The Village CD (2004)

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The review that renews!

by R. WORKMAN on 9/3/2006

This soundtrack is a piece of art that brings peace of heart! The score on this soundtrack is absolutely soothing and calming. Anyone who enjoys any type of music will be astonished at this wonderful material. It is a must have; for all music lovers. In a world so fast with all it’s stresses, this is a wonderful (drug free) way to calm and refocus on the things that really matter with a wonderful soothing effect. This material (not in a weird way) shows how the powerful art of music can sooth a worried mind. Great job! Worth having in anyone’s collection. You’ll love it, and listen often! Read More

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Product Overview


Label Geffen/hollywood/thump/surfdog
SKU 61013822
UPC 720616246424
UPC 14 00720616246424
Format CD
Release Date 7/27/2004
Author James Newton Howard
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Collateral
Compilation Appearance The Music Of DC Comics:75th Anniversary Collection
Compilation Appearance Gnomeo And Juliet (Ost)
Compilation Appearance My Best Friends Wedding (ost)
Compilation Appearance Essential Hans Zimmer Film Music Coll
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Hollywood's Greatest Hi
Associated Artist/Work Disney
Associated Artist/Work Frizzell, John
Associated Artist/Work Golub, Peter
Associated Artist/Work Original Score
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Shawn Murphy; Shawn Murphy
Producer James Newton Howard; James Newton Howard
CatalogID 162464
Lable Name Hollywood
Released 07/27/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00720616246424
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: James Newton Howard.
Personnel: George Doering (guitar); Gayle Levant (harp); Eun Mee Ahn, Al Hershberger, Miran Kojian, Anatoly Rosinsky, Katia Popov, Ken Yerke, Phillip Levy , Jeanne Evans, Franklyn D'Antonio, Rene Mandel, Tamara Hatwan, Rafael Eishik, Hilary Hahn, Mark Robertson , Jay Rosen, Joel Derouin, Kevin Connolly , Sid Page, Richard Altenbach, Jacqueline Brand , Roberto Cani, Julie Gigante, Clayton Haslop, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Sarah Thornblade, Roger Wilkie, Darius Campo, Liane Mautner, Dimitrie Leivici, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum (violin); Shawn Mann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak , Marlow Fisher, Steven Gordon, Rick Gerding, Brian Dembow, Keith Greene, Roland Kato, Simon Oswell, Darrin McCann, Shanti Randall (viola); Jim Walker , Pedro Eustache, Geri Rotella (flute); Frank Marocco (accordion); Phillip O'Connor , Emily Bernstein, Gary Bovyer, James Kanter (clarinet); Tom Boyd, Phil Ayling (oboe); Kenneth Munday , Michael O'Donovan, Peter Mandell (bassoon); Warren Luening (trumpet); Phillip Teele, Andrew Malloy, Alan Kaplan, William Booth , George Thatcher, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Phillip Yao , David Duke , James Thatcher, Steven Becknell, Jenny Kim, John Reynolds, Brian O'Connor (horns); Randy Kerber (keyboards); Bob Zimmitti, Michael Fisher, Peter Limonick (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Shawn Murphy.
Recording information: Sony Scoring Stage.
Brought to life by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and solo violinist Hilary Hahn, James Newton Howard's score for The Village, M. Night Shyamalan's twisty parable of fear and love, is one of the film's most compelling assets, and arguably more eloquent in expressing its themes than its often stilted dialogue. Likewise, Hahn's solos rank among the film's best performances; the painstaking delicacy of her work on the bittersweet "Noah Visits" and the growing anguish on "I Cannot See His Color" rival Joaquin Phoenix and Bryce Dallas Howard's on-screen turns. Moodwise, most of the score hovers between brooding and hopeful, as exemplified by "What Are You Asking Me?" and "Will You Help Me?," but, as The Village is tangentially a horror film, "It Is Not Real," "The Bad Color," and "Those We Don't Speak Of" mix some eerie atmosphere and scary noises into the more meditative feel of the rest of the music. While the titles of those compositions and "The Shed Not to Be Used" unfortunately bring to mind the stiff, faux-antiquated dialect of the Villagers, all of these tracks are both more restrained and expressive, conveying much more with sound than the film's words do. The Village is a moody, often lovely score with a richness that benefits from the movie's not entirely successful ambitions while sounding complete on its own terms. ~ Heather Phares
Disc 1
1 Village, film score: Noah Visits, The
2 Village, film score: What Are You Asking Me?, The
3 Village, film score: The Bad Color, The
4 Village, film score: Those We Don't Speak Of, The
5 Village, film score: Will You Help Me?, The
6 Village, film score: I Cannot See His Color, The
7 Village, film score: Rituals, The
8 Village, film score: The Gravel Road, The
9 Village, film score: Race To Resting Rock, The
10 Village, film score: The Forbidden Line, The
11 Village, film score: The Vote, The
12 Village, film score: It Is Not Real, The
13 Village, film score: The Shed Not To Be Used, The
Product Attributes
Artist Howard,James Newton
Label Geffen/hollywood/thump/surfdog
Music Format Compact Disc
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