Kingdom of Heaven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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For a film dominated by offbeat musical numbers by the likes of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, as well as a cover of "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas, the fact that an original score even exists is impressive to say the least. Varese Sarabande rescues composer Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score for the hit animated film, which at a scant 40 minutes barely has time to register — it was heard even less in the actual film. That's too bad, because Williams, who also worked on the first Shrek, has great fun with the genre. Choirs, Renaissance-style marches, and big-band numbers co-exist with nary an awkward segue, resulting in a finished product that's undeniably superficial, but as mischievous and likeable as the ogre himself.
Album Review, what the hell?
Reading the Album Review on top is confusing, mentioning a parody "Liven La Vida Loca" between Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy? The hell does that have to do with anything? Anywho, this is a great soundtrack
This soundtrack is hands down my favorite score ever composed (right next to American Beauty, check that one out too). Harry Gregson-Williams pulls out a masterpiece filled with unique sounds that set the scene for the movie and completely relax listeners of the soundtrack. Great study music as well.
The soundtrack for this film is trully incredible, and it really sets the tone and mood of the movie. It is one of the most diverse movie soundtracks I've heard in a while and is good for just sitting back and relaxing; It has very soothing pace and sound. I love both this soundtrack and the movie and I think that its a worth-while buy.
Born: December 13, 1961 in England
Years Active: '90s, '00s
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