13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Legend and Common received their first Oscar and Golden Globe nods for “Glory,” the song that collaboration director Ava DuVernay chose as the inspirational coda to Selma, her film about Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. “’Glory’ is about humanity,” explains rapper Common. “We wanted people to feel inspired to go out and help create change for a better world [and] pay homage to those who fought for our freedom and equality.” The soundtrack also features an eclectic slate of soul and R&B, as well as cues from the evocative score by jazzman/first-time film composer Jason Moran.

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Legend and Common received their first Oscar and Golden Globe nods for “Glory,” the song that collaboration director Ava DuVernay chose as the inspirational coda to Selma, her film about Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. “’Glory’ is about humanity,” explains rapper Common. “We wanted people to feel inspired to go out and help create change for a better world [and] pay homage to those who fought for our freedom and equality.” The soundtrack also features an eclectic slate of soul and R&B, as well as cues from the evocative score by jazzman/first-time film composer Jason Moran.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
110 Ratings
110 Ratings
NOVA Dad

Music a Perfect Complement to the Film

I saw an early screening of "Selma" earlier today, and one of the strongest impressions made was by the music selected. I've seen many films where the music either overwhelms the action or is lost beneath it. In this case, the selection of songs and original compositions used in the movie were a perfect complement to the story. An outstanding film and an outstanding score; definitely worth the purchase.

Bobbie mcgrr

Selma

The soundtrack was SO amazing I waited through all of the credits were rolled to hear the entirety......it was fantastic.....can't wait to purchase....I don't think they have the last three spirituals on the soundtrack...unfortunately....

lRamz-B2

Amazing

This album gave me chills. Amazing.

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