I Know This Much Is True Soundtrack (

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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La innegable verdad

Title in Português:

I Know This Much Is True

Title in Français:

I Know This Much Is True

Title in Türk:

I Know This Much Is True

Title in Deutsch:

I Know This Much Is True


The show takes place in Three Rivers, Connecticut in the early 1990s. Dominick Birdsey's identical twin, Thomas Birdsey, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. With medication, Thomas is able to live his life in relative peace and work at a coffee stand, but occasionally, he has severe episodes of his illness. Thinking he is making a sacrificial protest that will stop the Gulf War, Thomas cuts off his own hand while at a public library. Dominick sees him through the ensuing decision not to attempt to reattach the hand, and makes efforts on his behalf to free him from what he knows to be an inadequate and depressing hospital for the dangerously mentally ill.

In the process, Dominick contemplates his own difficult life as Thomas's brother, his marriage to his gorgeous ex-wife, which ended after their only child died of SIDS, and his ongoing hostility toward his stepfather. Dominick also displays classic symptoms of PTSD, as a result of stressors in his adult life. First in Thomas's interests, and then for his own sake, he sees a therapist, Dr. Rubina Patel, a psychologist employed by the hospital. She helps Dominick come to understand Thomas's illness better and the family's accommodations or reactions to it.

In the course of Thomas's treatment, Dominick is covertly informed of sexual abuse taking place in the hospital, and helps to expose the perpetrators. He succeeds in getting Thomas released, but Thomas soon dies, apparently by suicide. After Thomas's death, Dominick discovers the identity of their birth father, who was part African American and part Native American-a secret their mother had shared with Thomas, but not with him.

In the midst of this, Dominick is also reading the autobiography of his grandfather, Italian/Sicilian-born Domenico Tempesta, which discloses details about the legacy of twins in their family. Dominick learns about himself and his mother through learning about his grandfather. He also learns that his live-in girlfriend, Joy, has been seeing a gentleman on the side. The show ends with Dominick able to cope with the considerable loss, failure, and sorrow in his personal and family history.

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I Know This Much Is True
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
Valse Pour Le Fin Du Temps
So Long
Boy About 10
Jane 14
Jane 12
Black Bart
Country Polka
A Sidelong Glance From My Round Nefertiti
Not Yet Remembered - 2004 Digital Remaster
Ecce Lignum Crucis
Deep Water
Sitting In The Park - Single Version
La Muchacha De Los Suenos Dorados
Widows Charm
Abandoned Cities
Forever Young
Sentimental Lady
It Makes Me Laugh
I'll See You in My Dreams
Agnes Martin
Down The Slopes To The Meadow
Anish Kapoor
Mind Flowers
A Free Country
Dark Star
Rub With Ashes
Don't Dream It's Over
Wade In The Water
Drowning in Torment
Cross My Heart
Parallel Night
Sweet Love
Close the Door
The Art of Mirrors (after Derek Jarman)
The First Cut Is The Deepest
The Kiss
Balthus Bemused By Color
By the Sea (You Keep Hanging up on My Mind)
I Got A Name - Stereo Version
Date With The Rain
Genius of Love
Dead Horse Alive With Flies
The Serpent (in Quicksilver)
The Sporting Life
Steppin' Out
Sweet Memories
Precious Memories
Everything She Wants
Talking In Your Sleep
The Room
Penny Ann Drinkwater
Harold Budd: Performer
Give Me Your Hand
Harold Budd: Performer
The Twins
Harold Budd: Performer
In America
Harold Budd: Performer
Harold Budd: Performer
To The Falls
Harold Budd: Performer
Harold Budd: Performer
That Place For Lunatics
Harold Budd: Performer
Harold Budd: Performer
A Sidelong Glance From My Round Nerfertiti
Harold Budd: Performer
Three Rivers
Harold Budd: Performer

User reviews

Ashley Young

Overall, the carefully curated soundtrack of I Know This Much Is True is a crucial element in shaping the mood, atmosphere, and emotional impact of the series, making it a truly memorable and resonant viewing experience.

Joseph Jackson

The music transports you to the early 1990s setting of Three Rivers, Connecticut, creating a sense of nostalgia and authenticity that adds layers to the storytelling.

Mark Young

The integration of the soundtrack with the unfolding drama is seamless, enhancing pivotal moments and heightening the emotional impact of the storyline. The music becomes an integral part of the viewing experience, deepening the connection between the audience and the characters' inner turmoil and external challenges.

James Thomas

The diversity of musical styles and genres in the soundtrack reflects the diverse cultural backgrounds and personal journeys of the characters, enriching the overall viewing experience.

Betty Rodriguez

The soundtrack's ability to seamlessly blend with the raw and intense performances of the actors elevates the storytelling to a whole new level, creating a truly immersive and affecting viewing experience.

Andrew Gonzalez

The soundtrack of I Know This Much Is True is emotionally captivating, perfectly capturing the complex and intense themes of the show. Each musical piece enhances the storytelling and adds depth to the characters' emotional journeys.

Michelle Perez

The haunting melodies and melancholic tones of the soundtrack mirror the dark themes of mental illness, trauma, and loss explored in the show, evoking a deep sense of empathy and reflection.

Nancy Carter

I found the soundtrack of I Know This Much Is True to be too repetitive and lacking in variety. The same somber and melancholic melodies seemed to play throughout the entire series, which made some emotional scenes feel less impactful.

Paul Hernandez

The use of music in key moments, such as Thomas's episodes or Dominick's revelations, adds a powerful emotional punch to the narrative, drawing the audience further into the characters' inner turmoil.

Thomas Smith

Additionally, I felt that the music did not always enhance the storytelling of the show. There were moments where the soundtrack felt disconnected from the on-screen events, which took away from the overall immersion and emotional resonance of the series for me.

Kenneth Hill

The choice of music in the series effectively creates a somber and melancholic atmosphere, resonating with the struggles and traumas experienced by Dominick and Thomas. The haunting melodies linger in the viewers' minds long after the episodes have ended, underscoring the profound impact of the narrative.

David Young

The soundtrack of I Know This Much Is True perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the series, enhancing the viewer's connection to the characters and their struggles.