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Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Rachel Portman
Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
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It makes perfect sense that Beloved, Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel, brims with haunting and mysterious melodies. This is, after all, a story about the repercussions of slavery. Native Ameri...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rachel Portman
Title: Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 10/6/1998
Release Date: 10/6/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646965627, 074646965641, 5099749267923

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It makes perfect sense that Beloved, Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel, brims with haunting and mysterious melodies. This is, after all, a story about the repercussions of slavery. Native American flutes and African percussion permeate Rachel Portman's score, as do the haunting vocals of Oumou Sangare. The powerful yet sparse contributions from the Malian vocalist give the disc heavenly atmospherics, while the music--though ponderous at times--brims with intensity. "Cincinnati Streets" and "Vaccine" both feature a frantic patter of percussion, while "That's Ohio" features fragile string arrangements giving way to the gorgeous harmonies of the African Children's Choir. These somber global sounds are both beautiful and compelling. Yet another scoring gem from Portman. --Jason Verlinde

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Great Music
Brian Niven | Long Island, New York | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the reasons the movie Beloved lingers in your head for such a long time is the amazing score by Rachel Portman. Not only does the music compliment the movie perfectly the score stands alone as a work of art. One of the best peices of music is "Denver Goes Out yonder" this is a breakthrough for the character and the vibrancy of the music brings that out perfectly. The use of flutes and other instruments is extrordinary, as well as the vocals of Oumou Sangare as well as the African Children's choir. This soundtack along with the movie is a must own."
On my list of top ten soundtracks!!!
Pendyoz@webtv.net | California | 07/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The soundtrack to BELOVED is amazing. It makes it onto my list of top ten soundtracks!!! The combonation of vocal talent (Oumou Sangare, The African Children's Choir) and creepy wind instruments, make for a haunting, beautifull soundtrack. It deserves more than five stars."
Haunting and enchanting
Pendyoz@webtv.net | 10/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You can feel the haunted past of millions, and your own, while listening to the rich voices and instruments used on this soundtrack. It makes me feel like if I did one more mean thing, if I speak unkindly one more time to somebody, anybody, it could kill me. If you liked the movie, you'll like the CD."