1990 Soundtrack – The Russia House

The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, Klaus Maria Brandauer and director Ken Russell. Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay based on John le Carré’s 1989 novel of the same name. It was the first US motion picture to be shot substantially on location in the Soviet Union.

The critically acclaimed music to The Russia House was composed and conducted by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith. The score featured a mixture of Russian music and jazz to complement the nationalities and characteristics of the two main characters. There were four main featured soloists, with only one receiving a card on the opening titles – Branford Marsalis on soprano saxophone. Other soloists include a duduk player (an Armenian double reed instrument), pianist Mike Lang and double bassist John Patitucci.


1  Katya (Jerry Goldsmith) 03:57
2  Introductions (Jerry Goldsmith) 03:12
3  The Conversation (Jerry Goldsmith) 04:13
4  Training (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:01
5  Katya And Barley (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:32
6  First Name, Yakov (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:53
7  Bon Voyage (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:11
8  The Meeting (Jerry Goldsmith) 03:57
9  I’m With You / What Is This Thing Called Love (Jerry Goldsmith; Cole Porter) 02:39
10  Alone In The World (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman; Jerry Goldsmith) 04:09
11  The Gift (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:34
12  Full Marks (Jerry Goldsmith) 02:27
13  Barley’s Love (Jerry Goldsmith) 03:24
14  My Only Country (Jerry Goldsmith) 04:34
15  Crossing Over (Jerry Goldsmith) 04:13
16  The Deal (Jerry Goldsmith) 04:09
17  The Family Arrives (Jerry Goldsmith) 07:38


BassJohn Patitucci
PianoMike Lang
SaxBranford Marsalis

Other Musicians

9 I’m With You / What Is This Thing Called Love

BassTony Dumas
DrumsRalph Penland
PianoBilly Childs

10 Alone In The World

BassJimmy Johnson
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
VocalsPatti Austin

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Goldsmith
Producer – Jeremy Lubbock, Branford Marsalis (Track 9)
Contractor – Sandy DeCrescent
Coordinator – Richard Kraft
Edited By – Bruce Botnick
Mixed By – Bruce Botnick
Orchestrated By – Arthur Morton (Track 9)
Recorded By – Bruce Botnick

Design – Georgopoulos Design Inc

Edited At Columbia Studios, LA
Edited At Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At Columbia Studios, LA
Mixed At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Columbia Studios, LA
Phonographic Copyright MCA Records Inc
Copyright MCA Records Inc