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The Pacific
(2010)
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Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Conducted by:
Blake Neely

Co-Composed and Co-Orchestrated by:
Geoff Zanelli

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Suzette Moriarty
Walt Fowler
Rick Giovinazzo
Kevin Kaska
Elizabeth Finch
Carl Rydlund
Nathan Blume

Co-Produced by:
Gary Goetzman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Rhino Entertainment
(March 9th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you specifically noticed the score's two main themes in the context of the popular series, because without the inherent meaning you will associate with them as a result, the remaining music may underwhelm you in its surprisingly simplistic nature.

Avoid it... if you expect to be as engaged with this soundtrack as you were with Michael Kamen's Band of Brothers, because Hans Zimmer and his crew seem content with providing The Pacific with inoffensive, respectful, and pretty sonic wallpaper of very basic, tonal constructs.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,618
WRITTEN 7/6/11
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The Pacific (TV): (Hans Zimmer/Geoff Zanelli/Blake Neely) Serving as a much anticipated sister series to 2001's Band of Brothers, a related follow-up from Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman debuted on HBO and in Australia and the United Kingdom in early 2010. Running for two months, The Pacific limited its focus of World War II's American action against the Japanese to the perspectives of just three Marines. Over the course of nine hours (split into ten episodes), these men are shown enlisting, fighting, in one case dying, and dealing with the aftermath of the conflict, much of the narrative supplied by the real-life accounts of the survivors of these mostly true war stories. Like Band of Brothers, HBO, Dreamworks, and their international counterparts attempted to follow the standard of excellence in the portrayal of the conflict as set in Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. Over $150 million was poured into the production of The Pacific, most of that money spent in Australia, where shooting was centered. The quality of the mini-series has been widely praised, with nearly universal accolades from critics and viewers translating into almost two dozen Emmy nominations, of which The Pacific won eight (including for overall outstanding series). In all of the various television and video game adaptations of the Stephen Ambrose style of WWII combat narrative in the years since Saving Private Ryan, John Williams' respectfully restrained music for the 1998 film has remained a template for many of those subsequent soundtracks. Both Michael Kamen and Michael Giacchino provided music to those venues that has more outwardly dramatized this period in history, but these composers very carefully maintained the instruction to pay respect to sacrifice rather than glorify the conflict. Whereas Williams' Saving Private Ryan is solemn to the point of minimalism in parts and Giacchino's "Medal of Honor" game scores pushed the boundaries of heroism from within the same general mould, Kamen's music for Band of Brothers endures as a popular and competent middle ground.

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Average: 3.26 Stars
***** 30 5 Stars
**** 33 4 Stars
*** 35 3 Stars
** 19 2 Stars
* 19 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 72:01
• 1. Honor - Main Title Theme From The Pacific (2:56)
• 2. With the Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific (4:05)
• 3. You Have No Idea (2:15)
• 4. Terrible Solomons (1:40)
• 5. Torn Souls (1:23)
• 6. Nightfall on Okinawa (1:41)
• 7. Private First Class Robert Leckie (2:40)
• 8. Fallen Friend (1:50)
• 9. We've Gone Respectable (3:04)
• 10. Iwo Jima (4:08)
• 11. Praying For You (3:19)
• 12. Even the Trees Hate Us (3:41)
• 13. Get the Wounded Aboard (1:55)
• 14. Memories of Home (2:32)
• 15. Landing Peleliu (3:22)
• 16. Adagio For Peleliu (2:07)
• 17. The Peleliu Hills (4:37)
• 18. Dear Vera (1:46)
• 19. Where Do We Go From Here? (1:55)
• 20. Men at War (2:33)
• 21. Sledge's Humanity (6:08)
• 22. War is Hell (2:15)
• 23. Homecoming (4:51)
• 24. New Kind of Bomb (2:19)
• 25. Honor (For Oboe and Strings) (2:59)

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