Last of the Mohicans music score

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  1. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know who did what part of the score in this film. I heard that 2 people did it as Mann fell out with Trevor Jones or something.
    There are 2 distinct musical sounds, the sort of Irish dance dum, dum dum dum etc, then there is the big grand orchestral piece.
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    I don't know much about the politics of it, but this score is credited to two fine composers:
    Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman
    Man, the music that's used at the end during the cliff chase scene sure is something special, isn't it? [​IMG]
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  3. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Believe it or not, one of the things that influenced my purchase was the musical score.
    Trevor Jones' Cliffhanger score is more than a bit similar in my view.
     
  4. Guy Martin

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    According to this trivia item at imdb
    http://us.imdb.com/Trivia?0104691
    Trevor Jones was the original composer and left the project voer creative differences with Michael Mann. Randy Edelman then took over.
    I dug out my copy of the score CD. According to the liner notes the following tracks (the first nine on the CD) are by Jones:
    1) Main Title
    2) Elk Hunt
    3) The Kiss
    4) The Glade Part II
    5) Fort Battle
    6) Promentory
    7) Munro's office/ stockade
    8) Massacre/ Canoes
    9) Top of the World
    And the remaining six tracks are by Edelman:
    10) The Courier
    11) Cora
    12) River Walk and Discovery
    13) Parlay
    14) The British Arrival
    15) Pieces of a Story
    And the sixteenth track is "I Will Follow You" by Irish folk group Clannad which played in the scene after the waterfall when Hawkeye, Uncas andChingachook track Magwa and the kidnapped women. However this track has been removed from the "Director's Edition" of the film which is the only version available on DVD.
    - Guy
     
  5. DanR

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    One of the best scores I own. I love this one.
    Regards,
    Dan
     
  6. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Well i'm in the UK, the R2 copy has just been released, its the theatrical cut, not the R1 directors cut.
    Its an OK disk though.
     
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    Jon_B Screenwriter

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    I actually got to hear the musical score before I saw the movie. After listening to it, I had to see what this movie was about. Excellent movie. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
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  9. Scott H

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    Daniel Lanois contributed music as well, and is credited as "Additional Music".
    While more known for his producing albums for the likes of Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Joe Henry, Willie Nelson, U2 (including The Joshua Tree) and even Luscious Jackson, he has produced a number of film soundtracks including Philadelphia, Trainspotting and Good Will Hunting and composed for films such as Sling Blade and For All Mankind. He has also released his own albums.
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  10. Tom-K

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    The theatrical cut is way better than the Directors cut. To many useless seens that extend the movie for no good reason. Also should of never removed the "I will find you" piece from the DC.
     
  11. Gruson

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    I actually heard Mann hired both composers to score it (without each of them knowing they were competing) and then he used the best parts from each composer for different scenes.
    Trevor Jones was not happy about this....
    Anyway, I LOVE this soundtrack and I prefer the theatrical cut.
     
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