Pearl Harbor [Music from the Motion Picture]

Pearl Harbor [Music from the Motion Picture]

by Hans Zimmer
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Pearl Harbor [Music from the Motion Picture]

Pearl Harbor is poised to follow in the tradition of the apocalyptic holiday-weekend blockbuster Armageddon, which was fueled by Aerosmith's heart-tugging ballad "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing." Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay hope to score once again at the box office and on the pop charts, this time with country star Faith Hill leading the charge with her power ballad "There You'll Be," penned by Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren. The remainder of the Hollywood epic's soundtrack comes courtesy of Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator). In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. soil, which precipitated America's entry into World War II, Zimmer's score conveys the sense of desperation felt by American military personnel and the terror of Hawaii's civilians. On "Tennessee," Zimmer's repeated use of a solitary piano is especially expressive, and the gentle piano and muted horns of "Brothers" gradually soars into the stirring song "...And Then I Kissed Him." The score climaxes with the dramatic "December 7th," which swoons with gorgeous string arrangements and assistance from a vocal choir. This triumphant soundtrack honors the heroism of both the Americans who lost their lives that fateful day and those who lived to tell the tragic tale of Pearl Harbor. Andrew Velez

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624811329
catalogNumber: 48113
Rank: 41390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Faith Hill   Track Performer
David Campbell   Conductor
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Dan Kuramoto   Shakuhachi
Johnny Mori   Percussion
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Tony Shanahan   Bass
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Martin Tillman   Cello
Craig Eastman   Fiddle,Mandolin,Violin,Slide Guitar
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor
Julia Migenes   Soprano (Vocal)
Heitor Pereira   Guitar

Technical Credits

Byron Gallimore   Producer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Alan Meyerson   Engineer,Engineering
Jamie Muhoberac   Programming
Fiachra Trench   Arranger
Kathy Nelson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Bob Brockmann   Engineer
Bob Badami   Producer,Score Producer
Slamm Andrews   Engineer,Engineering
Jerry Bruckheimer   Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Gavin Greenaway   Score Conductor
Kevin Globerman   Engineer
Geoff Zanelli   Arranger

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Pearl Harbor [Music from the Motion Picture] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie and the music fit it perfectly! so the soundtrack brings back images of the movie! i gave it 5 stars because i think that it was better than titanic's soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that the movie was absolutley touching-- I cried at the end-- it was the best
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the movie Pearl Harbor, it is my favorite movie. When you watch the movie you can picture the stuff so clearly that it smoetimes makes you think you were right there when it happend. I love this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Movie Pearl Harbor i must say was excellent. I enjoyed it very much as it made me laugh, cry, and walk away thinking of how it could have been, living through the ordeal they had to cope with. The movie left me breathless, and captured my heart, soul and mind. This is a movie that will be forever remembered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie, I love this soundtrack, I am a little disappointed by how short it is! I think it should be at least an hour which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5! But great music for what there is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this soundtrack so much. The movie was amazing and the music is moving. The music is so beautiful and emotional you simply fall in love!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only watched Pearl Harbor in World History for the first time. I didn't get to see the end of it cuz I had to leave. So this weekend I"m going to a friends house and watching the whole thing this time. BUt what I did see was the best. I absolutely love the movie. And Josh Harnett is the hotter of him and Ben Affleck. But thats not really the point although it does make even more sad for what happens to Danny at the end. I feel so bad about it. I don't have the soundtrack to this movie yet but I'm going to get it. I love this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
everytime i hear the music i get chills or cry, i was never into war movies but this movie just makes you's so insightful..I LOVE IT AND I SUGGEST THAT YOU GET THIS SOUNDTRACK TO EVERYBODY WHO HASN'T HEARD IT YET~!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing Pearl Harbor, I was incredibly moved, and the spectacular music only enhances this phenomenal movie. Faith Hill's song ''There You'll Be'' is beautiful, and the classical pieces, such as Tennesse, make me cry. The listener can re-watch all the highlights of the movie in their minds eye. Whether or not you have seen Pearl Harbor, or even heard any of the tracks on this c.d., the music will completely sweep you away. Probably the best movie soundtrack I have ever come in contact with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie and soundtrack,i also love the song there you'll be..ithink every one should wacth and get the movie and get the soundtrack.. amber from booneville,ms
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack is parallel to the movie! It takes hold of you and let's you reminisce about the movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Pearl Harbor. It´s simply the best..... And the music is the best moviemusic ever... Thanks for reading this. Hugs// Kokis!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is so gorgeous it makes your heart melt, and the emotion just pours through you. You don't even have to like the movie to enjoy listening to the soundtrack. It is absolutly beautiful, and you will want to listen to it over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was great and the sound track was an emphasis to all of the scenes....It was very emotional and well written, it completed the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best instrumental soundtracks out there. The decision to put the Faith Hill song on was a good choice. The music moves you even if you haven't seen the movie or if you didn't like it. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw the movie, i cried, i got the soundtrack. it is so moving and touching. i love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hans Zimmer does an excelent job on this soundtrack. When you watch the movie it is as if you are listening to the same piece throughout the movie. This is a clear sign that Zimmer has a clear understanding that a classical album needs to have a reacuring theme. If you listen carefuly you can even hear the theme in Faith Hill's ''There You'll Be''. That is the main reason for the purchase of this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This sountrack is awesome. when i first saw the movie i thought it was so sad but after u listen to some of these songs u know the movie wasn't even half of it. the best would have 2 be faith hills song but u wont understand y until u see the movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pearl Harbor was an excellent movie. It had quotes that make you laugh, and acting that makes you sob. This combination of qualities in a motion picture leaves a lasting impression in your heart. The musical score is just as spectacular, and I highly reccommend the soundtrack so you can remember the intimate details of this enchanting film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...I think my head will burst. The main theme is OK, the Japanese theme is obnoxious, and the movie was obnoxious. The Faith Hill song is certainly listenable, but again, there is only so many times that we can hear that damnable theme! To comment on the many complaints about the briefness of the album - if it were any longer, I am utterly certain that my head would burst. It may be a 3-hour movie, but I've heard enough. Buy it if you must, but preferably download it to see if you like it. On a side note, I would like to post for the record that nearly all of the fans of this soundtrack are teenage girls with crushes on Josh Hartnett. Coincidence? I think not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was by far one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard (and all I listen to are soundtracks). Everytime I hear it I relive the movie in my mind. It makes me smile and cry at the same time knowing that the US was able to pull together after such a brutal attack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie came out in 2001 and i have just seen it a few weeks ago. i is now one of my favorite movies. i ask a lot of people and mostly guys say they dont like it because of the actors (they're just jealous) and because it was stupid, but i didn't think it was stupid. i mean who cares if there's too much romance it adds character to the story. and so what if they don't show men with guts pouring out of them, they still showed enough to make someone sad and realize what happened on that day. i fell in love with the music right when i saw the movie and i've been meaning to get the soundtrack because the songs make me cry everytime i listen to them. i love this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs on the Pearl Harbor soundtrack add so much to the movie. You can feel the saddness and the emotion of the movie and how people felt during the attacks through the mucic. It is a brillant soundtack, I highly reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this soundtrack was awesome. The song faith hill sings is great and really sad after you watch the movie. The movie also is very good so buy this soundtrack and go see the movie! Love ya applejack
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first got this soundtrack because I loved the Faith Hill song ''There you'll Be''. After listening to the whole soundtrack I loved it. My other favorite song is ''Tennesee''. It's a beautiful song. I love the movie too! So please buy the soundtrack and (if you haven't) see the movie! You don't know what you're missing!