Open Range


Director: Kevin Costner

Composer: Michael Kamen with additional orchestration by Ilan Eshkeri

Score Produced by:
Teese Gohl for gohlmclaughlin

The nostalgic story of grizzled cowboys, the wide-open beauty of a young country, and the fading days of a way of life, starring Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall and Annette Bening.

Soundtrack reviews:

"The music by Michael Kamen is a departure from much of his earlier work ... where the score transcends to the next level is when Kamen lets it open up and complement the grandeur of the film itself with full orchestral rushes. It's on this track (Wagon Wheel) that Kamen introduces us to the true theme of the film that is used throughout the score, each time more effectively than the last.  Although the score is strong as a whole, 'Gunfight' is a dark masterpiece, and a worthy addition to any collection."

"The recording is performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and they do a good job of performing the score. 'Dvorak Hall', has a nice ambience to it and makes for a good sounding recording."

"Its appeal is one of seductive harmony rather than the more usual Western use of rhythmic excitement to set the locale. The first several cues heard on the album for Open Range offer all of the title theme performances in their magnificence."


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