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Sony Classical release Danny Elfman's score for The Girl On The Train. The film is based on author Paula Hawkin's bestselling novel. Rachel Watson spends her weekday commute to and from Manhattan quietly gazing out the train windows. She becomes intrigued by the occupants of one of the houses on her daily route. Rachel has stolen glimpses of an idyllic couple as they sip morning coffee by their windows or laugh on their porch at nighttime. One day, on her way into the city, an inebriated Rachel witnesses something shocking in the couple's backyard. Soon after, when news breaks that the young woman has gone missing and is feared dead, Rachel decides to come forward and tell the police. But can she trust what she thinks she witnessed, or is she entangled in the crime itself...?
Danny Elfman turns in an intriguing score for The Girl on the Train. There's plenty of suspense evident in tracks like 'Wasted'; reflective moments in pieces including 'Rachel'; and grating weirdness slipped into movements like 'Memory'. 'I'm Sorry' manages to incorporate all of these elements into one neat package.
In fact, it's this ability to effortlessly switch from one emotion to another; for the score to melt into the background, but grab your attention on occasion, that make this a soundtrack that is perfect to listen to whilst you relax or read.
The score contains 23 tracks (51 min, 55 sec). It works best as a score in its entirety rather than as an album that you can pull favourite tracks out of.