Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’s ‘Martha’s Dream‘ was featured on the latest episode of the crime drama The Blacklist this week — The Blacklist, Season 8, Episode 3, “16 Ounces“.
The song was heard as Liz is talking to Red.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’s ‘Martha’s Dream‘ is from the duo’s 2005 Australian western movie The Proposition. A film that Cave and Ellis not only wrote the screenplay for, but also the soundtrack.
And a soundtrack that was as critically-acclaimed as the movie itself.
The music for The Proposition, which of course included ‘Martha’s Dream‘, went on an Inside Film Award for Best Music, an AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score and an FCCA Award for Best Music Score.
The soundtrack, and its subsequent album, is instrument focused, predominantly on a heart-wrenching violin. (continue reading and listen to Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’s ‘Martha’s Dream‘ after the promo…)
Unfortunately for the film (and the music), it was given such a limited release worldwide, it only grossed $5,048,693.
‘Martha’s Dream‘ has also been featured on the hit TV series Peaky Blinders (twice), and this week’s use on The Blacklist is also the second time that show has played this gorgeous piece of music.
Listen to Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’s ‘Martha’s Dream‘ as played on The Blacklist in the video and on the album The Proposition Original Soundtrack below.
It really is a gut-wrenching, but utterly gorgeous piece.
The Blacklist is now airing on NBC.
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