FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > Johann Johannsson - The Mercy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl 2LP)
Click to Enlarge

Johann Johannsson - The Mercy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

(Vinyl 2LP)

$13.00 - 36%
23Reward Points
Product Not Eligible for Further Discounts
Add to Cart
Availability: In Stock (1)
Item: LDM83040

Solitary hero fighting the power of nature or foolhardy chancer? Donald Crowhurst, whose attempt to sail alone around the world ended in tragedy, was both. The story of his sea voyage and the financial mess that drove an amateur sailor to compete in a doomed race for glory has inspired poets, playwrights, and novelists ever since Crowhurst's abandoned boat was found in the summer of 1969. It is now the subject of a new film directed by James Marsh and with a haunting score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. The British director and Icelandic composer were keen to join forces again having first worked together on The Theory of Everything, Marsh's biographical drama based on the life of Stephen Hawking.

The Mercy depicts one man's inner psychological drama being played out on an epic scale, a portrait intensified by Jóhannsson's score. His music complements the different sides of Crowhurst from lovable optimist and English eccentric to troubled fantasist and deluded soul. The soundtrack combines original pieces with works from the composer's catalog including tracks from Orphée, Englabörn, Free the Mind, and Copenhagen DreamsMatching music to Crowhurst's turbulent psyche proved both challenging and ultimately rewarding. "I am so lucky to be offered projects like The Mercy that allow creative freedom," recalls Jóhannsson. "I try to do something in every soundtrack that I haven't done before; I try to make it into an opportunity to explore fresh avenues. You always learn something new with every film."

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Flares
  2. Boating For Beginners
  3. The Good Ship Teignmouth Electron
  4. A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
  5. Terra Firma
  6. Into The Wide And Deep Unknown
  7. Good Morning, Midnight
  8. A Sea Without Shores
  9. Karen býr til engil
  10. Innocence
  11. The Doldrums
  12. Meditation
  1. The Horse Latitudes
  2. Radio
  3. The Furious Sea Of Fogs And Squalls
  4. Three Thousand Five Hundred And Ninety One Benches
  5. The Captain's Log
  6. The Mercy
  7. She Loves To Ride The Port Ferry When It Rains
  8. The Radiant City

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2019. All Rights Reserved.