Various Artists For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones)

For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones)

Various Artists

Released on April 26, 2019 by Columbia

Main artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop/Rock > Pop

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As an adult fantasy, Game of Thrones is uniquely situated to appeal to multiple demographics. Set aside the sex, violence, and dragons: the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens all have their own distinct appeal, as do the Dothraki and Martells. While there have been many marketing tie-ins for Game of Thrones over the years, not to mention albums featuring the original score by Ramin Djawadi, it wasn't until halfway through the show's final season that GoT offered a collection of pop songs inspired by the blockbuster series. Overseen by producer Ricky Reed, For the Throne: Music Inspired by Game of Thrones often takes an elliptical journey to the iron throne. Most of the record seems only tangentially related to the epic, with neither the words nor music evoking Westeros. Instead, For the Throne glides along to a glassy, nocturnal rhythm that finds Reed trading upon his work with Jason Derulo. It's a sound that suits the Weeknd as well as it suits Maren Morris, but it gives the album a sound that's a bit too homogenous in its moodiness. This monochrome setting means that the songs that engage with Game of Thrones directly have the biggest impact, whether it's Joey Bada$$ referencing Starks, Targaryens, and Valyrian Steel on "Too Many Gods" or the National -- who previously performed GoT's iconic folk tune "The Rains of Castamere" for a soundtrack -- narrowing in on the show's unsettling essence on "Turn on Me." These moments are particularly welcome, especially since there aren't enough of them on a record that plays more like a cleverly curated, multipurpose playlist than an album inspired by the sprawling, imaginative Game of Thrones. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:46:42

  1. 1 Kingdom of One

    Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - Maren Morris, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Mixing Engineer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Nate Mercereau, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Nathan Spicer, Recording Engineer - Game of Thrones, Re-Mixer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Power is Power

    Mike Dean, Mixing Engineer - Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Holland, Recording Engineer - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixing Engineer - Ahmad Balshe, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Myles Martin, Composer, Lyricist, Co-Producer - Travis Scott, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Zach Cooper, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Programmer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Keyboards, Executive Producer, Programmer - SZA, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer - Shin Kamiyama, Recording Engineer - Jimmy Cash, Recording Engineer - Hector Castro, Recording Engineer - Solána Imani Rowe, Composer, Lyricist - King Garbage, Misc. Prod. - Victor Dimotsis, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Programmer - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - Game of Thrones, Re-Mixer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer - Jacques Bermon Webster II, Composer, Lyricist - SZA & The Weeknd & Travis Scott, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2019 RCA Records, The Weeknd XO, Inc./Republic Records, Epic Records

  3. 3 Nightshade

    Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - David Baron, Mixing Engineer - The Lumineers, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley Schultz, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Vocal - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - Jeremiah Fraites, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Piano - Jesse O'Brien, Recording Engineer - Lauren Jacobsen, Background Vocal - Game of Thrones, Re-Mixer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Dualtone Music Group Inc. and Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  4. 4 Hollow Crown

    Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Ramin Djawadi, Composer, Lyricist - Ellie Goulding, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Kearns, Composer, Lyricist, Vocal Producer, Recording Engineer - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer, Other - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - King Garbage, Co-Producer, Programmer - Victor Dimotsis, Composer, Lyricist - Zachary Cooper, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  5. 5 Baptize Me

    Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - X Ambassadors, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Casey Harris, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Adam Levin, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Jacob Banks, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer - X Ambassadors & Jacob Banks, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2019 KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

  6. 6 Too Many Gods

    Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - A$AP Rocky, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rakim Mayers, Composer, Lyricist - Joey Bada$$, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Mixing Engineer - Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, Composer, Lyricist - Nate Mercereau, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Recording Engineer, Strings, Synthesizer - Juan "Saucy" Peña, Recording Engineer - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer - A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2019 RCA Records & Columbia Records

  7. 7 Turn on Me

    Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer - Aaron Dessner, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Bass, Other - The National, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Berninger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Vocal - Scott Devendorf, Bass - Bryan Devendorf, Drums - Bryce Dessner, Electric Guitar - Arone Dyer, Background Vocal - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - D. James Goodwin, Mixing Engineer - Kyle Resnick, Background Vocal - Bella Blasko, Recording Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 4AD Ltd.

  8. 8 From the Grave

    Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - James Arthur, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer, Other - Alex Beitzke, Recording Engineer - Bradley Spence, Recording Engineer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Tobias Wincorn, Composer, Lyricist, Co-Producer, Programmer - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 Me Traicionaste

    Rosalia, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jaycen Joshua, Mixing Engineer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer - Alejandro Salazar, Composer, Lyricist - David Rodríguez, Recording Engineer - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - Morning Estrada, Recording Engineer - A.CHAL, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Diaz-Reixa, Composer, Lyricist - Rosalía Vila Tobella, Composer, Lyricist - El Guincho (Pablo Díaz-Reixa), Producer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer - ROSALÍA feat. A.CHAL, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2019 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 When I Lie (Remix)

    Fabian Marasciullo, Mixing Engineer - George Astasio, Guitar - Jason Pebworth, Keyboards - Jon Shave, Keyboards - Ty Dolla $ign, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - Tyrone Griffin, Jr., Composer, Lyricist - Lil Peep, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dylan Cooper, Guitar, Keyboards - Gustav Ahr, Composer, Lyricist - Fish Narc, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - IIVI, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Benjamin Friars-Funkhouser, Composer, Lyricist - Nia "Ivy" Mills, Assistant Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer - Lil Peep feat. Ty Dolla $ign, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2019 Lil Peep / AUTNMY under license to Columbia Records

  11. 11 Love Can Kill

    Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - Lennon Stella, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Drums, Executive Producer, Mixing Engineer - Cody Tarpley, Misc. Prod. - Keith Parry, Recording Engineer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Shaina Evoniuk, Violin - Nate Mercereau, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Recording Engineer, Strings, Bass - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 RECORDS, LLC / Columbia

  12. 12 Wolf at Your Door

    Sam Harris, Composer, Lyricist - Eric Frederic, Composer, Lyricist - Ricky Reed, Producer, Executive Producer, Mixing Engineer - Ethan Shumaker, Recording Engineer - Halle Bailey, Composer, Lyricist, Recording Engineer - Chloe Bailey, Composer, Lyricist, Recording Engineer - Chloe x Halle, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nate Mercereau, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, French Horn, Piano, Programmer, Recording Engineer, Bass, Synthesizer - DJ Stanfill, Composer, Lyricist, Misc. Prod. - Eric Lagg, Mastering Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. 13 Devil In Your Eye

    Rob Moose, Other - Stewart Lerman, Recording Engineer - Marcus Mumford, Composer, Lyricist - Winston Marshall, Composer, Lyricist - Aaron Dessner, Producer - Mumford & Sons, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Edward Dwane, Composer, Lyricist - Benjamin Lovett, Composer, Lyricist - Jason Treuting, Drums - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - Josh Kaufman, Guitar - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer - Alex Sopp, Flute, Vocal - Jonathan Low, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Matthew Scatchell, Assistant Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Mumford & Sons

  14. 14 Pray (High Valyrian)

    Matt Bellamy, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Weiss, Composer, Lyricist - Ricky Reed, Executive Producer - Sebastien Najand, Producer, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer - D. B. Weiss, Executive Producer - David Benioff, Composer, Lyricist, Executive Producer Copyright : (P) 2019 Globalist Industries LLP

  • Album description
  • As an adult fantasy, Game of Thrones is uniquely situated to appeal to multiple demographics. Set aside the sex, violence, and dragons: the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens all have their own distinct appeal, as do the Dothraki and Martells. While there have been many marketing tie-ins for Game of Thrones over the years, not to mention albums featuring the original score by Ramin Djawadi, it wasn't until halfway through the show's final season that GoT offered a collection of pop songs inspired by the blockbuster series. Overseen by producer Ricky Reed, For the Throne: Music Inspired by Game of Thrones often takes an elliptical journey to the iron throne. Most of the record seems only tangentially related to the epic, with neither the words nor music evoking Westeros. Instead, For the Throne glides along to a glassy, nocturnal rhythm that finds Reed trading upon his work with Jason Derulo. It's a sound that suits the Weeknd as well as it suits Maren Morris, but it gives the album a sound that's a bit too homogenous in its moodiness. This monochrome setting means that the songs that engage with Game of Thrones directly have the biggest impact, whether it's Joey Bada$$ referencing Starks, Targaryens, and Valyrian Steel on "Too Many Gods" or the National -- who previously performed GoT's iconic folk tune "The Rains of Castamere" for a soundtrack -- narrowing in on the show's unsettling essence on "Turn on Me." These moments are particularly welcome, especially since there aren't enough of them on a record that plays more like a cleverly curated, multipurpose playlist than an album inspired by the sprawling, imaginative Game of Thrones. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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