The Last of the Mohicans (soundtrack)

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This article is about the 1992 soundtrack album. For other uses, see The Last of the Mohicans (disambiguation).
The Last of the Mohicans
Soundtrack album by Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman
Released 1992 (Reissued 2000)
Genre Film score
Label Morgan Creek (1992)
Varèse Sarabande (2000)
2000 Reissue
Re-recording by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Last of the Mohicans is the soundtrack album of the film of the same name.

Credits[edit]

Background[edit]

Director Michael Mann initially asked Trevor Jones to provide an electronic score for the film, but late in the game, it was decided an orchestral score would be more appropriate for this historic epic. Jones hurried to re-fashion the score for orchestra in the limited time left, while the constant re-cutting of the film meant music cues sometimes had to be rewritten several times to keep up with the new timings.

Finally, with the release date looming, composer Randy Edelman was called-in to score some minor scenes which Jones did not have time to do. Jones and Edelman received co-credit on the film (thus making this very popular and acclaimed score ineligible for Oscar consideration, however it did win the Oscar for best Sound Mixing).

The main theme of the movie is taken from the tune The Gael by Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean.

Rerecording in 2000[edit]

The score was re-recorded and re-released in 2000 to address some perceived problems with its original incarnation. The tracks were reordered into their onscreen chronology (the original album separated the Jones material from that composed by Edelman), some additional cues were added, and Clannad's "I Will Find You" no longer included.

Commercial usage[edit]

Music from the track "Promontory" was used for a fall 2007 Nike television commercial featuring NFL players Shawne Merriman and Steven Jackson, also directed by Michael Mann.

Track listing[edit]

1992[edit]

Tracks 1–9 are composed by Trevor Jones; tracks 10–15 are by Randy Edelman.

  1. "Main Title" – 1:44
  2. "Elk Hunt" – 1:49
  3. "The Kiss" – 2:47
  4. "The Glade Part II" – 2:34
  5. "Fort Battle" – 4:22
  6. "Promentory" – 6:15
  7. "Munro's Office/Stockade" – 2:30
  8. "Massacre/Canoes" – 6:52
  9. "Top of the World" – 2:43
  10. "The Courier" – 2:27
  11. "Cora" – 2:30
  12. "River Walk and Discovery" – 5:30
  13. "Parlay" – 3:46
  14. "The British Arrival" – 2:00
  15. "Pieces of a Story" – 4:58
  16. "I Will Find You" (performed by Clannad) – 1:42

2000[edit]

  1. "Main Title" – 1:52
  2. "Elk Hunt" – 1:50
  3. "Bridge at Lacrosse" – 1:23
  4. "Garden Scene" – 3:20
  5. "Ambush" – 2:35
  6. "The Glade" – 3:16
  7. "Fort Battle" – 4:18
  8. "The Courier" – 2:30
  9. "The Kiss" – 2:49
  10. "Stockade" – 2:47
  11. "Massacre" – 6:54
  12. "Ascent / Pursuit" – 3:06
  13. "Promontory" – 5:38
  14. "Top of the World" – 3:01

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