Composer: James Newton Howard.
Personnel: Michael Landau (guitar); Gayle Levant (harp); Eun Mee Ahn, Irina Voloshina, Anatoly Rosinsky, Katia Popov, Aimee Kreston, Ana Landauer, Ken Yerke, Jeanne Skrocki Evans, Tamara Hatwan, Sungil Lee, Eric J. Hosler, Mark Robertson , Jay Rosen, Kevin Connolly , Lisa M. Sutton , Jacqueline Brand , Clayton Haslop, Natalie Leggett, Sarah Thornblade, Roger Wilkie, Marina Manukian, Liane Mautner, Dimitrie Leivici, Miwako Watanabe, Rafael Rishik, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum (violin); Shawn Mann, Thomas Diener, Victoria Miskolczy, Marlow Fisher, Matthew Funes, Steven Gordon, Cassandra Lynne Richberg, Rick Gerding, Brian Dembow, Keith Greene, Roland Kato, Dave Walther , Darrin McCann, Robert Berg (viola); Paula Hochhalter, Dennis Karmazyn, Paul Cohen , Chris Ermacoff, David H. Speltz, Antony Cooke , Stephen Erdody , Armen Ksadjikian, John Walz (cello); Jim Walker , Geri Rotella (flute); Ralph Williams (clarinet); Tom Boyd (oboe); Peter Mandell, Rose Corrigan (bassoon); Timothy G. Morrison, Malcolm McNab (trumpet); Andrew Malloy, William Booth , George Thatcher, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Randy Kerber (piano); Michael Watts (organ).
Audio Mixer: Alan Meyerson.
Recording information: Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage, Sony Pictures Studios.
Composer James Newton Howard's score for director Joe Roth's urban thriller Freedomland is thick with the melodic and atmospheric soundscapes that have become his forte (King Kong, Sixth Sense). Soft, contemplative piano notes are overtaken by seas of gritty industrial beats and electric guitars, keyboards loop themselves around desperate flashes of chilly electronica, and elegiac string sections melt into the facades of the crumbling buildings that inhabit this mediocre Samuel L. Jackson/Julianne Moore thriller. ~ James Christopher Monger