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The One
(2001)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gordon Goodwin

Co-Produced by:
Paul Linford
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(December 11th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release, initially delayed by one week.
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Buy it... if you want to hear Trevor Rabin's style of music in its proper element, with a variety of rip-snorting electric guitars and better than average rock rhythms serving as appropriate ambience for the film's combination of science fiction and martial arts.

Avoid it... if Rabin's hard-nosed ruckus hasn't worked for you in any context, or if you are simply looking for the songs from the film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #659
WRITTEN 3/27/03, REVISED 2/11/09
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The One: (Trevor Rabin) Why do people keep going to glorified kung fu movies starring Jet Li, even at his advancing age? Because, as evidence to what some people would call the spiraling decay of human morality, they love to see the martial arts expert kick ass. The same applies to Jackie Chan, but with Jet Li, you get a sense of sophisticated malice that serves to entertain the malevolent corners of all our personalities. And what better than to witness a movie in which Li not only kicks bystanders in the head, but himself as well? The concept of The One is a unique one, both in its theories about multiple universes and in its brilliant scheme to place multiple Li copies in every scene of the film, culminating the best motorcycle-busting, skull-smashing Jet Li experience of them all. There are existential elements to the story, too, the kinds of topics that deserve treatment in a far more intellectual setting, but that's obviously not the venue here. Proven rock composer Trevor Rabin was hired for the project with the anticipation of a heavy touch of electric guitars for Li's ruthless killing on screen. Coming off of several high profile scores involving the interpolation of orchestral and rock band elements, Rabin's fast-paced, authentic, contemporary edge was a sound perfect for The One. He assembled a rock band with the string section of an orchestra and his usual array of synthesizers and editing tools, resulting in a score that Rabin's most ardent fans will be more inclined to enjoy than those who discovered his talents with the orchestral majesty of portions of Armageddon and Deep Blue Sea. Still, something must be said for a man in his element. Rabin's large orchestral scores are often so simplistic in construct and heavy in the mixing process (causing those works to sound mostly synthetic even when they are not) that they insult the intelligence of veteran film music collectors (the asinine American Outlaws is perhaps the greatest violator among this group). But for every composer there is a perfect cinematic match, and you have to give Rabin credit for providing exactly the kind of propulsive, electronic score that The One required. Whether or not you can tolerate it is another matter.



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314 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.47 Stars
***** 38 5 Stars
**** 36 4 Stars
*** 59 3 Stars
** 86 2 Stars
* 95 1 Stars
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Plz tell me the name of the song
Corey - July 2, 2008, at 5:07 p.m.
1 comment  (1542 views)
Whats the name of this song?
Elfuego - May 31, 2007, at 8:25 a.m.
1 comment  (1995 views)
Whats the name of this song and band?   Expand >>
Blake Johnson - September 14, 2005, at 10:26 p.m.
2 comments  (3879 views)
Newest: November 20, 2005, at 10:50 a.m. by
Geoffrey
What's the name of the Band and Song in the Scene, where Yulaw fights vs. Gabriel? *NM*
Daniel - September 10, 2005, at 3:28 p.m.
1 comment  (2145 views)
Whats the name of the last song?   Expand >>
SaINt KiKi - April 18, 2005, at 5:04 a.m.
4 comments  (4020 views)
Newest: June 15, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. by
Roger
Hideous soundtrack... EXCEPT FOR.....
greg - August 27, 2004, at 8:52 a.m.
1 comment  (1946 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 42:16
• 1. The Ritual (1:40)
• 2. Multiverse (3:19)
• 3. Growing Stronger (2:26)
• 4. The Light (5:36)
• 5. Paulie's Member (5:03)
• 6. Before the Start (2:21)
• 7. Search for Yulaw (2:03)
• 8. Sporadic Fire (5:42)
• 9. The Will to Continue (4:18)
• 10. Extreme Emotion (2:07)
• 11. A New Coarse (1:11)
• 12. Justification (2:13)
• 13. Rompie's Cue (1:37)
• 14. The Final Search (2:34)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no other information about the score or film.
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