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The Hurricane: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Christopher Young
The Hurricane: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was working towards a middleweight boxing title when he was arrested for three murders and sentenced to three life sentences. Twenty years later, Carter was released from prison after a Br...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Christopher Young
Title: The Hurricane: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 1/11/2000
Release Date: 1/11/2000
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008817011622, 008817011646

Synopsis

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In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was working towards a middleweight boxing title when he was arrested for three murders and sentenced to three life sentences. Twenty years later, Carter was released from prison after a Brooklyn teenager and three Canadian activists proved his innocence. Carter's story initially inspired Bob Dylan to pen "Hurricane" back in 1975. Today, director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, A Soldier's Story) has cast Denzel Washington as Hurricane on the big screen. The soundtrack is as schizophrenic as they come, featuring Dylan's tune plus a modern interpretation by Black Thought, Common, Mos Def, the Roots, and others that is virtually unrecognizable. Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, and Etta James represent the old guard with classic soul. Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a tenet of urban protest. The one bum note is provided by writer-for-hire Dianne Warren, who contributes "One More Mountain (Free Again)" for K-Ci & JoJo, complete with lite-FM piano and the kind of inspirational junk you'd hope "Hurricane" Carter would bypass. --Rob O'Connor

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CD Reviews

Buy this CD!
01/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What the Amazon reviewer mistakes for "schizophrenic" is actually the strength of this disk...it's diversity. This isn't your little brother's soundtrack CD full of poppy little tunes or rap or hard rock that all sounds the same. I'm not ususally a fan of R&B performers like Kelly Price or K-Ci and Jo Jo but the songs they perform as well as the smooth hip-hop artistry of Black Star and Gil Heron Scotts classic "The Revolution will not be Televised" speak to the heart of the man and the movie. Each track reflects a different part of Hurrican's life. This one is a keeper..."
Great!
pregs | Portland, OR | 01/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well, the only reason why I had bought the CD was obviously for the Bob Dylan song. What I found was that the other songs were incredibly well put together. Yes there is hip hop and rap, but it isn't hardcore rap. A lot of the songs are incredibly chill and inspiring. It is a great mix of old and new. I especially love the JazzyFatnastees' I don't know and Etta James' In the Basement. This CD is a must buy."
Clark Anderson is So Amazing....
Miss Kat | Hoosier Country | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love the Bob Dylan tune, of course, but the reason I bought this disc was for the Clark Anderson tune. I heard it somewhere on Napster and I had to own it. It is truly inspired. I want to know if he wrote it- the lyrics are perfect for the movie. You MUST hear this song!"