I Am Legend [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
James Newton Howard's score for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama I Am Legend flies in the face of expectations -- while the film's subject matter would seem tailor-made for sleekly modern, electronics-dominated music, the composer instead favors a more classicist approach, tapping the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Hollywood Film Chorale to create widescreen drama rooted in the classic cinematic tradition. Howard embraces the film's messianic themes, juxtaposing hymn-inspired melodies and classical sensibilities alongside more conventional action themes. The more ethereal elements offer a nice contrast to the aggressive brass and battering-ram percussion that characterize ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
James Newton Howard's score for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama I Am Legend flies in the face of expectations -- while the film's subject matter would seem tailor-made for sleekly modern, electronics-dominated music, the composer instead favors a more classicist approach, tapping the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Hollywood Film Chorale to create widescreen drama rooted in the classic cinematic tradition. Howard embraces the film's messianic themes, juxtaposing hymn-inspired melodies and classical sensibilities alongside more conventional action themes. The more ethereal elements offer a nice contrast to the aggressive brass and battering-ram percussion that characterize I Am Legend as it reaches its climax, and in fact linger in the memory far longer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2008
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206687828
  • Catalog Number: 066878
  • Sales rank: 126,682

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Name Is Robert Neville (2:50)
  2. 2 Deer Hunting (1:16)
  3. 3 Evacuation (4:26)
  4. 4 Scan Her Again (1:41)
  5. 5 Darkseeker Dogs (2:16)
  6. 6 Sam's Gone (1:44)
  7. 7 Talk To Me (0:55)
  8. 8 The Pier (5:17)
  9. 9 Can They Do That? (2:09)
  10. 10 I'm Listening (2:09)
  11. 11 The Jagged Edge (5:15)
  12. 12 Reunited (7:49)
  13. 13 I'm Sorry (2:21)
  14. 14 Epilogue (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Newton Howard Primary Artist
Roger Wilkie Conductor
Pete Anthony Conductor
Tim Morrison Trumpet
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Grant Gershon Vocals, Choir Director, Choir Conductor
Hollywood Film Chorale Choir, Chorus, Choir Director
Steven Richards Vocals
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Chris P. Bacon Conductor
Daniel Bubeck Vocals
Steven Rickards Vocals
Daniel Beck Vocals
Daniel Roihl Vocals
Timothy Morrison Trumpet
Dan Roihl Vocals
Tim Morrison Trumpet
Technical Credits
James Newton Howard Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Vincent Cirilli Score
Mark Eshelman Score
Richard E. Grant Auricle Programming
Joel Iwataki Engineering
Alan Meyerson Engineering, Score Mixer
Robert Townson Producer, Executive Producer
Roger Wilkie Orchestra Leader
Brad Dechter Composer
Jeff Atmajian Composer
Jim Weidman Producer, Audio Production
Jon Kull Composer
Kevin Globerman Score
James Howard Composer
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Stuart Thomas Technical Score Advisor
Adam Michalak Score
Keith Zajic Album Administrator
Greg Vines Score
Dave Holden Technical Score Advisor
Chris P. Bacon Technical Score Advisor
Mark Graham Music Librarian
Julia Newmann Scoring Assistant
Pamela Sollie Scoring Coordinator
Richard Grant Auricle Programming
Andrew Hauschild Music Librarian
Dick Hebert Album Administrator
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