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The Grand Budapest Hotel Soundtrack to be Available March 4

The soundtrack for The Grand Budapest Hotel now has a release date. The latest Anderson movie soundtrack will be available March 4 on ABKCO Records. But if you are expecting to find music resembling the Kinks or Rolling Stones, you are going to be surprised. The 32-track score primarily consists of music by French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who previously worked with Anderson on Moonrise Kingdom and Fantastic Mr. Fox, for which Desplat received his 3rd Oscar nomination in 2010.

A hallmark of Anderson’s movies has been the inclusion of pop music, dating back to songs such as Over and Done With by The Proclaimers in Bottle Rocket to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is packed with David Bowie songs and covers. However, Anderson’s most recent efforts appear to be relying less and less on popular music.

Movie soundtracks don’t always include every song featured in a movie. For instance, The Royal Tenenbaums released a second soundtrack a year after the original to add previously excluded songs such as Everyone by Van Morrison and Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon. Meanwhile, Ruby Tuesday and She Smiled Sweetly by the Rolling Stones are still missing from the official soundtrack.

The Grand Budapest Hotel may indeed still have a few musical surprises, but here’s a listing of tracks we know will be in the movie:

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack)’ Track List:

1. s’Rothe-Zäuerli – Öse Schuppel

2. The Alpine Sudetenwaltz*

3. Mr. Moustafa*

4. Overture: M. Gustave H*

5. A Prayer for Madame D*

6. The New Lobby Boy*

7. Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato – Siegfried Behrend & DZO Chamber Orchestra

8. Daylight Express to Lutz*

9. Schloss Lutz Overture*

10. The Family Desgoffe und Taxis*

11. Last Will and Testament*

12. Up the Stairs/Down the Hall*

13. Night Train to Nebelsbad*

14. The Lutz Police Militia*

15. Check Point 19 Criminal Internment Camp Overture*

16. The Linden Tree – Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov

17. J.G. Jopling, Private Inquiry Agent*

18. A Dash of Salt (Ludwig’s Theme)*

19. The Cold-Blooded Murder of Deputy Vilmos Kovacs*

20. Escape Concerto*

21. The War (Zero’s Theme)*

22. No Safe-House*

23. The Society of the Crossed Keys*

24. M. Ivan*

25. Lot 117*

26. Third Class Carriage*

27. Canto at Gabelmeister’s Peak*

28. A Troops Barracks (Requiem for the Grand Budapest)*

29. Cleared of All Charges*

30. The Mystical Union*

31. Kamarinskaya – Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov

32. Traditional Arrangement: “Moonshine”*

*Music Composed by Alexandre Desplat

Produced by Wes Anderson & Randall Poster

About Chris Cate

Chris Cate's favorite movie is Royal Tenenbaums. He doesn't believe it's possible to watch a Wes Anderson movie too many times. And in addition to writing for Rushmore Academy, he manages a humorous website about close encounters of the baby and toddler kind - www.parentnormal.com. You can follow him on twitter @ChrisCate. You can follow his 'ParentNormal' activity at @ParentNormal.