The Very Best of Michael Nyman: Film Music 1980–2001

The Very Best of Michael Nyman: Film Music 1980–2001 is a compilation album of film music by Michael Nyman, including three previously unreleased tracks (from Nelly's Version and Monsieur Hire) and one from the limited release, La Traversée de Paris. Some tracks are from the original soundtracks, while others are from pre-existing rerecordings such as The Essential Michael Nyman Band and Live.

The Very Best of Michael Nyman
Film Music 1980-2001
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2001
GenreFilm scores
Contemporary classical

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. Bird List (04:16) from The Falls/Live
  2. Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds (05:26) from The Draughtsman's Contract/The Essential Michael Nyman Band
  3. An Eye for Optical Theory (05:09) from The Draughtsman's Contract/soundtrack
  4. Homage to Maurice (02:16) from Nelly's Version (previously unreleased)
  5. Angelfish Decay (02:49) from A Zed and Two Noughts/soundtrack
  6. Time Lapse (03:58) from A Zed and Two Noughts/The Essential Michael Nyman Band
  7. Trysting Fields (03:27) from Drowning by Numbers/soundtrack
  8. Wheelbarrow Walk (02:12) from Drowning by Numbers/The Essential Michael Nyman Band
  9. Knowing the Ropes (03:17) from Drowning by Numbers/The Essential Michael Nyman Band
  10. Memorial (12:00) from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover/The Essential Michael Nyman Band
  11. Skating (01:26) from Monsieur Hire (previously unreleased)
  12. Peeking (02:43) from Monsieur Hire (previously unreleased)
  13. Abandoning (03:30) from Le Mari de la Coiffeuse
  14. Skirting (02:05) from Le Mari de la Coiffeuse
  15. Miranda Previsited (06:48) from Prospero's Books/La Traversée de Paris
  16. Here to There (01:00) from The Piano
  17. The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise (03:10) from The Piano
  18. All Imperfect Things (04:02) from The Piano
  19. Dreams of a Journey (05:03) from The Piano

Disc 2

  1. Escape (03:38) from À la folie
  2. Fly Drive (01:32) from Carrington
  3. The Infinite Complexities Of Christmas (04:12) from Carrington
  4. If (04:25) from The Diary of Anne Frank
  5. Abel Carries Ephraim (05:55) from The Ogre
  6. Becoming Jerome/God's Hands (02:58) from Gattaca
  7. The Morrow (03:11) from Gattaca
  8. The Other Side (03:41) from Gattaca
  9. The Departure (03:49) from Gattaca
  10. Convening the Coven (04:05) from Practical Magic
  11. Stranger at the Window (01:38) from Ravenous
  12. Cannibal Fantasy (02:12) from Ravenous
  13. Molly (02:51) from Wonderland
  14. Eddie (03:56) from Wonderland
  15. Dan (02:15) from Wonderland
  16. Eileen (03:41) from Wonderland
  17. Sarah Dies (02:58) from The End Of The Affair
  18. The End of the Affair (02:56) from The End Of The Affair
  19. The Shootout (05:06) from The Claim
  20. The Burning (09:18) from The Claim
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