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Secondhand Lions
(2003)
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Composed and Co-Orchestrated by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
James Shearman

Co-Orchestrated by:
Lawrence Ashmore

Produced by:
Maggie Rodford
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
New Line Records
(September 23rd, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you prefer the exuberance of Patrick Doyle's triumphant brass themes and adventurous spirit, a sound restricted mostly to his early compositions until this entry resurrected it in full glory.

Avoid it... if an emotionally sappy collection of swashbuckling themes by Doyle doesn't interest you as much as the music from his heavier classical works.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #563
WRITTEN 11/7/03, REVISED 3/16/09
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Secondhand Lions: (Patrick Doyle) In one of the more off-beat and imaginative endeavors in modern filmmaking, Secondhand Lions tells the story of African adventures while set in the cornfields of Texas. As improbable as that concept may seem, the film's hearty storytelling format allows the imagination of a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) to run wild while listening to the tall tales of youthful adventures in Africa as told by his recently rich, but equally eccentric uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall). While the actual setting of the film is rooted in America's South, the cartoonish adventures span the globe in Indiana Jones fashion, and before production even began on Secondhand Lions, director Tim McCanlies had his heart set upon the services of composer Patrick Doyle to bring out the varied emotions of these travels. Although McCanlies was a fan of Doyle's classics of the previous 15 years, the director had chosen to use a Korngold approach of swashbuckling heroics for his temp tracking for the production. Charged with writing music that was very heavily layered with thematic development, Doyle was given a full year to score Secondhand Lions, a luxury rarely seen in the film music industry. Through McCanlies' style of working, Doyle would be involved with the production to such an extent that voice-overs by Michael Caine would have to be re-recorded in greater volume to compensate for the loftier heights of Doyle's background music. For fans of Doyle's exuberant styles who wondered where the composer's efforts had been directed in the few sparse years of scoring production in the early 2000's, Secondhand Lions was mostly the answer (along with Doyle's other continuing projects outside of the film scoring arena). Due to both budgetary constraints and a growing confidence in the capabilities of Eastern European recording ensembles and facilities, Doyle journeyed to Bratislava and recorded the score with Slovakian players, most of whom, helpfully, spoke English.



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Tad contradicting.
Jon Adamich - May 22, 2012, at 12:56 a.m.
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Wonderful score
Sheridan - January 16, 2007, at 8:06 a.m.
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Patrick Doyle Jr.   Expand >>
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an overlooked sneaker
Larry - March 16, 2004, at 11:20 a.m.
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Wow!!
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 45:50
• 1. Main Titles (1:36)
• 2. The Trunk (1:38)
• 3. The Plunger (1:06)
• 4. Walter Runs Away (1:27)
• 5. Fireside Chat (2:51)
• 6. Foreign Legion (0:45)
• 7. Secondhand Arrival - performed by Ola Onabule (1:07)
• 8. I Must Meet this Man (0:27)
• 9. Hub Meets Jasmine (1:59)
• 10. Hub Rescues Jasmine (0:50)
• 11. Lion Hunt (1:13)
• 12. Cornfield Jungle - performed by Ola Onabule (1:04)
• 13. The Assassins (2:40)
• 14. Sheik Swordfight (2:40)
• 15. Goodnight Kid (1:03)
• 16. Waking Hub (0:57)
• 17. Died in Childbirth (1:09)
• 18. Be My Uncle (1:11)
• 19. Finding the Money (2:41)
• 20. Stan Lies to Walter (2:51)
• 21. She Was a Real Lion - performed by Patrick Doyle Jr. (3:22)
• 22. Walter Leaves (1:58)
• 23. Maybe You Don't (1:03)
• 24. Walter Comes Home (3:42)
• 25. Nice to Meet You (1:26)
• 26. Piano Suite (2:54)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note about Doyle and the film from director Tim McCanlies. The enhanced portion of the CD includes interviews with the director and Doyle, interactive sheet music, and a photo gallery from the recording sessions.
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