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Tears of the Sun Soundtrack
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|1. Yekeleni Part 1/Mia's Lullabye|
|2. Heart Of Darkness|
|3. Small Piece For Doumbek And Strings/Kopano Part 1|
|4. Under The Forest Calm|
|5. Yekeleni Part II/Carnage|
|6. Kopano Part II|
|8. Cry In Silence|
|9. The Jablonsky Variations On A Theme By HZ/Cameroon Border Post|
|10. The Journey/Kopano Part III|
If the basic thematic elements of this Bruce Willis star vehicle--American military unit gets cut off behind enemy lines in a guerilla-besieged African backwater--have parallels with Ridley Scott's fierce, unrelenting Black Hawk Down, composer Hans Zimmer (who scored both films) has conjured an entirely different musical soul for this adventure. Where his Black Hawk score turned on a gritty, often violent clash of musical cultures, his work here is richly introspective and tinged with a mature sense of melancholy. African rhythms and melodic elements bubble to the surface throughout, but in subtly powerful ways that often recall the best of Peter Gabriel's world music ventures. Zimmer has again impressively expanded his repertory company approach to scoring as well, with veteran collaborators Lisa Gerrard and Heitor Pereira joined here by Steve Jablonsky, Andreas Vollenweider and Lebo M. (who's written and performed the score's passages of African poetry). The result is a moody, evocative score whose quiet grace recalls the composer's masterful work for The Thin Red Line; another satisfying tribute to the power of musical understatement. --Jerry McCulley
Top Customer Reviews
A couple of stand outs ~ "YEKELENI PART 1/"MIA'S LULLABYE", this theme could make time stand still, it's that beautiful ~ "THE JOURNEY/KOPANO PART III", the final track has the "Zimmer Signature" all the stops are pulled out with brilliant orchestration, outstanding arrangement and total blow your mind performance ~ gotta love it!
This CD can stand own its own for listen ability ~ musical style of "Lion King", "Thin Red Line", "Gladiator", "Black Hawk Down" and "Power of One" if you enjoyed any of the mentioned, this score's for you and did I mention this is a keeper.
Total Time: 46:38 on 10 Tracks ~ Varese Records 302-066-457-2 ~ (3/18/2003)
I give it three stars... it's worth it for the one track, bearable for the last track, but don't expect too much...
Another great thing is while Zimmer turns back to his old style he is carefull not to repeat himself too much. The old is mixed with the new. In that way we gain a complete new quality of Thin Red Line, Power of One, Black Hawk Down or Lion King. We gain Tears of the Sun - a great,GREAT score for me.
Most recent customer reviews
The score features some great music by Zimmer - he never disappoints me. The trouble I had with this CD comes from the African chanting. Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Lee
With all of Zimmer's music, you are there, not at the concert but in the field. The music is always amazing. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by Nokha
Wow! Once again he comes through with another amazing score to a great movie. A must for Hans Zimmer fans! If you only got the final track, it would be worth it. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2003 by jordan
Hans Zimmer returns to full orchestration and brings us a gem. Track 1 is moving, Track 9 is the best (a well suited action piece) it goes well with action plus a little bit of... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by stainless steele
If you liked the sound track at the show. Well, here it is.Published on June 27 2003 by Chris J. Visconti
This is an exquisitely beautiful and powerful piece by Lebo M., Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky, and Jim Dooley. Read morePublished on March 24 2003