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Seabiscuit
(2003)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jonathan Sacks
Ira Hearshen
Joey Newman
Conrad Pope

Additional Arrangements by:
William Ross

Co-Produced by:
Frank Wolf
Bruno Coon
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Decca/Universal
(July 22nd, 2003)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
Nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you can accept a mellow, pleasant, musical slice of Americana on a conservative and smooth orchestral level.

Avoid it... if you prefer your horse racing adventures and historical dramas to kick up sustained energy and emotional depth.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #329
WRITTEN 7/8/03, REVISED 3/12/09
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Seabiscuit: (Randy Newman) Horse racing is something of an enigma in America. While the pastoral spirit that is associated with horse racing is embraced by many in the nation, the sport itself occupies mainstream attention less often than many would think. The only times during which a horse or a race streaks across the front pages of the news is when a particular horse wins two of the three races which constitute the coveted "triple crown" and has a chance to win the third and final race, an achievement that has seldom occurred over the past 100 years. One vintage horse who challenged a crown winner was Seabiscuit, an underdog in the 1930's whose awkward owner, trainer, and jockey combination was overcome as the horse beat incredible odds and captivated America. The dramatic 2003 film representation of Seabiscuit's run for the nation's heart is saturated with Americana spirit, offering a feel-good tale of an unlikely horse that wasn't supposed be the champion. The equation is simple in heart and raw with emotion, and the filmmakers continued their collaboration with iconic composer Randy Newman for Seabiscuit after his successful, Academy Award-nominated score for another slice of American history for their 1998 film Pleasantville. Coming from a family of talented, prolific composers in generations past and present, it's interesting to note that Randy Newman was clearly being fashioned as the expert in Americana spirit in the family at the time, despite the more bittersweet and serious activities of his cousin Thomas. While most viewers associate his work with fluffy Disney animation scores, as well as that lazy voice he always used for the title songs of those animation films, Randy Newman was also well established in the genres of historical American sports and societal dramas. Aside from the sufficient, but not particularly memorable, nominated score for Pleasantville, Newman was even better known in the genre for classics such as Ragtime and The Natural. It is along these lines that Newman would infuse a similar spirit into Seabiscuit's journey to stardom. The assignment wasn't completely fluid; due to his busy schedule, Newman couldn't arrange and conduct the final alterations required for the production, so orchestrator William Ross stepped in for the final sessions. You won't notice any difference between these final recordings and those that came before, however.



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Average: 2.85 Stars
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Song I cant find...   Expand >>
Alicia Shepherd - July 31, 2005, at 7:40 a.m.
2 comments  (2825 views)
Newest: September 11, 2005, at 9:46 a.m. by
dm
Short jazz song around 1:10:00
Robert - May 21, 2005, at 5:23 p.m.
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Orchestrations   Expand >>
Nicolas Rodriguez Quiles - May 3, 2005, at 1:45 a.m.
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Moby song?   Expand >>
Dawn - August 17, 2004, at 4:47 p.m.
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truman
Seabiscuit song question   Expand >>
Andy Evans - March 18, 2004, at 2:23 p.m.
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Newest: February 15, 2005, at 11:28 p.m. by
amy
Randy Newman is no hero
paul szalay - February 29, 2004, at 4:16 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 46:32
• 1. Main Title (2:05)
• 2. Idea (2:08)
• 3. The Crash (3:06)
• 4. Seabiscuit - performed by Randy Newman (0:59)
• 5. Call Me Red (2:54)
• 6. Frankie (1:22)
• 7. La Tequilera - performed by Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles (1:14)
• 8. Marcela/Agua Caliente (2:23)
• 9. Campfire (1:17)
• 10. Red's First Win (3:35)
• 11. Tanforan (1:43)
• 12. Infield Folks (1:38)
• 13. Pumpkin (1:36)
• 14. The Derby (3:14)
• 15. Wedding (2:06)
• 16. Night Ride/Accident (1:41)
• 17. To the Line (3:37)
• 18. The Unkindest Cut (3:30)
• 19. Ready? (3:01)
• 20. A Nice Ride (3:16)

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