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The Mighty
(1998)
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Commercial Album
Miramax Promo
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Geoffrey Alexander

Co-Orchestrated by:
Julian Kershaw

Performed by:
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Pangaea Records
(October 6th, 1998)

Miramax Promo
(December, 1998)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The Pangaea album is a regular U.S. release, but is out of print. The Miramax promotional album was only made available to awards voters and occasionally surfaces on the secondary market.
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AWARDS
The Sting song "The Mighty" was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you could accept a score that merges traditional orchestral action, bluegrass rhythms, and Celtic instrumentation into an extremely inspirational and successful whole.

Avoid it... if you prefer your Trevor Jones material to have the straight orchestral might of his other 1998 scores and don't need a harmonica and Irish jigs to spoil the performances of the London Symphony Orchestra.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #746
WRITTEN 1/17/99, REVISED 3/26/08
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The Mighty: (Trevor Jones) Who would have thought that anybody could combine concepts from Simon Birch and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome into a successful and inspirational children's film? The idea of pairing two misfits of opposite types as a working whole is not new, but author Rodman Philbrick seemingly took a page from the character Master-Blaster in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and created "Freak, the Mighty," a story about two kids, one lumbering gentle giant and one physically disabled genius, and literally paired the brain on top of the brawns to survive the environment of modern day Cincinnati. The film is a highly praised and extremely well-acted depiction of what any outcast can accomplish given the right friends, a stirring imagination, and a mind closed to prejudices. The imagination in The Mighty comes in the form of the book of Arthurian legend that brings the two boys together, causing them to conquer bullies and other social problems with the confidence of a knight saving a maiden from a dragon. The film performed reasonably well due to its extraordinary positive reputation and decent reviews, and Trevor Jones' music for the production earned and maintained the respect of many film score collectors in the following decade. Jones was arguably achieving the height of his mainstream success in 1998, receiving several high profile scoring assignments through 2001 that continued to impress listeners. The year of 1998 in particular saw immense creativity on a large scale for Jones, and while Dark City and the television production of Merlin receive most of the attention, The Mighty is easily the most diverse and creative effort of the year for the composer. His ability to weave multiple genres of music into one cohesive score is extremely impressive, and The Mighty is all over the map when it comes to eclectic, genre-bending style. He takes inspiration from traditional orchestral action, bluegrass rhythms, and Celtic instrumentation, among others, and somehow manages to form them into solid and prideful personality that translates into a very rewarding listening experience.



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313 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.33 Stars
***** 73 5 Stars
**** 88 4 Stars
*** 68 3 Stars
** 38 2 Stars
* 46 1 Stars
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This soundtrack is relaxing and well-composed,and almost perfect
Sheridan - June 17, 2006, at 1:51 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Commercial Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 65:52
• 1. The Mighty - performed by Sting (3:50)
• 2. Past Times (5:02)
• 3. Dreaming Clouds (2:17)
• 4. First Flight (2:10)
• 5. Life's Rough (3:53)
• 6. Danger by the Lake (3:12)
• 7. City Walkers (1:42)
• 8. The Mighty Quest (14:43)
• 9. My Noble Knight (8:18)
• 10. Free to Fly (4:31)
• 11. Future Times (2:39)
• 12. Parting Request - performed by Maia Sharp (4:31)
• 13. Let the Good Times Roll - performed by B.B. King and Zucchero (5:25)
• 14. The Mighty (Remix) - performed by Sting (3:33)
Miramax Promo Tracks   ▼Total Time: 66:47

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The commercial album's insert contains extensive credits, but no extra information about the score or film. The promo's insert is sparse.
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