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A Better Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about A Better Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 42:52 minutes.

Artist: Alexandre Desplat
Release date: 2007
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 19
Duration: 42:52
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No. Title Length
1. A Better Life 2:29
2. From East to West L.A. 1:57
3. The Canopee 2:12
4. Carlos & Luis 1:01
5. Santiago Steals the Truck 2:28
6. On the Bus 1:28
7. Looking for Santiago 3:09
8. The Father 1:05
9. The Son 1:35
10. Traffic 4:16
11. Immigrants 1:30
12. Deportation 2:07
13. Carlos Leaves 2:26
14. Pulled Over 4:12
15. Sad Rodeo 1:19
16. Phone Card 1:15
17. Carlos Hope 0:49
18. Coming Home 4:26
19. El Jardinero (featuring Ozomatli) 3:08



The French-born Hollywood film composer Alexandre Desplat has scored a number of major productions in recent years. Twilight Saga: New Moon, installments of the Harry Potter series, The King’s Speech, and The Tree of Life are just some of the high-profile projects he’s written music for. But he’s also worked on smaller efforts, such as 2011’s A Better Life. Directed by Chris Weitz (whose previous work includes About a Boy, The Golden Compass, and New Moon), A Better Life depicts the struggles of a Latino immigrant and his relationship with his son. The opening title track features a nicely plucked melody and a fine arrangement with brass riffs that answer the lead line. “Santiago Steals the Truck” bristles with restless percussion and surging chords while “Deportation” quietly creates a melancholy mood with its deft, spare string writing. “Coming Home” spotlights reflective piano along with woodwinds, strings, guitar, and orchestral bells as it builds to a dramatic conclusion. The Los Angeles-based multi-culti band Ozomatli's “El Jardinero” is a Spanish-language song that’s as catchy as it is blue.