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The Elephant Man: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
John Morris
The Elephant Man: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: John Morris
Title: The Elephant Man: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Milan Records
Original Release Date: 10/10/1980
Re-Release Date: 3/1/1994
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5050466295828, 731383566523, 731383566547, 743211998628

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A hidden gem of a soundtrack (beautifully sad)
I ain't no porn writer | author, "Crippled Dreams" | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a movie soundtrack collector for about the last year or two. It's amazing how some of the best music composers are alive today, not a hundred or hundreds of year ago, and they write music for the movies rather than concert halls like those who came before them. John Morris' score for "The Elephant Man", although at times a little too repetitive, is very fine. Whether the music is happy and vigorous, or light and pretty, or more dark and somber as many of the tunes here are, Morris creates the perfect mood for any scene. I especially enjoyed some of the moving and melancholy melodies on flute or strings. Deeply moving stuff. Barber's Adagio for Strings fits like a glove with the rest of the music, as if it were all composed by the same hand. This music indeed did a lot to enhance the emotional atmosphere of this most remarkable film. David Rehak
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes""
The Elephant Man (Movie and Soundtrack): A Masterpiece
Emily Greene | Austin, Texas | 01/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge fan of John Morris' work and also of Mel Brooks films, but this film touched me on an emotional level and very soon, I fell for the story of Joseph (in the film, John) Merrick aka The Elephant Man. The film was a brilliant masterpiece of artistry and emotion and still kept the soul of the late Joseph Merrick. The music in the film deserves a great deal of credit (besides the actors, who did a phenomenal Oscar worthy performance) and I loved each of the music pieces in the film. They totally capture the moment very well, with each different piece. My personal favourites are the Opening Theme, Adagio for Strings (not composed by John Morris), the Freak Show theme, and John and the Psalm. They are quite possibly one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever listened by the human ear and I for one applaud John Morris on his work in this CD. This CD deserves 10 stars! It is truly worth getting, if your a fan of Joseph Merrick, John Hurt (who played him on film), English historical films, or if your even a fan of John Morris and classical music soundtracks. This is worth it and I am glad I paid every penny for it!

Adagio for strings is only the beggining....
crown of indica | saint paul,mn,usa | 07/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"let me just say that buckethead uses sound bytes from the film in his stage show-and if he's into it shouldn't YOU be as well?!It never ceases to amaze me how lynch finds such passionate composers to work with and how well he can convey to them what feelings he wishes to express through "his" always-touching movie scores!it's so moving and yet remains classy-no sappiness involved what-so-ever!any fan of great film scores will cherish this album for many years as I already have."