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'We Bought a Zoo' Soundtrack

We Bought A Zoo After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001's Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band's elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score...We Bought A ZooSoundtracks After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001's Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band's elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score...2011-12-07
Jonsi | 'ZOO' TUNES Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi populates the Crowe's score with swooning orchestral arrangements

'ZOO' TUNES Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi populates the Crowe's score with swooning orchestral arrangements (Wendy Redfern/Getty Images)

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We Bought A Zoo

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Status: In Season

After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band’s elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score his latest. The resulting soundtrack for We Bought a Zoo — thick with multitracked vocals, plaintive piano, and swooning orchestral arrangements by classical-music hotshot Nico Muhly — feels more or less indistinguishable from a Sigur Rós album, though Jónsi does flash a refreshingly frisky side on ”Gathering ­Stories,” which he co-wrote with Crowe. B

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Originally posted December 7 2011 — 12:00 AM EST

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