1991 Soundtrack – Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and written by Kasdan with his wife Meg. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about random events affecting a diverse group of people, exploring the race- and class-imposed chasms which separate members of the same community.

The film was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox and was released on Christmas Day, 1991. Grand Canyon was advertised as “The Big Chill for the ’90s”, in reference to an earlier Kasdan film.

Grand Canyon: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released in 1992 on Milan Records, composed by James Newton-Howard.


1 Main Titles (James Newton-Howard) 3:41
2 Mack Gets Lost (James Newton-Howard) 8:22
3 My Sister Lives Around Here / Those Rocks (James Newton-Howard) 2:18
4 Roberto Leaves For Camp (James Newton-Howard) 1:31
5 The Baby (James Newton-Howard) 2:56
6 Don’t Work Late (James Newton-Howard) 0:55
7 Simon Reverie (James Newton-Howard) 0:52
8 Claire Returns The Baby (James Newton-Howard) 1:15
9 Don’t Want Out (James Newton-Howard) 6:49
10 Mack Cuts Himself / 911 (James Newton-Howard) 3:16
11 Mack And Claire’s Dream (James Newton-Howard) 5:33
12 Bloodstain (James Newton-Howard) 2:09
13 Mack’s Flashback (James Newton-Howard) 1:26
14 You White? (James Newton-Howard) 1:30
15 Claire And Davis Talk / Jons Market (James Newton-Howard) 1:59
16 Keep The Baby (James Newton-Howard) 1:44
17 Coming Home From Camp (James Newton-Howard) 0:57
18 Dee In Brentwood (James Newton-Howard) 0:50
19 Dee Drives (James Newton-Howard) 1:10
20 Otis Runs (James Newton-Howard) 3:57
21 Doesn’t Matter (James Newton-Howard) 0:48
22 Otis Comes Back (James Newton-Howard) 1:35
23 Roberto Drives / Stage 20 / Finale (James Newton-Howard) 2:28
24 Grand Canyon Fanfare / End Titles (James Newton-Howard) 4:20
25 Simon Reverie (Alternate) (James Newton-Howard) 0:55
26 Keep The Baby (Alternate) (James Newton-Howard) 2:02
27 Dee Quits (Alternate) (James Newton-Howard) 0:51
28 Film Thriller (Source) (James Newton-Howard) 1:23



BassNeil Stubenhaus
 Acoustic BassChuck Domanico
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarJude Cole
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoMike Lang
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerSimon Franglen
ProgrammingJames Newton-Howard
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingSimon Franglen
HarpGayle Levant
HornBrian O’Connor
HornDavid Duke
HornJames Thatcher
HornJoe Meyer
HornJohn Reynolds
HornRichard Todd
SaxKirk Whalum
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneGeorge Thatcher
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetJon Lewis
TrumpetMalcolm McNab
TrumpetMario Guarneri
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetWarren Luening
TubaJames Self
TubaTommy Johnson
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
PercussionDon Williams
PercussionEmil Richards
PercussionMike Fisher

Liner Notes

Producer – James Newton Howard
Orchestrated By – James Newton Howard, Brad Dechter, Chris Boardman
Conductor – Marty Paich
Conductor (Choir) – Paul Salamunovich
Contractor – Sandy de Crescent
Recorded By, Mixed By – Brian Reeves, John Richards, Ross Pallone

Licensed From – Milan America
Manufactured By – BMG Music
Distributed By – BMG Music