Friday, September 21, 2012

Contest: Win Jonny Greenwood's ‘The Master' Soundtrack


We have 5 copies of the excellent "The Master" soundtrack on CD to give away courtesy of The Weinstein Company so we thought we'd have a little contest. The disc features 11 original compositions by Jonny Greenwood as well as standards by Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford, Helen Forrest and actress Madisen Beaty. One song not featured on the disc, however, is the rendition of "(I'd Like To Get You On) A Slow Boat To China" which *SPOILERS* is sung quite memorably a capella by The Master to Freddie during the film. So, to remedy this absence we'd like to see your rendition of the song. So all you have to do is record a video of yourself serenading someone with the song, we'll post the best videos here and the Top 5 (as voted on by Cigs & Vines) will receive a copy of the soundtrack. It's that simple.

Here are the rules:
1. Record a video of yourself serenading someone with "(I'd Like To Get You On) A Slow Boat To China." (See Lyrics below and reference countless versions of the song on YouTube for inspiration.

2. You must sing the song to another person also in the video. (Pets and inanimate objects will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of C&RV.) The more intense the better, additional instrumentation is optional, close contact is advised.

3. Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo.

4. Tweet the link to your video and include the hashtags #gonetochina and #THEMASTER70MM.

5. Await fame. (Optional.)
The contest deadline is Friday October 26th (5 weeks from today) with winners to be announced the following week. You may start uploading your videos now however and we may RT some of our favorites in the meantime. The Master awaits.

Update 9/5: We also have a few copies of the as-of-yet-still-unavailable-for-purchase teaser poster to give away as well (courtesy of the Weinstein Company) which we'll throw in as an additional prize to any really great entries.


Lyrics:

I'd love to get you on a Slow Boat to China
All to myself alone.
Get you and keep you in my arms evermore,
Leave all your lovers
Weeping on a far away shore.
Out on the briney
With the moon big and shiney
Melting your heart of stone
I'd love to get you on a Slow Boat to China
All to myself alone.

I'd love to get you on a Slow Boat to China
All to myself alone.
A twist in the rudder
And a rip in the sail
Drifting and dreaming
Throw the compass over the rail.
Out on the ocean
Far from all the commotion
Melting your heart of stone
I'd love to get you on a Slow Boat to China
All to myself (with nobody else)
Yes, all to myself alone.

4 comments:

  1. Yes! Now to brainstorm...

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  2. Oh no, I gotta pass on this one cause I can't sing for nothin LOL! :-( Is there anything else I can do to win this fabolous soundtrack LOL?

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    1. Singing poorly is good too. Just with gusto.

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  3. this absence we'd like to see your rendition of the song. So all you have to do is record a video of yourself serenading someone with the song, we'll post the best videos here and the Top 5 (as voted on by Cigs & Vines) will receive a copy of the soundtrack. It's that simple.
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