We Were Soldiers - Original Motion Picture Score

May 14, 2002 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 14, 2002
  • Release Date: May 14, 2002
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 57:17
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  • ASIN: B00138J7RA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,102 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The emotions, the struggles, the tears... you feel it all.
Notre Dame Freak
I love the movie and love the score and have even ordered a second Score of this to have in my car.
Josie Cusick
The composer's music has very powerful themes throughout and can even move one to tears.
Jonathan Pierson

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Eran Cohen on September 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
For some reasons , most of which are related to bad publicizing , this magnificent soundtrack hasn't done well in the market . Let me get things straight : If you liked the film "We Were Soldiers" , and even if you didn't , you will definitely love this score .
Seeing the movie has been quite traumatizing experience for me , yet I managed to hear , carefully listen and instantly admire the chords , tunes and tempo that escorted it . They sounded just right , fitting perfectly to the events on screen , becoming one with the film and made me feel the same emotions I had felt hearing the scores of "Saving Private Ryan" , "Gladiator" and "BraveHeart" .
Yes , numerous war-movies' soundtracks have been made throughout the years , still , Glennie-Smith's work shows there is more room for new efforts ; just when you imagine you must have heard all the best ways to express musically the emotions, sentiments and responses to war trials that are generated in a composer's mind , you are offered with this remarkable creation to realize you were completely wrong .
In his most significant solo-composed attempt , Nick Glennie-Smith succeeds superbly . He manages to play subtle and restrained strings in nearly all the tracks , gradually bringing them to the climax , staying there for sometime and then slowly drifting downhill back to the quiet end . In that , Glennie-Smith follows the great footsteps of John Williams score of "Saving Private Ryan" , and does it brilliantly .
The soundtrack lasts almost an hour and includes relatively short tracks of no more than 3 minutes , and long ones , as the longest breaks the 10 minutes barrier .
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By J. Sheffield on June 12, 2004
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The Anthem and The "Suite" is featured on the album it's title is "Mansions Of The Lord", The (Suite) - (with United States Military Acadamey Cadet Gl Club & Metro Voices. though on some CD's It's just listed as Final Credits, the track and album is produced by Nick Glennie-Smith
To fallen soldiers let us sing
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord.
No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
Just divine embrace, eternal light
In the Mansions of the Lord.
Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord.
Randall Wallace
You can see the full order of Service on The National Cathedral (...)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lance Berryman on June 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
River run,
The piece that was playing at the end of Reagan's funeral at the national cathedral was the track 17 on the "We Were Soldiers" Soundtrack Score. It was composed by Nick-Glennie Smith and the words were written by producer/director Randall Wallace. It is titled "Mansions of the Lord." Track 17 is a combination of Mansions of the Lord" & "Sgt. Mackenzie". Hope that helps. I was very impressed to see that they used this song at his funeral, it was a great tribute to a great man. Though all in all, if you liked what you heard on that particular piece this CD is very much the same way, not once do I get "bored" with listening to this CD.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Girvan on July 10, 2002
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Anyone who enjoyed the movie and felt the incredible emotion of that movie will realise the strenghth of this wonderful score. Similar in feel to Zimmer's "thin red line" with glorious string writing, this score possibly is better than anything the media ventures chief could ever come up with.Some of the tracks are 8-9 minutes long and the build-up of heartfelt music is simply wonderful. This score also includes selections of the haunting sgt McKenzie song which is very nicely mixed into two of the tracks (flying high and final battle)and the strenghth of the track "look around you" heard in the film as the commanders and men assemble in the early morning, is overwhelming. Nick Glennie-smith was once Zimmer's underling, watch out Zimmer, the apprentice has learned much from the Master
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2004
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I first became aware of "Mansions of the Lord" as it was sung at President Reagan's funeral recessional, and I was tremendously moved by its beauty. I purchased the sound track from "We Were Soldiers" and found the CD to be just as beautiful and meaningful as the final track. I was able to find download print music for "Mansions of the Lord" on a download site and have used it as an organ postlude at church.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
How appropriate that the end-credit score from a war movie was performed as Reagan made his final exit from his funeral. I was introduced to two incredible pieces of music from Princess Diana's funeral: the processional (Funeral Sentences) and the recessional (Alleluia by Tavener). Now there's this hauntingly moving music. I would expect a CD to be released of the funeral (perhaps to benefit Alzheimer's research). Meanwhile, there's this soundtrack, which will now forever be linked to Reagan's funeral. And even more, Nick Glennie-Smith has now entered a new realm for musicians.
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