Power of One

The Power of One

by Hans Zimmer
     
 
Hans Zimmer delivers a bright and impeccable score on The Power of One, drawing from traditional hymnals and incorporating the Bulawayo church choir against lush orchestral drumming backdrops. The film, directed by John Avildsen (Rocky and The Karate Kid) centers around the director's favorite theme of one young man who defeats great odds to

Overview

Hans Zimmer delivers a bright and impeccable score on The Power of One, drawing from traditional hymnals and incorporating the Bulawayo church choir against lush orchestral drumming backdrops. The film, directed by John Avildsen (Rocky and The Karate Kid) centers around the director's favorite theme of one young man who defeats great odds to become a hero. The Power of One, which was no box office hit like Avildsen's previous films, is a more ambitious film. It is more ambitious not because it was filmed in Zimbabwe, but because it deals with the events surrounding World War II, neo-Nazis, and apartheid. Lebo M, who worked with Zimmer on The Lion King soundtrack, wrote the lyrics, of which none are in English. Listening to the power of this music reminds us that there was a lot more to the soundtrack of The Lion King than Elton John and Tim Rice's pop songs. Hans Zimmer may very well be a modern writer for American films, but (together with Lebo M) he brushes an evocative African landscape as vividly as its musical inhabitants always have.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1992
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596133524
catalogNumber:
61335

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Track Performer
Johnny Clegg   Conductor
Teddy Pendergrass   Track Performer
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Stella Khumalo   Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Tom Regis   Keyboards
Sally Stevens   Conductor,Choir Master
Fiachra Trench   Performing Ensemble
Abner Abbey Mariri   Vocals
Brice Martin   Flute
Solly Letwaba   Bass Guitar
Carmen Twilley   Vocals
Ntomb Khona Dlamini   Vocals
Duzi Magwaza   Penny Whistle
Southland Concerto   Choir, Chorus
Bulawayo Church Choir   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Johnny Clegg   Arranger,Producer
Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Craig Burbidge   Producer
Jay Rifkin   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Rona   Sample Programming
Hilton Rosenthal   Producer
Bobby Summerfield   drum programming
Hans Zimmer   Arranger,Producer
Neville Holmes   Engineer
Lebo M.   Arranger,Producer
Eric Behrend   Engineer
Michael Stevens   Engineer
Noel Hazen   Engineer
Fernando Perdigao   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Richard Mitchell   Engineer

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