6-12-08 Michael Nyman
CD CLAIM, THE (O.S.T.) VIRGIN US 45472.2
2000 15 TRKS O.S.T.
CD COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER, THE (O.S.T.) CAROLINE
1989 5 TRKS O.S.T.
LP DECAY MUSIC OBSCURE
1976 2 TRKS
CD DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT (O.S.T.) CHARISMA
1982 7 TRKS ('89 issue) O.S.T.
CD DROWNING BY NUMBERS (O.S.T.) CAROLINE US CAROL 1646.2
1988 13 TRKS O.S.T.
CD ESSENTIAL MICHAEL NYMAN BAND, THE ARGO DE 436820.2
1992 12 TRKS
CD GATTACA (O.S.T.) VIRGIN US 45018.2
1997 24 TRKS O.S.T.
CD KISS AND OTHER MOVEMENTS, THE EG EU EEGED 40
1985 7 TRKS
LP MICHAEL NYMAN PIANO
1982 6 TRKS original
LP MICHAEL NYMAN VICTOR JPN VIP-6798
1981 6 TRKS insert, David Cunningham, prod.
CD MICHAEL NYMAN LIVE VIRGIN VE
1994 16 TRKS Live
CD PIANO, THE (O.S.T.) VIRGIN JPN VJCP-25076
1993 19 TRKS O.S.T.
CD SANGAM (NYMAN MEETS INDIAN MASTERS) WARNER DE 49551.2
2002 4 TRKS
CD SONGBOOK (with Ute Lemper) DECCA DE 425227.2
1991 12 TRKS
CD WONDERLAND (O.S.T.) VIRGIN US 48207.2
1999 11 TRKS O.S.T.
Three cheers for British minimalist soundtrack composers! Oh, you mean Michael Nyman? Like almost everybody else, I first became aware of him because he had an LP in the esteemed series on the “Obscure” label (“Decay Music”).
I absolutely loved his self-titled album on the Piano label – I ordered an expensive Japanese copy of it, thinking it might be a different album – because it has a totally different cover. But it’s the same great album. Was “The Draughtsman’s Contract” his first OST? I hurried to his E.G. label debut, “The Kiss” – but I lost the plot after that, until many years later.
Never could quite get to grips with those Peter Greenaway films – but I always liked the Michael Nyman soundtracks for them. I bet Mr. Nyman (and all concerned) were surprised at how popular his OST for “The Piano” was.
He now runs his own “MN Music” label – but it’s real hard to tell if everything that he sells is actually performed by The Michael Nyman Ensemble. I got one OST CD, “The Cold Room” – and the music was written by Nyman, but performed by…some string ensemble that was not even conducted by Mr. Nyman. Gotta try to keep on track with this stuff!