Over 30 Years of Outstanding Film & Television Music + Much More!
The Hitcher

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Music by Mark Isham

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The chilling road thriller, The Hitcher, was released in 1986 and starred Rutger Hauer as a murderous hitchhiker in a relentless pursuit of a young motorist, C. Thomas Howell. Critically maligned at the time, over the years the film has built up a cult following and has spawned a sequel and a remake. The original soundtrack has been unavailable for close to 30 years.

“Technically the music business was in a crossroads and new instruments and new instrument technologies were appearing every day. I availed myself of this ‘new’ technology of ‘sampling’ and brought in two drummers who played only originally sampled drums. I was still using my early system of a Prophet 5, an Oberheim 4 voice and my ARP 2600. To this I added this new keyboard, a Prophet 2000 (sampler). This was the ‘band’!” – Mark Isham

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Tracklist:
1. Headlights – Main Title 4:02
2. The Chosen 2:24
3. Keys 4:12
4. Dust And Gasoline 3:00
5. Dream 1:24
6. Dogs 3:31
7. Suicide 1:20
8. Gun 1:44
9. Cars And Helicopters 5:34
10. Motel 2:46
11. Transfer 1:44
12. Guards And Cards 2:47
13. Endgame 3:46
14. The Hitcher – End Credits 4:11


The Mating Game – Freshwater: Timing Is Everything

The Mating Game
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Music by Tom Howe

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Composer Tom Howe’s (Great British Bake Off, Taskmaster) original music for David. Attenborough’s 5-part BBC series, The Mating Game, a landmark natural history series from Silverback Films. This release encompasses 5 digital albums featuring music from each episode.

Speaking in a recent issue of Radio Times, David Attenborough revealed that the series will feature things that have “never been seen on television before and which are undoubtedly some of the highlights of natural history spectacles”. Tom Howe’s score contributes to the natural history spectacle with strong themes, thematic developments and variations perfectly matching the visuals. The warmth, playfulness, suspension, and stress that the animals are experiencing are portrayed through Howe’s score in a nuanced and enriching ways.

Series Producer Jeff Wilson says “The Mating Game score needed to have a tone that played on the humorous nature of animal courtship and its obvious connections to our own lives, but also not lose the dramatic and wondrous story beats that the natural world often gifts us whilst filming. Tom knew immediately from the outset how to achieve this – his central theme for the Mating Game was so clever in how it was able to be shaped to suit stories as diverse as Ostriches displaying to oceanic Flatworms fencing with their penises! He knew how to adventurously turn on an emotional dime to suit the picture, whilst still maintaining musical integrity, and in the end his score elevated our production beyond our wildest dreams.”

From the producers of A Perfect Planet, The Mating Game is the story behind the most fascinating, hilarious and dramatic quests to find a mate and leave a lasting legacy. Exploring five different habitats across six continents, this series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reveals the varied, fascinating and downright bizarre strategies different animals use to find a mate. It is the ultimate inside view on what it takes to succeed at the mating game.

Tom Howe has created the music for over 100 films and television series. His work includes music for the much-loved Great British Bake Off as well as Taskmaster, Whiskey Cavalier, Paranormal Witness and the Lodge. He has also composed scores for films such as A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Early Man, for which he received an Annie nomination, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Upside-Down Magic. In 2020, Howe collaborated with Marcus Mumford on the theme song and soundtrack for the Apple TV+ production Ted Lasso, for which he received an Emmy nomination. In June 2020, Howe was made a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). According to Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Tom Howe is “clearly a composer to watch” with his career “continuing on its upward trajectory”.

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Tracklist
1. The Mating Game (Main Title)
2. Frogs
3. Hooded Grebes
4. Salmon
5. Hellbenders
6. Splash Tetra
7. Pink Flamingos
8. Cichlids
9. Lechwe
10. Caiman Crocs
11. The Mating Game (End Credits)


The Mating Game – Jungles: In the Thick of It

The Mating Game
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Music by Tom Howe

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Composer Tom Howe’s (Great British Bake Off, Taskmaster) original music for David. Attenborough’s 5-part BBC series, The Mating Game, a landmark natural history series from Silverback Films. This release encompasses 5 digital albums featuring music from each episode.

Speaking in a recent issue of Radio Times, David Attenborough revealed that the series will feature things that have “never been seen on television before and which are undoubtedly some of the highlights of natural history spectacles”. Tom Howe’s score contributes to the natural history spectacle with strong themes, thematic developments and variations perfectly matching the visuals. The warmth, playfulness, suspension, and stress that the animals are experiencing are portrayed through Howe’s score in a nuanced and enriching ways.

Series Producer Jeff Wilson says “The Mating Game score needed to have a tone that played on the humorous nature of animal courtship and its obvious connections to our own lives, but also not lose the dramatic and wondrous story beats that the natural world often gifts us whilst filming. Tom knew immediately from the outset how to achieve this – his central theme for the Mating Game was so clever in how it was able to be shaped to suit stories as diverse as Ostriches displaying to oceanic Flatworms fencing with their penises! He knew how to adventurously turn on an emotional dime to suit the picture, whilst still maintaining musical integrity, and in the end his score elevated our production beyond our wildest dreams.”

From the producers of A Perfect Planet, The Mating Game is the story behind the most fascinating, hilarious and dramatic quests to find a mate and leave a lasting legacy. Exploring five different habitats across six continents, this series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reveals the varied, fascinating and downright bizarre strategies different animals use to find a mate. It is the ultimate inside view on what it takes to succeed at the mating game.

Tom Howe has created the music for over 100 films and television series. His work includes music for the much-loved Great British Bake Off as well as Taskmaster, Whiskey Cavalier, Paranormal Witness and the Lodge. He has also composed scores for films such as A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Early Man, for which he received an Annie nomination, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Upside-Down Magic. In 2020, Howe collaborated with Marcus Mumford on the theme song and soundtrack for the Apple TV+ production Ted Lasso, for which he received an Emmy nomination. In June 2020, Howe was made a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). According to Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Tom Howe is “clearly a composer to watch” with his career “continuing on its upward trajectory”.

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Tracklist
1. The Mating Game (Main Title)
2. Chimps
3. Bower Birds
4. Chameleons
5. Mandrils
6. Praying Mantis
7. Fireflies
8. Argus Pheasant
9. Caribs
10. Jungle Frogs
11. The Mating Game (End Credits)


The Mating Game – Oceans: Out of the Blue

The Mating Game
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Music by Tom Howe

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Composer Tom Howe’s (Great British Bake Off, Taskmaster) original music for David. Attenborough’s 5-part BBC series, The Mating Game, a landmark natural history series from Silverback Films. This release encompasses 5 digital albums featuring music from each episode.

Speaking in a recent issue of Radio Times, David Attenborough revealed that the series will feature things that have “never been seen on television before and which are undoubtedly some of the highlights of natural history spectacles”. Tom Howe’s score contributes to the natural history spectacle with strong themes, thematic developments and variations perfectly matching the visuals. The warmth, playfulness, suspension, and stress that the animals are experiencing are portrayed through Howe’s score in a nuanced and enriching ways.

Series Producer Jeff Wilson says “The Mating Game score needed to have a tone that played on the humorous nature of animal courtship and its obvious connections to our own lives, but also not lose the dramatic and wondrous story beats that the natural world often gifts us whilst filming. Tom knew immediately from the outset how to achieve this – his central theme for the Mating Game was so clever in how it was able to be shaped to suit stories as diverse as Ostriches displaying to oceanic Flatworms fencing with their penises! He knew how to adventurously turn on an emotional dime to suit the picture, whilst still maintaining musical integrity, and in the end his score elevated our production beyond our wildest dreams.”

From the producers of A Perfect Planet, The Mating Game is the story behind the most fascinating, hilarious and dramatic quests to find a mate and leave a lasting legacy. Exploring five different habitats across six continents, this series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reveals the varied, fascinating and downright bizarre strategies different animals use to find a mate. It is the ultimate inside view on what it takes to succeed at the mating game.

Tom Howe has created the music for over 100 films and television series. His work includes music for the much-loved Great British Bake Off as well as Taskmaster, Whiskey Cavalier, Paranormal Witness and the Lodge. He has also composed scores for films such as A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Early Man, for which he received an Annie nomination, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Upside-Down Magic. In 2020, Howe collaborated with Marcus Mumford on the theme song and soundtrack for the Apple TV+ production Ted Lasso, for which he received an Emmy nomination. In June 2020, Howe was made a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). According to Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Tom Howe is “clearly a composer to watch” with his career “continuing on its upward trajectory”.

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Tracklist
1. The Mating Game (Main Title)
2. Humpback Whales
3. Life on the Reef
4. The Mantas
5. Clown Fish
6. Persian Flatworms
7. The Mantas Return
8. Seahorses
9. Fiddler Crabs
10. Sea lions & Humpback Whales
11. Mating Game (End Credits)


The Mating Game – Grasslands: In Plain Sight

The Mating Game
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Music by Tom Howe

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Composer Tom Howe’s (Great British Bake Off, Taskmaster) original music for David. Attenborough’s 5-part BBC series, The Mating Game, a landmark natural history series from Silverback Films. This release encompasses 5 digital albums featuring music from each episode.

Speaking in a recent issue of Radio Times, David Attenborough revealed that the series will feature things that have “never been seen on television before and which are undoubtedly some of the highlights of natural history spectacles”. Tom Howe’s score contributes to the natural history spectacle with strong themes, thematic developments and variations perfectly matching the visuals. The warmth, playfulness, suspension, and stress that the animals are experiencing are portrayed through Howe’s score in a nuanced and enriching ways.

Series Producer Jeff Wilson says “The Mating Game score needed to have a tone that played on the humorous nature of animal courtship and its obvious connections to our own lives, but also not lose the dramatic and wondrous story beats that the natural world often gifts us whilst filming. Tom knew immediately from the outset how to achieve this – his central theme for the Mating Game was so clever in how it was able to be shaped to suit stories as diverse as Ostriches displaying to oceanic Flatworms fencing with their penises! He knew how to adventurously turn on an emotional dime to suit the picture, whilst still maintaining musical integrity, and in the end his score elevated our production beyond our wildest dreams.”

From the producers of A Perfect Planet, The Mating Game is the story behind the most fascinating, hilarious and dramatic quests to find a mate and leave a lasting legacy. Exploring five different habitats across six continents, this series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reveals the varied, fascinating and downright bizarre strategies different animals use to find a mate. It is the ultimate inside view on what it takes to succeed at the mating game.

Tom Howe has created the music for over 100 films and television series. His work includes music for the much-loved Great British Bake Off as well as Taskmaster, Whiskey Cavalier, Paranormal Witness and the Lodge. He has also composed scores for films such as A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Early Man, for which he received an Annie nomination, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Upside-Down Magic. In 2020, Howe collaborated with Marcus Mumford on the theme song and soundtrack for the Apple TV+ production Ted Lasso, for which he received an Emmy nomination. In June 2020, Howe was made a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). According to Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Tom Howe is “clearly a composer to watch” with his career “continuing on its upward trajectory”.

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Tracklist
1. The Mating Game (Main Title)
2. The Mating Game (Prologue)
3. Ostriches
4. Zebras
5. Termites
6. Kangaroos
7. Nursery Web Spider
8. Ruffs
9. Topi
10. Ostrich Chicks
11. The Mating Game (End Credits)


Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons

Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons
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Music by Barry Gray

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Following the success of Thunderbirds, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson had proved they had hit upon a winning formula to wow audiences – their mixture of inventive special effects and puppetry: Supermarionation. First screened in 1967, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, was written as a more mature series, set against an ongoing war with a forboding unseen nemesis.

Taking his lead from the series premise, Captain Scarlet inspired composer Barry Gray to explore an equally mature musical palette to what he had utilised for previous Supermarionation series. With subtle string arrangements replacing the bombast of Thunderbirds’ urgency, the original music composed for Scarlet was suitably more atmospheric and at times more sober than its predecessors. The alien nature of the Mysterons themselves saw Gray return to the experimental electronic work he had composed for Fireball XL5 to create something suitably other worldly.

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1 Century 21 Television Logo
2 Captain Scarlet Main Titles (The Mysterons Version)
3 The Mysterons – The Power of the Mysterons
4 The Mysterons – Red vs Blue
5 Winged Assassin – An Officer and a General
6 Winged Assassin – The Mysteron Threat (Version 1)
7 Winged Assassin – Runway Runaway
8 Point 783 – The Oncoming Storm
9 Big Ben Strikes Again – Midnight Runner
10 Big Ben Strikes Again – Atomic Annihilation
11 Big Ben Strikes Again – The 13th Hour
12 Avalanche – Chills, Thrills and Spills
13 Model Spy – Serenade de Monte Carlo
14 Seek and Destroy – Walking With Angels
15 Operation Time – The End of Time
16 White As Snow – TVR-17 Pop
17 White As Snow – Insubordination
18 White As Snow – End Credits (Original Version)
19 Captain Scarlet Main Titles (Standard Version)
20 Spectrum Strikes Back – Espionage on the Plains
21 Spectrum Strikes Back – The Mysteron Threat (Version 2)
22 Spectrum Strikes Back – Indigo Fever
23 Spectrum Strikes Back – Bringing the House Down
24 The Trap – Trouble at Glen Garry Castle
25 Shadow of Fear – Of Gods and Men
26 Shadow of Fear – Wrath of Phobos
27 Fire At Rig 15 – Fallen Hero
28 Renegade Rocket – Major Disaster
29 Renegade Rocket – A Wing and a Prayer
30 Noose of Ice – The Tower Crumbles
31 Flight to Atlantica – Champagne Buzz
32 Expo 2068 – Nuclear Detour
33 Attack on Cloudbase – 40,000 Feet To Heaven
34 Attack on Cloudbase – Faint and Empty Hope
35 Captain Scarlet (The Spectrum Version)


Mychael Danna: Music For Film

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Music Composed by Mychael Danna | Performed by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor | Conducted by Dirk Brossé | Presented by Film Fest Ghent

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Over the years, Mychael Danna has become known as one of the most original and intelligent voices in film music. An Academy and Emmy Award winner his trademarks include the integration of ethnic music into his work and his exceptionally broad musical reach. He has worked with acclaimed directors such as Ang Lee, James Mangold, Bennett Miller and Mira Nair alongside his ongoing collaboration with Atom Egoyan.

This is an updated version of Film Fest Ghent’s 2008 tribute to the composer’s work which featured his most celebrated music. This edition includes material recorded specifically for this release with suites from Hearts Of Atlantis, Life Of Pi, Monsoon Wedding and a newly created, mesmerising suite from Moneyball.

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Tracklist:
1. Suite – BEING JULIA
2. Suite – LIFE OF PI
3. Suite – SHATTERED GLASS
4. Suite: Do You Think There’s a Heaven? / How It Ends / We’re Gonna Make It – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
5. Suite – CAPOTE
6. Suite – HEARTS IN ATLANTIS
7. Suite – MONEYBALL
8. Suite – MONSOON WEDDING
9. Suite – WHERE THE TRUTH LIES
10. Suite (Live) – THE ICE STORM
11. Suite – VANITY FAIR


Gabriel Yared: Music For Film

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Music Composed by Gabriel Yared | Performed by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor | Conducted by Dirk Brossé | Presented by Film Fest Ghent

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Oscar winning composer Gabriel Yared is one of the most well-respected composers in film. Yared won an Academy Award for his score to Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, which also won him a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. Yared was originally known for his work in French cinema, starting with Jean-Luc Godard and later Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue) and Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Lover). He also composed ballet music for works such as Clavigo for The Paris Opera and Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl for The Royal Opera Ballet.

I hope that by listening to some of my film music and just closing your eyes, you can imagine and invent your own film. This is what music aims for, just any kind of music: to trigger the imagination and let you create your own images, your own world.” – Gabriel Yared

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DISC 1
01. Suite – THE ENGLISH PATIENT
02. Suite – L’AVION (THE PLANE)
03. Cascades – L’ARCHE ET LES DÉLUGES (THE ARK AND THE DELUGE)
04. Oasis Terre – L’ARCHE ET LES DÉLUGES (THE ARK AND THE DELUGE)
05. Suite – MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART
06. Main Theme – L’AMANT (THE LOVER)
07. Suite – TATIE DANIELLE (AUNTIE DANIELLE)
08. Camille – CAMILLE CLAUDEL
09. Camille et Rodin – CAMILLE CLAUDEL
10. Ut Jucundas
11. Nostalgia – LA ROMANA
12. La folie des docks – LA LUNE DANS LE CANIVEAU (THE MOON IN THE GUTTER)
13. Fugue de la cathédrale – LA LUNE DANS LE CANIVEAU (THE MOON IN THE GUTTER)
14. Tango de l’impasse – LA LUNE DANS LE CANIVEAU (THE MOON IN THE GUTTER)
15. Bon voyage – BON VOYAGE

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DISC 2
01. Homage to Maurice Jarre
02. Suite – TROY
03. Syncopes – THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY
04. Lullaby for Cain – THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY
05. Crazy Tom – THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY
06. Rosa’s Theme – THE LIFE AHEAD
07. Suite – 37°2 LE MATIN (BETTY BLUE)
08. Départ pour Grasse – COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY
09. Possesso – POSSESSION
10. Suite – LES SAVEURS DU PALAIS (HAUTE CUISINE)
11. Suite – TOM À LA FERME (TOM AT THE FARM)
12. Elegy for Charlotte – AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
13. Suite – CITY OF ANGELS
14. Suite – WINGS OF COURAGE
15. End Credits – AMELIA


Shigeru Umebayashi: Music For Film

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Music Composed by Shigeru Umebayashi | Performed by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor | Conducted by Dirk Brossé | Presented by Film Fest Ghent

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Shigeru Umebayashi is an internationally renowned composer who is best known for creating ‘Yumeji’s Theme’ for Wong Karwai’s film In The Mood For Love. In addition to collaborating with Wong Kar-Wai on 2046, Umebayashi was the music producer and composer for Zhang Yimou’s films House Of Flying Daggers and Curse Of The Golden Flower.

This is an updated version of Film Fest Ghent’s 2010 tribute to the composer’s work which featured his most celebrated music. This edition includes material that has not been otherwise released featuring two pieces from A Single Man, a cue from the anthology film Hero and a new arrangement from his breakthrough score, Moyou from Sorekara, which features in the film The Grandmaster.

“Umebayashi’s oeuvre can be found at the confluence of Western and Eastern music. It is unique, stylistically original, authentic in colour and has its own character. Its vibrant intensity transports us. It is Ume” – Dirk Brossé – Musical Director – Film Fest Ghent

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1.Yumeji’s Theme – IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
2. Theme of the Empress – CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
3. Curse of the Golden Flower- CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
4. Mother & Jai- CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
5. Polonaise – 2046
6. Interlude – 2046
7. Main Theme – 2046
8. Main Theme – INCENDIARY
9. Victoria Station – INCENDIARY
10. Joan’s Cello – HERO
11. Vendetta March – CHARLESTON & VENDETTA (TEARS FOR SALE)
12. George’s Waltz (II) – A SINGLE MAN
13. A Variation on “Scotty Tails Madeleine” / Carlos – A SINGLE MAN
14. Hollow Inside – HANNIBAL RISING
15. Train – ZHOU YU’S TRAIN
16. Moyou (Pattern) – SOREKARA (AND THEN) / THE GRANDMASTER
17. Main Theme – SOREKARA (AND THEN)
18. In Times Past and Gone
19. No Way Out – HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
20. Farewell No 2 – HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
21. Lovers – HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS


Christmas Choral Classics: Encore

Christmas Choral Classics Encore
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Music by Crouch End Festival Chorus & The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra

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Tracklist
1 Amazing Grace 4:16
2 Hallelujah 5:46
3 Fairytale Of New York 4:24
4 In The Bleak Midwinter 5:22
5 O Little Town Of Bethlehem 3:48
6 Believe (From The Polar Express) 5:17
7 We Three Kings 3:30
8 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 3:53
9 I Saw Three Ships 2:34
10 Frosty The Snowman 3:18
11 Keeping The Dream Alive 4:15
12 O Come O Come Emmanuel 4:38
13 Once In Royal Davids City 4:24
14 Sussex Carol 2:43
15 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks 2:21
16 The Lamb 4:14
17 Perfect Day 3:40
18 All Alone On Christmas (From Home Alone 2) 3:26
19 Auld Lang Syne 5:40