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.
A1. Curtain Up A2. The Busby Babes A3. Munich and the Roll Call A4. 1968 For Them A5. Say What You Like
B1. A Disaster B2. Game Changer B3. Manchester Marseilles B3. Winter of Discontent B4. Time for a Change B5. More Change B6. This is Different B7. Battle Begins
C1. Palace C2. Media Circus C3. Rebuilding C4. Breaking News C5. Talking in Paris C6. Miracles C7. Stepping Aside
D1. Digging Deep D2. The Final Push D3. May 26 1999 D4. Deansgate D5. The United Way Credits
Bonus 10" Disc A1. Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo A2. A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy B1. 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