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Album: The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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  • Verve vocalist Richard Ashcroft teamed up with the American film score composer Thomas Newman to pen this song for the opening credits of the 2011 movie, The Adjustment Bureau. Newman has penned the soundtrack for over 50 movies including Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo and American Beauty. He is a member of a Hollywood film-scoring dynasty that includes his father Alfred Newman, his uncle Lionel Newman, his brother David Newman, and his cousins Joey Newman and Randy Newman.
  • Ashcroft recalled to Billboard magazine the writing of this song: "Tom came over to London, and it was bizarre. I could've had a guitar and he could've played piano, but he ended up on a Wurlitzer and I was playing a vocoder - two keyboards writing a tune in different rooms. It was interesting."
  • Another Richard Ashcroft song - "Are You Ready?" - is featured over the closing credits of The Adjustment Bureau. This one can be found on the debut album by RPA and the United Nations of Sound, an alternative rock band formed by Ashcroft.


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