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New Companion CD To The Golden Globe Winning, Oscar & Grammy Nominated Original Score
GLADIATOR, MORE MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE
Available February 27, 2001 From Decca Records
Featuring Music Composed By Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard
(New York, February 13, 2001) - An epic story of courage and revenge set against the splendor and barbarity of the Roman Empire, Ridley Scott's Gladiator has been hailed as one of the best films of 2000 by critics nationwide, and recently won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. The original soundtrack was released April 25, 2000 on Decca Records, and has subsequently received a Golden Globe win for Best Original Score as well as Oscar and Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack Album From a Motion Picture. On the heels of this acclaimed first release, Gladiator - More Music From the Motion Picture, is the official must-have companion to the original soundtrack, featuring music previously unavailable from Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer and collaborator Lisa Gerrard. The CD will be available February 27, 2001 from Decca Records.
A treat for Gladiator fans everywhere, this new companion CD contains even more spectacular music written for the film that was not featured on the original soundtrack. The album also contains classic dialogue from the movie, which starred Russell Crowe in the pivotal leading role of Maximus. Crowe was recently nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor - Drama. Added bonuses in the package include a Gladiator screen saver, as well as the international dance hit "Now We Are Free" (Maximus Mix), featuring Lisa Gerrard on vocals. Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard - having worked together for the first time on the original score -- once again display their unique collaborative talent for crafting majestic and powerful music The New York Times described as "a state of mind that isn't limited to one generation."
The original Decca soundtrack album was a staple of Billboard's Top 200 and Top Soundtracks Charts, and was the best-selling film score of 2000 having sold one million units worldwide. Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific composers in Hollywood who has penned scores to numerous films including Mission: Impossible 2, The Lion King, Rain Man and The Thin Red Line. He also scored Hannibal, the upcoming sequel to The Silence of the Lambs and Pearl Harbor. In late January, he was awarded with the Broadcast Film Critic's Best Original Score trophy for Gladiator in addition to his Golden Globe win. Lisa Gerrard, formerly of the groundbreaking group Dead Can Dance, burst upon the film scoring scene after composing music to The Insider, which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. She also made Entertainment Weekly's latest "It List"; an annual issue comprised of the 100 most creative people in entertainment.
Gladiator has received 12 Oscar nominations -- more than any other film - including Best Original Score, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) among others. A joint production of DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures, Gladiator has generated $186 million at the box office and has since become the #1 best-selling DVD of all time. Relive the passion and excitement of the epic blockbuster with all of the powerful music from the film, now on two breathtaking CDs.
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