Mychael Danna

Regeneration [Score]

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Regeneration abandons the ambient and world music influences that defined previous Mychael Danna scores in favor of more traditional orchestral and vocal elements complementing the film's World War I setting. Danna's haunting melodies capture the horrors and frustrations of war in vividly bleak detail, with undercurrents of melancholy affecting even the most luminous themes, like "Even as Love." Varese Sarabande's CD release also includes poems read by actors portraying the film's real-life subjects Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon (a bonus) as well as source music (a minus that adds next to nothing to the proceedings).

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