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For The Love Of Liberty (Ost) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 217087902
UPC: 739341009723
UPC 14: 00739341009723
Release Date: 9/28/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Minstrel Boy - (featuring Andra? Crouch) ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Give Me Liberty ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Vale of Slavery ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Was My Brother in the Battle - Carol Y. Dennis-Dylan ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Battle Hymn ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Buffalo Soldiers ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Bella Wood ~ Original Soundtrack
8. We'll Meet Again - Andra? Crouch Choir ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Desperate Times/Strange Fruit ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Desperate Times, Pt. 2 ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Sea Duty ~ Original Soundtrack
12. I'll Be Home For Christmas/Bella Wood (Reprise) ~ Original Soundtrack
13. O Holy Night - (featuring Andra? Crouch) ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Chappie's Flight ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Mo Nam Blues ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Pie Jesu - Amber Mercomes ~ Original Soundtrack
17. For Love of Liberty ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This gloriously eclectic soundtrack to For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, which originally ran on PBS in February 2010 as part of the network's Black History Month programming, helps add texture and context to a comprehensive depiction of the heroic actions of black men and women in America's armed services. The film itself was a large, celebrity-rich undertaking, featuring Halle Berry as the host, narration by Avery Brooks, and even an intro by Colin Powell -- plus voice-over readings by everyone from Morgan Freeman and Susan Sarandon to Donald Sutherland and Louis Gossett, Jr. The soundtrack, which deservedly won the 2010 Gold Medal for Excellence in Film Music at the Park City Music and Film Festival, presents 17 pieces taken from the uniquely patched score, which fascinates endlessly with its colorful combination of instrumental passages and vintage and contemporary vocal performances. Black history and gospel music go hand in hand, so it's not surprising that the most memorable tracks are rousing, inspirational takes on "The Minstrel Boy" and "O Holy Night," featuring the Andra? Crouch Choir. The journey is rich and must be heard all the way through -- or better yet, experienced while watching the film itself, but a few individual tracks bear mention, including Billie Holiday's original heartbreaker "Strange Fruit," which is bookended with Lawrence Brown's melancholy "Desperate Times" to illustrate the human rights violations black pats overcame; Brown is the composer of the film's overall score, too. Also unique is rising opera star Amber Mercomes' "Pie Jesu" (from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem") and Oren Waters' blues/gospel turn on the longing holiday classic "I'll Be Home for Christmas." For the most part, the soundtrack is purposely driven by African-American artists performing tunes most often identified with white artists, which helps the viewer/listener realize that the sacrifices made in American wars were not limited by race. This is a truly incredible musical document to accompany a powerful film that should be seen by more people. ~ Jonathan Widran

Producer: Lawrence Brown; Frank Martin; Steve Goldstein; Bill Straw

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Andrae Crouch
Muze Guest Artist Andrae Crouch Choir
Muze Guest Artist Linda McCrary

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : G2-10097
Music Label Name Label : Blix Street Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00739341009723

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