The Eagle
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The Eagle

February 11, 2011

Song Title
Testudo (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Highlands (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
The Return Of The Eagle (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
The Ninth Legion (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
North of the Wall (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Honourable Discharge (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Out Swords! (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
May Your Souls Take Flight (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
The Seal People (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Searching (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Barbarians (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
I Will Return (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Better Angry Than Dead (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Eagle Lost, Honour Lost (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Fleeing The Village (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Edge of the World (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Esca's Freedom (feat. Atli Orvarsson)
Beyond The Territories (feat. Atli Orvarsson)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 11, 2011
  • Label: Silva Screen Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Silva America
  • Total Length: 48:41
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,893 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good music for an Hans Zimmer fans February 21, 2011
By S.E.
Format:MP3 Music
Atli Orvarsson, the fellow who wrote the music, is one of many semi-successful composers to be stamped out by Hans Zimmer and his program. You'll recognize that the moment you start playing the soundtrack. So the obvious factor in deciding whether to buy this soundtrack is your personal liking or disliking of the Hans Zimmer sound of bombastic composing.

One essential part of the soundtrack that makes it refreshingly new and worthwhile is the addition of Celtic instrumentation and sounds. Orvarsson will often take the typical Zimmer-esque full-orchestra wall of sound with long, powerful, sustained chords, and overlay it with fast-moving Celtic melodies. Such composing ventures closer to the realm of Thomas Newman more than Hans Zimmer, or at least forms a solid hybrid of the two. Think the quick-moving Irish melodies from "Road to Perdition," the scratchy ethnic violin sound of Zimmer's "Black Hawk Down," and the strumming of Zimmer's "Gladiator."

In all, the soundtrack's greatest bragging rights are not that it produced anything original, but rather than it managed to accomplish an interesting mix of sounds from two highly successful and accomplished composers, Newman and Zimmer. (P.S.: I would give it 3 and 1/2 stars if I could.)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle score is grand and epic as its film. May 23, 2011
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The Eagle score is in two words: Grand and Epic. The score takes you on an amazing journey with pure and beautiful orchestral sounds. Breathtaking drums and strings. The film stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell that due a sweet job in their roles... add this score over all action and the music is the main character without taking away from the actors. This is one of the most enchanting soundtracks to come along in a long time. [...].
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Soundtrack! February 25, 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and definitely enjoyed the soundtrack. It's a beautifully composed score wonderfully combined with traditional Irish (despite the fact that the movie takes place in Scotland) music and musicians. Critics will find similarities between this soundtrack and Zimmer's scores but with every movie soundtrack today, who doesn't?

Props to Orvarsson for creative mixing of sounds!

Also very glad to find this soundtrack on Amazon since it wasn't supposed to be released on CD until March.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gift January 12, 2013
By Eklaire
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bought this as a christmas gift for my sister. We both love the book and movie and were especially struck by the soundtrack. Never heard of this composer before but enjoy him very much. He used some very old songs too, which was amazing- nice touch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Films like The Eagle always provide a great playground for composers. Atli Övarsson has a number of good scores in the past. Highlights of his filmography are Babylon A.D. and The Last Confederate. Those two scores really embody him as a composer and are really good score. With The Eagle Övarsson fine tunes his thematic approach and provides an excellent score that never gets carried away.

The music here is not only thematic and melodic but the colors and textures are astounding. Celtic flavors run rampant in the style which immediately provides your atmosphere. Bagpipes and deep male vocals create bubbling tension. After setting the atmosphere in the first few tracks the score continues the journey as the story unfolds. The action cues are surprisingly not that big in terms of scope. This isn't Gladiator so I really appreciate the way the music has a brooding strength instead of a full frontal assault. The score's structure is excellent too and the album is a nice representation of that. While listening to it I felt like there was a lack of an emotional punch, but was happy that in the end Atli made the closing point a nice emotional one.

The score surprised me in a good way because Atli seemed to be moving out of his comfort zone. While his style is strong there is without a doubt new things we haven't heard here from him before. The result is a fresh and well executed experience. The score is a terrific and exciting listen with moments of beauty and elegance.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic! April 26, 2011
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Haunting, driving, pulsating, rythmic music. BEautiful tunes and great use of rythmn. If you are a drummer or percussion player you will love this CD. slightly Irish feel to some of it, but who knows where the celtish boundaries are, and who cares! I love it..
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4.0 out of 5 stars hooked February 4, 2014
By rjk
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I don't know why but I am hooked on the background music. it is very odd but so am I perhaps
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle
I read Rosemary Sutcliffe's book when I was a kid and again just a couple of years ago. When I discovered this movie, I was surprised and delighted. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JAM
4.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic music
Bought this CD after I'd heard a cut on the radio. I like the blend of the Celtic touches in with the pieces but I think it has a lot of sameness about it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lauren Wysocki
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle And His Music
"The Eagle" was a good movie if not a great one. Atli Orvarsson's soundtrack was brilliant. A case where the music is better than the movie. Read more
Published 11 months ago by adonesc
2.0 out of 5 stars Better tied to the movie
I only liked two songs on it. The rest are kinda, difficult to listen to with out some form of context.
Published 15 months ago by Charlie Richardson
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile soundtrack for your collection
Liked the original compositions and variety of the music. No timing on the different tracks, though, so makes it hard to calculate for uploading.
Published 15 months ago by connetta
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle - DVD
This is one of the most underrated movies of 2011 - I believe the distribution and marketing was weak due to budget constraints and consequently it did not get much attention. Read more
Published on September 13, 2011 by sfunsten
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
WOW this got to be the best soundtrack I've heard since The Dark Knight from Hans Zimmer (even if it's a different style) but this soundtrack is just amazing, I can listen to it... Read more
Published on June 30, 2011 by Gregory Kendall
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