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Music from the Netflix Original Series


Composer: Jeff Beal
Label: Varèse Sarabande
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 28 July 2017

Varèse Sarabande release the double album soundtrack to the Netflix series Gypsy, composed by Jeff Beal. This ten-part psychological thriller follows Jean Holloway, a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients' lives. As the borders of Jean's professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds...

Jeff Beal can't be accused of slacking here. His music for Gypsy is diverse and plentiful and will appeal to both fans of the show as well as those who enjoy subtle, chilled out scores.

Of course, this "strength" can also be viewed as it's "weakness", depending on your point of view. As subtle and intricate as this score is, there's very little to latch onto in terms of memorable themes. The album is mostly comprised of background music cues - but if you're looking for an ambient score to relax too then you won't be disappointed.

It's a million miles away from his work on House of Cards (as it should be), but those looking for more of the same will be disappointed. Of the score's 34 tracks (1 hr, 28 min, 55 sec) notable tracks include 'Back of the Closet' (which reminded me of Vangelis's score for Blade Runner); the closing segment of 'I Feel Dizzy'; and 'Burning Pages'. In fairness, though, this is a soundtrack that you can just put on in the background and let wash over you. It's nothing earth shattering, but it's perfect as unobtrusive background noise.


Darren Rea

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