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Varèse Sarabande release music from, and inspired by, the movie Sully. The film is set on 15 January 2009, when the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career...
The soundtrack to Sully represents a musical collaboration by Clint Eastwood, Christian Jacob and the Tierney Sutton Band. The end result is an epic score that brings to mind the work of a young John Williams. It's sweet and melodic with a liberal sprinkling of jazz based themes.
It opens well, with the beautiful 'Sully Suite' and then doesn't really draw breath until the end of the final track. 'Times Square Run' reminded me, in spirit of James Horner's work on Apollo 13. While 'Flying Home (Alternate Take)' comes across as a much more natural version of the original take.
The album contains 19 tracks (50 min, 53 sec) and while this is, when boiled down, a collection of music cues, it doesn't feel like that. It has a strength and character to elevate it into the big leagues to make it one album that's worth going out of your way to pick up.