On 11th September, Lakeshore Records will digitally release James Newton Howard’s new Score for the Edward Zwick Directed Biographical Thriller ‘Pawn Sacrifice.’ Howard has previously collaborated with Zwick on ‘Blood Diamond,’ ‘Defiance,’ and ‘Love & Other Drugs.’
The Story is set during the Cold War, and revolves around the true story of American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire), who challenges the Soviet Empire’s greatest player; Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).
The Score is only 23 minutes in length, but it sings all the great things about James Newton Howard. It has breathtaking strings and absorbing electronics that send you into the chaotic mind of a chess player, as thousands of thoughts and possibilities go through their head with each and every strategic move. Soon you will also be able to read my full review of the Score.
The Track-List is as follows:
1. There’s Usually One Right Move (3:09)
2. Bobby Plays Carmine (1:58)
3. Ping Pong (3:35)
4. Boris Spassky (1:51)
5. Reading About Spassky (1:29)
6. Forfeit (4:37)
7. Bobby Plays Boris (1:05)
8. Bobby Wins (5:46)
Other upcoming projects for James Newton Howard include the American sports drama ‘Concussion,’ and the much anticipated finale to ‘The Hunger Games’ series; ‘Mockingjay Part 2.’