The American President

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Like the film it accompanies, Marc Shaiman's The American President focuses more on romance than on politics, even if the two ultimately prove inextricable. Shaiman's soft-focus themes radiate warmth and affection, buoyed by a wry comic sensibility that keeps their saccharine level in check. Nevertheless, the music's emphasis is squarely on the first half of the romantic comedy equation, and its eloquence and sophistication deserve praise. That said, it's The American President's flag-waving main theme that proves most memorable; it's a stirring, deeply patriotic composition with the gravitas necessary to resurface in trailers for Steven Spielberg's World War II epic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Like the film it accompanies, Marc Shaiman's The American President focuses more on romance than on politics, even if the two ultimately prove inextricable. Shaiman's soft-focus themes radiate warmth and affection, buoyed by a wry comic sensibility that keeps their saccharine level in check. Nevertheless, the music's emphasis is squarely on the first half of the romantic comedy equation, and its eloquence and sophistication deserve praise. That said, it's The American President's flag-waving main theme that proves most memorable; it's a stirring, deeply patriotic composition with the gravitas necessary to resurface in trailers for Steven Spielberg's World War II epic Saving Private Ryan, and undoubtedly one of Shaiman's signature moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/1995
  • Label: Mca Uk
  • UPC: 008811138028
  • Catalog Number: 11380

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Shaiman Primary Artist
Artie Kane Conductor
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Dennis Sands Engineer
Marc Shaiman Producer
Rob Reiner Liner Notes
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best!

    This is my all-time favorite movie, and the soundtrack is just a good. This was a very romantic movie, and it will make you cry. I recomend this movie to anyone who likes a good love story. Annette Bening, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, and Martin Sheen were wonderful in this movie. This is the awesomest movie ever! Annette Bening made a beautiful young lobbiest in this film. This will always be my favorite movie! I love it! The soundtrack is great too! I guarantee that you will love this movie!

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