Blood Diamond [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The three cuts at the end of the score and official soundtrack for Blood Diamond are worth the price of the ticket alone: the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars "Ankala," Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Cadir Salim's "Baai ," and Bal Burea's "When Da Dawg's Come Out to Play," with Masta Kent and Bullets Rhyme. These three cuts are masterful, poignant and rousing. That said, for a change James Newton Howard's score fits the material perfectly. It seems in recent years he's become less afraid of experimenting with world rhythms (check "Crossing the Bridge," "Fall of Freetown" and especially "Archer Sells Diamond") and big ass guitars ("Village Attack"). In other words, this score is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The three cuts at the end of the score and official soundtrack for Blood Diamond are worth the price of the ticket alone: the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars "Ankala," Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Cadir Salim's "Baai ," and Bal Burea's "When Da Dawg's Come Out to Play," with Masta Kent and Bullets Rhyme. These three cuts are masterful, poignant and rousing. That said, for a change James Newton Howard's score fits the material perfectly. It seems in recent years he's become less afraid of experimenting with world rhythms (check "Crossing the Bridge," "Fall of Freetown" and especially "Archer Sells Diamond") and big ass guitars ("Village Attack"). In other words, this score is a piece of music that truly does stand on its own apart from the film. There is a journey involved in listening as well as thinking of it in terms of the film itself. His cues are tight, circular and never too long. This is one of his most successful scores in a decade.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2006
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206678024
  • Catalog Number: 066780
  • Sales rank: 55,693

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Brown Bass
Sid Page Soloist
African Children's Choir Children's Chorus
Abdel Gadir Salim Track Performer
Alex Acuña Soloist
Mark Berrow Violin
Jeffrey Bryant Horn
Simon Chamberlain Piano
Nick Cooper Cello
Caroline Dale Cello
Richard Edwards Trombone
Alan Estes Soloist
Pedro Eustache Flute
Robin Firman Cello
Mike Fisher Soloist
Roger Garland Violin
Djivan Gasparyan Duduk
Rusen Gunes Viola
John Heley Cello
Tim Jackson Horn
Paul Kegg Cello
Gary Kettel Percussion
Brian Kilgore Soloist
Michael Landau Soloist
Martin Loveday Cello
Kate Musker Viola
Youssou N'Dour Vocals
Chris Pitsillides Viola
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Simon Rayner Horn
Johnathan Rees Violin
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Sonia Slany Violin
Robert Smissen Viola
Jonathan Strange Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
Allen Walley Bass
Gavyn Wright Violin
Fenella Barton Violin
Dudley Bright Trombone
Dermot Crehan Violin
David Johnson Bass
Steve McManus Bass
Bill Schultz Soloist
Mary Scully Bass
Fred Selden Soloist
Gillian Thoday Cello
Ben Chappell Cello
Peter Lale Viola
Paul Willey Violin
Richard Clews Horn
Lionel Handy Cello
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
Bruce White Viola
Martin Owen Horn
Andrew Parker Viola
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Cathy Giles Cello
Maya Beiser Cello, Soloist
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Julian Leaper Violin
Jimmy Maynard Trombone
Donald McVay Viola
Pete Anthony Conductor
Michael McMenemy Violin
Stephen Williams Bass
Nick Hitchens Tuba
Tim Grant Viola
Everton Nelson Violin
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Nigel Black Horn
Simon Benson Bass
Rachel Bolt Viola
Deborah Widdup Violin
Hugh Seenan Horn
David Johnson Bass
David Bucknall Cello
Jim Rattigan Horn
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
David Pyatt Horn
James Maynard Trombone
David Ayre Bass
Dominic Black Bass
Simon Gunton Trombone
Paddy Lannigan Bass
Nick Barr Viola
Simon Fischer Violin
Jeff Bryant Horn
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams Bass
Kala Ramnath Violin
Declan Daly Violin
Stacey Watton Bass
Natalia Bonner Violin
Gustav Clarkson Viola
Owen Slade Tuba
Reiad Chibah Viola
Manon Derome Violin
Nansédy Keïta Soloist
Alan Brown Bass
Ruth Ehrlich Violin
Christopher Clad Violin
Patrick Lannigan Bass
Simon Baggs Violin
Laurence Davies Horn
Beatrix Lovejoy Violin
Vicci Wardman Viola
John Fell Ryan Horn
Emmanuel Jal Track Performer
Melissa Phelps Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Steve Rossell Bass
Richard Milone Violin
Modou Diouf Soloist
Sharon Beale Cello
Thomas Bowes Violin
Toby Deller Viola
Rose Warren Green Violin
Attab Haddad Soloist
Joely Koos Cello
Anna Mudeka Soloist
Mouncoulou Sawane Soloist
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Track Performer
David Vines Trombone
David Bucknell Cello
Joe Knight Cello
Bob Zimmitti Soloist
Jacqueline Shave Violin
Stephen Mair Bass
Mike McMenemy Violin
Leon Enrique Bosch Bass
Ruth Rogers Violin
Nansady Kieta Soloist
Chris Clad Violin
Jon Thorn Viola
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Mike Fisher Soloist
Bea Lovejoy Violin
Christopher Tombling Violin
Boguslav Kostecki Violin
Paul Manley Violin
James McLeod Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Gabrielle Lester Violin
Ralph de Souza Violin
Joseph Koos Cello
William Lockhart Percussion
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Jonathan Evans-Jones Violin
John Ryan Horn
Mamadou Cissokho Soloist
Jo Knight Cello
Jamie Rainey Choir Director
Rose Warren-Green Violin
Michael Thompson Horn
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
James Rattigan Horn
Jonathan Rees Violin
Ivo Jan van der Werff Viola
Phillip Eastop Horn
Katherine Gowers Violin
Charlie Cross Viola
Richard Berry Horn
Mike Landau Soloist
Andy Parker Viola
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
James Newton Howard Composer, Producer
Tommy Graham Engineering
George Acogny Composer
Rupert Coulson Engineer
Richard E. Grant Auricle Programming
Alan Meyerson Engineer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Mel Wesson Sound Design
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Geoff Foster Engineering
Wolfgang Amadeus Engineer
Becky Bentham Scoring Coordinator
Jim Weidman Producer
Kevin Globerman Engineering
Stuart Thomas Technical Score Advisor
Lisa Margolis Business Consultant
Keith Zajic Business Consultant
Chris Cozens Auricle Programming
Rosemary Warren Green Orchestra Leader
Edward Zwick Composer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Debi Streeter Music Administrator
Emmanuel Jal Composer
Chris P. Bacon Technical Score Advisor
Paul Wilkes Engineering
Francis John "Franco" Langba Composer
Eric Solomon Engineering
Rachel Baranska Choir Assistant
Sharye Cornmesser Choir Assistant
Jessica DeMoor Choir Assistant
Doug Hage Music Librarian
Alex Kharlamov Sound Design
Jerusha Loonkosho Choir Assistant
Lydia Namagembe Choir Assistant
Julia Newmann Intern
Michael Prins Choir Assistant
Rachel Torkelson Choir Assistant
Barnett Twesigomwe Choir Assistant
Michele Wilcox Music Administrator
Robert Houston Engineering
Tom Graham Engineering
James T. Hill Engineer
Richard Grant Auricle Programming
Rose Warren-Green Orchestra Leader
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Blood Diamond is a wonderful mixture of the sound of Africa and the classical sound of the West. It will take you on a journey to the savannahs and jungles of Africa. It will recall the hardships and and triumphs the characters experinced in the film. It is an escape.

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