Original score composed by Phillip Glass. Conducted by Michael Reisman.
Composer: Michael Riesman.
Personnel: Philip Glass (keyboards); Brian Koonin (guitar); Tim Baker , Sergiu Schwartz (violin); Karl Bargen (viola); Christopher Finckel (cello); Judith Mendenhall, Michael Parloff (flute); Stephen Burns , Steve Burns, Wilmer Wise (trumpet); Tony Miranda, Ron Sell, Stephen Moe, Sharon Moe (French horn); Michael Riesman (keyboards); Barbara Wilson (double bass); Gordon Gottlieb (percussion); Leslie Shatz, Samuel Lehmer (sound effects).
Audio Mixers: Jack Leahy; Samuel Lehmer.
Recording information: Living Room Recording Studio, New York, NY; Living Room, New York, NY; The Living Room, Ney York, NY.
Editors: Miles Green; Jaime Kibben; Paul Barnes; James Allen; Samuel Lehmer.
Photographers: Stefan Czapsky; Mark Lipson; Robert Chappell.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Sheila McFarland; Kurt Munkasci; Wilmer Wise.
The soundtrack to Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line emphasizes story over music; the interviews which make up the majority of the film -- a crusading effort which led to the the release of its subject, Randall Adams, from a Texas prison -- are presented on record as they were on screen, with Glass' chamber orchestra music hovering in the background. The result is a soundtrack which comes remarkably close to capturing the power of its source film; even without the moving images, this is a chilling document. ~ Jason Ankeny