℗ 2019 Back Lot Music
Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist:
I agree with all of the previous reviews. The score was beautiful but this album is woefully incomplete without the spirituals that were an inextricable part of the film right from the first scene. That only one - not even one of Harriet’s - made it on the album is a huge disappointment. I’ll be getting Stand Up as a single (totally agree with a previous reviewer about the emotions pulled by this song!) but will pass on this travesty.
This is insane. I was so looking forward to hearing the songs that Harriet sang in the movie and NOT ONE of them are on the soundtrack. Nobody who saw the movie is coming to iTunes looking for the background music in the film. We want to relive the beautiful musical moments when the Tony winner that played the lead is SINGING. Also, you have Janelle Monae in the movie. Why not ask her to do a song or two. This could've been a chart topping soundtrack. Now it's just going to be in the bargain bin at Walmart. Womp Womp!
I totally agree with the other reviews...The spirituals and use of Harriet's voice to send her messages was so strong in the movie, and disappointing that they are not present in the soundtrack. I was fully prepared to buy the whole album, but now will settle for the one major theme ayt the end...Bad taste and poor business decision
The soundtrack was Great especially the song Stand Up. But I’m disappointed, in that her secret calling of slaves to come out is not on the soundtrack. Wade In the Water should be on there.
How is it even possible to have so many powerful voices in the cast and sing so many freedom anthems on screen and not have them in the soundtrack?! That oral tradition of “Calling” that was such a beautiful feature in the film is somehow, criminally, absent from this album... I will however give it three stars for the last song which made me want to cheer in the theater!