Wednesday, August 10, 2005
High-Flying "Valiant Soundtrack" Soars into Stores August 16th on Walt Disney Records
BURBANK, Calif.--Aug. 10, 2005--Walt Disney Records marches the Valiant Soundtrack into stores double-time on August 16, 2005! The soundtrack to Valiant Walt Disney Pictures' newest computer-animated comedy-adventure, sets the tone for the heroic World War II tale by perfectly capturing the musical feel of the '30s and '40s with original music composed by four-time Academy Award(R) and two-time Grammy(R) nominee George Fenton (Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons).
Valiant, the newest offering from the producer of Shrek and Shrek 2, is a tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service and serving crown and country during World War II. With a shortage of wing power in the royal fleet due to increased attacks by a brigade of vicious enemy falcons, the mission falls to Valiant and the unlikely heroes of Squad F to try to save the day. With a wing and a prayer, Valiant and his fine-feathered pals fly into harm's way and prove that it's not the size of the wingspan that counts, but the size of the spirit. Walt Disney Pictures' Valiant will open in theatres nationwide on August 19, 2005.
Composer George Fenton captures the spirit of the movie with a sweeping, diverse score performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that shows life for the Royal Homing Pigeons is anything but a day in the park. Fenton hearkens back to the era of classic World War II films with the proud, martial air of "Valiant" and "March of the R.H.P.S." The playful swing music of "Arrival at Camp" lightens the mood before lindy hopping listeners into the dramatic and ominous "Von Talon and the Bastion." "Winged Heroes (Adagio and Fanfare)" takes the score full circle with its triumphantly victorious tone.
Rounding out the soundtrack is the end credit song "Shoo Shoo Baby" performed by recording artists Mis-Teeq and produced by Phil Ramone.
On August 16, 2005, the Valiant soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold.
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