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Remember the Titans
(2000)
Album Cover Art
1999 Debney Promo
2000 Rabin Promo
Album 2 Cover Art
Final Score Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Final Score Co-Orchestrated by:
Gordon Goodwin
Tom Calderaro

Rejected Score Composed and Conducted by:
John Debney
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Touchstone Pictures Promotional (Debney)
(December 16th, 1999)

Blue Focus Management Promotional (Rabin)
(2000)
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Neither score has been released commercially. Both were initially pressed promotionally by the studios involved in the production of the film, though the contents of the Rabin score were eventually re-issued by Blue Focus Management as another promo. The Debney promo preceded the release of the film by several months. Both promos originally featured a white cover with black type (standard to studio promos of the era), but the Blue Focus Management promo contains the art you see on this page. The Debney promo art you see above resulted once the music was bootlegged.
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Buy it... on the Trevor Rabin promotional album if you noticed the composer's conservatively symphonic and soothingly melodic score amongst the dominating song placements in the film.

Avoid it... on either the commercial song compilation or Rabin's promo if you want to hear a score that strongly addresses the cultural aspects of the film, in which case the rejected score by John Debney is a fascinatingly diverse (though ultimately incomplete) listening experience.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,445
WRITTEN 1/8/10
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Remember the Titans: (John Debney/Trevor Rabin) As a formula sports film, the usual kind of highly predictable "based on a true story" feel-good syrup, Remember the Titans is certainly passable. As a commentary on historical fact and the serious nature of ethnic turbulence associated with the integration of American schools in the early 1970's, however, the 2000 Boaz Yakin film comes up rather limp. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was forced to balance those two conflicting elements upon guiding this story about a heralded Virginia high school football program that serves as the rallying point for integration on the playing field in 1971, and to ensure a PG rating that would guarantee better chances at mainstream acceptance, Remember the Titans lost the kind of muscle that it could have exerted in exploring the gravity of the integration itself. Still, despite the rather tepid racial conflicts in the film, strong acting performances and a strict adherence to the formula of sporting perseverance made the production a success. Among the slightly problematic aspects of Remember the Titans is its occasional lean towards the style of silly humor that plagued the just previously released The Replacements, a part of the narrative often accompanied by famous songs of the era. The soundtrack is riddled with standards of the late 60's and early 70's, punctuated by the team's standard entry onto the field via intentionally corny dancing. Most of the music in the finished cut is indeed derived from these songs, leaving little room for an original score to make an impact. Veteran sports movie composer John Debney was tapped to write a redemptive score with a fair dose of Southern twang, and he did just that. Ultimately, after having completed some of the recording of his score, Debney was removed from the project and, being that this was a Bruckheimer film, Trevor Rabin was brought in to write a replacement. The latter composer's music, while nowhere near as technically or structurally deep as Debney's score, made a positive impact upon the film in its limited usage and stands among his most compelling all-time works. Both scores are quite strong, however, and there are distinct reasons why Debney's work, regardless of its remarkable ability to capture the spirit of the racial undertones, was rejected. The perfect score for Remember the Titans would have combined pieces from both soundtracks, though with the songs firmly entrenched in the forefront of the mix, perhaps such a discussion is irrelevant.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1999 John Debney Promo Tracks   ▼Total Time: 33:55
• 1. Old Hatreds (1:33)
• 2. A New Home (2:00)
• 3. Simply Dignity (1:07)
• 4. Good Ole Boyz (0:36)
• 5. Long Hard Practice (2:00)
• 6. Standoff (1:09)
• 7. '69 Chevy Run (1:22)
• 8. Theme For Jenny (1:12)
• 9. To Bury the Dead (3:10)
• 10. Alone Again (0:59)
Music Tracked From Previous Debney Scores:
• 11. Small Town Heroes (3:07)
• 12. For the Heroes (3:26)
• 13. The Big Win (4:38)
• 14. Final Score (1:13)
• 15. Pushing the Yardstick (4:12)
• 16. Once Victorious/Saying Goodbye (2:22)
2000 Blue Focus/Rabin Promo Tracks   ▼Total Time: 25:38

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None of the promotional albums contains any substantial packaging.
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