Much like the film, Mr. Malcolm’s List’s original soundtrack by Amelia Warner is a delight from start to finish. It provides the best kind of escapism with every track, leading into an emotionally packed soundtrack with an “Overture” that efficiently acts as the best opener.
Comprised of 18 short tracks that tragically don’t even span for over an hour, the soundtrack is still a must-listen for anyone who’s a fan of period drama music. It draws you in through every number, and whether you’ve seen the film yet or not, it still manages to tug effortlessly on your heartstrings.
Mr. Malcolm’s List’s original soundtrack is the first of Amelia Warner’s work I’ve listened to, and every number does something exciting. I’m particularly impressed by the piano in “Malcolm and Selina,” as well as the bridge in “Proposal.” And while I generally notice the music in a film or TV series during my second watch, Warner’s score quickly pulls from the beginning. The moment the film finished, I took to Spotify to see if there was an album, pleasantly surprised by the fact that there was. (There are many ways to know when something is good, but this is one of the instances for me.)
Every track wondrously sets the scene in what feels like the kind of album that’ll be on replay for a while. It reminds me a lot of Dario Marianelli and Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s original score for Pride and Prejudice (2005), which is still, to this day, one of the most memorable soundtracks to exist. A liveliness blends so seamlessly with the striking emotional beats, making it all the more unique as an album.
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Listen to the Mr. Malcolm’s List original soundtrack below and let us know which tracks are your favorite.