ABOUT TIME - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)

We remember smiling from ear to ear some 10 year ago when we popped the soundtrack CD of Richard Curtis’ Christmas romantic comedy Love Actually in the player. The British filmmaker is back with his latest work revolving around time travel (who would have thought?) where a young man tries to change his past to have a better future.

We are proud to announce that the soundtrack album is a must own for any die hard romantic. We were left, well, smiling from ear to ear after listening to the 17 lovely tracks on the CD.

The 61 minute album kicks off with American singer songwriter Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest”, a new version as heard in the film. English folk musicians Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney and Ben Coleman struts things up a little with the lively “How Long Will I Love You”, while things get a little melancholic with Paul Buchanan’s “Mid Air”.

Groove Amanda’s “At the River”, The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” and Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” are familiar tunes you’ve heard elsewhere, and the they act as a nice filler before Canadian singer songwriter comes on to croon the hypnotically mesmerising “Gold in Them Hills’.

The only score track on the album is “About Time Theme” composed by Nick Laird Clowes, and it is a soothing 143 seconds of music that will fill your mind with pleasant memories. It is a pity there aren’t more score materials on the CD. 

Elsewhere, there are other mainstream artistes like The Killers, Sugababes and t.A.T.u who perform songs that are already hits with on radio stations. The nine minute “Spiegel Im Spiegel” (you may have heard it in the trailer of Alfonso Cuaron’s film Gravity) performed by Sebastien Klinger and Jurgen Kruse is a calming piece of music written by Estonian classical and sacred music composer Arvo Part, and it is a tranquil cue that will bring peace to your troubled mind. The album closes with a new recording - award winning Ellie Goulding’s sexy rendition of “How Long Will I Love You”. By then, we are sure you too, would be smiling because of the pleasing music you’ve just heard. 


Recommended Track: (7) 
Ron Sexsmith – Gold In Them Hills 

Review by John Li


The Luckiest - Ben Folds
How Long Will I Love You - Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney, Ben Coleman
Mid Air - Paul Bucchanan
At The River - Groove Armada
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Gold In Them Hills - Ron Sexsmith
The About Time Theme - Nick Laird-Clowes
Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Il Mondo - Jimmy Fontana
Golborne Road - Nick Laird-Clowes
12 Push The Button - Sugababes
13 All The Things She Said - t.A.T.u
14 When I Fall In Love - Barbar Gough, Sagat Guirey, Andy Hamill, Tim Herniman
15 Spiegel im Spiegel - Arvo Part, Sebastien Klinger, Jurgen Kruse
16 How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding



Artistes: Various
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: October 29, 2013