Five-time Oscar nominated composer George Fenton is comfortably one of today’s most prolific and acclaimed British composers, having worked on numerous Ken Loach films including ‘I, Daniel Blake’, Hollywood moderns classics like ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Hitch’, and written the iconic TV theme for Newsnight. He is also a lifelong Manchester United fan, leading to his scoring of a new historical documentary, ‘The United Way’, which tells the epic story of one of the world’s most successful football clubs ever.
Fenton’s musical underscoring adds gravitas and a sense of spiritual awakening to the film, which begins its journey in the early days of the club, in post-war, industrial Manchester. Co-written and narrated by French maverick Eric Cantona and featuring a galaxy of United stars and stalwarts - such as David Beckham, Bryan Robson, Brian Kidd, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Butt, Peter Schmeichel, and the late Tommy Docherty - the film goes deep into the epic story of Manchester United. Recent events have shown that the history and city behind an organisation as powerful and global as Manchester United are what matter to people most, and Fenton’s inspiring soundtrack to ‘The United Way’ emphasises this whilst showcasing the club’s core narrative in all its glory.
1. Curtain Up 2. The Busby Babes 3. Munich and the Roll Call 4. 1968 For Them 5. Say What You Like 6. A Disaster 7. Game Changer 8. Manchester Marseilles 9. Winter of Discontent 10. Time for a Change 11. More Change 12. This is Different 13. Battle Begins 14. Palace 15. Media Circus 16. Rebuilding 17. Breaking News 18. Talking in Paris 19. Miracles 20. Stepping Aside 21. Digging Deep 22. The Final Push 23. May 26 1999 24. Deansgate 25. The United Way Credits Bonus Tracks: 26. Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo 27. A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy 28. I am the Resurrection - The Stone Roses
Tracks 1-25 written by George Fenton Published by Shogun Music Ltd/Universal Music Publishing Ltd Performed and Produced by George Fenton Recorded, mixed and additional programming by Myles Clarke Additional recording at Air Lyndhurst by Mat Bartram and at British Grove Studios by Myles Clarke Protools at Air Lyndhurst by Alex Furguson and at British Grove Studios by Rowan McIntosh Conducted by George Fenton Orchestrations by Julian Kershaw Orchestra Leader Thomas Bowes Mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records