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Glory
(1989)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Greig McRitchie

Co-Produced by:
Shawn Murphy

Performed by:
The Boys Choir of Harlem
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Virgin Records America
(January 23rd, 1990)

Bootlegs
(1998)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1989 commercial album was a regular U.S. release. The bootlegs based on the DVD's isolated score track began appearing in 1998, and are often available on the secondary market in various forms. Its cover art and tracks vary greatly from version to version.
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AWARDS
Winner of a Grammy Award and nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you're ready for one of the most effective and engaging scores in Hollywood's modern age, and easily one of James Horner's ultimate efforts.

Avoid it... only if you found the film offensive for some reason; there exists no good reason to avoid learning about and appreciating this score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #54
WRITTEN 8/29/97, REVISED 7/30/06
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Glory: (James Horner) Perhaps the best Civil War film ever produced, Glory is the beautiful historical tragedy of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw's 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry unit, the first black regiment in America. Its unlikely formation and ultimate sacrifice gained both the soldiers and their loyal commanding officers surprising respect from Union ranks unsure about the viability of black regiments. The Oscar-recognized film's vivid brutality during the opening scenes of the battle at Antietam would allow the story of the 54th Massachusetts unit to be told without actually showing the gruesome violence that would meet them along their journey to respect. Despite winning three Oscars and receiving nominations for other categories, the film was shunned in major categories in which it had received due attention from the Golden Globes. In the long career of composer James Horner, many of his scores could be identified as his ultimate best. From the adventures of Willow and Zorro to his remarkable year of 1995, and not forgetting the polarizing Titanic, there can be no doubt that of all his scores, Glory is the most emotionally bound to its film and had the most profound effect on that film. To imagine Ed Zwick's visuals without Horner's classical and choral themes is unfathomable, and to hear the score apart from film evokes the same tear-jerking emotions. If there were ever a score built to make you weep when hearing its album, Glory would be that score. Like other scores that occasionally sweep up a new generation of youths and introduce them to their first film score, Glory did just that in 1989. In one of of the most puzzling votes in recent Academy Award history, Horner's decent, but hardly Glory-quality Field of Dreams was the composer's only nominated score from that year. Despite that oversight, the album was Horner's best-seller until Braveheart and Titanic, and has remained well respected through the years.



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11,187 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 4.32 Stars
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Theme from "Ivan the Terrible"
David - February 13, 2009, at 2:01 p.m.
1 comment  (3349 views)
james horner--GLORY   Expand >>
meredith MacGreogr - November 15, 2007, at 11:37 a.m.
2 comments  (4141 views)
Newest: December 16, 2009, at 11:59 a.m. by
Edmund Meinerts
soundtrack on mp3?
Ben - September 30, 2007, at 11:58 a.m.
1 comment  (2550 views)
Glory theme from Prokofiev   Expand >>
Frank - March 28, 2007, at 6:40 p.m.
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jb17kx
"Preparations for Battle"   Expand >>
Evan B. - December 21, 2006, at 5:51 p.m.
2 comments  (4216 views)
Newest: April 14, 2007, at 3:36 p.m. by
Kevin Smith
Great music BUT....
Randall Flagg - September 26, 2006, at 10:41 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Commercial Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 43:21
• 1. A Call to Arms (3:07)
• 2. After Antietam (2:39)
• 3. Lonely Christmas (1:54)
• 4. Forming the Regiment (5:26)
• 5. The Whipping (2:09)
• 6. Burning the Town of Darien (2:30)
• 7. Brave Words, Braver Deeds (3:09)
• 8. The Year of Jubilee (2:25)
• 9. Preparations for Battle (7:32)
• 10. Charging Fort Wagner (2:51)
• 11. An Epitaph to War (2:32)
• 12. Closing Credits (6:51)
Bootleg Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 78:06

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