Glory - The Overture

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  • Recorded with a 65-piece London orchestra, Glory is Christian musician Michael W. Smith's seventeenth studio album and his second instrumental record. His first one was Freedom, which was released November 21, 2000.
  • This is the opening track on the album. Explained Smith: "This is in many ways a tribute to the work of my favorite soundtrack composer John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark). It's a fun big piece of music that takes some adventurous left turns and then goes back to the main melodic theme. It's the right way to set the stage for this album, and the orchestra sounds fabulous."
  • The album was recorded at the London AIR Studios. Said Smith: "The room in London where we recorded is the same one used by the composer, Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Inception). The building is actually an old church."
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