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V for Vendetta soundtrack

V for Vendetta (2006)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 09463584142
Label: Astralwerks
Label number: 58414
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: March 21st, 2006
Original score by Dario Marianelli
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Remember Remember
2.  Cry Me a River - Julie London
3. 'Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People'
4. Evey's Story
5. Lust at the Abbey
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
BKAB - Ethan Stoller (end credit song) 
Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim / Stan Getz
Long Black Train - Richard Hawley
Out of Sight - Spiritualized
Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stone (end credit song) 
Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven
The Beginning... at Last - Black Label Society (found on the CD "Sonic Brew")
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (Stan Getz on sax) 

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What are the titles of the songs played during the end credits? (from mingz86 in singapore)
A: I know the first one is "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones. (thanks to shimrauhn, the ghettoadd more info
A: The next song is "BKAB" by Ethan Stoller. (thanks to Vartan, Veniceadd more info
A: You can hear the BKAB song here. (thanks to Kamak, Ohioadd more info
A: The second one with the speech excerpts is "BKAB" by Ethan Stoller. (thanks to seantheman, Dublin Irelandadd more info

Q: Do u know the anthem heard b4 the explosion? V played the anthem at the roof, then the building exploded.  (from David in malaysia)
A: The anthem is "1812" by Tchaikovsky. (thanks to Peng, Singaporeadd more info
A: It's actually known as the Overture of 1812. (thanks to Blackfox, revolutionadd more info
A: 1812 Overture, played by the Trans-Siberian orchestra. (thanks to AJ, hereadd more info
A: Wrong. It's Tchaikovsky. Trans-Siberian Orchestra may have covered it, but it's Tchaikovsky. Besides, T-SO specializes in Symphonic Rock/Metal - there's a HUGE difference between the original classical piece and metal-esque cover. (thanks to Kris, Canadaadd more info

Q: Right after "Street Fighting Man" by the Stones is another song, kinda new age with talking in it (NOT the one by the Ethan dude). Anyone know it? (from SamBam in USA- Georgia)
A: It is the song by the "Ethan dude." Here is how it is listed in the credits (taken from the web site): "BKAB" Written and Performed by ETHAN STOLLER Contains Excerpts from "ON BLACK POWER" BY MALCOLM X Courtesy of THE FAMILY OF MALCOLM X by CMG WORLDWIDE, INC. Contains Excerpts from "ADDRESS TO THE WOMEN OF AMERICA" by GLORIA STEINEM Courtesy of EAST TOLEDO PRODUCTIONS (thanks to Jeff, Wichita KSadd more info

Q: What's all the classical music in the movie? I really liked it. (from theo in toronto)
A: The classical music played during the explosions is Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." The music played by V during his encounter with Creedy is Beethoven's "5th Symphony." (thanks to SBR, United Statesadd more info
A: More on the 1812 Overture: the notes spell out morse code for "V." "Short short short long" (thanks to Jeff, Wichita KS USAadd more info
A: Actually, Jeff, I think you are referring to Beethoven's Fifth. The opening notes of that *are* like the Morse code for V (..._) . Notice also: it is Beethoven's *Fifth* (in Roman numerals: V). (thanks to V for Vittoria, the Shadow Galleryadd more info
A: Also, another reason for the 1812 Overture is England's loss in the war of 1812. (thanks to adsf, adsfadd more info
A: Actually, the 1812 overture was written about Russia's successful repulsion of Napolean's Grande Armee. It has nothing to do with the US or Britain, but it is sometimes used as patriot music (such as in this movie) to symbolize war. (thanks to Byron, Houston, TX, USAadd more info

Q: What is the music being played on the juke box in the movie? (from gee in manila, philippines)
A: "Cry Me a River" by Julie London. (thanks to Moriarty, Virginia, USAadd more info
A: When V says he has never danced to any of the songs on his jukebox, we hear "I Found a Reason" by Cat Power. (thanks to Violeta, Veliko Turnovo,Bulgariaadd more info
A: It's "I Found A Reason" by Velvet Underground, covered by Cat Power. (thanks to Thiago Mangia, Cruzília, Minas Gerais, BRAZILadd more info

Q: Does anyone know what the songs are after BKAB in the end credits?  (from Bob in USA)
A: Bob, I don't know if you have an answer as yet, but, I believe there are at least 3 maybe 4 segments of as many scores. The last one, that caught my attention, sounds like it came from the soundtrack of Meet Joe Black. Hope this helps. If you ever find out please let us all know. (thanks to Bud, N.Y. stateadd more info
A: The last credit after "KABAB" in the additional music to the film was "Out of Sight" performed by "Spirtualized." I believe it was listed in chronological order. Afterwards it returns to the film composer's score. I'm not sure if this is related to the George Clooney/J-lo film's soundtrack but the writer is "Jason Peirce." This is a guess and I'm gonna check it out 'cause that little piece of music is stuck in my head! It was awesome! (thanks to DC, Vancouver BC, Canadaadd more info
A: The theme is "The Dominoes Fall" and plays last in the end credits. (thanks to Johan, Cape Town, South Africaadd more info
A: Took me a while but it is "Whisper of a Thrill" by Thomas Newman. It's part of his score from the Meet Joe Black movie. (thanks to David F, Miami, Fl, USadd more info

Q: What is the wacky music played during the "Today Show" chase scene when they watch television? (from yiannipa in Victoria, Canada)
A: The Benny Hill Theme Song (thanks to Don Schoonover, Canadaadd more info
A: I believe it is called "Yakkety Sax." (thanks to listenbuster, ohioadd more info
A: The Benny Hill theme would be correct. (thanks to Jay Shield, Singaporeadd more info
A: Actually it is "Yakkety Sax" by Boots Randolph. It was used as the Benny Hill Theme. (thanks to Josh, wisconsinadd more info

Q: What is the name of the rock song heard in the trailer on TV? (from Randy Wright in New Albany, MS, US)
A: The name of the song is "The Beginning... At Last" and is performed by Zack Wylde's Black Label Society. (thanks to Legolas, Braziladd more info

Q: What is the song that plays the morning of Nov. 5th on investigator Finch's alarm? (from Ian in Boston)
A: The song that plays on Finch's alarm clock is "Long Black Train" by Richard Hawley. (thanks to Chiron, Canadaadd more info

Q: What is the "Game Over" rock song in the trailer? Does anyone know who sings it? (from matt in louisiana)
A: Sounds like P.O.D. - "Lights Out" perhaps (the line "lights out" is used in the song on the commercial and "Lights Out" is the name of a song on their new album). (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song playing in one of the commercials? I don't remember any of the lyrics, but the singer sounded like Norah Jones.  (from Chad in Georgia)
A: I think it's called "Day Is Done" by Norah Jones. (thanks to Shaz, United Arab Emiratesadd more info
A: You'll find it on the Charlie Hunger Quartet's "Songs from the Analog Playground" album. (thanks to Steve, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAadd more info

Q: What is the music heard during the explosion on the second building (the one the train blows up)? (from rod in usa)
A: The "second building" is not merely any random building, but the houses of Parliament, the UK's equivalent of Congress. The music is the Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture. (thanks to V for Vittoria, the Shadow Galleryadd more info

Q: What is the song in the credits that is right after BKAB? (from alex in San Jose, CA )
A: I just found out today it's called "Out of Sight" and it's good. (thanks to alex, San Jose, CA add more info
A: "Out of Sight" is by Spiritualized (thanks to way2in2tv, CA,USAadd more info

Q: Is the music that plays when V rescues Evey in the first scene in the alley on the soundtrack? I can't seem to find it. (from tbaby in hebron CT)
A: Yes, it is. "Remember, Remember" by Dario Marianelli, track #1 contains the music you're looking for. (thanks to Victor, South Americaadd more info

Q: What's the name and artist of the song that has lyrics that go something like "...ride the long bridge..."?  (from theoruxpin in LA)
A: It's the same as the song mentioned above that Finch is listening to on his alarm clock. The title is "Long Black Train" and it is sung by Richard Hawley. (thanks to Zelda MacGregor, Westlake, Ohio, USAadd more info

Q: What is the exact length of time of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"? I need to know the information on the exact song because there are a lot of versions around called "1812 Overture" by Tchaikovsky! (from arturo in tucson, arizona, united states)
A: Yes, there are hundreds of versions of "1812 Overture." To find the specific one used in the film, you will need to look at the end credits and see with orchestra is credited (and conductor). If you have that information, you should be able to find the exact one used in the film. (thanks to OSTfan, Burlingameadd more info
A: The length of the "1812 Overture" used in the film is near three minutes (I think); however, the exact version of the Overture is in this CD's last track "Knives and Bullets (And Cannons Too)" by Dario Marianelli. From minute 5:35 on in that track the film Overture version begins. (thanks to Victor, South Americaadd more info
A: Thanks for telling me that! I didn't think it was in there, but you are right, the "1812 Overture" from the movie is in the last track of the last song! Thanks! (thanks to Shea, CAadd more info
A: The 1812 Overture is actually around 10 minutes in length, however the first seven or so minutes of the song no one actually listens too while the last 3 mintues (thereabouts) is the theme that everyone knows and loves. (thanks to Ryan, Flemingtonadd more info
A: The length of the full version is 17:00 long, which is the whole overture. (thanks to Tom, Michigani, USAadd more info

Q: Is the opening music from the movie on one of the tracks? It's catchy hero-genre music played during the beginning titles. It's also played while V is giving his speech at the BTN. (from Nato in USA)
A: It is, indeed. Track #1 "Remember, Remember" by Dario Marianelli contains the music played from the very first title credit (the WB logo) in this movie. (thanks to Victor, South Americaadd more info

Q: What are the two songs played during the "Today Show? before the The Benny Hill Theme Song, when the Chanceler enters to the interview, and when he is drinking milk until he falls because the shoelaces are tied ? (from Legolas in Brazil)
A: The music played when the Chancelor enters is the British national anthem. (thanks to shawn, baltimoreadd more info

Q: Does any one know the lyrics for BKAB? I know they're two songs from two different films put together, but I can't seem to find a direct lyrics of BKAB. I know it's sung by Arthi Meera, and I know the English translation, but have been driving myself insane trying to find the untranslated lyrics. (from SuperDuckyWho in Mn)
A: You won't find the lyrics for "BKAB" anywhere because they're just a mixed-up collage of words from the two songs I sampled. Email me if you want the email address of the guy who translated it for me--I'm sure he'd provide you with a translation. Cheers!
PS--Arthi Meera has an exquisite voice, but she doesn't appear on "BKAB." It's an anonymous sample CD singer woman. (thanks to ethan s, chicagoadd more info
A: I can answer your question as I used to watch a lot of Bollywood films (before I grew up and realised they were mostly artless). The two songs Ethan sampled are "Pardesi Pardesi" from the film Raja Hindustani (1996) and "Churake Dil Mera" from the film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994 or 1995, I can't remember exactly. This film is also the Bollywood remake of The Hard Way. The lyrics used are mostly from the chorus of each song. Copy and paste the song titles into a search engine with the word "lyrics" and you shall have what you want. (thanks to neeral, Richmond, UKadd more info

Q: What is the very nice jazz music playing in a scene with Natalie Portman? This is all I can remember, but it's delicious! (from tina in toronto )
A: "Cry Me a River" by Julie London, if I'm thinking the scene correctly... near the end of the movie when Evey returns to the shadow gallery, she plays "I Found a Reason" by Cat Power. (thanks to brent, USAadd more info

Q: I heard a song in the preview for this movie, sung by a girl. I don't remember the lyrics, but it had a rocky vibe to it. Anybody know? (from ice-t in u,s,a,)
A: "I Found a Reason" by Cat Power. (thanks to Kate, Jerseyadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song that is playing when Evey and V are dancing in the shadow gallery? (from Sara in nowheresville, Maine)
A: "Cry Me a River" by Julie London. (thanks to spiker, singaporeadd more info
A: "Bird Girl" by Antony and the Johnsons. Sometimes they spell the title different but it's the same thing. (thanks to malee, woodland, caadd more info

Q: What's the music playing when V is cooking the egg on toast and Evey see's his hands?? (from Sambo in London England)
A: Stan Getz "The Girl From Ipanema" (thanks to Malachi, Russiaadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Evy is released from prison and is standing in the rain with her arms to the sky? It also plays after the BKAB song in the credits.... (from cobra in lansing, mi)
A: That particular piece of music is called "Evy Reborn." (thanks to David, UKadd more info
A: It's "Evy Reborn" by Dario Marianelli. (thanks to Amber Dean, australiaadd more info

Q: What is the song at the end of the movie with the lyrics "...You better come come come to me..."? (from greg in Santa Monica)
A: "I Found a Reason" by Cat Powers. (thanks to Ricardo, Braziladd more info

Q: Urgent! What is the little awsome piece of music in between BKAB and the final music by the film's composer at the end of the credits?  (from DC in Vancouver BC,Canada)
A: It's "Out of Sight" by Spiritualized (thanks to Malachi, Russiaadd more info

Q: What is the music that underscores the scene between V and the pathologist (Delia)? (from David in uk)
A: "The Red Diary" by Dario Marinelli. (thanks to Kris, Canadaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the band and song playing as the credits are rolling at the end of the movie? It sounds like an old funk soul sound, but I can not remember the name of the song or the band. (from movie nut in reno, nv.)
A: It's "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones. (thanks to Elly, Sydneyadd more info

Q: Ok I'm pissed. What is the electro track at the end? (from pandorra in uk)
A: BKAB mixed by Ethan Stoller (thanks to tara, new york, nyadd more info

Q: What is the song that V plays on his jukebox right when Evy leaves after he "changes her"? It is a quiet piano type song. (from Needtoknow in Canada)
A: "I Found A Reason" by Cat Power (thanks to Jake, Indianapolisadd more info

Q: Is the music playing when Evey is being "processed" (i.e. head shaved and tortured) on the offical soundtrack? (from lmh in MN)
A: Yes, it's track number seven called "Valerie" on the original soundtrack. Good stuff! (thanks to Norsefire,  Cornwall Englandadd more info

Q: What is the name of the saxophone song in the show with Gordon when they are laughing at Suttler? (from LOLVFV in Canada)
A: "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph (thanks to Tree, East, TXadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Evey sees the poster of Valerie at V's place? It sounds like Regina Spektor to me. (from deb in nh, us)
A: I wondered the same thing... I swear it's Regina Spektor (thanks to jessica, New Yorkadd more info

Q: About 1812: I've been looking for the exact performers of the version in the movie, and haven't been able to get the exact version. Someone said it was John Williams conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra, WRONG, someone else said it was Trans Siberian Orchestra, possible but quite unlikely (couldn't discard the data), but DOES ANYONE KNOW FOR CERTAIN, WHO PERFORMS THE VERSION IN 'VENDETTA' ????? (from wendingo in Chile, Santiago)
A: I believe it is this one: Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture - Telarc 1979 Digital Recording - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Erich Kunzel... I'm fairly certain this is the once because it sounds identical to the once at the end of "Knives and Bullets" except for the canon fire. This is definitely the closest I've heard so far. (thanks to Cookie , Gateway Cityadd more info

Q: Does anyone know who is actually singing "Evey Reborn"? I know that it is written by Dario Marianelli but I have know clue who sings it. (from Nick in Reno, Nevada, USA)
A: I am pretty sure you are talking about the song "I Found a Reason" by Cat Power. Some sources, even iTunes, have this song titled as "Evey Reborn." Listen to the lyrics and search for Cat Power's lyrics and you will see what I mean. Hope this helps. (thanks to D, COadd more info

Q: I have tired over and over, and I can't find the song that plays when Finch figures everything out and we see the chain of events that led to Nov. 5th. Can someone help me out? Thanks. (from Will in MI)
A: That song is "The Dominoes Fall" on the official soundtrack. (thanks to Bill, United Statesadd more info

Q: In the credits a song begins after they do V's sign. What is that song?
...from Sp@Zz in hi kona (answer Sp@Zz's question)

Q: Could you please tell me which is the instrumental part right after the Ethan Stoller's "BKAB" song? I'm talking about that small instrumental part (about 1.5 minutes long) after the BKAB and some small speech.
...from godtop in athens,greece (answer godtop's question)

Q: What is the song playing when the chancellor is being parodied on that little talk show? The song is a beat and it sounds real 70s or 60s. I need to know. (from noah in pennsylvania)
A: Already answered before... it is "The Benny Hill Theme." Cheers! (thanks to godtop, Athens,Greeceadd more info

Q: What's the song playing on the menu screen of the DVD?
...from ZUBSCORPION in TEXAS U.S. (answer ZUBSCORPION's question)

Q: When does "Bird Girl" by Antony and the Jonsons play in the movie? (from Joella in North Carolina)
A: When V and Evey are dancing, right before he shows her the train. (thanks to rae, vaadd more info

Q: What's the classing song playing when V is practising alone with his sword?
...from janet in jakarta (answer janet's question)

Q: What's the song we hear on HBO every time the video of the movie is shown? It has a line that says " run, run run, run run..." (from Jeff in philippines)
A: The song is called "I Found A Reason" from Cat Power. (thanks to godtop, Athens,Greeceadd more info

Q: What's the song that V hums when he's cooking the egg on toast for Evey? (from Peek in France)
A: The song's called "Garota de Ipanema", but you may also find as "The Girl From Ipanema". It's from Tom Jobim, performed by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto. (thanks to Poliana, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasiladd more info

Q: What song is playing when Big Ben is blown up? (from Leba in California, United States)
A: "1812 Overture" by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, same as when he blew up the Old Bailey. (thanks to ILJ, USadd more info

Q: Is piano sheet music available for the piano part in track 7, "Valerie"?
...from vanessa in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (answer vanessa's question)

Q: Does the track "Valerie" contain all the music played during Evey's imprisonment straight through? What I mean is, does it include the more severe interruptions where she's jerked back into the real world or is it just the music played during the flashbacks Evey has to Valerie's life?
...from Lauren in Atlanta, GA (answer Lauren's question)

Q: Dos anybody know why V (or the director) chose to play the 1812 Overture? Is it just because the original cannons in the piece suited the explosions / general 'war' symbolism? Or is there better reasoning? (from Paul in Ottawa)
A: The first theme, da da da daa de, da da da da daa, dada - in the horns - is Tchaikovsky's, but taken from Russian church music. As familiar to them as Yankee Doodle to us, it has words meaning "O God, save Thy people". This is V's leitmotif, playing again [in soundtrack, but not in the story, ie, the characters are not hearing it] when his DVD speech comes on. He knows it, because he uses it; but so does the soundtrack, as a kind of greek chorus telling us about him. Why does it matter? It's a clue about Who He Is, the riddle of the film. That he is a man playing God, as men do, is obvious; whether this is madness, irony, blasphemy, or exposition is the riddle. IMHO, this also turns on what you make of the appearance of the dead in the last scene. Also, the piece is written for cannons and huge bells - the bell clangs from the blast just where it would be rung in the piece - it all fits. (thanks to Cyranorox, a garret above a moonlit streetadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when V is dying in Evey's arms? It is the last song heard before the final explosions and the "1812 Overture."
...from Brian in California (answer Brian's question)

Q: What is the music playing in the scene where we see a church and Bishop Lilliman is talking to someone right before he is introduced to Evey? (from John in Israel)
A: It's track number five on the soundtrack called "Lust at the Abbey" (thanks to Norsefire, Cornwall Englandadd more info

Q: What song is playing when they start ridiculing the president at the show?
...from trefleak in P-Town (answer trefleak's question)

Q: What song/piano track is played when V picks up the standing domino?
...from DOPAM1NE in Phoenix USA (answer DOPAM1NE's question)

Q: What is the music playing when Evey meets V and he rambles off into his alliteration speech? (from Nezzy in USA)
A: Look is said in the comments above that the song is "Remember Remember" (the first in the track-list) but I'm not sure. I've listened to it a lot of times by now and I can't here a thing from the scene when V rambles of into the alliteration speech (actually, try to learn this speech by heart..just for took me 10 minutes and 30 minutes to learn the part '...venal virulent vermin van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition'.) you find it in this track, tell me please the exact time of start and end of the part. (thanks to Moonwalker, Minskadd more info

Q: What is the name of the music used in the track called "Lust at the Abbey"?
...from Lathe1 in San Leandro Ca USA (answer Lathe1's question)

Q: What is song playing when V leaves off for a final fight against Creedy with his Fingermen and Evey kisses him? It's playing right before Suttler's speech. It starts when Finch is driving with Dominic Stone.
...from Mark in Vienna, Austria (answer Mark's question)

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