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42
(2013)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Robert Ziegler

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Greg Ballinger
Tim Simonec
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
WaterTower Music
(April 9th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release, primarily distributed via download but also available through Amazon.com's "CDr on demand" service.
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Buy it... if you admire the subtleties of a finely crafted Americana score, Mark Isham very respectfully paying tribute to this story's gravity within the expected formulas of the genre.

Avoid it... if you demand that this score transcend to greatness in memorable fashion, the conservative personality of Isham's work sufficiently dramatic without making many overt attempts to move the listener.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,430
WRITTEN 5/23/13
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42: (Mark Isham) It's impossible to consider yourself a fan of the game of baseball without knowing about the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to reach the major leagues of the sport. His challenging but triumphant ascendance to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 opened the doors for countless other minority players in subsequent years, and Robinson's jersey number, 42, was eventually retired for all teams in baseball. It's astonishing to look back at the ridicule and scorn that he faced from even his own teammates during the events shown in this film, representing some of the best and worst moments that the sport has experienced. With consultation from Robinson's still living wife and players on his teams, the 2013 movie 42 was crafted with the intention of providing a true depiction of the man and the pivotal events that led up to and included the breaking of the color barrier in baseball. Some dramatic liberties were taken with the lead character, and there are a handful of somewhat careless errors in the historical aspects of the story, but for the most part, reactions to the film were very positive. While 42 is not expected to join the ranks of the historical sports genre greats, it did turn a good profit at the box office and provided an aging Harrison Ford with a notably believable and affable role as the executive of the Dodgers who shepherded Robinson to the majors. There is no doubt that 42 strives to embody the baseball and apple pie sense of Americana that has made the sport's history so rich with "pastime" definitions, and although composer Mark Isham is known to many movie-goers as an artist most adept at maintaining extremely troubled soundscapes for horror and other dark genre topics, he has also meandered through some very patriotic assignments through the years. Most comparisons will be made between 42 and Miracle, the latter representing America's breakthrough hockey win in the 1980 Olympics. Though valid to a degree, Isham reaches back to the homely melodrama of Fly Away Home and October Sky to a greater degree, resisting the flashier orchestral heroics (until the end) but instead opting for wholesome ambient weight. A topic such as Robinson's achievements is difficult to score because no viewer wants to have the music driven home in too obvious a fashion; after all, this isn't a fantasy film like The Natural. That said, Isham does build to those Randy Newman levels of pomp at the conclusion of 42.

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Average: 2.71 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 41:52
• 1. He's Coming (1:34)
• 2. You Can't Go in There (1:07)
• 3. Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1:31)
• 4. Can You Do It (1:56)
• 5. Spring Training (1:23)
• 6. You Are a Hero (0:58)
• 7. Jackie's Style of Baseball (3:15)
• 8. Jackie Has to Run (2:30)
• 9. Why Are You Doing This? (3:00)
• 10. Rachel is Pregnant (1:43)
• 11. Jackie Talks to His Son (1:01)
• 12. Jackie Apologizes to Wendell (1:16)
• 13. Jackie is Brought Up (4:18)
• 14. A White Man's Game (0:41)
• 15. Jackie Steals (2:07)
• 16. They Are Never Going to Beat You (1:07)
• 17. Hate Mail (1:25)
• 18. Pee Wee and Jackie (1:33)
• 19. Spiked (1:02)
• 20. Branch Rickey (1:39)
• 21. Jackie Robinson (6:46)

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The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. As in many of Amazon.com's "CDr on demand" products, the packaging smells incredibly foul when new.
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