Gods and Generals [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Gods and Generals [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by John Frizzell



After bringing Michael Shaara's novel The Killer Angels to the big screen in 1993 as Gettysburg, director Ron Maxwell returns to the Civil War with Shaara's son Jeff's prequel Gods and Generals, which re-creates the dramatic early days of the war, from 1861 until the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The films are also linked by Maxwell's choice of composer Randy Edelman, who once again conjures an appropriately sweeping musical backdrop. Starring Robert Duvall as General Robert E. Lee and Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, Gods and Generals also benefits from the musical contributions of Grammy Award–winning composer and violinist Mark O'Connor, Bob Dylan, and former October Project lead singer Mary Fahl. Fahl's original song "Going Home" opens the film and poignantly reminds viewers that a soldier's most intense wish is simply to return home. Dylan's "Cross the Green Mountain" is a haunting, moving ballad that harkens back to his folky roots. Initial shipments of the soundtrack feature a limited-edition bonus DVD containing music videos, additional scenes from the film that will not appear in the theatrical release, director's notes, and the theatrical trailer for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998789128
catalogNumber: 87891

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Frizzell   Primary Artist
Bob Dylan   Piano,Vocals
Charlie Sexton   Guitar,Violin
Randy Edelman   Conductor
Benmont Tench   Organ
Larry Campbell   Guitar,Violin
Mary Fahl   Vocals
Tony Garnier   Bass
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Paddy Moloney   uillean pipes,tin whistle
George Recile   Drums
Mark OConner   Violin
Jake Jackson   Recorder

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Randy Edelman   Composer,Producer
Robert Maxwell   Director,Liner Notes
Elton Farokh Ahi   Engineer
Mary Fahl   Composer
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer,Engineer
John Lissauer   Arranger,Orchestration
Ed Rak   Engineer
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Mike O'Connor   Contributor
Rick Winquest   Engineer
Don Nemitz   Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
John Frizzell   Composer,Producer
Bruce Babcock   Orchestration
Glenn Patscha   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction,CD Package Design
Robert Elhai   Orchestration
Lolita Ritmanis   Orchestration
Andrew Kinney   Orchestration
Audrey DeRoche   Supervising Copyist
Jan Folkson   Pro-Tools
Paul Cremo   Executive Producer
Paddy Maloney   Contributor
Byron Isaacs   Composer
Stuart Balcom   Orchestration
Carl Rydlund   Orchestration

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Gods and Generals [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only just heard this a couple of times, pre the movie's release. Music can make a movie an entirely different experience. As much can be said for the movie's influence upon the listener when reflecting again on the music. So my opinion is based solely upon the music alone. Like the title states, I was moved by the rich symphonic performances that make up the bulk of this CD. A couple of things to watch out for...Bob Dylan on a Sony Classical CD...who would have ever thought....(way to go, Bobbie!!)...and some playful music sandwiched in there somewhere else. The movie will most likely make these parts more pallatable as we would understand their importance to the whole. All in all, this one is a keeper that I intend to own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the album is great. but why is the song bonny blue omitted from the album. in the movie this song was done fantastic by the minstrels
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music for Gods and Generals was perfect! I loved it! It was beautiful, and made the movie great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I heard the vocals by Fahl and Dylan (Dylan took a while to grow on me) I thought they were very fitting and set the tone of the movie. The rest of the instrumentals are great especially the theme "Gods & Generals" and "VMI Will Be Heard from Today"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it goes as the best this year!!! I give it all the stars I can.