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In We Were Soldiers, director-writer Randall Wallace takes a stark look at the huguy side of the war in Vietnam. Told with the eyes of Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson), the film"s story concentrates on the initially significant fight of the war—the ambush in the Ia Drang Valley (wbelow 400 UNITED STATE soldiers were surrounded by 2,000 adversary troops). Re-teaming through Wallace to administer emotional underscore for this film is composer Nick Glennie-Smith.Glennie-Smith"s score for the a lot of part succeeds as the emotional backbone to the film. Tright here is incredibly little "action music" to stop of, but plenty of dramatic suspense. The primary heroic layout (an original song dubbed "The Mansions of the Lord") is provided throughout the score underpinning the more touching moments. Tright here are various other themes also, the major dramatic one evoking memories of Hans Zimmer"s scores to The Thin Red Line and also Pearl Harbor. That is, they"re absolutely in the same edge of the room. But at no suggest did I get bored while listening to this album. "Look Around You" is a prolonged cue that builds up over time, and succeeds in provoking an emotional response. Tright here are likewise some atmospheric cues that use (what sounds like) Tibetan throat singers ("NVA Base Camp") and also it"s truly creepy stuff—it will mostdefinitely set you on edge.I can not stand also track titles that provide points amethod, yet "Jack"sDeath" is a wonderful cue that pretty a lot captures in a brief size of time, the somber tamong the whole score. War is hell, and there"s nopoint pretty or happy about it. "Final Battle" has actually a bit of a driving rhythm with some practically Middle-Eastern sounding motifs, and while it sounds good, it"s simply a bit as well similar to bits of Babsence Hawk Down for my liking. Nonethemuch less, if you acquire into the music, you really will not care what it sounds like. Also showing up in a few tracks is a rather creepy rendition of "Sgt. MacKenzie" percreated by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie. It"s difficult to describe—you have to hear it to understand also. But it"s both disturbing and also wonderful at the exact same time."End Credits" has a complete chdental variation of "TheMansions of the Lord," and also I swear that if I didn"t read the liner notes carefully, I would certainly have actually sworn that this was some traditional armed forces hymn—it"s simply that great. This album runs just under an hour in length. It might not sound prefer the most original score of the year, however Glennie-Smith has actually done a stand-out task in giving an emotionally satisfying and also moving score.