Review : Soundtrack - Act of Valor
Artist DirectFilmmakers Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh seamlessly transport audiences into the boots of a covert Navy SEAL squad in Relativity Media's groundbreaking, Act of Valor, in theaters on February 24, 2012.
By the same token, on the movie's soundtrack, country titans Keith Urban, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Wynonna Judd, and more bring listeners into the hearts and minds of those who fight so selflessly for God, family, and country on new songs written specifically for the film.
Elsewhere Trace Adkins, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Lori McKenna, and Montgomery Gentry enhance the experience with a respective twang of their own. Relativity Media crafted the ultimate country collection in honor of the ultimate modern war film. If the movie gives you the physical action, then this is its emotional counterpart....full text
Rough StockThis week a soundtrack came out for a film that features actual Navy Seals acting in the action thriller Act of Valor and to accompany the film, 10 new songs from some of the best artists in contemporary country music have joined with Relativity Films to produce the official soundtrack to the film.
Keith Urban leads off the soundtrack with “For You,” a rockin’ tune that is one of the more passionate rockers he’s made in recent memory and it’s not hard to picture the power ballad finding its way to country radio in the coming weeks as a showcase track from this album and from his next album. ...full text
Taste of countryThe ‘Act of Valor’ soundtrack is a collection of 10 moody songs that ultimately get one excited about the movie, which opens up nationwide on Friday (Feb. 24). Although one can only assume it’s going to be the saddest movie ever.
Homogenized production makes this album a queer listen from front to back. It seems that each artist — including Sugarland, Lady Antebellum and Montgomery Gentry — didn’t get full creative control of their cut, but there are more than a few brilliant vocal performance to overcome the presence of drum tracks and absence of traditional country instruments....full text
GACThe film Act of Valor, currently in theaters, is the fictional story of a Navy SEAL team working to recover a kidnapped CIA operative. Like other Hollywood action films, the movie showcases adrenaline-pumping combat scenes along with other elements like modern battlefield technology. Unlike other Hollywood films, Act of Valor also features true-to-life, active-duty Navy SEALs.
To complement the film, Relativity Media released the official soundtrack, Act of Valor: The Album. Top country artists including Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Jake Owen and others appear on the record with songs they wrote for the film. Two elements about this project are particularly alluring. First, this soundtrack is less a collection of previously released music picked to match a film, and more a set of songs that were written for and inspired by the movie. Second, the majority of songs on this album were written by the artists that perform them, providing an even deeper look at the feelings and thoughts these artists have about war....full text
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