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Last of the Mohicans
(1992)
Album Cover Art
1992 Original
2000 Re-Recording
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Daniel Carlin
Elton Ahi

2000 Album Conducted by:
Joel McNeely

2000 Album Produced by:
Robert Townson

2000 Album Performed by:
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Morgan Creek Music
(October 6th, 1992)

Varèse Sarabande
(September 26th, 2000)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Both albums are regular U.S. releases.
Awards
AWARDS
Nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you wonder where all of Trevor Jones' outstanding, sweeping title themes originate from, because Last of the Mohicans is the genesis of the composer's mainstream career.

Avoid it... if you expect either of the original 1992 or re-recorded 2000 albums to provide a satisfyingly comprehensive presentation of the music provided by no less than six composers and groups to the film.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #31
WRITTEN 9/24/96, REVISED 9/6/08
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Edelman
Edelman
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McNeely
Last of the Mohicans: (Trevor Jones/Randy Edelman) Although director Michael Mann took James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel Last of the Mohicans in a direction that betrayed the original intent of the second story of "The Longstocking Tales," the 1992 film is considered by some to be the director's crowning achievement. He would use the success of Last of the Mohicans to launch a mainstream career that continued to tackled touchy topics in adult manners. Not all was blessed with Last of the Mohicans, however, with Daniel Day-Lewis' "I will find you!" line mocked in parodies ever since and an absolutely gruesome set of scenes late in the film graphically depicting bodily mutilation. Among the film's strengths was its music; Mann has always maintained an extremely eclectic taste in soundtracks, often combining the services of several musicians in conjunction with existing pieces of music to form occasionally disjointed (or post-modern) sounds for his films. In the case of Last of the Mohicans, he hired the relatively unknown Trevor Jones, who had yet to make his name in Hollywood as of 1992. Mann instructed him to compose a largely electronic score, which eventual fans of Jones' work know is something that he excels in, especially when merging synthetic and orchestral tones. Ironically, the vision of the production changed significantly during the film's making, and Jones ultimately wrote 48 minutes of extremely robust orchestral work with only a slight role for electronics. But the endless editing process by Mann, which extended to an expanded director's cut released on DVD in 2000, caused scheduling conflicts for Jones. Mann then turned to Randy Edelman, who was also just attaining popularity in mainstream Hollywood. Edelman's distinct electronic sound and simplistic structures were already his standard style by 1992, and his music is a far cry from Jones' in quality and tone. While the two styles did not necessarily mesh particularly well, the two composers handled separate concepts in the film; Jones wrote the major themes and battle sequences while Edelman independently provided 28 minutes of incidental music falling in mostly conversational scenes. Four other composers or groups contributed music to Last of the Mohicans as well, though most of it was source material.



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Average: 4.05 Stars
***** 4,318 5 Stars
**** 1,851 4 Stars
*** 1,370 3 Stars
** 570 2 Stars
* 434 1 Stars
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Why do some people think Enya wrote this soundtrack? *NM*   Expand >>
Edmund Meinerts - January 5, 2010, at 10:13 a.m.
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Fort Battle - French Horn?   Expand >>
Paul - January 28, 2008, at 2:15 a.m.
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the last of the mohicans   Expand >>
hope - November 21, 2007, at 3:05 p.m.
1 comment  (4112 views)
Excellent album
Sheridan - August 31, 2006, at 10:18 a.m.
1 comment  (1887 views)
the last of the mohicans
annette - June 13, 2006, at 9:50 p.m.
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sheet music for " The Kiss" from Last of the Mohicans   Expand >>
Ruth Flesher - April 28, 2006, at 12:52 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1992 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 54:59
Trevor Jones:
• 1. Main Title (1:44)
• 2. Elk Hunt (1:49)
• 3. The Kiss (2:47)
• 4. The Glade, Part II (2:34)
• 5. Fort Battle (4:20)
• 6. Promentory (6:13)
• 7. Munro's Office/Stockade (2:30)
• 8. Massacre/Canoes (6:52)
• 9. Top of the World (2:44)
Randy Edelman:
• 10. The Courier (2:27)
• 11. Cora (2:30)
• 12. River Walk and Discovery (5:30)
• 13. Parlay (3:46)
• 14. The British Arrival (2:00)
• 15. Pieces of a Story (4:58)

• 16. I Will Find You - performed by Clannad (1:42)
2000 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 45:26

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the original 1992 album includes no extra information about the score or film. The 2000 album's insert includes an excellent cue-by-cue analysis and situational perspective on the double-composer effort.
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