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Based off of Philipp Meyer’s best-selling novel of the same name, the soundtrack to The Son,  the Pierce Brosnan-led Western drama on AMC is finally available for purchase digitally on April 26th and on CD May 17th.  The album is composed by Nathan Barr, and features three original vocal performances, including one from Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top.  The Son can be purchased on

Nathan Barr is a unique breed of composer. In addition to writing his scores, he also performs all of the instruments heard in many of his compositions. Skilled in many styles and genres, ranging from orchestral to rock, Barr is known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world, such as human bone trumpets from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica and gourd cellos, among many others.

“…the composer (Barr) proposed a unique blend of instrumentation that would highlight the characters’ emotional journey [in The Son] as well as outline the raw quality of DP George Steel’s cinematography… Barr joined members of the sound department to match the music with the sound design and effects like gunfire and the pattering of horses’ hooves. The score aims to highlight character arcs and accompanies between 20 to 30 minutes of action per episode, from subtle cues to bombastic melodies.” – Marj Galas, Variety.

Pierce Brosnan stars as charismatic Texas rancher Eli McCullough in, "The Son," a sweeping family saga on AMC.  Focusing on Eli's transformation from hard-working family man to paranoid, calculating killer, Eli is desperate to ensure his legacy by building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth. []

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