Mr. Holland's Opus CD (1996)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Uni/mercury
SKU 60100486
UPC 731452950826
UPC 14 00731452950826
Format CD
Release Date 1/23/1996
Links
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 529 508
Released 01/23/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code DDD
Length 41m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731452950826
Album Notes and Credits
Producers: Shawn Stockman, Julia Fordham, Stephen McLaughlin, Michael Kamen, Christopher Brooks.
Engineers: Tim Boyle.
Includes liner notes by Stephen R. Herek.
Michael Kamen's arrangement of "An American Symphony (Mr. Holland's Opus)" won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
Personnel: Michael Kamen (conductor, strings, piano); Julian Lennon (vocals); Dominic Miller, Tim Renwick (guitar); Jonathan Snowden (flute); George Shangrow, Jillon Stoppels Dupree, Robert Kechley (harpsichord); Pino Paladino, Lawrence Cottle (bass); Jim Keltner, Andrew Newmark (drums); The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The London Metropolitan Orchestra.
Producers: Michael Kamen, Stephen McLaughlin, Christopher Brooks (tracks 1-12); Stephen McLaughlin, Michael Kamen (track 13).
Engineers: Stephen McLaughlin, Andy Warwick, Joel Iwataki, Al Swanson.
Recorded at Abbey Road and Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England; The Saint Thomas Center, Bothell, Washington.
Includes liner notes by Stephen R. Herek.
Michael Kamen's arrangement of "An American Symphony (Mr. Holland's Opus)" won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
If you can listen to Shawn Stockman sing "Visions of a Sunset" without at least one chill jutting up your spine, without thinking about a lost love or a found one, or without just marveling at the vocal instrument the man possesses...well, perhaps you should write a book about what it's like to live without a soul. Is Stockman's wondrous ballad, written immediately after he viewed the film, worth the price of admission? Just about. It's one of only two current songs on the disc (Julian Lennon's "Cole's Song" is the other), but if you like soundtracks, this one has some solid radio-ready gems. Among them are Stevie Wonder's raucous, two-chord celebration of just plain feeling good (and, some have argued, the greatest Motown single of all time), "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"; John Lennon's timeless anthem "Imagine"; and Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman," which will probably sound just as good in 2996 as it does now.
Disc 1
1 Visions Of A Sunset - Shawn Stockman
2 One, Two, Three - Len Barry
3 Lover's Concerto, A - The Toys
4 Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
5 Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
6 Imagine - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
7 Pretender, The - Jackson Browne
8 Someone To Watch Over Me - Julia Fordham
9 I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
10 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
11 Cole's Song - Julian Lennon
12 American Symphony, An (Mr. Holland's Opus) - London Metropolitan Orchestra
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