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The Mists of Avalon
(2001)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Vocals Performed by:
Aeone
Loreena McKennitt

Performed by:
Members of the Munich Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(June 26th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
Nominated for an Emmy Award.
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Buy it... if you are looking for just one Lee Holdridge score to include in your film music collection, for The Mists of Avalon endures as his most magnificent orchestral powerhouse.

Avoid it... if you have no affinity for Celtic tones in orchestral scores' vocals and percussion, a sound that was saturating the soundtrack market at the time.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #243
WRITTEN 7/24/01, REVISED 1/25/09
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The Mists of Avalon: (Lee Holdridge) Director Ulrich Edel's miniseries adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's bestseller takes a different look at the Camelot fable, telling the story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and Merlin from the perspective of the tale's female characters. The power struggle existing between the women behind the spotlight is saturated with pagan aspects of the story, including a graphic scene of incest, which conservative groups found offensive. The protests against this TNT miniseries only served to bring it more attention, and with the help of an accomplished cast, outstanding sets, and memorable music, The Mists of Avalon was explosively popular in the summer of 2001. Absent in this rendition of the legend are the fanfares of brass that have best represented the genre in feature films, with the story of the women requiring a different kind of score than the typical Arthurian affair. For several years already, composer Lee Holdridge had been producing solid scores for TNT films. Most of these projects, despite their continuous reruns, faded away into obscurity, and Holdridge's music for them always failed to merit a commercial album release. In the case of The Mists of Avalon, however, the show's enormous audience yielded the possibility of a successful release of Holdridge's Emmy-nominated score, and that album also achieved rarely seen heights for an orchestral score. Holdridge's career had, since the late 1980's, remained absent from mainstream attention. While 80's classics like Splash and Old Gringo are still revered by devoted film score fans, Holdridge's supporters held out hope that he would once again receive an assignment which would bring him that much overdue attention. The Mists of Avalon was undoubtedly that score, though the composer's continued output for documentaries and made-for-television films throughout the remainder of the 2000's never managed to reach the same audience. While many critics attributed the popularity of the music from The Mists of Avalon to the prominent placement of a Loreena McKennitt song, the score stands very strongly as an integral element in the production.



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Beautiful!!!
oakenthorn - June 26, 2011, at 7:25 a.m.
1 comment  (755 views)
One of the best television scores I have ever heard
Sheridan - June 16, 2006, at 3:42 a.m.
1 comment  (1976 views)
Best tracks!
Cesar - August 18, 2004, at 11:29 a.m.
1 comment  (1668 views)
Forget the music... check out Mike with a beard!
MV_Stalker - July 20, 2003, at 8:25 p.m.
1 comment  (1664 views)
the best television score in ages
Brianna - May 20, 2003, at 6:52 p.m.
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Mists of Avalon score
Mia - April 8, 2002, at 3:53 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 73:32
• 1. The Mystic's Dream - performed by Loreena McKennitt (7:40)
• 2. Morgaine's Journey (6:25)
• 3. Igraine Meets Uther/Arthur is Born (4:55)
• 4. The Children Leave/Vivenne's World (3:27)
• 5. Morgaine Grows Up (4:23)
• 6. Running Up the Hill/Guinevere (3:38)
• 7. The Cave Ceremony (4:02)
• 8. Finding Excalibur (1:45)
• 9. Night Courtyard (2:37)
• 10. A Night of Love (4:15)
• 11. No Baby/Castle Dance (2:54)
• 12. Merlin's Wisdom/Merlin's Death (4:31)
• 13. Morgaine's Despair (3:07)
• 14. Vivienne's Death (2:46)
• 15. Lancelot and Guinevere Say Farewell (2:33)
• 16. Mordred Confronts Arthur/The Battle Ends (4:43)
• 17. Finale (5:16)
• 18. I Will Remember You Still - performed by Aeone (4:02)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a short note about the score from Lee Holdridge. More information about the artists for the original score could be obtained in 2001 at their official sites: Lee Holdridge and Aeone.
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