American Journey-Winter Olympics 2002 CD (2002)

Artist: John Williams

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60516182
UPC 696998936423
UPC 14 00696998936423
Format CD
Release Date 1/15/2002
Author John Williams
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Technical Info
Engineer Simon Rhodes; Shawn Murphy
Producer John Williams; Ken Wannberg
CatalogID 89364
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 01/15/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Musical Guests
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: John Williams (conductor); Recording Arts Orchestra Of Los Angeles; Utah Symphony; Boston Pops Orchestra; Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Principally recorded at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California on December 9-10, 1999 and June 19-20, 2000. Includes liner notes by Jackson Braider.
John Williams's experience in painting broad musical strokes is invoked throughout AMERICAN JOURNEY, as stirring a set as you'd expect from this veteran soundtrack composer. It's not only the soundtrack to the 2002 Winter Olympics but also a salute to America, its ideals, and its history.
Starting with the STAR WARS-esque "Call of the Champions," which features the 350-strong Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the collection quickly gets down to business with "American Journey," a six-movement piece with sections devoted to "Immigration and Building," "The Country At War," and "Civil Rights and the Women's Movement," to name but a few. It's an interesting combination of subjects for a musical interpretation, and though it's not really apparent where one topic ends and another begins, Williams' stirring compositional style never disappoints. His "Song for World Peace" is by turns stately, simple, and poignant, while the variation on several Leonard Bernstein themes on "For New York" impeccably conjures the eclectic vitality, sadness, and optimism of that unique city, all in just over three minutes. AMERICAN JOURNEY features a master of heartstring-tugging at his incomparable best.
Disc 1
1 Call Of The Champions - (The Official Theme Of The 2002 Olympic Winter Games, with Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
2 Immigration And Building (I)
3 Country At War, The (II)
4 Popular Entertainment (III)
5 Sports And Celebrities (IV)
6 Civil Rights And The Woman's Movement (V)
7 Technology And Flight (VI)
8 Song For World Peace
9 Jubilee 350
10 Mission Theme, The - (Theme For NBC News)
11 For New York - (Variations On Themes Of Leonard Bernstein)
12 Sound The Bells
13 Hymn To New England
14 Celebrate Discovery
15 Summon The Heroes - (bonus track),Summon The Heroes - (bonus track),Summon The Heroes - (bonus track)
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