Argo Soundtrack Available Today

WaterTower Music has released “Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” to all digital retailers. The original music was composed by four-time Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat.

“We needed to find a theme that we would use throughout — obviously different instrumentation and tempo, but still the same piece of music,” Ben Affleck, the film’s director, said. “Desplat was amazing at crafting an atypical score, incorporating uncommon instruments, many Middle Eastern in origin. It doesn’t feel too literal or cliche, but he created a sound that instantly puts you in that place.”

Here is the official tracklist for the soundtrack:

    1. Argo
    2. A Spy In Tehran
    3. Scent Of Death
    4. The Mission
    5. Hotel Messages
    6. Held Up By Guards
    7. The Business Card
    8. Breaking Through The Gates
    9. Tony Grills The Six
    10. The Six Are Missing
    11. Sweatshop
    12. Drive To The Airport
    13. Missing Home
    14. Istanbul – The Blue Mosque
    15. Bazaar
    16. Cleared Iranian Airspace

Desplat received his most recent Oscar nod for his score for the Best Picture winner “The King’s Speech,” for which he also won a BAFTA Award and earned a Golden Globe nomination. He previously garnered Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for his score for the animated “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; and Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for Stephen Frears’ “The Queen.” In addition, Desplat won a Golden Globe Award for John Curran’s “The Painted Veil,” and also received Golden Globe nominations for his scores for Stephen Gaghan’s “Syriana” and Peter Webber’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in “Argo,” opening nationwide on Oct. 12. Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played — information that was not declassified until many years after the event.

On Nov. 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

The “Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” can be previewed at You can see the film’s trailer HERE.

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