Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi

by Marc Shaiman

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Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi weaves Marc Shaiman's low-key, moody score through two versions of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" (one sung by Dionne Farris, the other by Nina Simone), as well as numbers by Muddy Waters, Tony Bennett, Robert Johnson, and B.B. King. Shaiman centers much of the score on dark tonal colors, using bass registers, piano, and drones, making it startling, and sometimes scary, when he breaks out into something brighter and peppier. Shaiman fans expecting something more along the lines of his Addams Family scores will certainly be disappointed; others will find great rewards in this score -- it has a meditative beauty that transcends the movie for which it was composed.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646791424
catalogNumber: 67914

Tracks

  1. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)
  2. Prologue
  3. Myrlie Plants the Seed
  4. Bobby Gets Hooked
  5. On the Delta
  6. Friday Phone Call
  7. I Will Live My Life for You
  8. The Smoking Gun
  9. Klandestine Meeting
  10. Mannish Boy
  11. Walking Blues
  12. The Thrill Is Gone
  13. Busted
  14. Building the Case
  15. Bomb Scare
  16. Finding Strength
  17. Witnesses for the Prosecution
  18. DeLay Speaks
  19. Waiting for the Verdict
  20. Myrlie Victorious
  21. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)

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