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Official Soundtrack and Original Score of Steven Spielberg’s Sci-Fi Epic, Ready Player One, are Out Now

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Official Soundtrack and Original Score of Steven Spielberg’s Sci-Fi Epic, Ready Player One, are Out Now


     Original Score by Composer Alan Silvestri


Official Soundtrack Features Prince, Blondie, Bee Gees, and More


06 March 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The hotly-anticipated soundtrack to Ready Player One – Steven Spielberg’s science fiction action adventure based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling book of the same name, and its original score by Grammy award-winning composer Alan Silvestri (The Avengers, Back to The Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump) is available now via Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to the official soundtrack HERE and the original score by Alan Silvestri HERE.


The film’s director/producer Steven Spielberg says, “While all sorts of culturally iconic references populate Ready Player One, the score that Alan Silvestri composed is completely and intoxicatingly original. It’s bound together by multiple themes that identify plot and character and is infused by such percussive adrenaline and soaring strings that Alan has made Ready Player One appear to fly. I think his score is fantastic.”


Though Ready Player One marks their first collaboration on a film directed by Spielberg, Alan Silvestri has scored a number of films produced by the filmmaker including the Back to the Future films. The composer says, “An invitation to travel arrived just about a year ago, not just to a place, but to a time. Actually, to a number of times—primarily the year 2045, along with a few stops in the ‘80s. A rather detailed map had been drawn by Ernest Cline and the captain of the voyage, none other than Mr. Spielberg himself. What could one possibly do or say? Pencil in hand, one firmly fastens one’s seatbelt, says ‘Sir, Yes, Sir,’ and prepares for the trip of a lifetime.”


The official soundtrack features classic songs hand-picked by Steven Spielberg himself including “Stayin' Alive” by the Bee Gees, ”Stand On It” by Bruce Springsteen, and Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, plus many more hits. It is available on digital platforms now and will be released physically on May 4



Ready Player One – Original Score

  1. The Oasis
  2. “Hello, I’m James Halliday”
  3. “Why Can't We Go Backwards?”
  4. An Orb Meeting
  5. Real World Consequences
  6. Sorrento Makes An Offer
  7. Welcome To The Rebellion
  8. High 5 Assembles
  9. Orb of Osuvox
  10. Sorrento Punked
  11. Wade's Broadcast
  12. Arty On The “Inside”
  13. Looking For A Truck
  14. She Never Left
  15. Last Chance
  16. “Get Me Out Of This”
  17. “Hold On To Something”
  18. “This Is Wrong”
  19. “What Are You?”
  20. “There’s Something I Need To Do”
  21. Ready Player One - Main Title
  22. Ready Player One - End Credits


Ready Player One – Official Soundtrack

  1. I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
  2. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
  3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
  4. Stand On It - Bruce Springsteen
  5. One Way Or Another - Blondie
  6. Can't Hide Love - Earth, Wind & Fire
  7. Blue Monday - New Order
  8. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  9. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
  10. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  11. Pure Imagination - Bryan Nguyen feat. Merethe Soltvedt


About Ready Player One:

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg, comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. 


The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. People have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world but after five years, the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty... until now.


An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity... and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS and suddenly, the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.


Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the book by Cline. Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg, and Dan Farah produced the film, with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.