History(R) and Extreme Music Release Epic Soundtrack to Highly Anticipated Series Vietnam in HD
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV, and A+E Networks proudly announce the release of the soundtrack to the History channel’s Vietnam in HD series. Available now on iTunes, the soundtrack features 24 military-themed tracks used to create the audio backdrop for this epic six hour mini-series highlighting one of this century’s most controversial conflicts. Vietnam in HD premieres Tuesday, November 8; Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10 at 9pm ET/PT.
Coinciding with the premier of Vietnam in HD series on November 8, the Vietnam in HD soundtrack captures the emotions behind the personal accounts depicted in the mini-series. This collection of highly charged emotive themes evokes the experience of a generation with pinpoint clarity and highlights the trials and tribulations unfolding in the revolutionary footage and first-hand accounts chronicling this tumultuous era.
“It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime privilege to be involved in this project,” said Russell Emanuel, Extreme Music CEO. “This collection contains some of the key tracks used in this amazing, historically significant series.”
The soldier’s story is in danger of being lost to history and the men who came home from the Vietnam War represent a second silent generation. This intense documentary gives a voice to these men who won every battle in the lost war in Vietnam. Vietnam in HD by HISTORY(R) follows up History’s 2009 s Emmy(R)-winning miniseries, WWII in HD, and uses the same experimental approach to storytelling with first-person accounts of soldiers, reporters and other personnel.
Through a never-before-seen collection of color footage from Vietnam’s front lines, veterans tell their stories and relive their struggles, fears and ultimate courage. The footage was culled from private collections including soldiers’ personal cameras, museums, the US government, veterans and news organizations, as well as sources from Vietnam. Spanning the massive initial troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon a decade later, it has all been restored and converted to HD. War buffs, as well as people who were there, will recognize the voice of these men.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall narrates the project, with the words of more than a dozen war veterans voiced by Edward Burns, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Zachary Levi, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dean Cain, Dylan McDermott, and others.
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HISTORY(R) and HISTORY HD(R) are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s signature initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics. For more information go to www.historypressroom.com
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