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Brassed Off! [Soundtrack]

Trevor Jones Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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  • Orchestra: Original Soundtrack, Grimethorpe Colliery Band
  • Conductor: John Anderson
  • Composer: Trevor Jones
  • Audio CD (18 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003G8M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Death Or Glory - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
2. A Sad Old Day - Trevor Jones
3. Floral Dance - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
4. Aforementioned Essential Items - Trevor Jones
5. En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor - Paul Hughes
6. Years of Coal - Trevor Jones
7. March of the Cobblers - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
8. There's More Important Things in Life - Trevor Jones
9. Cross of Honour - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
10. Jerusalem - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
11. Florentiner March - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
12. Danny Boy - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
13. We'll Find a Way - Trevor Jones
14. Clog Dance - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
15. Colonel Bogey - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
16. All Things Bright and Beautiful - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
17. William Tell Overture - Shaun Randall
18. Honest Decent Human Beings - Trevor Jones
19. Pomp and Circumstance - Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Product Description

Mark Herman's tragi-comedy set among the fictional coal-mining community of Grimley revolves around the exploits of the local colliery's brass band and its struggle to survive imminent pit closure. Among the film's virtues are a bitter-sweet (with an emphasis on "bitter") script, strong performances all round--including Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor--and a superb soundtrack. Grimley's real-life counterpart is the Penine town of Grimethorpe, and, entirely uncoincidentally, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band were chosen to perform the music. Having themselves survived pit closure to become one of the top brass bands in Britain, the Grimethorpe band know all about playing from the heart. But the script's subject-matter aside, the album is actually an uplifting, entertaining selection of classic "lollipops", including the Floral Dance, Colonel Bogey, and a meltingly good arrangement of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez ("That's Orange Juice to you", says Postlethwaite in the movie) for solo flugelhorn. Trevor Jones contributes an attractive and pleasingly low-key score, but it's the band tracks that are the real selling-point here, making Brassed Off an ideal introduction to popular brass band music. --Mark Walker

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Moving soundtrack equal to the film 22 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you have seen the film then you will understand where this music comes from, the heart and soul of those involved. You may think that the music echoes back to grim days in Yorkshire with flat caps and fish and chips, with chirpy little ditties to keep your spirits up. You will be disappointed, the music is much more than that, it is beautifully performed and executed and moving to listen to, especially when you know the background to the Band is similar to that in the film.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully evocative soundtrack ! 11 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band has always been one of my favourites, and this soundtrack 'hits the bulls-eye'. As far as I'm concerned, music is primarily a story telling tool, and this score certainly captures the tragi/comedy atmosphere of the film 'Brassed Off'.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OST - Brassed Off 7 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful cd, to accompany the film brassed off.
The film is one based on the mining era in briton, and tells how brass brought people together.
This is a brillient collection. The music is stunning, the pieces are riviting and the instruments are spin tingaling.
Whether Brassed Off is one of your film collection of not, you want this lovely album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brassed Off Sound Track 22 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Excellent product. I really love brass band band music and this CD brought a lump to my throat.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting 8 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't say I was a brass band fan, but I bought the soundtrack after watching a repeat of Brassed Off and seeing the Grimethorpe Colliery band in concert. I have the CD in the car and play it loudly - the only way to listen to this uplifting and inspiring music. A couple of tracks are my favourites - "Orange Juice" and "William Tell" - they make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. I recommend this soundtrack to anyone - you can't help conducting the orchestra!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Grimthorpe Colliery Band are absolutely phenomenal on this track! Brassed Off is one of my favourite films, it is so inspirational. I played in a brass band for about 5 years, and I miss it so much, so listening to this helps me remember. Highly, highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 5 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
Great set of numbers from the film. But whatever you do don't miss Trevor Jones'snippets of incidental music from the film. If you play them sequentially, without the main tracks, they form a coherent threead, with the theme developing through subtle change from bright and whimsical, through wistful, through to dramatic and doom laden. Those incidental snippets actually move me more than the main pieces, perhaps except for the masterful d'Oranjuez.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 18 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Easy listening and a pleasure to have that's if you like to hear a good brass band that's playing with such feeling
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good
I loved this film one of my favourites and enjoyed watching it good actors and acting in it tyvm -
Published 8 months ago by lindarendell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brassed off cd
I bought this for my step dad as he likes a song that is on the disc and is also played in the film.
Published 9 months ago by Mandy Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars The film's soundtrack... brilliant.
I love the film anyway and I love the oompah-pah-pah music. Rodrigo's Arunjuez mon Amour or 'Orange Juice' is one of my favourite pieces of music... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs_O
2.0 out of 5 stars Some of the tracks don't play :(
The CD is not scratched and looks pristine, but 3 of the tracks skip and/or just don't play. Fantastic soundtrack though.
Published 11 months ago by Mary M
3.0 out of 5 stars reminder of the movie
bought it so I could play the music from the movie as a reminder of a good film. North Country and Miners Brass Bands very evocative
Published 12 months ago by Milly
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant, top brass!
If one likes brass bands, Grimethorpe Colliery Band are one of the best, and this CD is simply awesome. I would recommend it to anyone.
Published 13 months ago by Jean Reeves
5.0 out of 5 stars brassed off
I got this for a xboyfriend as a birthday present as he like the film so much as he grow up around all the coal minds and remember the hard ship everyone was going through
Published 14 months ago by bettina tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas Present for Mama
Had been meaning to buy this CD for my Mama for a long time!
Simple to order, arrived in two days
A great stocking Filler at Xmas!!
Published 15 months ago by L Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Best film ever
One of the best films ever. Especially poignant now that Pete Postlethwaite is dead. I could watch this again and again and again - as I frequently do - and it has me laughing and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Martin leah
5.0 out of 5 stars Brassed Off.
To put it quite simply, this is a delightful CD.

It supports a wonderful film brilliantly and shows the delight taken by the band in working as a team. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Le Grand
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