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Black Hawk Down - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
 
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Black Hawk Down - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

21 Jan. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Release Date: 21 Jan. 2002
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Universal Classics Group, a Division of UMG Recordings Inc.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:06:54
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  • ASIN: B001RJWOS4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,713 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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I bought the CD after watching the film Black Hawk Down - a film that I have to admit I wasn't attracted to on its original release. I cannot say that I usually notice music tracks in the background on films, but Hans Zimmerman's music is so extraordinary that it cannot be marginalised.
There were 2 or 3 tracks that stood out from the film and so I was immediately drawn to these once I played the CD. However, once you listen to all the tracks on the CD in context you can see how Zimmerman has woven his magical theme of 'modernised, powerful americans' v 'ethnic somalians' throughout, to produce a scintillating musical collection.
"Barra Barra" has such a fantastic modern beat to it, yet still manages to give the impression of being a traditional african tune. This is followed by "Vale of Plenty" which conjures up blue grass hills of Kentucky with its mellow fiddle vibes. One of my favourite tracks is "J'Attends" which is so haunting - like a lament - with the chant at the end of the track raising the hairs on the back of your neck.
Joe Strummer from the Clash makes a fanstatic special cover of "Minstrel Boy" and obviously with the military theme in mind -and appearing at the end of the original film - helps to bring the curtain down on the true story of the military campaign going wrong ... with the drum beats fading into the distance as the credits role.
My favourite track, however, is the superb "Leave No Man Behind". If you have never seen the film, then this track will not have the same significance. It is a truly moving track, conjuring up the vision of fallen comrades in battle. This tune is woven into the fabric of the film several times, and just pulls at the heart strings whenever it is heard.
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This soundtrack differs from many of Zimmer's previous works in that it draws heavily from regional music to capture the mood of the story. In that respect it is unlikely to appeal to people who prefer the more orchestral-based scores of films like Pearl Harbour. I found the work interesting because it includes, for example, electronic phases that convey the sound of helicopter rotors and street fighting, as well as moody tracks which offer a feel of the heroism and indeed ultimate sadness of the combatants. In addition, the tracks involving Baaba Maal and Rachid Taha provide an accessible introduction to African styles. A good eclectic mix.
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Hans Zimmer has created a beautiful soundtrack for a film that represented human fear, sacrifice, pain and courage. From the first moment of listening I was moved and immersed completely in the music. From my living room I was pulled into the very land where the action took place. I could almost hear the cries, the gunfire and the helicopters crashing around me. He was able to create a very contemporary and at the same time exquisite ethnic soundtrack, that really represented the recent warfare it was depicting. There are some tracks, such " Synchrotone " which for the fans of his Gladiator soundtrack may be too modern, however they truely show which century we are now in and how far we have come since Roman times. The evoking and haunting " Still ", " Mogadishu Blues " and " Gortoz A Ran ", show the pain and fear that were felt by every person. " Black Hawk Down " truely has become one of my favourite soundtracks, which does not require you to watch the film in order to relive the scenes. Congratulations to Mr Zimmer, on another job very well done!
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I rate this film very highly and bought the DVD years ago. I remember sitting in the cinema and thinking this was the first combat film where it really felt like you are beside the soldiers, in the middle of the battle. This creates a "real" sense of danger and an appreciation of what it's like for those who risk their lives as part of their job.
The sound track was also very good and helped create the right mood and the clash of cultures. This was a deliberate aim. A sense of being in another, unfamiliar place, with different values and perspectives. So having recently purchased another Hans Zimmer soundtrack I decided to buy this one too. Importantly I think it works very well as a stand alone CD just to listen to. Of course knowing the film well the music naturally reconnects me with the story and visual images.
Musically it's quite varied with lots of unfamiliar styles, reflecting that part of the world. So anybody that is open minded to musical diversity should be rewarded. It makes a change from typical song based musical purchases, because the purpose of the music is about helping to tell the story, setting the mood and location and situations.
Even if you haven't seen the film, this CD can still take you on a musical journey.
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This CD was a little disappointing as I didn't realise it has the background music from the film rather than the well known songs. Luckily my partner still likes it as he says it's great to listen to when he's working from home but a did feel a little short changed.
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Always good to hear the original score from a film. Didn't expect to like everything on it, which was exactly
as it turned out. But I still rated it good value for the tracks I do like and will want to listen to on a regular
basis.
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