Soundtrack Review: For Greater Glory The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

For Greater Glory Soundtrack

For Greater Glory The True Story of Cristiada Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score For Greater Glory The True Story of Cristiada by James Horner.

“It feels like a history of Horner’s music, a celebration of it, from past to present.”

For Greater Glory The True Story of Cristiada is a chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government. It’s directed by Dean Wright and starring Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac and Catalina Sandino. The score is composed by James Horner.

Track List

1. Entre La Luz Y El Pecado 100
2. The Death Of Padre Christopher 80
3. We’re Cristeros Now 80
4. Goro And Tula 100
5. General Gorostieta 80
6. The Dead City 80
7. Men Will Fire Bullets, But God Decides Where They Land 100
8. Jose Saves Catorce 80
9. Ambush 100
10. A Bullet On The Floor 80
11. Jose’s Martyrdom 80
12. Death 100
13. Cristeros 80
14. Just Another Chapter Of History (Closing Credits) 100

Are you a fan of James Horner’s music? Serious question. Because if you are, keep reading. If not, then run away. This score should have been called James Horner: A Glorious Past because it really feels like a Best Of James Horner album and it might be disturbing for you to hear, but I really like it. After I listened to this score that has highlights of almost all of his scores, I realised something. I will probably enjoy James Horner’s music for the next 100 years (if I somehow managed to live that long through medical procedures). Can you?

There’s pretty much nothing new here, not that I can hear anyway. It’s James Horner recycled and worse than it has ever been before. If your stomach can’t take it, I completely understand. For a true Horner fan, this score should easily be one of the best scores of the year.

Conclusion

Best score of the year? Not for me I’m afraid, but I really like this score a lot. It feels like a history of Horner’s music, a celebration of it, from past to present and what’s not to love about that? Enjoy it, because I sure did.

GEEK SCORE: 88.5

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Soundtrack Review: For Greater Glory The True Story of Cristiada (2012), 9.3 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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  • http://twitter.com/IamBoDigidy Bo Digidy

    Finally got around to listen to this and I swore I was listening to Braveheart. So weird.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Not weird at all considering it uses music from probably 90% of the James Horner catalogue :)