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Brave
(2012)
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Composed and Co-Orchestrated by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
James Shearman

Produced by:
Maggie Rodford

Performed by:
The London Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(June 19th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
The song "Learn Me Right" was nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you adore overflowing Scottish instrumental flavor and Patrick Doyle's ability to express lyrical beauty without fail.

Avoid it... if wild bagpipes make you itch in all the wrong places or, more importantly, you expect Doyle to apply his fantastic themes with enough consistency or supplement them with strong suspense and action passages.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #720
WRITTEN 6/14/12
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Brave: (Patrick Doyle) Escaping to new territory was Pixar Animation Studios for their 2012 offering, Brave. Not only did the story represent the first fairy tale for the acclaimed studio, but Pixar also used the project to revamp their animation system for its only major overhaul in decades. The movie also placed the first female in the director's chair for Pixar, though Brenda Chapman, who had written the story, was eventually replaced for the dreaded reason of "creative differences." The subject matter of Brave is darker and more adult-oriented than its predecessors, the plot outline criticized for functioning as an odd merging of The Little Mermaid and Brother Bear. A rebellious princess living in a kingdom of the highlands of Scotland in the 10th Century decides to assert her independence and throws society into chaos in the process. Her attitude as stubborn as her hair is orange, Merida disrupts a traditional archery contest and runs away in the consequent controversy. When she enlists the help of a witch to help her mother "change" in order to understand her, the wish actually turns the queen into a bear. Together, princess and bear must fight to break the spell and restore their kingdom. It's derivative, indeed, and there will undoubtedly be critics who roll their eyes at the liberal, feminist undertones of Brave. The new technologies employed for the picture, including an enhanced version of Dolby sound, are a counterweight, and iGadget enthusiasts will appreciate a tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs at the end of the film. Perhaps the least surprising move made by the filmmakers of Brave was the hiring of Scottish composer Patrick Doyle to provide the score and some of the movie's songs. While not a musical in a traditional Disney sense, the movie utilizes two songs as contemporary accompaniment and another two performed by the characters (along with the obligatory end credits song). Doyle was responsible for writing the score and the two contextual songs so that these elements could be melodically coordinated. Alex Mandel wrote the two other songs for use in the story, both performed by Scottish singer Julie Fowlis. The end credits song is a more detached affair, written by the British folk group Mumford & Sons and performed by teenage British sensation Jasmine van den Bogaerde (otherwise known as "Birdy"), though Doyle's crew did record some orchestral backing for this entry.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 65:31
• 1. Touch the Sky - performed by Julie Fowlis (2:31)
• 2. Into the Open Air - performed by Julie Fowlis (2:41)
• 3. Learn Me Right - performed by Birdy and Mumford & Sons (3:46)
• 4. Fate and Destiny (4:17)
• 5. The Games (1:53)
• 6. I Am Merida (2:23)
• 7. Remember to Smile (2:18)
• 8. Merida Rides Away (4:07)
• 9. The Witch's Cottage (4:26)
• 10. Song of Mor'du (cast song) (2:18)
• 11. Through the Castle (4:34)
• 12. Legends Are Lessons (4:06)
• 13. Show Us the Way (3:46)
• 14. Mum Goes Wild (3:25)
• 15. In Her Heart (2:36)
• 16. Noble Maiden Fair (A Mhaighdean Bhan Uasal) (cast song) (2:37)
• 17. Not Now (3:34)
• 18. Get the Key (3:15)
• 19. We've Both Changed (5:30)
• 20. Merida's Home (1:32)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes lyrics for each song but no extra information about the score or film.
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