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We Are Marshall
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Kevin Kliesch

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(December 19th, 2006)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you typically enjoy all formulaic, inspirational sports genre scores, no matter how predictable they may be.

Avoid it... if you require a different angle to the genre and seek rhythmically victorious sports music to rival Jerry Goldsmith's historical standards.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #869
WRITTEN 12/22/06
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We Are Marshall: (Christophe Beck) Despite the deaths of several high profile sports stars in airplane accidents, it's actually quite rare that an entire sports program is wiped out by a single accident. This was the case with Marshall's Thundering Herd varsity football team, whose chartered plane crashed in 1970 and killed almost all of the players, coaches, athletic director, and major financial supporters. The program would stir up controversy and melodrama as it was resurrected the following year with inferior players. The Thundering Herd would suffer through years of failure before a combination of a Division I-AA championship over the powerhouse Montana Grizzlies, as well as encouragement from the team's greatest soon-to-be pro star, Randy Moss, would drive the program up to the NCAA's prestigious I-A level in the late 1990's. As a film, We Are Marshall is very careful to follow the actual events of the real life tragedy, only adding circumstantial dramatic elements when necessary. While the film desperately tries to avoid the long line of cliches that typically riddle such sports films, We Are Marshall has received a tepid response from critics for falling into that exact trap. Lengthy pep talks and victorious, defiant displays of pride are put forth, and only the dramatic controversy over whether or not to restart the program at all sets it above the normal level of sports films that litter the theatres each year. Both the two (arguably) greatest sports scores in history came from the pen of the late Jerry Goldsmith, whose Hoosiers and Rudy are symbols of inspiration heard even today in promotional films. As the pinnacles in the genre, it's difficult not to compare any serious, new sports film's score to those standards. While remaining extremely active in the television and feature scoring business the past two years, Christophe Beck had yet to make an entry in this enduring genre. In fact, his body of work didn't seem to point to him as an obvious choice to tackle We Are Marshall, but the composer succeeds in providing all the basic emotional input necessary to yank some moviegoers' tears. Does he achieve Goldsmith's standards? No.



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634 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.13 Stars
***** 119 5 Stars
**** 140 4 Stars
*** 166 3 Stars
** 124 2 Stars
* 85 1 Stars
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Autumn Dawson - March 8, 2011, at 6:58 a.m.
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Alternate review of We Are Marshall at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - December 28, 2006, at 8:41 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 54:29
• 1. Theme from 'We Are Marshall' (3:14)
• 2. Marshall vs. East Carolina (3:14)
• 3. Winning is Everything (2:03)
• 4. Annie and Chris (1:01)
• 5. Breaking News (1:54)
• 6. Our Boys' Plane (3:08)
• 7. Aftermath (2:29)
• 8. Nate's Plea (2:54)
• 9. Dedmon's List (2:11)
• 10. Why Jack Called (2:30)
• 11. Sons of Marshall (1:44)
• 12. Rebirth (1:36)
• 13. The Young Thundering Herd (2:10)
• 14. Back on Track (2:28)
• 15. Remembering #29 (3:49)
• 16. Marshall vs. Xavier (3:59)
• 17. Game Day (4:29)
• 18. Second Half (3:44)
• 19. Touchdown (2:18)
• 20. From the Ashes We Rose (3:34)

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