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Hurricane (W/8 Prev Unrel Tracks)

Christopher Young Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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1. Hurricane - Black Thought/Common/Mos Def
2. Little Brother - Black Star
3. Love Sets You Free - Kelly Price And Aaron Hall
4. Don't Know - The Jazzyfatnastees
5. Isolation - Me'Shell Ndegeocello
6. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron
7. One More Mountain (Free Again) - K-Ci & Jojo
8. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
9. Hard Times No One Knows Ray Charles
10. In The Basement - Etta James
11. Still I Rise - Melky Sedeck
12. I Don't Know - Ruth Brown
13. So Amazing - Clark Anderson
14. The Suite - Christopher Young

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In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was working towards a middleweight boxing title when he was arrested for three murders and sentenced to three life sentences. Twenty years later, Carter was released from prison after a Brooklyn teenager and three Canadian activists proved his innocence. Carter's story initially inspired Bob Dylan to pen "Hurricane" back in 1975. Today, director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, A Soldier's Story) has cast Denzel Washington as Hurricane on the big screen. The soundtrack is as schizophrenic as they come, featuring Dylan's tune plus a modern interpretation by Black Thought, Common, Mos Def, the Roots and others that is virtually unrecognisable. Ray Charles, Ruth Brown and Etta James represent the old guard with classic soul. Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a tenet of urban protest. The one bum note is provided by writer-for-hire Dianne Warren, who contributes "One More Mountain (Free Again)" for K-Ci & JoJo, complete with lite-FM piano and the kind of inspirational junk you'd hope "Hurricane" Carter would bypass. --Rob O'Connor

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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD brings out the warrior in all of us July 25 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Hurricane soundtrack (not to be confused with the instrumental score also available) can bring out the warrior in all of us. If you listen to the CD from beginning to end don't be surprised if you experience a visceral journey of survival and transcendence of your own. It happens to me every time I listen to this CD. The collection boasts powerfully poignant rap songs that took me a few listens before I got hooked. They tell the Hurricane story from various angles, and stretch your thinking about the human condition. Groove tunes by Ruth Brown and Etta James are also excellent. The most moving track for me is #13 So Amazing. The song takes themes of loss and hope and remoulds them in powerful and beautiful music. Whether I'm at a high or low point in my life, this CD always transports me to what's important. I end up unconsciously singing and rapping to every track, a reminder of how great it is to live--through darkness, light and all if you love yourself, and others. This sounds cheesy, but trust me--this CD is the opposite of cheese. It's the real deal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best decision I've ever made!!! Dec 21 2006
By Dusadee
Format:Audio CD
I decided to buy this track because of the end title "So Amazing" by Clark Anderson. I don't know about others but this song is the best in my opinion especially the lyric and the emotion that comes through a beautiful and harmonious tune. And Clark's voice, ahh....so amazing as the name of the song. I think it's even better than the Boyz II Men version. Of course, no ignorance to Bob Dylan's Hurricane, but if there is any song that can both sum-up everything about the survival story of Mr. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and inspire audiences to stay strong, have faith, and never loss hope, this is it. This is the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this CD! Jan. 14 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What the Amazon reviewer mistakes for "schizophrenic" is actually the strength of this disk...it's diversity. This isn't your little brother's soundtrack CD full of poppy little tunes or rap or hard rock that all sounds the same. I'm not ususally a fan of R&B performers like Kelly Price or K-Ci and Jo Jo but the songs they perform as well as the smooth hip-hop artistry of Black Star and Gil Heron Scotts classic "The Revolution will not be Televised" speak to the heart of the man and the movie. Each track reflects a different part of Hurrican's life. This one is a keeper...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Overall a great CD May 7 2000
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why people are getting confused with Bob Dylan rapping. The list on the back of the CD (and the list here on Amazon), clearly says the first song on the track is by Black Thought, and that the 8th song is the one by Bob Dylan. Both are titled "Hurricane," which is the only cufusing part. Anyway, the single Bob Dylan song makes this CD a 4-star track alone (that one song is over 8 minutes), but the other songs are not bad either, so I give it 5 stars. Great track if you're seen the movie...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never regretted buying this CD! Sept. 16 2000
Format:Audio CD
This has got to be the first time (okay, okay, second time!) that I bought a CD because I thought the movie and the accompanying music was great. While the Hurricane track was rather overused in the actual movie, the other music blend in very, very well. Unlike most people who bought the CD, I did not buy it because of Bob Dylan but because of the track, So Amazing. This CD is a great buy, whether you have watched the movie or not. P.S.: Hurricane *IS* a great movie, but that's another thing altogether :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it so much I bought the .... March 14 2000
Format:Audio CD
Just been listening to one of the tracks , from a DJ promo CD - "Love Set's you Free" by Kelly Price and Aaron Hall . Has a brilliant bass beat, Stevie Wonder sound-alike (Aaron Hall) to go along with some very strong lyrics , e.g
Here I am all alone, Can't let them get the best of me, And these walls, closing in, Closing in slowly .
Music this good has to be supported - I'm gonna get the whole soundtrack, and then buy the movie - ticket .
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5.0 out of 5 stars forever in my cd player Oct. 13 2000
Format:Audio CD
I can't stop listening to this CD. When I wake up, as I clean house, even as I fall asleep. The best song is by far,"Still I rise". I have never heard of most of the artist before, but have fallen in love with all the songs. I admit, I bought it for the Bob Dylan tune, but now I don't even listen to that track as much as the others. At any rate, if you like folk, or gospel type music, you'll love this CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great! Jan. 27 2000
By pregs
Format:Audio CD
Well, the only reason why I had bought the CD was obviously for the Bob Dylan song. What I found was that the other songs were incredibly well put together. Yes there is hip hop and rap, but it isn't hardcore rap. A lot of the songs are incredibly chill and inspiring. It is a great mix of old and new. I especially love the JazzyFatnastees' I don't know and Etta James' In the Basement. This CD is a must buy.
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