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Heart Of The Ocean [Original Soundtracks]
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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VERY GOOD -BUT NOT "ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS"
Daniel Parkes | New Zealand | 05/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While most people have not come to realise James Horner's talent for composing great film scores until the mega-success of "Titanic," this album suceeds in revealing the diversity of his music prior to this. However, it is misleading when it states "original soundtracks" since only one track (6) was actually conducted by James Horner.While the other musicians perform his compostions to a remarkable degree of accuracy, the 'special' sound of James Horner and his film orchestra is hard to match, especially evident in such pieces as the piano solo "The Portrait" from "Titanic" performed in this album by Mark Northam -which seems to lack that vital peice of emotion as heard in the original film score.What makes this album work, however, is the diversity of the compilation, giving the listener an insight into James Horner's diversity of music prowess. But it would work better if they were indeed "original" soundtracks and not other musicians attempting to copy his style -a task that can only be completed by the master himself.If you really enjoy James Horner, I recommend listening to the originals. But if you want to hear a broad range of his styles, then this album is a worthy purchase."
Best motion Picture Soundtracks
Rockin Robert | Allyn Wa. USA | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am buying this for a gift. I have happily owned it for 2 or more years and I must say that this is one of the most well rounded, rewarding collections of instrumentals that I have ever heard on one disc. I currently own 766 L.P.'s and 752 C.D.'s so I am not without some background in music appreciation in all styles of music. I listen to all types from Klezmer to jazz to Zydeco and classical, not to mention new age and rock. No matter what your favorite style may be you can't go wrong with this C.D. It will also make a great introductory piece for youngsters or anyone that you want to introduce to light classical music.
BUY THIS!!! (Especially if you own a particularly fine sound system, the fidelity is phenominal) !!!!!"
Rockin Robert | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just found this album and love it! Horner keeps writing new music, so I hope there will be a follow-up from these musicians. There are great versions of his themes here from different artists. This is definitely a great collection."