Soundtrack & Daniel Lanois

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Posted by Kiki on October 02, 1997 at 23:11:16:

: Coming from someone whose CD collection is mostly soundtracks, I believe the LOTM's soundtracks is one of the most powerful in Hollywood history. Thank goodness for CD's because if vinyl was the only thing available I swear I would be on my fifth album. I've listened to the soundtrack too many times to count which finally leads me to my question. If you own the soundtrack you see that track 4 "The Glade, Part II" is based on "Orchestral Mohican" by Daniel Lanois. I've looked high and low for this piece to no avail. Since this group seems so knowledgeable I thought I'd post this and see if anyone knows where to find the original version by Lanois. In case no one knows anything about it, I'll investigate further and post what I find.
For those interested, I recommend listening to "The Gael" by Dougie Maclean found on his album "The Search". Trevor Jones based the infamous kiss (tracks 3 & 6) on that piece. Although at first the two pieces seem quite different, you can hear how Jones used Macleans original version. And if you don't purchase anything else this year, YOU MUST BUY "BANBA" BY CLANNAD if you don't already own it. The group expanded the version of "I Will Find You" to five minutes. The first time I heard it I was in a record store and got goosebumps. You immediately envision Nathaniel, Uncas and Chingachgook running up the mountain in pursuit of Cora, Alice and Magua. Clannad has a real ethereal sound to them so the price of the album is worth it for this one song.
Enough of my long-windedness. Hope to hear from someone about Daniel Lanois.

: Kiki

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