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Das Boot: Original Soundtrack (aka The Boat)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
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Das Boot blew me away!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A classic soundtrack from a classic film. The music of Klaus Doldinger is alternately brave, robust, thoughtful, sad, and enlightening. The music unashamedly attempts to pull the heartstrings of the listener. This CD is well worth the money to any fan of Das Boot. Totalling over an hour of music, it includes all important parts of the original soundtrack, including the source music from the recreation center. It's even possible to hear music that is drowned out in the film by depth charges or dialogue! And as an extra bonus, several excerpts from the movie are included at the end of the disk. This allows the listener to experience the full effect digital remastering had on the rerelease. The screams, explosions and sonar practically put you at the bottom of the Atlantic. Essential for any fan of Das Boot."
Fantastic soundtrack, but....
Curtis James Walker | Auckland, New Zealand | 11/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eminantly recognisable and fitting soundtrack to one of the most powerful war films made. I've had a copy of this soundtrack since it came out first on audio cassette. This edition has extra tracks, mainly taken from the movie with dialogue intact which is nice...
However, there are several iconic pieces inexplicably missing from this CD (one of which was on the original cassette release!). J'ai Atttendrai by Rina Ketty is missing, as is 'The Tipperary Song'. Also absent is the Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch, which plays as the boat finally returns to port. These ommissions are surprising, as they occur as obvious musical cues in the film: "The Tipperary Song if you please!" and the captain's favourite song "you know the one" (J'ai Attendrai).
So, I had to buy an extra couple of discs just to get hold of these pieces: Vladimir Aleksandrov - Soviet Army Chorus & Band for Tipperary; Preußische & Österreichische Märsche by Karajan for Albrecht Marche and Chansons Françaises de Légende, Vol. 2 for J'ai Attendrai. Overall though, the best version of this OST available."
A powerful score in the best submarine tradition
J. Horowitz | Los Angeles, CA | 12/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Klaus Doldinger's score to Das Boot has the same intensity and power that make Zimmer's Crimson Tide and Poledouris' Hunt for Red October such great music. Has a good mix of techno-like rhythms and lonely accoustic music.The CD has some non-source music from the film (Muss I Denn, Mon Gars), and a few of the tracks are repeated with the character's German dialogue.I actually bought my copy in Austria, but the new Director's Cut version has the same material."