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Sleepers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Sleepers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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All Artists: John Williams
Title: Sleepers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 10/15/1996
Release Date: 10/15/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genre: Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 028945498829, 028945498843

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Song that drives people crazy!!
Russell | Euclid, Ohio | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For the record, the scene before Nokes is killed contains the music from the artist, Harpers Bizarre, the album Thicker than Water, the song is: Witchi Tai To"
Oscar Nominated Excellence
Staysun | Downers Grove, IL USA | 06/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"'Sleepers' was perhaps a deeply flawed outing as a film. But the brooding and tense yet lyrical score by John Williams is a most fascinating example of how a great score can emerge from a mediocre film. As the music unfolds, a great music drama can be envisioned. John Williams' instincts for drama rival Bernard Herrmann in this brilliant score that may one day be unjustly forgotten."
DocTodd | Honolulu, HI | 05/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a listening experience on the whole, Sleepers is not really that great. There are a few outstanding cues, and a bunch of darker, brooding cues that wear the interest thin and can be hard to listen to all the way through. However, the good parts of the disc (tracks 1,2,3,4,13) are so good that they alone merit a 4 star rating. I think this is one of the most interesting John Williams scores of the decade. The theme consists of a menacing electric bass line along with lonely, tragic solos by the flute and French horn. The soloists, by the way, are members of the Boston Pops, and they are both excellent. "Hell's Kitchen" uses some of the elements from NIXON but to greater effect. I like the way Williams begins the cue with an odd meter motif. "Hell's Kitchen" encapsulates the theme of innocence lost. There is an inspiring theme at the end of this cue, which reappears in "The Reunion." That last cue was so emotionally moving that it was the first indication to me that I might someday get the soundtrack. Finally, no John Williams fan should go through life without hearing "The Football Game." "The Football Game" is driving, propulsive, and hints at violence... it features some sharp playing by the brass, a relentless rock drum beat, and a menacing piano figure in the lower register. This cue is 100% hard. It's probably the one of the most terrifically testosterone-charged pieces Williams has ever written. I'd like to see THAT played over NFL football games..."