Lilien auf dem Felde (West Germany)
I gigli del campo (Italy)
Le lys des champs (France)
Los lirios del valle (Spain)
Piety in the Sky (USA) (working title)
The Amen Man (USA) (working title)
The Mischief Maker (USA) (working title)
Uma Voz Nas Sombras (Brazil)
Limited edition of 3000 copies.
Perseverance is proud to reissue the soundtrack to the 1963 Sidney Poitier film, Lilies Of The Field. This movie is still seen by many as a milestone in cinema. The film launched Sidney Poitier and earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe for his portrayal of handyman Homer Smith, the first time an African-American actor had ever won a major award for Best Actor. The film was a landmark in cinema and needed a composer who could convey the film with a down to earth, rural, folksy sound. Jerry Goldsmith created a score that was both jubilant and accessible for anybody to listen to.
Featured as part of the score is a piece called Amen featuring the vocals of Jester Hairston. This showed that Jerry Goldsmith was going to be a much sought after composer with his use of southern gospel tinged spiritual music and a score that hews to an Americana vibe. To many who have heard this score it's a mix of sincerity and jubilation. A must have for any Goldsmith fan and those who want to hear something different.