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Moby Dick: Original Television Soundtrack
Christopher Gordon
Moby Dick: Original Television Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Australian Soundtrack Release for the New Independent Australian Film Starring Patrick Stewart.

      
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All Artists: Christopher Gordon
Title: Moby Dick: Original Television Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Import
Original Release Date: 3/24/1998
Release Date: 3/24/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 030206592122, 4005939592127

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Australian Soundtrack Release for the New Independent Australian Film Starring Patrick Stewart.

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Powerful score for an epic adventure
Michael J. Mazza | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 10/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christopher Gordon's sweeping score to the television miniseries "Moby Dick" is a masterful example of the art of film music. Even those who haven't seen the excellent television production (which starred Patrick Stewart as the obsessed Captain Ahab) will surely find this disc to be a stirring companion to Herman Melville's classic novel, upon which the miniseries was faithfully based.Gordon sets the tone for the overall tale with the disc's opening cut, "Call Me Ishmael," a rousing theme which captures the epic majesty of Melville's tale. Other outstanding selections include "Nantucket Docks," a lively evocation of a harbor town; "Ahab," a dignified but sinister theme for the captain of the whaling ship Pequod; and "The Devil Himself," which captures the almost supernatural power of the legendary whale.Gordon uses a full orchestra to great effect; the Sydney Chamber Choir joins the orchestra on certain key tracks. I have never served on a whaling vessel, but as a veteran of the United States Navy I must say that composer Gordon has skillfully evoked the sense of awe I felt as I experienced the power and beauty of the high seas. And as a student of American literature, I consider his music to be a wonderful tribute to the vision of Herman Melville. So crack open a copy of "Moby Dick," crank the CD player up to high volume, and let your mind's eye conjure up the awesome vision of the great white whale."
Words fail me
Danielle Muller | Sailing, sailing o'er the deep blue sea :) | 04/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christopher Gordon has created a soundtrack that enhances our listening and watching enjoyment. This soundtrack is as amazing as the film it was composed for, and I give a whole hearted endorsment.
Gripping, passionate and an epic soundtrack that is as timeless as the story behind it, it helps tell. Listening to this soundtrack, Captain Ahab will still be forever gripped in that struggle against Moby Dick, and Starbuck will forevermore grapple with his god and his loyalty to his captain. The emotions and drama that is visual for our eyes, has been captured into immortality through the visual experience for our ears imagination.

Well worth the money...."