Brother Bear

Brother Bear

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by Phil Collins
     
 

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Academy Award winner Phil Collins follows up his Tarzan success with six new songs on Disney's Brother Bear soundtrack. The theme of brotherhood takes front seat in this musical outdoors adventure, and the songs and score capture the awe of Mother Nature. Collins taps into his roots in the rock band Genesis to create kid-friendly songs that are sure toSee more details below

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Academy Award winner Phil Collins follows up his Tarzan success with six new songs on Disney's Brother Bear soundtrack. The theme of brotherhood takes front seat in this musical outdoors adventure, and the songs and score capture the awe of Mother Nature. Collins taps into his roots in the rock band Genesis to create kid-friendly songs that are sure to be the stuff of sing-alongs on many car trips to come. The legendary Tina Turner lends her husky and passionate voice to the breathtaking opening title song, "Great Spirits," which celebrates "the great beyond with its many paths." The heavenly "Welcome" features Collins with the Grammy Award-winning gospel group, the Blind Boys of Alabama. The soundtrack is completed by three pieces from composer Mark Mancina, whose symphonic delights, like the film itself, take inspiration from adventure and incorporate a lesson of compassion.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Disney retired what was once Sir Elton John from the office of animated film/adult contemporary hitmaking and replaced him with the yet-to-be-knighted Phil Collins. A squire he may be but, unlike fellow composer Randy Newman, Collins is in no danger of writing intelligent and engaging songs that go largely ignored by the masses, making his Brother Bear score a likely Oscar contender. That's not to say that middle-of-the-road pop confections like "On My Way" and future American Idol standards such as "Look Through My Eyes" are devoid of craftsmanship -- they positively radiate Hollywood gloss -- it's simply indicative of pop culture's voracious appetite for audio fast food. Here Disney continues to utilize the same musical formula that fueled The Lion King by dipping pop songs into worldbeat dressing. Collins, a talented and accomplished musician, does his best to rise above the restrictions of the cartoon genre by inserting some good old-fashioned Genesis-like prog rock into the mix. The exhilarating "Transformation," which features the heavenly voices of the Bulgarian Women's Choir, channels the superb work done by Hans Zimmer on the aforementioned Lion King soundtrack, and like "The Circle of Life" before it, its serpentine melody features prominently throughout the piece, firmly establishing a sense of place. Tina Turner utilizes the cool mystique that made Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome's "We Don't Need Another Hero" such a gem, in the lush, midtempo hymn "Great Spirits."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0094635300222
catalogNumber:
1127383
Rank:
56537

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Collins   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals,Track Performer
Tina Turner   Vocals,Track Performer
Tim Heintz   Piano,Hammond Organ
Frank Marocco   Accordion,Musician
Tim Davis   Track Performer
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion,Musician
George Doering   Guitar,Musician
Nathan East   Bass Guitar,Musician
Pedro Eustache   Woodwind
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Musician
Don Harper   Conductor
Timothy May   Guitar,Musician
Tommy Morgan   Musician,Bass Harmonica
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards,Musician
Dean Parks   Guitar,Musician
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Musician
Oren Waters   Track Performer
Ken Wild   Bass Guitar,Musician
Trevor Henry   Bass Guitar,Musician
Blind Boys of Alabama   Track Performer
Bultarian Women's Chooir   Track Performer
Ralph Morrison   Concert Master,Musician
Jimmy Johnson   Bass Guitar,Musician

Technical Credits

Eddie Jobson   Choir Arrangement
Phil Collins   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Score Producer
Daniel Chase   Programming
Jimmy Hoyson   Engineer
Ron Kurz   Engineer
Mark Mancina   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Score Producer
Doug McKean   Digital Editing
Chris Montan   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Andrew Page   Engineer
Carmen Rizzo   Programming
Frank Wolf   Scoring Engineer,Score Mixer
Johnny Blas   Cover Art
Sandy De Crescent   Score Conductor
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Steve Kempster   Engineer,Scoring Engineer,Score Mixer
Pat Sullivan   Mastering
Dave Metzger   Orchestration,Vocal Arrangements
Reggie Wilson   Song Contractor
Chris Goldsmith   Vocal Producer
Tal Herzberg   Digital Editing
Arnaldo DAlfonso   Cover Art
Rob Avallo   Arranger,Producer
Lorena Willliam   translation

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