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Band of Brothers
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Geoff Alexander
Blake Neely

Co-Produced by:
James Brett
Michael Price
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(August 28th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you don't own a Michael Kamen score and are looking for one that combines his blazing thematic heroics with the restrained atmosphere of his classical sensibilities.

Avoid it... if you simply can't fathom a relatively obvious rearrangement of Kamen's spirited title theme from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for a serious World War II drama.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #53
WRITTEN 8/29/01, REVISED 1/29/09
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Band of Brothers: (Michael Kamen) HBO's prize of 2001, Band of Brothers was not only a superior mini-series from top to bottom, winning the most coveted Emmy and Golden Globe awards, but it was also a promotional juggernaut that had built invaluable momentum throughout the months before its debut. It was a production from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, recounting yet another World War II story by Saving Private Ryan inspiration Stephen E. Ambrose. The story of the Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, is the centerpiece of the ten hour epic series, with the primary characters played by a relatively unknown cast of young actors. The narrative of the group of paratroopers follows their actions from their training through the Battle of the Bulge and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Interestingly, Band of Brothers was the first HBO mini-series or film to be both shot and presented in HDTV. The series' music by Michael Kamen was a labor of love for the composer, swamping him with the incredible volume of compositions that he would be required to write. Earlier in the year, Kamen was working on a frustrating demo process with the producers of Tomb Raider when the opportunity to join Band of Brothers came knocking on his door, and the composer wisely jumped from the sinking Tomb Raider ship and began writing a painstakingly awesome amount of music for the HBO event. Unlike the director's seat, which would hold many well known directors for the different parts of the series, Kamen was the sole composer for the entire project. The large (and by some reports, highly overblown) budget for the project, the most expensive in the history of HBO, allowed Kamen to employ the London Metropolitan Orchestra and a full chorus of voices to complete an impressive ensemble. Kamen had been nominated for his title theme and episodic work on another Tom Hanks HBO production, From the Earth to the Moon, and he rose to the occasion once again in 2001. While Band of Brothers surprisingly did not earn the composer any major award nominations, it is commonly considered his last great score before his untimely death not long thereafter.

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4,417 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.95 Stars
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** 356 2 Stars
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Highly emotional music
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 69:55
• 1. Main Theme (2:24)
• 2. Band of Brothers Suite One (6:31)
• 3. Band of Brothers Suite Two (9:15)
• 4. The Mission Begins (5:50)
• 5. Swamp (2:08)
• 6. Spiers' Speech (1:02)
• 7. Fire on Lake (2:16)
• 8. Parapluie (2:17)
• 9. Boy Eats Chocolate (1:18)
• 10. Bull's Theme (3:21)
• 11. Winters on Subway (1:54)
• 12. Headscarf (4:11)
• 13. Buck in Hospital (2:01)
• 14. Plaisir D'amour (1:56)
• 15. Preparing for Patrol (2:32)
• 16. String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor (Opus 131) - written by Beethoven (2:13)
• 17. Discovery of the Camp (10:59)
• 18. Nixon's Walk (2:18)
• 19. Austria (2:01)
• 20. Band of Brothers Requiem - performed by Maire Brennan and Zoe Kamen (3:18)

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The insert includes extensive credits, but surprisingly offers no extra information about the series or score.
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