Jonny Greenwood's Norwegian Wood Score Finally Gets North American Release

Jonny Greenwood's <i>Norwegian Wood</i> Score Finally Gets North American Release
Late last year, we pointed to Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's score for director Anh Hung Tran's Norwegian Wood, a film adaptation of the Haruki Murakami novel of the same name. At the time, the soundtrack was only available as an overseas import, but those of us afraid of shipping fees did get a small taste of it via Greenwood's tender, finger-picked "Toki no Senrei wo Uketeinai mono wo Yomuna," which roughly translates to "Don't Read What Hasn't Been Baptized by Time." If you were hoping that the record would get a proper North American release, today must be your lucky day.

Nonesuch has confirmed that the label will issue the set on March 8 in North America. Much of Greenwood's score was performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Emperor Quartet, but the soundtrack also features three songs from Krautrock innovators Can. You can check out the full tracklisting below.

Norwegian Wood: Original Soundtrack:

1. Jonny Greenwood - "もう少し自分のこと、きちんとしたいの" ("Want to Organize Myself a Little More")

2. Jonny Greenwood - "草原、風、雑木林" ("Grasslands, Wind, Woods")

3. Can - "Mary, Mary, So Contrary"

4. Jonny Greenwood - "また会いに来るからね" ("I'll Come See You Again")

5. Jonny Greenwood - "時の洗礼を受けていないものを読むな" ("Don't Read What Hasn't Been Baptized by Time")

6. Jonny Greenwood - "レイコ" ("Reiko")

7. Can - "Bring Me Coffee or Tea"

8. Jonny Greenwood - "直子が死んだ" ("Naoko Is Dead")

9. Jonny Greenwood - "いい子だから黙ってて" ("Be Good and Stay Quiet")

10. Jonny Greenwood - "あてもなく歩き回った" ("Wondered Around")

11. Jonny Greenwood - "クォーター・トーン・ブルーム" ("Quarter Tone Bloom")

12. Can - "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone"

13. Jonny Greenwood - "私をとるときは私だけをとってね" ("Just Take Me When You Take Me")

14. Jonny Greenwood - "激しい幻聴" ("Stormy Auditory Hallucinations")