For Immediate Release
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED SCORE FROM LISA GERRARD & PIETER BOURKE WITH SELECTIONS FROM WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS SALIF KEITA AND OTHERS
FEATURED ON DECCA ALI- ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK II DECCA BROADWAY
The Companion Album To The Original Soundtrack PHILIPS
Featuring More Music From The Filxn ECM
CD Released February 12, 2002 From Decca/UMG Soundtracks
(New York, NY January 29, 2002) - Will Smith, Jon Voight and Jamie Foxx star in the critically acclaimed f.llm, AL~ directed by Michael Mann. Taking you behind Ali's seismic accomplishments and into the heart and life of the boxer, this f.llm explores the legend and, more importantly, the man. On February 12, 2002 Decca will release the Original Soundtra~k II - the perfect companion to the original soundtrack available on Interscope Records. The AU score album includes original music composed by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke, plus tracks by Salif Keita, Soul Clan, MightyJoe Young and more.
Working side by side is nothing new for Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke. The pair first collaborated on Gerrard's 1995 solo album, The M~rtvr Pool While Lisa Gerrard's name is fairly new to the world of f.llm music, it's not to fans of contemporary world music. As half of the Australian duo Dead Can Dance, Gerrard and collaborator Brendan Perry forged a unique sound that crossed the traditions of neo-classical choral, gothic and wor1c~ music. In 1996, Piettr Bourke went 00 tour with Dead Can Dance. Since then, Gerrard and Bourke developed a full-fledged musical parmership, working together on numerous projects including their score to The Insider for which they received a Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, they won a Golden Globe'for their work on Ridley Scott's Glad~ator, which also involved the renowned composer Hans Zimmer.
Ali Original Soundtra~k II is a rare combination of powerful score and world music flavored tracks, comprised of innovative artists including Salif Keita, Soul Clan, and Mighty Joe Young. Mighty Joe Young's "14s Tbe Years Go Pasring B-y" is just one of the haunting selections that capture the essence of All' s struggle as a young African American man, a father, a husband, and a world-renowned boxer. Complimenting the f.llmf s foray into the boxerf s unforgettable trip to Africa -- where he and George Forman battled for the heavyweight championship -- is Salif Keatats soulful African stylings. Rounding out the eclectic disc is Soul Qant s track ff Tbat' s How It Feels,tf a song that encapsulates the spirit a man many consider a hero and a rote model. Fresh off its smash opening at the box office, AU was nominated for three Golden Globes including, Best Original Score (Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke). Also nominated were Will Smith (Best Actor) and Jon Voight (Best Supporting Actor). With the Oscar race heatng up, many critics are predicting more nominations to follow for this memorable look at a man so many adore.
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