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Comments about the soundtrack for Band of Brothers (Michael Kamen)
Quite a score.

Alan B Pechman
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Quite a score.   Thursday, December 13, 2001 (9:24 a.m.) 

You know, there are soundtracks and there are SOUNDTRACKS. Band of Brothers is definitely the latter. I am a huge fan of soundtracks having an orchestral background and am a huge movie buff. I just wanted to qualify my viewpoint before giving it.

Whereas the Saving Private Ryan score was apropos for itself, it never puncuated the action sequences, albiet by design, from Messrs. Spielberg and Williams. Although quite similar in it's delivery of not puncuating the battle scenes, Band of Brothers did have sequences, as in the 101st's departure for Normandy, where the score came through magnificently. Considering this was a Kamen score and not a Williams score is a high compliment for Maestro Kamen. Don't get me wrong, I own quite a few Kamen scores and enjoy them each for their own merits, but Band of Brothers could quite well be his best to date.

His scoring resonates to the bonds of these men through their individual and group's trials by fire. It categorizes their journey from the Company's beginnings to the end of the war. One might argue the main themes are hammered home too often, whereas I would argue that they in turn serve to reiterate the whole point of the series; of it being about one group of extraordinary men.

If you like War movie scores, then this one is a must.

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