his new 10" double-album set will be presented in a gatefold jacket that has been designed to be reflective of the 1950’s when this breathtaking romance occurs. The first album features Carter Burwell's original score. The second album features songs from Les Paul, The Clovers, and the Billie Holiday track “Easy Living” which is so central to the love story, plus three songs from Pee-wee King, Patti Page and The Four Aces which were not on the CD or digital versions of the soundtrack.
Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love inCAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therèse and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.
“There is no widely accepted explanation for the importance of music to humans, but one possibility is its ability to express and relieve emotional tensions that can’t be put into words,” explained Burwell. “InCarol, two women are romantically attracted to each other but the culture of 1950’s America hasn’t provided them with a language for this. Expressing these inexpressible feelings is one of the roles of the score in this film.
3. To Carol's
4. Christmas Trees
8. The Times
11. The End
1. One Mint Julep (The Clovers)
2. Easy Living (Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra)
3. A Garden In The Rain (The Four Aces feat. Al Alberts)
4. Kiss Of Fire (Georgia Gibbs)
5. Smoke Rings (Les Paul & Mary Ford)
6. No Other Love (Jo Stafford)
7. You Belong To Me (Helen Foster & The Rovers)
8. Slow Poke (Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys)
9. Why Don't You Believe Me? (Patti Page)