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Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Pierce Brosnan may well be the most hyped James Bond since Sean Connery, but he's gratifyingly used his burgeoning Hollywood clout to midwife Evelyn, a warm, intimate portrait of an unemployed widower battling both the chu... more »
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Pierce Brosnan may well be the most hyped James Bond since Sean Connery, but he's gratifyingly used his burgeoning Hollywood clout to midwife Evelyn, a warm, intimate portrait of an unemployed widower battling both the church and Irish government for the custody of his own children. Composer Stephen Endelman colors the film with a musical mix that leans on traditional Celtic folk touches (fiddle and pennywhistle), skillfully weaving them into an orchestral context that ranges from the gently pastoral to some emotionally detached minimalism. Anchored by vocal performances from Van Morrison and Sissel, and featuring a couple good-natured pub songs by Brosnan himself, it's an inviting soundtrack rooted in Irish traditions, yet one savvy enough to contrast them against a more modern emotional landscape. --Jerry McCulley
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Irishgal | Arizona, USA | 11/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had been counting down the days until this album came out, and wound up driving two hours to buy it -- but it was time and money well-spent.The soundtrack to "Evelyn" is both touching and light-hearted, with Irish jigs, pub songs, and heart-wrenching orchestral tunes. Full of rich emotion, it's easy to comprehend the film's main themes, though the movie won't be released for many weeks yet. The record opens with Van Morrison's jazzy 'Sitting on Top of the World', then segues into the theme from the opening credits. Orchestration takes over, filled with tin whistles, bodhrans, and violins, giving the album a gentle, yet painful, Irish feel. Desmond's pain at losing his children is evident throughout, though there are some joyous passages. And there is, of course, Pierce Brosnan's singing on two tracks, the fun 'On the Banks of the Roses' and the depressing 'The Parting Glass'. Perhaps the most touching tunes are 'The Verdict', a deeply emotional yet uplifting instrumental, and Sissel's 'Angel Rays', a tear-jerking piece about strength and courage. Overall, the album is one of the finest examples of Irish music that I've heard. Filled with touching, emotional, yet rough tunes, it will have you believing in the power of the human spirit."
re995 | Romeo, mi United States | 06/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I want to dance to "Angel Rays" by Gemma Hayes with my dad at my wedding. Unfortunatly when I ordered the CD she was not singing it! It is another band, not like in the movie!! Can Somone help me find a copy with her singing it?? Thank you!"
THIS SOUNDTRACK IS SO GOOD
Jessica A. Bruno | Near NYC on the NJ side of it USA | 12/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know everyone of you who saw just will love the soundtrack. I love the movie then bought the soundtrack. Thank you."