The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (original soundtrack)

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The Man from Snowy River:
Arena Spectacular
Man-from-snowy-river-arena-spectacular-cd.jpg
Studio album by Original Australian cast of
The Man from Snowy River:
Arena Spectacular
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre cast recording
Label ABC Music
Producer Garth Porter
Conrad Helfrich

The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular is a musical by David Atkins and Ignatius Jones, based on the poem The Man from Snowy River, written by Banjo Paterson.

All poetry narrated in the musical was written by Banjo Paterson, including "Waltzing Matilda" (for which the music was written by M. Cowan).

Bruce Rowland, who composed the instrumental music for both the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River film and its sequel 1988 film The Man from Snowy River II (American title: "Return to Snowy River"), composed special arrangements of some of his music for the musical. Rowland was the musical arranger who also conducted the orchestra for the musical.

Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter wrote the music and lyrics for the country songs. Lee Kernaghan also sang some of the country songs which he had already recorded on some of his albums, during the concert scene.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Waltzing Matilda" — (Traditional version) — Instrumental — music composed by M. Cowan, poem (lyrics) written by Banjo Paterson
  2. "Prelude" — poem written by Banjo Paterson — narrated by Steve Bisley
  3. "Mustering the Colts" — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  4. "Spirit of the High Country" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Lee Kernaghan
  5. "Southern Son" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Martin Crewes
  6. "Snowy Mountains Buck Jump" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Lee Kernaghan
  7. "Jessica's Theme" — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  8. "The Rope That Pulls the Wind" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Martin Crewes
  9. "The Breakout" — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  10. "Kosciusko Moon" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Martin Crewes and Georgie Parker
  11. "Boys From the Bush" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Lee Kernaghan
  12. "Waltzing Matilda" — (Queensland version) — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  13. "Pull the Other One Mate" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Lee Kernaghan and the Riders
  14. "Eureka Creek" — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  15. "A Handful of Dust" — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Martin Crewes and Georgie Parker
  16. "As Long As Your Eyes Are Blue" — music (for "Clancy's Theme") composed by Bruce Rowland — poem (lyrics) written by Banjo Paterson — sung by Georgie Parker
  17. "The Departure, The Ride, The Return" — Instrumental — music composed by Bruce Rowland
  18. "The Man from Snowy River" — poem written by Banjo Paterson — narrated by Steve Bisley
  19. "Spirit of the High Country" (Reprise) — music and lyrics by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter — sung by Lee Kernaghan
  20. "Waltzing Matilda" — (Traditional version) — Instrumental — music composed by M. Cowan — poem written by Banjo Paterson
  21. "Epilogue - A Singer of the Bush" — poem written by Banjo Paterson — narrated by Steve Bisley

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

  • Mick Albeck – musician
  • Steve Bisley – cast member as "Banjo Patterson"
  • Martin Crewes – cast member and singer: as "Jim Ryan" (The 'Man')
  • Mitch Farmer — musician
  • James Gillard – musician
  • Tommy Grasso – musician
  • Conrad Helfrich – musician
  • Lee Kernaghan – musician and singer
  • Rod McCormack – musician
  • Robyn McKelvie – musician
  • Lawrie Minson – musician
  • Georgie Parker – cast member and singer as "Kate Conroy"
  • Mark Punch – musician
  • Michel Rose – musician
  • Victorian Philharmonic Orchestraorchestration

Production[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Winner: ARIA award for Best Original Show / Cast Album — The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (original soundtrack) (2002)[1]
  • Winner: ARIA award for Bruce Rowland for Best Score — The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (original soundtrack) (2003)[2][3][4]

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