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The Soloist soundtrack

The Soloist (2009)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 60251789282
Label: Decca
Label number: 1229802
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: April 21st, 2009
Original score by Dario Marianelli
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Pershing Square [0:48]
2. Crazy About Beethoven [2:01]
3. Paper Mache World [1:33]
4. A City Symphony [3:41]
5. This Is My Apartment [1:54]
...see complete tracklist
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the song used in the trailer for this film? (from Tim in Pa)
A: Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude by John Sebastian Bach (thanks to Jade, Utahadd more info
A: Bach Suite No 1 in G Major (thanks to Dee, Californiaadd more info

Q: What's the cello song we hear in the trailer? (from Ben in North Carolina)
A: Prelude: Cello Suite No 1 - Bach (thanks to KELVIN, SAN FRANCISCO CAadd more info

Q: There is another song used in the trailer, but it's a whole orchestra, not just the cello. What is the name of this other song? (from Samy in houston texas)
A: It's "One Day Like This" by Elbow. (thanks to Peema, Irelandadd more info

Q: Who is the actual soloist for violin and cello in the movie? I don't mean on screen, but the "behind-the-scenes" musicians ? (from sjogirl in San Diego)
A: Ben Hong, LA Phil member, is the cellist (thanks to cellopatch, Los Angeles, CAadd more info

Q: Where can I buy the soundtrack? (from Julie in phoenix)
A: Higher up on this page you will see the heading "Product Availability." Right under it is a link to a store... not just any store, but The MovieMusic Store. You are welcome! (thanks to MUSICluver, Richmondadd more info

Q: What are the songs that are not included in the sound track CD? (from Dee in California)
A: "Bojangles" by Neil Diamond (thanks to Martina A , bay area add more info
A: The song was written by Jerry Jeff Walker. I saw him perform this excellent song years ago. (thanks to Shutter Girl, Philadelphia, PAadd more info

Q: Is there a song by Tribe Called Quest song in the movie, and if so what is the name?
...from Martina A  in bay area  (answer Martina A 's question)

Q: What music is playing when the lead cellist introduces Nathanial to J.S. Bach?
...from matt in canada (answer matt's question)

Q: What's the artist & song with lyrics about "sunshine"? It's a current pop tune by a female vocalist.
...from Yoli in Bay area (answer Yoli's question)

Q: What song is playing in the background of the bar scene? It is the scene where "Mr. Lopez" is having some (tequila?) shots at the bar. (from Mari in Ontario, Canada)
A: I'm pretty sure it's "Forever In Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond. (thanks to gabacho, San Diegoadd more info
A: It IS Neil Diamond's "Forever in Blue Jeans." (thanks to Kim, Kansasadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at Nathaniel's mother's house when they're having the party? It's a classic Soul/R&B track. Thanks. (from gabacho in San Diego)
A: Temptations. "I Want a Love I Can See" (thanks to Ryan, Cleveland, Ohioadd more info

Q: What song is playing near the beginning of the movie when Robert Downey is in his apartment drinking wine getting a little drunk? The scene ends with him standing with his hands on his head. Sounds like the song was playing on a record player. (from Josh in Louisville)
A: The name of the song is "Mr. Bojangles" and it is a cover by Neil Diamond. It was written by Jerry Jeff Walker. It's a great song that has been covered by many musicians and I still haven't heard a bad version. By the way, don't you just love that sound of the running needle? Sends chills down my spine everytime. (thanks to James Ellis, Rhode Islandadd more info
A: Definitely "Mr Bojangles" by Neil Diamond but the version sounds a little slower and darker than all the recorded versions I can find. Can anyone confirm the version in the movie? (thanks to matt Matsui, MNadd more info
A: I can't confirm the version by Neil Diamond, but if you like the version in the movie, you might try a Jerry Jeff Walker version, while not quite the same, listen to the live version on "A Man Must Carry On" (thanks to tc, Springfieldadd more info
A: I'm pretty sure that the version you are looking for is featured on the album titled "GOLD". I downloaded the version from "Touching you, touching me" and it was not as high a quality sound. Don't know why. (thanks to dmj, Californiaadd more info
A: "Mr. Bojangles" as performed by Sammy Davis Jr. is the best version ever. (thanks to starlasworld, CTadd more info

Q: My husband thinks there was a clarinet piece and he wants to know who's performing the instrument. I don't remember it myself.
...from cosie in Bellingham Washington (answer cosie's question)

Q: What's the music playing in the segment with the birds flying over L.A ? (from Alex in Ottawa Canada)
A: I think it is Beethoven's triple concerto for piano, violin and cello but I am not 100 percent sure - musically, this was the highlight of the film. (thanks to Stanton, sydney australiaadd more info
A: Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 132 (thanks to Patrick, Minnesotaadd more info

Q: What is the song he plays in the tunnel when he firsts gets the cello? (from bentlels in Lima Ohio)
A: Beethoven String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, Mvmt. III. See it here (thanks to lifer124, Milwaukee, WIadd more info

Q: What is the music playing at the end in the credits? (from Dureid in Jordan)
A: The 3rd Movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in D Minor Opus 125 (The Choral Symphony) (thanks to Arthur Stanton, sydney australiaadd more info

Q: Who is singing the version of "Mr Bo Jangles"? Is it Neil Diamond? (from Heather in Auckland NZ)
A: Yes, that is Neil Diamond's voice and he is one of the many artists who recorded it. (thanks to Kim, Kansasadd more info

Q: What was the song that Jamie Foxx had to play when he was given the cello for the first time from the guy that played Steve Lopez and he stopped in between to scratch his leg??? (from Zarinah in Piscataway, New Jersey)
A: "1st Cello Suite, Mvmt. I" written by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Ben Hong (thanks to lipan, indonsial, jakartaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the background of the TV advert out for this film??  (from Char in Cambridgeshire)
A: "On a Day Like This" by Elbow (thanks to owl, sheffieldadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the trailer on TV when they are running through town with the trolley? (from Eckwald in glasgow)
A: It's Elbow and "On a Day Like This" (thanks to Brodiebugs, glasgowadd more info

Q: I faintly remember a hauntingly beautiful, possibly violin, piece playing in the opening credits. Can anyone identify it?
...from peter in santa monica, ca (answer peter's question)

Q: In the trailers, there's a single cello sonata played by Beethoven - what's the name of this piece? (from John in Perris CA usa)
A: It's actually the Prelude to Bach's Cello Suite No. 1. (thanks to Ben, Matthews, NCadd more info

Q: What and who does the commercial preview song? I can only remember the words "...are we dancers..." He is a contemporary artist. (from jennie in albuquerque, nm)
A: try "Human" by the Killers (thanks to paulb, camarilloadd more info

Q: What is the DVD menu song? (from mellybelly in charlotte, north carolina)
A: It's from Beethoven's String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127, 2nd movement. Anywhere from 10 to 13 minutes in, depending on who is playing. (thanks to Alex, Canadaadd more info

Q: Who is the composer/ artist of the instrumental that plays on the DVD menu screen? It's a beautiful orchestra piece. I do not recall it in the movie itself, however I could be wrong. I thank you for your time. I would love to own this piece! (from Kimberly in US-Texas)
A: It's from Beethoven's String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127, 2nd movement. Anywhere from 10 to 13 minutes in, depending on which quartet is playing. (thanks to Alex, Canadaadd more info

Q: What's the music Steve Lopez hears at home after he speaks with Nathaniel for the first time when they are near Beethoven's statue? (from tony in Lisbon)
A: "Mr. Bojangles" the Neil Diamond version (thanks to tony, Lisbonadd more info

Q: What's the song that Nathaniel (Jamie Foxx) is playing on the violin that he repeated over and over making Steve Lopez wait to talk to him? (from nic in princeton,nj)
A: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, Mvmt. III..... youtube it, and you will see at about 8 minutes and 30 seconds when you hear the violin, that is the piece he plays! (thanks to maximus, Shediac, New-Brunswick, Canadaadd more info

Q: Who performed Bach's Cello Suite (No. 1 Prelude) in the trailer?
...from rit in India (answer rit's question)

Q: What is the very dark sounding song Nathaniel is playing in the basement of his old house during the flashback?? It is not the first cello suite prelude.
...from pfguitar1111 in USA (answer pfguitar1111's question)

Q: What is the song playing when Nathanial is on the ground saying the Lord's Prayer?
...from Ava in england (answer Ava's question)

Q: There's two songs in the movie trailer that I can't find. One is the first music played, that's mixed with the violin. The other is the cello suite orchestra that starts at 1:30. Here is the trailer. Tks! great site
...from John War in Brazil (answer John War's question)

Q: What's the American folk song the person was listening to when Robert Downey Jr is sitting just outside of Lamp waiting for Jamie Fox?
...from Vim in London (answer Vim's question)

Q: What song is playing in the credits at the end of the movie?
...from Bob in Wisconsin (answer Bob's question)

Q: At the end of the movie Robert Downey Jr. takes Jamie Foxx to a concert...what is the music piece that is playing?
...from merita in newark, nj (answer merita's question)

Q: Which artist sings the version of "Mr BoJangles" that Steve is listening to in his home early on in the movie? Love, love, love the City Symphony.
...from brownberry in Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia (answer brownberry's question)

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