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Ever After: A Cinderella Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Don't be misled by the film's trailers; the soundtrack to Ever After--yet another modern adaptation of a Cinderella story--is an orchestral score by George Fenton. Best known for his work on Gandhi and The Fisher King, Fen... more »
Don't be misled by the film's trailers; the soundtrack to Ever After--yet another modern adaptation of a Cinderella story--is an orchestral score by George Fenton. Best known for his work on Gandhi and The Fisher King, Fenton has created a sweeping orchestral score, with the occasional Celtic influences thrown in, as on "Cinderella" or the upbeat "Going to the Ball." But on most tracks Ever After's score is quiet and subtle. Though Fenton has done more memorable work (Cry Freedom), he succeeds here in accentuating the romance of the film. Brit soft-rockers Texas provide the lone vocal track on the score with the infectious closing tune "Put Your Arms Around Me." --Jason Verlinde
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Kimberly L. from RIGBY, ID
Reviewed on 9/14/2013...
Abby E. from ALBANY, GA
Reviewed on 3/17/2012...
I really enjoyed this CD. All of the tracks are good, but it's worth it just to get it for the rendition of 'Kyrie Elesion' found in 'The Royal Wedding'.
Soundtrack music and trailer music
parkay | Richmond, VA | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To clear up any misunderstanding of why the music from the soundtracks often don't match the music found on the trailers for the movies, it's necessary to understand the timing of things in Hollywood. Often times, when studios are ready to run their trailers to promote their films, the actual soundtracks to their movies aren't ready to be released. This forces them to choose music which they feel fits the "feel" that they want their movie to convey. I don't believe that anyone who's seen Ever After would disagree that "Mummer's Dance" and "Fable" did not convey that feeling of the movie. The orchestral music by George Fenton goes beautifully with the movie and the fact that the trailer music isn't contained on the soundtrack should not take away from his work. It's still a beautiful collection of pieces and worth the purchase. For those of you who still hold a grudge and want to whine and complain that the trailer music isn't on the soundtrack, go out and get Loreena McKennit's "Book of Secrets" and Robert Miles' "Dreamland". Oh, and as for the argument that this practice is "false advertising", keep in mind that the MOVIE trailer is used to promote the FILM not the SOUNDTRACK."
Pen Name | Fairbanks, Alaska | 11/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pretty decent soundtrack for the film, and unlike a lot of musical soundtracks, the songs on this CD really give you the feeling of watching the film again. Especially good is "Walking on Water." The only problem with this CD is that it lacks the two songs that were used in the Trailers, "Robert Mile's "Fable" and "Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennitt. The last song on the CD, "Texas" which has vocals, is a bit wierd as well."