Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Crimson Tide: Music From The Original Motion Picture
Genres: New Age, Pop, Soundtracks
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Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 07/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's been used in a dozen trailers, most prominently in the ID4 trailer. And why not? Hans Zimmer created 2 of the most powerful themes in the past decade for this movie. It's so empowering that it'll fill you with confidence and defiance.
There are only 5 tracks on this CD (all horribly out of order and with incorrect titles) even though it lasts over an hour (the longest track is almost 25 minutes long). It was a bad mistake by Hollywood Records to organise the CD this way as you have to skip thru a lot of tension/filler music (this CD has plenty of exactly that) to get to the good bits.
There is an extended score out there featuring an additional 10 minutes of music, it has a blue cover instead of a red one and has a correct track listing in chronological order. As follows:
3. Little Ducks-2:03
4. 1SQ (Alternate)-11:09
6. Day 12-5:44
7. Three, Two, One-1:54
9. November 2nd/2SQ-2.32
10. End Titles-7:33
Total Time 75:55
It's a more complete package but a little hard to find so you might have to make do with the commercial release. Still a great purchase and I highly recommend."
One of the best film scores ever
Ash1138 | Centennial, CO United States | 02/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watch this movie... LOUD! Pay attention to how the musical score really carries the emotions of this film.In a day where most film score try to be subtle and hide in the background, Hans Zimmers score melds with Tony Scott's film like two lovers having foreplay continually staying on the brink of climax. But the climaxes do come, and when they do they are very satisfying.I'm a bit disappointed by some of the reviews this CD has received. Have people forgotten that this music was written to accompany a film? I hear complaints that the tracks are too long or that there is dead(?) time in the composition. Hans Zimmer certainly didn't write this score to appease an MTV audience. If you need something with constant movement and don't understand the point of the ambient parts in a piece like this, I have some really good Trance CD's I could recommend to you.If you are the kind of person who likes to listen to a score away from the film or appreciate classical orchestration in general I cannot recommend this CD enough. This is one of the best examples of Hanz Zimmer's work (and he has many great examples; also see the scores for Backdraft and Gladiator). If you call yourself a Hans Zimmer fan, you aren't until you have this CD."
Overestimated,but still a great score
Johannes | Stockholm, Sweden | 11/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Crimson Tide was a revolutionary score. It was the first of it`s kind and followed up by dozens and dozens of imitations in the forthcoming years after its release in 1995. It started a whole new subgenre of film music - the technique of mixing classical music and chorus with rock guitars and synthesizers.
This is probably one of the greatest themes Mr. Zimmer has composed. It starts out as if it will become the Force theme from Star Wars,but then it doesn`t change. It is sounding both heroic and uplifting,especially the end credits suite (here named "Roll Tide"). In a full orchestra and chorus it bursts out as a loud,bombastic action theme perfect for a submarine war movie. This kind of themes latter became typical for Hans Zimmer,as he used similar music in both "The Rock" and "The Peacemaker". It is easy to rember,too.
As Zimmer was allowed to use The London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices to perform it,it sounds great too.
Then,let`s have some negative words.
There are only five tracks on the CD and it runs on for 60 minutes!I sometimes like long tracks,and it is said that they are that long for best listening experience. Yes,that worked well in "The Rock",as it had plenty of good themes and the music changed a lot. But take the second track (Alabama),for example.
It runs on for 24 minutes!And there are many moments when the music is nearly standing still,and you just want something to happen. The best music is buried 5 to 15 minutes into the tracks,and it is too bad you have to wait that long before hearing your favorite music.
Well,I do not say that this score is bad. This is actually one of the Hans Zimmer`s greatest soundtracks ever. The music itself is very good,but it is the way it`s placed on CD that is wrong.
I mean,the tracks are all too long. At least ten tracks would be better. It works well in the film,but not on CD.
Crimson Tide is a modern classic among film scores,but it would be easier to accept it if the tracks were shorter. OK,if you want the best music,then the first and the last track is recommended listening. Track 2 and 4 contains some great action cues,but you have to wait a while before they appear.
Well,the choice is up to you now. If you want a good theme,then there is no better Zimmer score. If you want great action cues,then "The Peacemaker" is strongly recommended.
But this one is fantastic too!"