Here's to the Heroes

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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
Aussie sensations the Ten Tenors reconvene for their most ambitious outing yet on Here's to the Heroes, a stirring collection of movie music adapted for the classically trained singers. The project is the brainchild of prolific film composer John Barry -- whose credits include numerous James Bond movies, as well as such epics as Out of Africa, The Cotton Club, and Dances with Wolves -- and his soaring themes take wing in the tenors' hands. Their combined voices add a potent emotional heft to the title track, along with several other grandly scaled numbers like "Who Wants to Live Forever?" Other more sensitive songs, such as "Les Choristes" taken from the charming French ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
Aussie sensations the Ten Tenors reconvene for their most ambitious outing yet on Here's to the Heroes, a stirring collection of movie music adapted for the classically trained singers. The project is the brainchild of prolific film composer John Barry -- whose credits include numerous James Bond movies, as well as such epics as Out of Africa, The Cotton Club, and Dances with Wolves -- and his soaring themes take wing in the tenors' hands. Their combined voices add a potent emotional heft to the title track, along with several other grandly scaled numbers like "Who Wants to Live Forever?" Other more sensitive songs, such as "Les Choristes" taken from the charming French film of the same name, serve to lighten the mood and set the more exhilarating tracks in relief. Also on board the project's team is lyricist Don Black, a longtime Barry collaborator on several James Bond theme songs versions of two of them are included here, while conductor and arranger Nicholas Dodd provides still another Bond connection. With all that cinematic talent, it would be surprising if this album didn't deliver the expressive goods, and it certainly does, often thrillingly so, with the mighty London Symphony Orchestra supplying a grand instrumental backing. The hard-working French horn section almost deserves a starring credit of its own. It all adds up to some inspirational listening from the popular dectet, a rousing reworking of Barry's most memorable music for the silver screen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 5051011543821
  • Catalog Number: 115438
  • Sales rank: 195,321

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ten Tenors Primary Artist, Vocal Ensemble
Derek Watkins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tony Lewis Cello
Nicholas Dodd Conductor
Paul Archibald Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Craig Atkinson Tenor (Vocal)
John Barclay Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pete Beachill Trombone
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Nick Cooper Cello
Malcolm Creese Bass
Andy Findon Alto, Flute
Tristan Fry Timpani
Simon Gardner Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Roger Garland Violin
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Rusen Gunes Viola
John Heley Cello
Tony Hinnigan Cello
Garfield Jackson Viola
Skaila Kanga Harp
Paul Kegg Cello
Gary Kettel Percussion, taiko
David Kidd Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Greg Knowles Percussion
Chris Laurence Bass
Martin Loveday Cello
Pauline Lowbury Violin
Dominic Miller Guitar
Steve Morris Violin
Peter Oxer Violin
Chris Pitsillides Viola
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Frank Ricotti Percussion
George Robertson Viola
Sonia Slany Violin
Jonathan Strange Violin
Stephen Tees Viola
Allen Walley Bass
Fenella Barton Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Gillian Findlay Violin
Clare Finnimore Viola
David Johnson Bass
Steve McManus Bass
Maurice Murphy Trumpet, Flugelhorn
James Potter Cello
Mary Scully Bass
Gillian Thoday Cello
Helen Tunstall Harp
Dave Keary Guitar
Bill Hawkes Viola
Peter Lale Viola
Julian Tear Violin
Paul Willey Violin
Steve Anstee Cello
Harriet Davies Violin
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Cello
Jackie Shave Violin
Moray Welsh Cello
Bruce White Viola
Martin Owen Horn
David Ogden Violin
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Rolf Wilson Violin
Peter Davies Trombone
Cathy Giles Cello
Paul Gardham Horn
Lynda Houghton Bass
Julian Leaper Violin
Stephen Maw Bassoon
Julia Singleton Violin
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Richard Watkins Horn
Everton Nelson Violin
Nigel Black Horn
Shannon Brown Vocals, Tenor (Vocal), Musical Direction
Jonathan Tunnell Cello
Clive Lander Violin
Gareth Hulse Oboe, Cor anglais
Roger Argente Bass Trombone
Steven Baker Piano
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Jim Rattigan Horn
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
David Pyatt Horn
David Ayre Bass
Dominic Black Bass
Paddy Lannigan Bass
Stewart Morris Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Nick Barr Viola
Stacey Watton Bass
Pete Hanson Violin
Nina Robertson Alto, Flute
Natalia Bonner Violin
Clive Dobbins Violin
Owen Slade Tuba
Manon Derome Violin
Drew Graham Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Matthew Hickey Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Julian Farrell Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Helen Paterson Violin
Zoe Martlew Cello
Mike Lovatt Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Simon Masterton Smith Violin
Gordon Buchan Violin
Christopher Clad Violin
Morgan Goff Viola
John Anderson Oboe, Cor anglais
Simon Baggs Violin
Laurence Davies Horn
Beatrix Lovejoy Violin
Nick Rodwell Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Stephen Orton Cello
Craig Hendry Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Andy Crowley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Christopher Bevan Violin
Michael Manicus Piano
Richard Cookson Viola
Melissa Phelps Cello
Martin Burgess Violin
Mike "Brotha Jinx" Thompson Horn
Rachel Roberts Viola
Richard Milone Violin
Liam McLachlan Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Sharon Beale Cello
Thomas Bowes Violin
Kathy Burgess Viola
Steven Baker Piano
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Ten Tenors Orchestral Ensemble Performing Ensemble
David Woodcock Violin
Gabrielle Lester Violin
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Vinnie Calaiuta Drums
Jonathan Williams Cello
Craig Atkinson Tenor (Vocal)
Katherine Gowers Violin
Richard Berry Horn
Technical Credits
Brian May Composer
Nicholas Dodd Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
John Barry Lyricist, Executive Producer
Don Black Composer, Lyricist
Leslie Bricusse Lyricist
Tony Cousins Mastering
Hal David Lyricist
Simon Franglen Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Lisa Gerrard Lyricist
Nicola Piovani Composer
Hans Zimmer Composer
Simon Rhodes Engineer
Bruno Coulais Composer, Lyricist
Gavin Greenaway Lyricist
Shannon Brown Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Darren Clark Management
Steven Baker Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Hal Fitzgerald Engineer
Klaus Badelt Lyricist
Ric Salmon Executive Producer
Drew Graham Vocal Producer
Matthew Hickey Executive Producer, Artistic Director
Christophe Barratier Composer, Lyricist
Craig Hendry Arranger, Programming, Vocal Arrangements, Production Support
Geoff McGahan Engineer
Michael Manicus Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Geoff McGahon Engineer
Jon Bailey Engineer
Raphael Serrano Engineer
Anne Kowald Accounting
Wendy Irwin Logistics
Vincenzo Cerami Lyricist
D-J Wendt Management
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