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The Greatest Miracle
(2011)
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2011 Promo
2011 BSX
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gordon Johnson
Robert Prizeman
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Dos Corazones/McKenzie Music (Promotional)
(February 14th, 2011)

BSX Records
(September 28th, 2011)
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The initial release of February, 2011 was a promotional, commercial download-only offering by Dos Corazones/McKenzie Music. The CD released later in 2011 by BSX Records was limited to 1,500 copies and made available at soundtrack specialty outlets for normal retail prices.
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Buy it... if your heart melts when presented with unyielding melodic beauty for orchestra and varied choir, a characteristic abundant in the consistently loving demeanor of Mark McKenzie's first score in several years.

Avoid it... if you are so bothered by what you consider religious propaganda films that the clearly pious nature of this inspirational score will annoy you in its attempt to glorify the purity of faith through wholesale tonal magnificence.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,539
WRITTEN 10/24/11
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The Greatest Miracle (El Gran Milagro): (Mark McKenzie) An entire industry exists to promote the world's religious institutions and their faiths in the B-rate genre of inspirational movies. One such entry out of Mexico in 2011 and directed by Disney writer and storyboard artist Bruce Morris is what some might call a Catholic propaganda film, aiming its focus at encouraging faith through the lens of 3D animation. The story details the troubles of three people in contemporary times, all of whom dealing with loss and sickness in unforgiving urban environments and requiring the help of disguised guardian angels to steer them into their local parish. While the issues these ordinary people face are typical, the depictions of their experiences in the cathedral are quite frightening and spectacular in their literal display of angels and demons at work. The audience for El Gran Milagro is likely a targeted constituency of those seeking to solidify their beliefs in redemption, and although the movie was distributed in America as The Greatest Miracle the same year, its alternative purpose as a tool of conversion is likely defeated by the extremely dated look of its animated renderings. Although utilizing 3D technology to enhance the splendor of certain scenes, The Greatest Miracle may have better resonated with neutral audiences had it not attempted to resurrect late-1990's animation technologies and stuck with flat 2D renderings instead. The production is one of those rare events for which its soundtrack is practically its only claim to fame, composer Mark McKenzie integral to the success of the movie and advertised as such. McKenzie is a career orchestrator for a variety of major Hollywood composers, his associations with John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, John Barry, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, and other top names dating back to the late 1980's. Throughout the 1990's, he made a concerted effort to break into the mainstream with his own composing, but despite a series of very strong scores for B-rate movies, he was never able to hit it big with a popular solo assignment. In the 2000's, while continuing his orchestration work, he limited himself to inspirational family dramas for productions of a Hallmark variety, though all of his activity tapered off as the decade closed. His sparse compositional career, much like Cliff Eidelman's, has been the source of much frustration for dedicated film score collectors, and The Greatest Miracle is a tremendous treat for these listeners.



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Alternative review at movie-wave.net
Southall - October 29, 2011, at 5:30 a.m.
1 comment  (980 views)
I Just Love This Score!
Craig Richard Lysy - October 26, 2011, at 7:32 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
2011 Promotional Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 40:34
• 1. Entering the Cathedral (2:21)
• 2. Call of the Spirit (2:37)
• 3. Angels, Demons and Prayer (5:34)
• 4. Reclaiming Faith (3:13)
• 5. Benedictus Deus (1:38)
• 6. You'll See (1:16)
• 7. Offerings (2:28)
• 8. Ask For What You Want (1:43)
• 9. I Miss You (3:35)
• 10. Ultimate Love (4:46)
• 11. A Clean Soul (3:04)
• 12. Go in Peace (4:04)
• 13. That Beautiful Smile (2:37)
• 14. Ascension/Gloria Patri (1:47)
2011 BSX Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 51:12

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The promotional download-only album contains no interior packaging. The insert of the BSX Records CD album contains detailed notes about the score but no significant information about the film.
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