'Phillips' in Kudos Fight". Variety. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  10. ^ Gray, Tim (16 December 2013). "Critics Choice Awards: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Earn 13 Nominations Each". Variety. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  11. ^ O'Mally, Zach (December 5, 2014). "Grammy Nominees 2015: The Full List". Forbes. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "12 Years a Slave wins Pic, Cuaron Director for Houston Film Critics". Awards Daily. December 15, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "Phoenix Film Critics Society 2013 Award Nominations". Phoenix Film Critics Society. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  14. ^ Stone, Sasha (December 9, 2013). "The St. Louis Film Critics Nominations". Awards Daily. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  15. ^ Stone, Sasha (December 7, 2013). "Washington DC Film Critics Announce Nominations". Awards Daily. Retrieved December 7, 2013.