Flags of our Fathers [Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Swelling patriotism meets haunting solemnity on the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's directorial masterpiece about the iconic flag-raisers of Iwo Jima. In addition to earning him a Golden Globe nomination for the score of his film Million Dollar Baby, the actor/director's lifelong love of jazz and keen ability as a composer have traditionally made the soundtracks to his films musical events in themselves, and this collection is no exception. The score itself is a perfect blend of reflective but simple piano melodies, swelling strings, and muffled military drums. Eastwood also makes inspired choices of vintage '40s music, ranging from Dinah Shore's "I'll Walk Alone" to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Swelling patriotism meets haunting solemnity on the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's directorial masterpiece about the iconic flag-raisers of Iwo Jima. In addition to earning him a Golden Globe nomination for the score of his film Million Dollar Baby, the actor/director's lifelong love of jazz and keen ability as a composer have traditionally made the soundtracks to his films musical events in themselves, and this collection is no exception. The score itself is a perfect blend of reflective but simple piano melodies, swelling strings, and muffled military drums. Eastwood also makes inspired choices of vintage '40s music, ranging from Dinah Shore's "I'll Walk Alone" to uplifting pro-America anthems by Irving Berlin and Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne and an Artie Shaw piece. And what would a combat-filled film be without a few John Philip Sousa numbers? Eastwood's son, popular jazz bassist Kyle Eastwood, co-composes and performs "Knock Knock," an original Django Reinhardt-flavored piece that sounds like it could have been written in the big-band era. Putting as much care into the soundtrack as he did into the details of the film, Eastwood conjures up the many conflicting emotions of the WWII era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2006
  • Label: Milan Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731383620324
  • Catalog Number: 36203
  • Sales rank: 164,547

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Primary Artist
Dinah Shore Vocals
Bruce Forman Guitar
Artie Shaw Track Performer
Lanny Morgan Saxophone
Lennie Niehaus Conductor
Bill Watrous Trombone
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Richard Todd Horn
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Darius Campo Violin
Gene Cipriano Saxophone
Mathew Cooker Cello
Larry Corbett Cello
Kyle Eastwood Track Performer
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Daniel Greco Percussion
Gary Herbig Clarinet
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Carrie Holzman-Little Viola
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Janet Lakatos Viola
Michael Lang Keyboards
Roger Lebow Cello
Dane Little Cello
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Michael Markman Violin
Andy Martin Trombone
Edward Meares Bass
Joe Meyer Horn
Judd Miller Evi
Dan Neufeld Viola
Jack Nimitz Saxophone
Robin Olson Violin
Claudia Parducci Violin
Joel Peskin Clarinet
Kazi Pitelka Viola
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Karie Prescott Viola
Debra Price Violin
Emil Radocchia Percussion
Danny Seidenberg Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Ron Stout Trumpet
Brad Warnaar Horn
Ken Wild Bass
Margaret Wooten Violin
David Ewart Violin
Drew Dembowski Bass
Michael Stevens Track Performer
Tommy Johnson Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Euphonium
Natalie Leggett Violin
Rowena Hamil Cello
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Al Hershberger Violin
Gil Romero Violin
Tiffiany Yi Hu Violin
Larry Hughes Clarinet
Olivia Tsui Violin
Michael Valerio Bass
Trevor Handy Cello
Oscar Hidalgo Bass
Mark Markman Violin
Horia Moroaica Violin
Samuel Formicola Viola
Pat Johnson Violin
James Freebarin-Smith Cello
Jennifer Levin Violin
Graeme Flowers Track Performer
Phillip Yao Horn
Andrew Duckles Viola
John Reynolds Horn
Raphael Rishik Violin
Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five Ensemble
Vivian Lesiak Track Performer
Justin Hageman Horn
Don Williams Percussion
Kim Edmundson Percussion
Jennifer Mededis Track Performer
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Norman Pearson Tuba
Joie Shettler Track Performer
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Brian D. A. O'Connor Horn
Phillip O'Connor Clarinet
Steven Holtman Euphonium
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Charles Berghofer Bass
David Duke Horn
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Matt Cooker Cello
Chris Ermacoff Cello
Amy Hershberger Violin
Michael Fenton Stevens Track Performer
Barbra Proter Violin
Gene "Cip" Cipriano Saxophone
Marc Sazer Violin
Andrew McCormack Track Performer
Kato Roland Viola
Kenny Wild Bass
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Cello
Rowena Hammill Cello
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Brian O'Connor Horn
Technical Credits
Franz Joseph Haydn Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
John Philip Sousa Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Lennie Niehaus Orchestra Leader
Sammy Cahn Composer
Emmanuel Chamboredon Executive Producer
Kyle Eastwood Arranger, Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Michael Stevens Arranger, Composer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Composer
Ian P. Hierons Executive Producer
Jodi Tack Art Direction
Christian Dwiggins Mastering
Graeme Flowers Composer
Robert Lorenz Executive Producer
Ian Hierons Executive Producer
Roya R. Hekmat Business Consultant, Legal Counsel
Clint Eastwood Composer, Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it

    As a musician, I can get pretty critical of film scores. The main piano theme was moving, without being sappy. And anything that has Bill Watrous and Lennie Niehaus is gonna be good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A real surprise from a multitalented man

    In addition to being a brilliant filmmaker, Clint Eastwood is also an accomplished musician,and this score shows it in every way.The score is moving and brilliantly played under the superb baton of Lennie Niehaus,with a memorable main piano theme. This is music that stays with you long after the movie is over.Bravo,Clint!

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