Sony Classical Releases PASSENGERS - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Available December 16

Music by Multi-Academy Award Nominated Composer Thomas Newman


NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical and Madison Gate Records proudly announce the release of Passengers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring music by Thomas Newman. The soundtrack will be available December 16. The Sci-Fi film Passengers will arrive in theatres December 21.

The Sci-Fi Adventure follows the spaceship "Starship Avalon" in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" when malfunctions occur in two of its sleep chambers. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, American Hustle) and Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, The Magnificent Seven) are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on the new planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As their characters Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up. Passengers is directed by the Morten Tyldum, director of The Imitation Game. For updates, please visit and

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer and a member of a family who established a film-scoring dynasty in Hollywood. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest son of composer Alfred Newman (1901-1970). Newman has received a total of thirteen Academy Award™ nominations. He has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys™ and an Emmy™, and has been nominated for three Golden Globes™. Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

One of the most interesting things about Newman is his change of styles, beginning with his score for American Beauty, which received critical acclaim. Before this, Newman gravitated more towards the orchestra for his music, like in most other film music. However, in American Beauty his fans witnessed his take on a minimalistic score with an array of odd instruments and a rhythmic style. Since then Newman has alternated and mixed in both his traditional sweeping orchestral scores along with his new, creative style. He is notorious among score listeners for using plenty of instruments the average listener would never have heard of. Among his most recent compositions are James Bond 007: Skyfall (2012), Side Effects (2013), Bridge of Spies (2015), and James Bond 007: Spectre (2015).

Passengers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) tracklist:

  1. The Starship Avalon (Main Title) 
  2. Hibernation Pod 1625
  3. Command Ring
  4. Rate 2 Mechanic
  5. Awake for 7 Days
  6. Crystalline
  7. Precious Metals
  8. Aurora
  9. Robot Questions
  10. The Sleeping Girl
  11. Build a House and Live In It
  12. I Tried Not To…
  13. Spacewalk
  14. Passengers
  15. 50% of Light Speed
  16. Cascade Failure
  17. Zero-Gravity
  18. Never Happy Here
  19. Red Giant
  20. Looking for Wrong
  21. Chrysler Bldg.
  22. Untethered
  23. You Brought Me Back
  24. Starlit
  25. Accidental Happiness
  26. Sugarcoat the Galaxy (End Title)

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