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Ladder 49

William Ross , Various Artists Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Shine Your Light (Album Version)Robbie Robertson 5:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. As I'm Leaving (Album Version)David Gray 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Fire (Album Version)Ohio Players 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. How To Dream (Album Version)Sam Phillips 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Cannonball (Album Version)The Breeders 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Orange Sky (Original Version)Alexi Murdoch 6:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You And Me (Album Version)Tom Petty 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Reflection-Adagio (Orchestral Version)Robbie Robertson 4:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Album Version)The Pogues 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Love Sneakin' Up On You (Album Version)Bonnie Raitt 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Twice As Hard (Album Version)The Black Crowes 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Big Sweet Life (Album Version)Jon Dee Graham 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. A Call To Courage (Score)William Ross 7:22$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 8, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood
  • ASIN: B0002ZMJFM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,031 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

While films like Back Draft have celebrated the spectacular danger and courageous work that America's firefighters face every day, director Jay Russell's tale of a Baltimore ladder company is more interested in the character of the men that dedicate their lives to saving others. The film's character study nature has inspired a song-based soundtrack that variously evokes introspection (David Gray's "As I'm Leaving", "How to Dream" by Sam Phillips) and differences of generation (The Breeders' rollicking "Cannonball," "Twice as Hard" by Black Crowes, Tom Petty's "You and Me" and ethnicity (The Pogues' "If I Should Fall From Grace With God", composer William Ross' richly textured underscore extract), all of it grounded in a rock solid working class ethos embodied by Bonnie Raitt's "Love Sneakin' Up On You". Of special note is Robbie Robertson's heart-on-its-sleeve ballad "Shine Your Light," the first song the Band founder and rock legend has written expressly for a motion picture. Robertson also contributes the film's moody, Celtic-tinged instrumental end title piece, "Reflections/Adagio." --Jerry McCulley

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Ladder 49 by Various Artists

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Salvation February 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Ladder 49" is an excellent song collection that is able to be enjoyed both in reflecting on the film & as its own stand-alone collection. The Band's Robbie Robertson opens up with the lovely anthem "Shine Your Light" that marries an inspirational lyric to a midtempo pop melody, "Don't want to be a hero, just an everyday man, trying to the job the very best he can, but now it's like living up for all time out on the rim over the line." From David Gray's "Lost Songs" CD, "As I'm Leaving" is a wistful pop melody with Gray's unique delivery. Another track that I find delightful is the little-know Alexi Murdoch's "Orange Sky" that of course thematically fits a fire-filled skyline. Coming to the U.S. from Scotland, Murdoch has only put out one EP with 4 songs, one of which is included here. Murdoch's track builds emotionally and powerfully, "In your love, my salvation lies." From Sam Phillips' 2001 CD "Fan Dance" the producers have placed "How to Dream," a midtempo track with Phillips' expressive growl. Bonnie Raitt contributes "Love Sneakin' Up On You" from her 1994 CD "Longing In Their Hearts." It's another journeywoman performance from this master musician. The instrumental interlude by Robbie Robertson, "Reflection-Adagio" is truly an orchestral gem with its lovely melody, stately build & powerful wallop. Breeders, Pogues & Black Crowes all rock joyfully. This is an excellent collection that stands alone as a quality musical experience. Enjoy!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tear jerker September 5, 2005
By Jet
Format:Audio CD
I bawled my eyes out when I watched the movie "Ladder 49". Then when I listened to the soundtrack, my eyes watered with the memory of the movie.

This is a great soundtrack. The theme song, "Shine Your Light" is such a moving song. It's one of those songs you can't get tired of. It's uplifting, as well as providing a rememberance for the simple things in life. Life itself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie, Soundtrack Awesome June 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is wonderful. It contains a wide variety of music, yet they all fit together. The main song by Robbie Robertson is amazing.

See this movie, and then buy the soundtrack. You won't regret it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent CD for an awesome movie... October 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a volunteer firefighter, seeing this movie kind of struck a spark in relating to those guys in the movie. My younger brother is a firefighter as well we were both speechless at end but agreed that it was an awesome movie and a fitting tribute. The music on the CD fits very well with the events of the movie and all bring back some image from the movie; especially "Shine your light" and the fitting tribute for the Firefighter funeral. The "Call to Courage" track is one of my favorites as well. This is a must have! Now when is the DVD coming out?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased September 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I just received my copy of the Ladder 49 soundtrack, and I couldn't be happier. What beautiful music! Every song that I loved from the movie is on the CD. Robbie Robertson's "Shine Your Light" gives me goosebumps. It's such an inspirational song. How can you not love "Fire" from The Ohio Players. "As I'm Leaving" and "You and Me" are great. I was also suprised to see "A Call to Courage" on there. It plays at the beginning of the movie, and it's very powerful. If you enjoyed the movie, you should get the soundtrack. You won't be disapointed.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Paid Enough! August 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I watched Laddar 49 and I have friends who were involved in 9/11 who were firefighters and watching the movie "Laddar 49" was like being with real firefighters..These guys aren't paid enough for what they do..Stop paying these prima-dona baseball,. basketball and the rest millions of dollars a season..Pay these firemen what they're worth and more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the original soundtrack from the movie January 31, 2009
Format:Audio CD
We own this movie on DVD and notice many of the songs from the original movie soundtrack written by William Ross are not present. Actually the only portion of his original score is the last 7 minutes with a medley of 3 of the soundtracks scores. I wrote to the composer to tell him how disappointed I was and he said that wasn't his call but the company who distributed the movie and the studio. They decide how the soundtrack is mixed to sell to the public and decide what to put on it. Some movie soundtracks have songs that weren't even in a film. It's all about marketing and not really a movie soundtrack as it used to be several years ago. I have a copy of the actual soundtrack on CD with all of Mr. Ross's music. And I can assure you I enjoy it more than listening to this one.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladder 49 Soundtrack October 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is awesome. Listening to the songs on this CD will help you remember the great moments in the film when they were playing. The best song on the cd is "Shine Your Light". This song plays at the end of the movie, and brings back the emotions you had while seeing the end of this movie.

Track 13 is awesome, basically the reason I got this cd. It's the score music from the film, the Irish score and the score playing during the firefighting scenes. It's awesome.

I highly recommend this cd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie, Good Soundtrack
A good assortment of songs as the backdrop for the story of a young fireman unfolds. Very sad movie though
Published 5 months ago by Carol McCauley
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased as a gift for my firefighter hubby...
who is a Captain on the fire department. I have a really hard time watching this moving as I just can imagine having to lose my husband while he's on the job but I am realistic... Read more
Published 6 months ago by beenblessed_nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I have seen the movie and loved the music. The Soundtrack is every bit as great as I thought it would be.
Published 6 months ago by Patricia L. Biesel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I liked this video. I enjoyed the content and like the way it was put together. I will watch it again.
Published 12 months ago by Michael J. Little
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
I love this movie cause I was a firefighter and I know what its like to walk in a house caught on fire and go save someone
Published 21 months ago by brandon flegel
5.0 out of 5 stars An Epic Film Score That is Destined to become a Classic
When I saw the film "Ladder 49" I knew I had to get the soundtrack but I have to say that for all the wonderful songs that comprise the Various Artists CD, the film's compelling... Read more
Published on June 14, 2010 by J. Larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack is great!
I ordered this product and received it quickly and in perfect condition. It was also a great price with reasonable shipping.
Published on October 6, 2009 by Christine E. Pasmore
i cried my eyes out during this movie! it is so moving and it touches you heart in a special way. my favorite song on the soundtrack is shine your light because the lyrics are so... Read more
Published on April 10, 2005
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