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Shuffleton's Barbershop (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Composer: Lawrence Shragge
Label: MovieScore Media
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 30 July 2013

Inspired by artist Norman Rockwell’s original 1950 painting Shuffleton’s Barbershop, this original Hallmark television movie features Danny Glover, Austin Stowell and Kayla Ewell in a story about a famous country singer who returns home hoping to find guidance and reconciliation. The soundtrack features Emmy-nominated composer Lawrence Shragge’s beautiful original score - a wonderful piece of understated Americana - and a number of original country songs, some of which are performed by the cast. Shragge’s score, which resembles the sensitive drama scoring of Thomas Newman, shimmers with celestial layers of strings and slide guitar and guitar-based melodies...

Lawrence Shragge's score for Shuffleton's Barbershop has a deep south Americana feel to it. It's roots, as far as instruments are concerned, are grounded in the country genre.

Highlights include 'Red' (which is as close to Thomas Newman territory as Shragge ventures); the piano based 'Norma at the Piano'; the subtle, dreamy slide guitar based 'Destiny'; 'Race Ya'; 'Accident' (which delivers a more conventional movie feel); 'Dad'; and 'The Letter'.

There are a number of original country and western themed songs included - which are interesting, but it's doubtful you'll want to listen to them often unless you're a huge fan of the genre.

The album contains 21 tracks and lasts for 48 min, 12 sec. This score was a delight to listen to and it's well worth picking up if you're looking for something that little bit different. Fans of Newman might also like to give it a listen.


Darren Rea

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