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Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage [2012]

Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage
Available: April 10th, 2012
Released By: BuySoundtrax Records
Dan Redfeld

BuySoundtrax Records is proud to announce the release of Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage performed by the White Star Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Dan Redfeld. In the 100 years since the famed RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and plunged into the ocean, it has been celebrated on stage, on television and in film.  The recording, which features extensive liner notes by Randall Larson, celebrates the music from these productions.  Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage will be available digitally on April 3rd, and in stores on April 10, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. 

The heart of this musical voyage is the music composed by James Horner for the Academy Award winning film Titanic.  In addition to a number of tracks of the score from the film, singer Zoë Poledouris performs “My Heart Will Go On.”  Also featured on this album are tracks from S.O.S. Titanic (Howard Blake), Raise the Titanic (John Barry), “The Titanic Trot” from TV’s The Time Tunnel (John Williams), and selections from Maury Yeston’s Tony winning musical Titanic.  Rounding out this recording are two historical tracks, an arrangement of traditional Irish Music (by Joohyun Park) and “Nearer, My God, To Thee”, the hymn reportedly performed by the Titanic’s dance band as the ship went down. 

My Heart Will Go (vocal version)
    Titanic - James Horner – vocals by Zoë Poledouris
Never An Absolution/Unwilling to Stay, Unwilling to Leave
    Titanic - James Horner – vocals by Kristi Holden
Southampton/Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch
    Titanic - James Horner – vocals by Kristi Holden
Third Class/Steerage
    Traditional (arranged by Joohyun Park)
    Titanic - James Horner – vocals by Kristi Holden
Titanic Trot
    Time Tunnel Pilot (Rendezvous with Yesterday) - John Williams
The Portrait (Piano Sketch)
    Titanic - James Horner – solo piano by Dan Redfeld
Doing the Latest Rag
    Titanic - Maury Yeston 
No Moon
    Titanic - Maury Yeston
SOS Titanic Theme
    S.O.S. Titanic - Howard Blake
We'll Meet Tomorrow
    Titanic - Maury Yeston
Nearer My God to Thee
    Traditional (arranged by Steven Ganci)
Raise the Titanic
    Raise the Titanic - John Barry
Hymn to the Sea
    Titanic – James Horner – vocals by Kristi Holden
My Heart Will Go On [Vocalize]
    Titanic - James Horner – performed by Kristi Holden

This is a great retrospect on the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic and the iceberg story, something that many will never forget and a new generation needs to know. Take that journey in one place, one piece of music at a time from the film and television perspective and listen to Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage.
-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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