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The Founder
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Carter Burwell
Performed by: Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, Doris Day, The Ramblers, Penguin Café Orchestra and Bob Gaddy and His Alley Cats
Label: Varèse Sarabande
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 24 February 2017

Varèse Sarabande release the soundtrack for the original motion picture The Founder. The film features original music composed by Carter Burwell, with classic tracks by artists including Doris Day, The Ramblers, Bob Gaddy And His Alley Cats, The Dixieaires, and a special performance of the beloved classic 'Pennies From Heaven' by stars Michael Keaton and Linda Cardellini. The film tells the story of Ray Kroc and his popularisation of McDonald’s...

In truth I'm not normally a fan of soundtracks that mix the score with eclectic various artists tracks. However, in the case of The Founder, this mix works rather well. This is probably down to the fact that the songs chosen are era specific and represent tracks that have pretty much stayed low key over the years. And, it's always nice to hear a Penguin Café Orchestra - even if it is one that you've heard a million times before.

Carter Burwell turns in some interesting, if instantly forgettable, themes here. It's not the sort of album you'll still be playing in a few months time, but for a little light relief this is a good, sturdy score. The album contains 32 tracks (1 hr, 04 min, 05 sec).

Track listing:

01. San Bernardino
02. Multimixer Man
03. Mister Tap Toe - Performed By Doris Day With Paul Weston & His Orchestra And The Norman Luboff Choir
04. Persistence
05. I’m Not Like I Used To Be - Performed By The Dixieaires
06. First Taste
07. The Creation Of The Burger
08. Sh! Baby’s Asleep - Performed By Orin Tucker And His Orchestra With Bonnie Baker & The Bodyguards
09. The Arches
10. Overnight Sensation
11. Tennis Court
12. Music For A Found Harmonium - Performed By Penguin Café Orchestra
13. Flags And Steeples
14. Franchise For America
15. Be Right One Time
16. Slow Down Baby - Performed By Bob Gaddy And His Alley Cats
17. Crass Commercialism
18. Fifty-Fifty Love - Performed By The Ramblers
19. A Team
20. Ray Rallies Troops
21. Minneapolis
22. Pennies From Heaven - Performed By Michael Keaton And Linda Cardellini
23. A Wolf In The Henhouse
24. Ray Confronted
25. Surprise Inspection
26. Franchise Realty Road Show
27. Fortune Favors The Bold
28. Blank Check
29. Divorce
30. Let’s Make A Deal
31. Secret To Success
32. Number One


Darren Rea

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