Ride with the Devil

Ride with the Devil

by Mychael Danna
     
 

The glowing simplicity that made Jewel's SPIRIT a multiplatinum album permeates the soundtrack to director Ang Lee's film, even before she sings "What's Simple Is True" from SPIRIT over the film's end credits. For this coming-of-age story set against the strife along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War,See more details below

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The glowing simplicity that made Jewel's SPIRIT a multiplatinum album permeates the soundtrack to director Ang Lee's film, even before she sings "What's Simple Is True" from SPIRIT over the film's end credits. For this coming-of-age story set against the strife along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War, composer Mychael Danna (8MM, THE SWEET HEREAFTER) mixes some traditional songs with his own new ones. It all exudes pure Americana, from Kelly Werts's infectious, toe-tapping fiddling on "Miss McLeod's Reel" to the thundering drum-and-fiddle combination for "Clark Farm Shootout" and the cello and violin that lead into the sweeping grandeur of "Freedom" near the film's climax. As with the music of Copland -- that most American of composers -- there's an essential optimism that shines through even the most tragic circumstances

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Ang Lee's Civil War film Ride with the Devil includes a stirring score by Mychael Danna that spans lush, orchestral passages and folky interludes, as well as a remixed version of leading lady Jewel's "What's Simple Is True" from her 1998 album, Spirit.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
Label:
Atlantic Uk
UPC:
0075678326226
catalogNumber:
783262
Rank:
308863

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mychael Danna   Primary Artist
Jude Cole   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar
Jewel   Vocals
Nicholas Dodd   Conductor
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Dirk Powell   Fiddle
Marty Rifkin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kelly Werts   Fiddle
John Whelan   Accordion
Geoff Foster   Recorder
Jeff Dover   Drums

Technical Credits

Nicholas Dodd   Orchestration
Mychael Danna   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Programming,Producer
Dirk Powell   Arranger
Ang Lee   Executive Producer
Alex Steyermark   Producer
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Andrew Lockington   Composer's Assistant

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