Ladder 49

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Song-based soundtracks have become the norm in Hollywood these days. Producers and directors know that a dramatic or comedic montage featuring a familiar voice or song resonates deeper -- sometimes -- than a composer's more studied offering. In the case of Ladder 49, the firefighters of the Baltimore Ladder Company curse, drink, laugh and grieve amidst the adult-alternative strains of David Gray, Sam Phillips, and Robbie Robertson. Composer William Ross' emotive score may only get seven minutes at the record's end to sum up our heroes failures and achievements, but it's as effective an emotional tool as the Pogues "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Song-based soundtracks have become the norm in Hollywood these days. Producers and directors know that a dramatic or comedic montage featuring a familiar voice or song resonates deeper -- sometimes -- than a composer's more studied offering. In the case of Ladder 49, the firefighters of the Baltimore Ladder Company curse, drink, laugh and grieve amidst the adult-alternative strains of David Gray, Sam Phillips, and Robbie Robertson. Composer William Ross' emotive score may only get seven minutes at the record's end to sum up our heroes failures and achievements, but it's as effective an emotional tool as the Pogues "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" is a rousing and timely salve to wounds both new and old. Like the blue-collar society the film's characters do their best to emulate, Ladder 49's reflective yet ultimately safe soundtrack is the audio equivalent of a Sunday roast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 720616247827
  • Catalog Number: 162478
  • Sales rank: 8,284

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shine Your Light - Robbie Robertson (5:28)
  2. 2 As I'm Leaving - David Gray (4:32)
  3. 3 Fire - Ohio Players (4:33)
  4. 4 How to Dream - Sam Phillips (3:07)
  5. 5 Cannonball - The Breeders (3:35)
  6. 6 Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch (6:18)
  7. 7 You and Me - Tom Petty (2:57)
  8. 8 Reflection-Adagio - Robbie Robertson (4:34)
  9. 9 If I Should Fall from Grace With God - The Pogues (2:21)
  10. 10 Love Sneakin' Up on You - Bonnie Raitt (3:41)
  11. 11 Twice as Hard - The Black Crowes (4:09)
  12. 12 Big Sweet Life - Jon Dee Graham (3:18)
  13. 13 A Call to Courage - William Ross (7:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Campbell Strings
Technical Credits
Tom Petty Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tom Snow Composer
William "Billy" Beck Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
David Campbell Vocal Arrangements
Kim Deal Composer
Jon Dee Graham Composer
David Gray Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
Shane MacGowan Composer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Chris Robinson Composer
Jack Russell Producer
James "Diamond" Williams Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell Composer
William Ross Composer
John Shanks Producer
Mitchell Leib Producer, Audio Production
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Rich Robinson Composer
Marvin Pierce Composer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Alexi Murdoch Composer
Armyan Bernstein Executive Soundtrack Producer
Casey Silver Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jimmy Scott Composer
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