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"Dolphin Tale" Soundtrack
Music from the Movie "Dolphin Tale"
Dolphin Tale is a touching tale of love and devotion. A young dolphin is rescued after she gets entangled in a crab trap, but she is wounded so badly that her tail must be amputated. A boy named Sawyer becomes devoted to her rehabilitation. The movie was inspired by a true story, and stars Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Nathan Gamble.
Dolphin Tale was released by Warner Bros on September 23rd, 2011, and Varese Sarabande released the soundtrack on October 11, 2011.
Dolphin Tale's soundtrack was written by composer Mark Isham, famous for the music in A River Runs Through It. His score for this film is written with sensitivity and grace, the ideal music for this heartwarming movie.
A song that is not part of the soundtrack, but plays over the Dolphin Tale trailer, is "All Roads Lead Home." The same song also appears on episodes of Deadliest Catch and Flashpoint. If you're guessing that it sounds like U2 or Coldplay, you may be surprised to hear that it is actually by Golden State, an indie rock band from California.
Sources: Amazon.com | Varese Sarabande | Film Music Reporter
"Dolphin Tale" Soundtrack by Mark Isham and James Shearman
All of the following songs are available on the official soundtrack album for Dolphin Tales; they are all by Mark Isham and James Shearman.
- Dolphin Dance
- Gift from Kyle
- Finding Winter
- I'm Hazel
- Winter Swims
- Never Calls
- News about Kyle
- Chumash Story
- Sawyer and Winter
- Putting on the Tail
- The Coming Storm
- The Little Girl
- Clay Changes His Mind
- Winter's a News Story
- Winter Tries Another Tail
- The New Tail
- Family Is Forever
- Dolphin Tale End Credits
Songs Left Off of the Official "Dolphin Tale" Soundtrack Album
These songs are related to the film, but were not part of Mark Isham's soundtrack.
22. "All Roads Lead Home" by Golden State. This song plays in the movie trailer.
As seen on the "A Dolphin's Tale" movie trailer.
23. "Safe" by Westlife (co-written by Golden State's James Grundler). This song plays at the end of the movie.
Where to Buy the Song From Dolphin Tale - "Safe" As by Westlife Available on Amazon.com
If you saw "Dolphin Tale" and are touched by "Winter's Tale" but can't shake the song that plays at the end of the movie. Look no further: it's "Safe" as Sung by Westlife. Amazing lyrics and beautifully sung. So inspiring. Click here to preview on Amazon.com.
24. "Everything Happens to Me" by Harry Connick Jr (written by Chet Baker). This song is performed by Harry Connick Jr in the movie, who had to learn the saxophone for the part.
On Recording the "Dolphin Tale" Soundtrack—Behind the Scenes with Composer Mark Isham
How did Mark Isham create the soundtrack for "Dolphin Tale"? His sound has been described as within "a modern school, but steeped in tradition." Below is an interview with the composer.
"Dolphin Tale" International Trailers and Release Dates
Dolphin Tale went on to gross almost $74 million—$67 million in the US and $6 million in other countries. Want to see what the trailers for Dolphin Tale looked like outside of the US? Here are the French, Spanish, German, and Italian versions of the movie trailer.