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Gladiator: Special Anniversary Edition [Soundtrack]

Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (5 Sep 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000ALLLDO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. ProgenyLisa Gerrard 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The WheatWalt Fowler 1:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The BattleLisa Gerrard10:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. EarthLisa Gerrard 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. SorrowLisa Gerrard 1:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. To ZuccabarLisa Gerrard 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. PatricideLisa Gerrard 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Emperor Is DeadLisa Gerrard 1:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Might of RomeLisa Gerrard 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Strength And HonorWalt Fowler 2:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. ReunionLisa Gerrard 1:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Slaves To RomeWalt Fowler 1:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Barbarian HordeWalt Fowler10:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Am I Not Merciful?Walt Fowler 6:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. ElysiumWalt Fowler 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Honor HimLisa Gerrard 1:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Now We Are FreeWalt Fowler 4:140.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Duduk Of The NorthLisa Gerrard 5:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix) (Album Version)Lisa Gerrard 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Protector Of RomeLisa Gerrard 1:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. HomecomingLisa Gerrard 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The General Who Became A SlaveLisa Gerrard 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Slave Who Became A Gladiator (Album Version)Lisa Gerrard 6:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. SecretsLisa Gerrard 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rome Is The LightLisa Gerrard 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All That RemainsLisa Gerrard0:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Maximus [feat. Heitor Pereira]Lisa Gerrard 1:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Marikesh Marketplace (Album Version)Lisa Gerrard0:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Gladiator WaltzLisa Gerrard 8:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. FigurinesLisa Gerrard 1:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Mob (Album Version)Lisa Gerrard 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Busy Little BeeLisa Gerrard 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Death Smiles At All Of UsLisa Gerrard 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Not YetLisa Gerrard 1:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Now We Are Free (Maximus Mix)Lisa Gerrard 3:490.99  Buy MP3 


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Back in the Golden Age of the Hollywood epic, composer Miklós Rózsa lavished much scholarly research on his scores for Quo Vadis (1951), Ben-Hur (1959), El Cid (1961) and others, gracing those movies with music that had as its wellspring authentic (or at least authentic-sounding) melodies from the period. For Ridley Scott's revival of the Roman epic, Gladiator, Hans Zimmer eschews such learned academia in favour of his own more contemporary, wall-of-sound approach (honed to perfection on movies like Tony Scott's Crimson Tide). In truth, no one is quite sure what Roman music sounded like, and Zimmer's unscholarly rock music background is temperamentally better suited to Scott's all-action movie anyway.

Gladiator's score is a stylistic conflation of some audacity, incorporating lavish synthesised, percussive action sequences (a Zimmer trademark), "ethnic" instrumentation including Spanish guitar, Chinese dulcimer and Armenian duduk, and--most suprisingly of all for Zimmer--unabashed plagiarism of Wagner (his cue "The Might of Rome" is "Siegfried's Funeral March" in all but name) and Holst ("The Battle" and "The Barbarian Horde" lean heavily on "Mars"). Vocalist and co-composer Lisa Gerrard (fresh from working on The Insider, coincidentally also starring fellow-Australian Russell Crowe) adds her ethereal vocalisms to the music's more intimate scenes ("Sorrow" and "Elysium" for example). Her contribution brings an exotic, Oriental flavour to a score that in its broad musical canvas reflects the movie's depiction of the vast scope of the Roman Empire. If not the equal of Zimmer's career best work on The Thin Red Line (1998), this is still a hugely entertaining and diverse soundtrack. --Mark Walker


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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly captivating 31 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
One word, 'WOW', this was magnificent. If you are a fan of the movie, the second disc in this collection contains the famous quotes from the characters in the movie, Joaquin PHOENIX, Russell CROWE and the late great Richard HARRIS. The tempo is exactly the same, nothing in the musical content has been altered, only extended versions with the actors voice overs, "FATHER TO A MURDERED SON, HUSBAND TO A MURDERED WIFE, I WILL HAVE MY VENGENCE, IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT."

The first disc is the original release of the soundtrack. Usually, you have a few tracks that you do not care for, Gladiator contains the images you love, in the music.

Hans Zimmer, there are not many that can hold to your talent, my hat is off to you.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
What can I say? I saw the GLADIATOR movie on the Saturday and bought the soundtrack on the Monday. To those who haven't seen it, please go and experience this true cinematic masterpiece. The score is literally breathtaking, Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard at their very best. I'm a 21 year old guy who's taste in music you would call average, Hard House, dance, Indy etc. Towards the end of the movie, the music was so amazingly refreshing and enchanting that I just broke down and cried like never before, right there in the cinema. The music touched an emotional chord deep inside and it's a moment I shall never forget. After buying the soundtrack I went home, put the CD in the player and lay on my bed. When the tracks ELYSIUM, HONOUR HIM and NOW WE ARE FREE came on, I broke down again and cried long after the songs had finished. They would have to be the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard, literally. I cry every time I hear it now! I highly recomend this album to anyone, a pure classic, enjoy!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
When I first watched gladiator I found the music in it so powerful and intense.
The battle scene that takes place in the beginning has a superb track from this CD which has so much strength. Obviously all the music tracks in the CD make up different scenes of the film. Every song has an emotionally diverse quality to it.

My favourite song has to be 'Now We Are Free'. When Maximus is dying in the end this song plays and it ends the film in such a fantastic way. It is so sad yet the flow of it creates an overwhelming atmosphere which ends the film and this CD very well.
I found that this was great to listen to while doing homework and reading. It allowed me to focus because it was such a brilliant CD which flowed from the first to the last song.
The best soundtrack from a film I have ever listened to. Fantastical beauty and feeling and something I would recommend to anyone.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No other word than Beautiful 8 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
Some people find it hard to give music the description of beauty. Listening to this score will change anyone's perception of music forever. It is amazing, it grafts every possible emotion together to form an overall montage of defining beauty. Tracks such as "Progeny", "Wheat" and "Sorrow" link the true essence of what both this score and the film is about, together, giving clear indication of the emotions felt. Then there are tracks such as "the battle" and "the glory of Rome" that are filled with such exhilirating power that will soar your soul to new heights. And then, there are the three final tracks, which to me make one track - "Elysium", "Honor him" and "Now We Are Free" and what truly makes this score beautiful, they combine the purity of vocal and instrumental sounds to give an angelic, unforgettable finale to the album. Zimmer is fantastic in every thing he does, and this just goes to show the power he has, and Lisa Gerrard is just as majestic in both writing and performing many of the tracks. This score is probably the most effective I have ever heard and ranks up there in classic scores with others such as Morricone's "The Mission". If u buy only one score in your lifetime, buy this one!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - But why wasn't this CD longer? 18 July 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Lisa Gerrard's rich vocals and dynamic range provide depth, originality and a haunted emotion to Zimmer's excellent score. Together the pair have managed to conjure the desperate heat, the overwhelming fear and sorrow and adrenaline-charged battle for survival conveyed in the film.
However, one has to wonder why the CD is only just over an hour long. The track mixing often reflects the edits that accompany the film, when evidently they last for longer. This is particularly true in tracks that feature Gerrard's soothing vocals in harmony with Zimmer's mostly robust score. Zimmer's score for "Hannibal" features unabridged tracks, which is a joy to listen to. Why did they have to ration it here?
Having seen the reviews to the second Gladiator CD, it seems that the record label should have back-filled the first one with the best of the overspill OR released the entire soundtrack as a double-CD.
Apologies for sounding pedantic but marketing ideals have stolen full justice from what is a thoroughly exciting soundtrack. Don't let this minor negativity dissuade you from enjoying music that is as mysterious as it is enchanting.
A must for the collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Bought this as my cd packed up. Fantastic music by Hans Zimmer - full of thirlls and spills. Great orchestal playing.
Published 23 days ago by nails55
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I like movie soundtracks and this atmospheric score from Hans Zimmer is no exception, brilliant! Great to unwind to and I even have it blaring in the car-sometimes..!
Published 1 month ago by Alan Finlayson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator Sound Track
One of the greatest sound tracks out there and I personally think it's Hans Zimmer's best sound track (I like his new stuff but its all becoming quite similar). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Oli
4.0 out of 5 stars Am I not merciful??
Gladiator is a great film from 2000, I can't believe it was that long ago, but the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is also great, as it captures the spirit of the film, the betrayal, the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by David Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Lol
It is a very goog book and i would really recomend it for young adults who like ancient rome follow my fantasy videos on youtube Eragon Shadeslayer
Published 4 months ago by Darshan
5.0 out of 5 stars lost track
I heard a track on the radio and decided to find out what it was, and get it. It was on this cd . very pleased with product.
Published 4 months ago by MR D A Flett
4.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator music
Enjoyed the film and thought the soundtrack one of the best ever written. Glad to have bought this CD pack
Published 4 months ago by Tony Boyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Beautiful
That title epitomises the entire soundtrack, but in particular the final three tracks are what stand out the most. Read more
Published 5 months ago by S.E. Haughton
5.0 out of 5 stars Soaring melodies
Rightly famous as a great soundtrack, great chillout music with the wonderful Lisa Gerrard. Check it out you won't be disappointed
Published 5 months ago by A. Bloomfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator
This is the second issue of the music from the film, by Hans Zimmer. As before good recordings of some interesting tunes and all are those not included in the first issue. Read more
Published 5 months ago by His Lordship.
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