The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

by Philip GlassPhilip Glass


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Tuesday, May 11


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597920925
catalogNumber: 79209
Rank: 139270


  1. Opening Credits
  2. Prologue
  3. Interrogation, Part One
  4. Interrogation, Part Two
  5. Turko, Part One
  6. Turko, Part Two
  7. Vidor
  8. Harris' Story
  9. Adams' Story
  10. Comets & Vegas
  11. The Defense Attorneys, Part One
  12. Harris' Crimes, Part One
  13. The Judge
  14. The Trial, Part One
  15. The Trial, Part Two
  16. The Mystery Eyewitness, Part One
  17. The Mystery Eyewitness, Part Two
  18. Elba Carr
  19. The Mystery Eyewitness, Part Three
  20. The Thin Blue Line
  21. Dr. Death
  22. The Electric Chair
  23. The Defense Attorneys, Part Two
  24. Harris' Testimony
  25. The Mystery Eyewitness, Part Four
  26. The Mystery Eyewitness, Part Five
  27. Harris' Crimes, Part Two
  28. Hell on Earth
  29. Harris' Childhood
  30. The Confession
  31. End Credits

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philip Glass   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Karl Bargen   Viola
Stephen Burns   Trumpet
Christopher Finckel   Cello
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion
Brian Koonin   Guitar
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Sharon Moe   French Horn
Stephen Moe   French Horn
Michael Parloff   Flute
Michael Reisman   Conductor,Keyboards
Sergiu Schwartz   Violin
Ron Sell   French Horn
Barbara Wilson   Bass,Double Bass
Wilmer Wise   Trumpet
Steve Burns   Trumpet
Timothy Baker   Violin
Tim Baker   Violin
Chris Finckel   Cello
Ronald Sell   French Horn
Judith Mendenhall   Flute

Technical Credits

Blaise Dupuy   Engineer
Miles Green   Engineer,Engineering
Robert Horwitz   Producer
Robert Hurwitz   Executive Producer
Rory Johnston   Producer
Jack Leahy   Engineer,Re-recording Mixer,Engineering
Samuel Lehmer   Sound Effects,Engineer,Re-recording Mixer,Engineering
Sheila McFarland   Engineer,Contributor
Marnie Moore   Engineer
Kurt Munkasci   Producer,Contributor
Larry Oppenheimer   Engineer
Michael Reisman   Composer
Leslie Shatz   Sound Effects
Wilmer Wise   Contributor
Mel Zelniker   Engineer,Engineering
Mark Lipson   Producer,Cover Photo
Janet Perr   Cover Design
Ted Bafaloukos   Production Design
Lindsay Law   Executive Producer
Mario J. McNulty   Engineer

Customer Reviews