United 93 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Prayers||John Powell||6:03||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Pull the Tapes||John Powell||4:14||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Take Off||John Powell||3:07||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||2nd Plane Crash||John Powell||2:27||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Making the Bomb||John Powell||3:57||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Pilots||John Powell||1:21||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Pentagon||John Powell||1:43||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Phone Calls||John Powell||10:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The End||John Powell||5:50||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Dedication||John Powell||3:51||Album Only||View In iTunes|
This is one of the most moving soundtracks I've ever heard, and although the movie itself is extremely sad and reflective, it owes some of its most dramatic parts to this powerful, yet strikingly underwhelming soundtrack that leaves you with a sortof empty, hollow feeling of loss at just the right moments and yet a strong, vivid feeling of hope at othters. John Powell could not have done this better. BUY DEDICATION if you just want a sample, or THE END, both of which are some of the most powerfully moving soundtrack songs I've ever heard in my entire life. I cry when I hear dedication. I cry because I remember that movie, and that movie makes me remember one of the saddest days of my life. God bless America.
This is, overall, a moving soundtrack by one of Hollywoods rising stars, John Powell. The best tracks are "Players", "2nd Plane Crash", "The End", and "Dedication". "The End" is one of the most powerful and movig cues that I have heard in a while. Most of the other tracks are electronic meanderings that aren't really interesting but add to the overall impact of the album. The solo vocal adds an extra layer to the proceedings in tracks such as "Prayers", "Making the Bomb", and "Dedication". The girl vocal really does a splendid job whenever she is present and ads a haunting touch whenever her voice is present. What is amazing about this score is that John Powell's approach is incredibly simplistic yet it has an emotional impact far beyond any other soundtrack of the year. Would I say that it is the most enjoyable? No. The best written? No. The most solemn and moving? Absolutely. Pick this one up if you get the chance, though I must warn you it is a long haul sometimes and might be somewhat of an aquired taste, but is a very rewarding experience. Definitely recommended. Also check out the classical sounding last minute and a half of "Dedication". A great way to end the album.
Haunting. Emotional. Exhilerating.
This score, like the film, will stay with you. I had been eagerly awaiting the release (scheduled for June 6th) and was thrilled to find it here online earlier than the release date. I have been a fan of composer John Powell since his days at Hans Zimmers Media Ventures when he scored "FACE/OFF." His work since (which includes The "Bourne" series, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and now "X:3") has been consistantly some of the best in modern film music. Throughout "United 93," it provides the perfect emotional punch needed... Utilizing percussion, brass and on "Dedication" (the most haunting track) the use of a childs voice, Powell has created a truly extraordinary score which helps to pay homage to the heroes and tragedy depicted in the film. I highly recommend it.
Born: September 18, 1964 in London, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s