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Water Horse: Legend of the Deep [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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A children's fantasy like The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep gives free rein to James Newton Howard's most grandiose music impulses -- this kind of project is a perfect fit for the composer's over the top sentimentality and unabashed histrionics, and for all of its excess, it's one of his most creative and heartfelt scores. With its soaring strings, broad

Overview

A children's fantasy like The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep gives free rein to James Newton Howard's most grandiose music impulses -- this kind of project is a perfect fit for the composer's over the top sentimentality and unabashed histrionics, and for all of its excess, it's one of his most creative and heartfelt scores. With its soaring strings, broad melodies, and lush Celtic instrumentation, The Water Horse luxuriates in a kind of mystical otherness essential to Howard's musical vision -- heroic strings, sledgehammer brass, and eruptions of percussion all vie for space in the overstuffed arrangements. Despite its sheer density, the score works: Howard summons a genuine sense of childlike wonder sure to override even the most jaded listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2007
Label:
Sony Classics
UPC:
0886971930023
catalogNumber:
719300

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chieftains   Band
Nicholas Bucknail   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Simon Chamberlain   Piano,Celeste
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Daniel Lanois   Telecaster
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
David Theodore   Oboe,Cor anglais
Dermot Crehan   Irish Fiddle
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Carlos Núñez   Recorder
Peter Lale   Viola
Mike Smith   Drums
Tony Mangurian   Drums
John Parricelli   Guitar
Jeff Atmajian   Conductor
Peter Davies   Tenor Trombone
Gráinne Hambly   Irish Harp
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Richard Watkins   Horn
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Stuart Thomas   Readings
Owen Slade   Tuba,Cimbasso
Triona Marshall   Irish Harp
Ian Balmain   Trumpet
Jean Kelly   Irish Harp
Anne Marie O'Farrell   Irish Harp
Julie Andrews   Bassoon
Dan Lavi   Bass
Mike Smith   Drums
Karen Jones   Flute
William Lockhart   Timpani
Christopher Laurence   Double Bass
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Nicholas Bucknall   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Daniel Lanois   Producer,Audio Production
Geoff Foster   Engineering
Simon Rhodes   Score Mixer
Richard Chappell   Engineering
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Jim Weidman   Score Producer,Audio Production
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Lewis Jones   Engineering
Stuart Thomas   Technical Score Advisor
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Chris P. Bacon   Technical Score Advisor
Mark Graham   Music Librarian
Julia Newmann   Scoring Assistant
Pamela Sollie   Score Coordinator
James T. Hill   Engineering
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Jay Russell   Liner Notes
Rose Warren-Green   Orchestra Leader
Elisabeth Ladwig   Graphic Design

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is very good. It is very much celtic sounding with a touch of modern classical soundtrack. Tracks Main Title(2), Angus Feeds Crusoe(3), You Didn't Even Get Wet(4), The Workshop(5) are very peaceful and somewhat sad and sweet. In 4 & 5 you can just hear the water sparkling. Bathtub(7) is a little bit mischevious. Driving To the Loch(8) is very nice. Run Angus(9)is sad. The Fishermen(10) is fun. It reminds me of Riverdance. Angus in Training(11) reminds you of someone working and working and working... Swimming(12) is a very nice piece. It has some slow and fast parts and a little bit of choral for a second. The Dinner Party(14) is a very quick song reminds me of a brawl. There's No Monster(15) is one of my favorites. Saving Crusoe(16), The Net(17), and The Jump(18) were very intense with a few sad places. The Water Horse Suite(20) is definately celtic all the way. 1, 6, 13, I did not care for very much. They were sort of boring. , End of the Story(19) was inbetween. It had its nice places. All in all it was a very good soundtrack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recomend this soundtrack to future shoppers. James Newton Howard is one of the most amazing composers there is.