Composer John Tesh is no stranger to sports-related music. He has garnered Emmys for Best Musical Composition for his work for the Pan American Games, the Tour de France, and NBC Sports' World Track and Field Championships, and he composed music used during NBC's broadcast of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. On VICTORY, Tesh's musical prowess and love of sports come together once again, resulting in a collection of songs which have all been influenced in some way by playing or observing some kind of sporting event. As might be expected, these pieces resonate with energy, tension, and joy; a good example is "Barcelona," an intense, fast-moving composition with a Spanish flavor, which was inspired by the Olympic Games as well as by the city itself, and which brings both to life in Tesh's typically bold, seamlessly-produced style.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by AllMusic