Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron Soundtrack
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Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (Adams/Zimmer)
After a two-year gap, Bryan Adams chose the animated movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron to make his triumphant return. The soundtrack is by no means a solo effort, but he has cowritten and sings on eight brand-new songs. Two of them are deemed so good they appear twice. The first of these, "Here I Am", is an uplifting tune that plays as the film's end credits. The other is the film's finale, "I Will Always Return", which seems like a statement on the artists' career. Of the others, the most interesting is the duet with Sarah McLachlan on "Don't Let Go", lending it a particularly atmospheric air with their combined breathy vocal stylings. This being a story of a mystical heroic horse, the lyrics are consistently upbeat and optimistic. Behind those lyrics is a collection of composers providing the melodies. Leading the team is Hans Zimmer, who's now an old hand at the animated genre (cf The Lion King and The Prince of Egypt). Towards the end of the album are four cues totalling 20 minutes of his instrumental score. These are perfectly in keeping with both the songs and Zimmer's style, featuring big orchestral themes overlaid with electronic augmentation. All together it's an hour of exactly what both artists do best. --Paul Tonks
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But before I even speak of the music and how beautiful it can be for the ears, I'll explain the story behind Spirit - Stallion Of The Cimarron. The movie is an animated flick and tells the story of a Kiger mustang named Spirit, who runs wild and free on the Cimarron (New Mexico) wilderness with his family and is determined to make sure they are kept away from enslavement. Unfortunately, a group of soldiers discover and capture Spirit, thus forcing Spirit to be away from his family, as the proud horse is taken to a U.S. Calvary fort, where they attempt to master the proud horse. Sick of seeing his kind being treated in a bad fashion, Spirit escapes the fort with a new goal in mind - to return home and be reunited with his family. Along the way, he encounters new friends and old enemies, not to mention falling for a beautiful paint mare named Rain.
Whereas most stories that you see in movies are told through dialogue, the movie's plot is told through a different standpoint - narration. Matt Damon was hired to convey Spirit's thoughts to the audience.Read more ›
This one was quite likable. It starts abruptly, with quiet instruments backing up Bryan Adam's whimsical-type voice, which automatically makes you want to like it. The words are quite good, albeit, slightly unoriginal at parts; "now I know it's true, my every road leads to you" which have certainly been used before. But the tempo is good and the tune original. In the end, it's just rowdy enough to interest, and makes for a fine start to the soundtrack.
TWO: Here I Am (Beginning)
This is a great second track, mostly because it's a little more soothing than the first one. The music is toned-down somewhat, with a echoing quality as well. The words are both original and well-done. I liked it especially because it seems to ring the feel of a newborn horse, which is the scene it's played for in the movie. Charming!
THREE: This is Where I Belong
I actually liked this track better than ONE, though I'm not sure why, considering a lot of the words are the same. I liked the tone more, I think. ONE is rather chop-full of rowdy music, whereas this track seems beautifully sincere; more the majestic of horses it was meant to be. Between the excellent lyrics and piano solo, it's an easy favorite.
FOUR: You Can't Take Me
It's exciting. With the sudden build-up of the music after some brief drum-beating, you're automatically wanting to like it. The chorus is stimulating with fast lyrics that make you want to tip back and lip-sync. Good words too, considering they seem rather 'obstinate'. Very cool, this one.
FIVE: Get Off My Back
This one is more fun than anything else. I guess it's mostly because the corresponding scene in the movie was so hilarious.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
i love all the songs in this film my most fravorite r my brother under the sun sound the bugle now & get off my back & here amPublished 5 months ago by Lorraine Wallace
This item was a gift for my daughter, she loves this sound track. Would like to see an extended version in the future.Published on Jan. 30 2014 by Chantalle
my daughter loves this cd. she downloaded to her I-tunes account so now she can take it anywhere with her plus still play it on grandmas system.Published on Jan. 24 2014 by R. Gillis
My wife really enjoys the music off the movie and mentioned getting the soundtrack. I ordered it for her, it came in time for Christmas, I gave it to her, and she was thrilled!Published on Jan. 9 2013 by C WIEBE
Music always enhances an atmosphere, and on occassion it can also digress one. In the case of this music, the atmosphere and the emotion surrounding the movie were by far... Read morePublished on June 12 2004
I recently got this CD after wanting it for about 2 years. I'm so happy the waiting is over! I listen to it all day, loving each moment of every song! Read morePublished on June 3 2004
Being a huge Bryan Adams fan since mid 80s, I have mixed feelings on this masterpiece soundtrack in 2002 featuring Canne winning title track HERE I AM. Read morePublished on April 23 2004 by susumu-5
This is the best soundtrack i've ever heard! It has all the music from the movie. Buy it now!Published on April 18 2004