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We Were Soldiers
Various Artists
We Were Soldiers
Genres: Country, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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The "music from and inspired by" the Mel Gibson Vietnam film is a full slate of new recordings by a wide range of mainstream stars, along with bagpipe and glee-club pieces that convey the movie's sobriety. Quiet, detailed ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: We Were Soldiers
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 3/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 2/26/2002
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Country, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 696998640320

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The "music from and inspired by" the Mel Gibson Vietnam film is a full slate of new recordings by a wide range of mainstream stars, along with bagpipe and glee-club pieces that convey the movie's sobriety. Quiet, detailed vignettes by Mary Chapin Carpenter (Patty Griffin's "My Dear Old Friend") and India Arie ("Good Man") express the human losses inherent in the conflict, while the pop-country duo Montgomery Gentry offer "Didn't I," the plaint of the returning vet. Much of the rest is inspirational pop of various stripes. Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews team for the ethereal "For You," while Five for Fighting's "The Beautiful" recalls Matthews's most radio-ready tracks. Atmospheric moments from Christian-poppers and up-and-coming Nashville stars complete the package, which is sure to appeal both to fans of the film and those who'll apply the patriotic sentiments to present-day realities. --Bob Roget

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CD Reviews

Great companion to movie and score
M. S. Lorenzen | Central IL, USA | 07/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To those familiar with Mel's score and soundtrack (songs inspired by...) on the film, "The Passion of the Christ", it appears Mel and crew first acheived this with the "We Were Soldiers" film and succeeds. This is a great companion to both the movie and the score (even has a fuller version of the Sgt. MacKenzie song). As many other reviewers have attested, the songs capture well the feelings soldiers and their families must go through during a time of war. To me this CD is not only a fitting tribute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War, but also to those Brave Men and Women currently fighting to protect our freedoms in Iraq, Afghanistan and all around the world."