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‘Stronger’ Soundtrack: Michael Brook’s Score To Jake Gyllenhaal Drama Is Out Now

“Earns every inspiring moment. Stands out from other films of its kind.” – NPR

Gyllenhaal is one of the finest and most intuitive actors of his generation (see Brokeback Mountain, End of Watch and Nightcrawler), and his triumph in Stronger is letting us see a man who won’t let a tragedy define him. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Michael Brook’s latest score is to Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) and Tatiana Mislay (“Orphan Black”).  Directed by David Gordon Green (Snow AngelsPineapple Express) Stronger is receiving critical acclaim. “Just about everything works.” (Chicago Tribune).

Preview “Amputee” by Michael Brook, which premiered at Cut Print Film.  See track list and more below.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Stream]



Don’t miss the Q&A with Jake Gyllenhaal!



Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions present STRONGER, In theaters Friday, September 22 (get tickets).

Stronger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Michael Brook

01. Tunnels and Trash
02. I’ll Be There
03. Race Over Boston
04. Out of Breath
05. A Moment of Pause
06. Amputee
07. I Saw The Bomber
08. Sitting On My Leg
09. Sutures
10. Leaving The Hospital
11. You Can Go Erin
12. New Legs
13. I Can’t Do This Without You
14. On Ice
15. Does This Hurt?
16. Leaning On Me
17. Rehabilitation
18. Going Somewhere
19. Taking Steps
20. After Carlos
21. Centered
22. Concession Confessions
23. See Ya Later Patty


94% Rating  – Rotten Tomatoes 

Stronger is a tear-jerking movie that actually earns your tears – Vox

In the past, Gyllenhaal has slimmed down to a skeletal wisp in “Nightcrawler,” and bulked up to play a boxer in “Southpaw,” but here he delivers an equally physical performance without any dramatic transformation.  – Andrew Barker, Variety

Oscar-worthy.  – The Guardian


New Music Friday: Christopher Young’s ‘Hellraiser’ 30th Anniversary Reissue, Mac Quayle’s ‘Mr. Robot’ Vol. 3 and Michael Brook’s Forthcoming ‘Stronger’ Score

These are the new Lakeshore Records releases you should be checking out today: Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Clive Barker’s iconic Hellraiser horror epic opened in theaters? Christopher Young’s equally iconic score is now reissued in a completely remixed and mastered soundtrack, Mac Quayle’s “Mr. Robot” score to Season 2 of the EMMY® and Peabody Award®-winning TV series gets a stellar CD release (check out the packaging design by John Bergin), and here’s more Michael Brook to love: his score to the forthcoming film, Stronger (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) is now on pre-order.  See details below!

Continue reading New Music Friday: Christopher Young’s ‘Hellraiser’ 30th Anniversary Reissue, Mac Quayle’s ‘Mr. Robot’ Vol. 3 and Michael Brook’s Forthcoming ‘Stronger’ Score

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with ‘Brooklyn’, Best Picture Academy Award Nominated Film Starring Saoirse Ronan

For St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate Irish American culture and heritage with the Academy Award® Best Picture Nominee, Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan!  The soundtrack features the acclaimed score by Michael Brook, Canadian Grammy®– and Golden Globe®-nominated composer, plus hear some traditional Irish music and some classic ’50s American tunes on the Various Artists album.  Watch our Brooklyn Playlist below and get a taste of a great Irish American story.

But aside from its lead and thoughtful direction, the movie’s ace-in-the-hole might be its lovely, plaintive music by composer Michael Brook – Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire

Fully lyrical with tasteful Irish-appropriate inflections, the score starts as it means to go on with the tender “Opening Titles”: a violin (performed by Brook’s wife) immediately establishes the Irish connection, accompanied by a wash of strings, a gentle piano melody, clarinet and mandolin. It conveys the essence of Eilis’ journey in a nutshell.  – mfiles

Soundtrack Available Now:

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES presents BROOKLYN, available now on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here) and Digital HD Download (get it on iTunes).



BAFTA Award Winning Film Brooklyn, On Vinyl! Michael Brook’s Score + The Soundtrack Available Now Through Lakeshore & Music On Vinyl


Brooklyn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Michael Brook’s delightful score for the BAFTA Award winning Brooklyn (Outstanding British Film) is available now on vinyl through our partners Music On Vinyl, in a 2 x LP set which includes the films score and soundtrack.

Brook’s score and the films soundtrack serve as the perfect musical backdrop for Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) as she journeys into 1950s America. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.


Vinyl Details:
2 x Blue Vinyl LPs
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
4-page insert
PVC protective sleeve
First pressing of 500 numbered copies on blue vinyl

Brooklyn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Michael Brook // Various

1. Opening Titles
2. Packing For The Voyage
3. Seasick
4. Deck Discussion
5. Arriving In America
6. Eilis Starts Work
7. Homesick
8. Letter From Home
9. Bookkeeping Class
10. Casadh An Tsúgáin / Frankie’s Song – Iarla Ó Lionáird
11. Tony Asks Eilis Out
12. Letter To Home
13. Things Are Looking Up
14. Rose Dies
15. Mourning
16. Proposal
17. Getting Married
18. Rose’s Grave
19. The Pull Of Home
20. Tony’s Letter
21. Eilis Wavers
22. Confrontation
23. Goodbye Eilis
24. End Credits


1. Be Cool AKA Keep Cool
2. Boolavogue
3. The Yellow Rose of Texas
4. What’s It to You, Jack
5. The Stack of Barley
6. Castle Finn
7. Dynaflow
8. Zing a Little Zong
9. Five, Ten, Fifteen Hours
10. A Garden In the Rain
11. My Wild Irish Rose
12. Casadh an tSúgáin

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PODCAST: An Interview With Michael Brook On His Score To Best Picture Academy Award Nominee ‘Brooklyn’ (Audio)


In 2015, Lakeshore Records sat down with Michael Brook, Canadian Grammy®- and Golden Globe®-nominated composer to talk about scoring Academy Award®-nominated film, Brooklyn! Michael is also known for his scores for Into The Wild (for which he received his Golden Globe® nomination), Jerusalem and recent Lakeshore Records release, Journey to Mecca, the IMAX/Giant Screen epic.

Listen now as our Composer Of The Month, Michael Brook, gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective of his acclaimed score!

Go to LakeshoreRecords.com to explore more of Michael Brook’s soundtrack releases!