Sony Classical To Release The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Score by Twelve-time Academy Award Nominee Thomas Newman

Available February 24, 2015


NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the second installment of the star-studded British comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to spice up their lives in magical India. In theaters on March 6, 2015, the sequel was once again directed by John Madden, best known for his acclaimed movies Shakespeare In Love (Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, 1998), Proof (based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning play, 2005) and The Debt. The beloved first film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie proved to be an international success, grossing over $136 million worldwide.

The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey.  Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.  

The soundtrack for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is available on February 24, 2015 via Sony Classical. Thomas Newman, one of the most respected composers in the movie industry, once again composed the original score. With an illustrious career of over 30 years, Newman has scored more than 70 feature films. Coming from a prominent musical dynasty – his father was the renowned composer Alfred Newman, and singer/songwriter/composer Randy Newman is his cousin – Thomas Newman has thus far been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and has won an Emmy® Award, 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 Grammy® Awards.

Newman has composed the scores for many other notable films, including American Beauty, Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, The Good German, Finding Nemo and Wall-E for Pixar as well as The Horse Whisperer, The Help and The Iron Lady.  

Newman's vibrant and inspirational score for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, masterfully evokes the Indian musical textures and ensures an elegant and delightful musical journey.

"Tom's ability to penetrate the soul of a film is unmatched; In the two Marigold films, Tom's group of collaborators expanded to include some extraordinary Indian players and vocal soloists, creating a musical and cultural synthesis that has produced two ravishing and interlocking scores: atmospheric, surprising, thrilling, funny, haunting and entirely sui generis," says director John Madden.

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they've found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead.  Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny's mother, Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

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Track list

  1. Discretion
  2. Second Best Exotic
  3. Knees Then Names
  4. Chai 
  5. Catnip
  6. Ye Ishq Hai - performed by Shreya Ghoshal
  7. Busy Pensioner Bee 
  8. Nimish & Abhilash
  9. Roll Call
  10. Already Gone
  11. Soft Hiss of Treachery
  12. Completely Lethal
  13. Balma – performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Shriram
  14. The Fun Never Starts
  15. Sagai
  16. Mumbai
  17. Unreasonable Behavior
  18. The Brilliant Bits
  19. Aaina
  20. Bringer of New Things
  21. Aila Re Ailaperformed by Daler Mehandi & Kalpna Patowar
  22. Scorpions
  23. Shaadi
  24. Reservoirs of Affection
  25. Wedding
  26. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - performed by KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Shankar Mahadevan
  27. Life Piled On Life
  28. Map of the World (End Title)

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