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Smoke Signals: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture (CD)

By: B. C. Smith

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DISC 1 for Smoke Signals: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture (CD) Album By B. C. Smith
1   Forgive Our Fathers Suite - Beal, David [Produc
2   On Fire Suite - Picard, Andre L. Jr
3   Fourth of July - Smith, B.C.
4   Arnold's Body
5   Road Buddy - Williams, Dar
6   Arnold Is Dead
7   Treaties - Alexie, Sherman
8   Fry Bread
9   Reservation Blues - Alexie, Sherman
10   Hippy Arnold
11   Journey Begins - Smith, B.C.
12   Alternate Gymnast
13   A Million Miles Away - Alexie, Sherman
14   Good Day for Breakfast
15   Breaking Bottles
16   Arnold Leaves
17   Clobbering Thomas
18   Super Thomas
19   John Wayne's Teeth - Alexie, Sherman
20   Charles Bronson
21   Fry Bread Riot
22   Jesuit Basketball
23   Trailer Haircut
24   Victor's Run Suit
25   That's My Father
26   Father and Farther - Alexie, Sherman

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At its best, the soundtrack to Smoke Signals is a beautiful experience--simple orchestrations with plaintive flute and guitar (just check out "Arnold Is Dead") give the soundtrack to this Native American-directed, -written, and -acted film an introspective feel. Too often, however, the otherwise moving score by B.C. Rich resorts to standard rock clich├ęs. The electric guitar used throughout has a generic '80s metal sound, which does little to enhance the film's tone (unlike the included and wonderful vocal contributions from Native American ensembles Ulali and the Eaglebear Singers). Guitar-shaded soundtracks can work extremely well (check out the excellent Gas Food Lodging score). Here, however, the ax is up-front and distracting. It's a shame because on more subdued tracks like "Charles Bronson," "Fry Bread Riot," and "That's My Father," the Northwest Sinfonia is simply sublime. Cuts by singer/songwriters Dar Williams and Jim Boyd are also featured, making this soundtrack all the more powerful. --Jason Verlinde

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