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Witness: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Maurice Jarre
Witness: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Maurice Jarre
Title: Witness: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 2/8/1985
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206823721, 030206123746, 030208123744, 4005939472276

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Lyrics to Sam Cooke
snowleopard | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sam Cooke
Wonderful worldDon't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about a science book
Don't know much about the French I took
But I do that I love you
And I know thatif you love me too
What a wonderful world this would beDon't know much about geography
Don't know much trigonomitry
Don't know much about algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is forBut I do know one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would beNow I don't claim, to be an A-student
But I'm trying to be
For maybe by being an A-student, baby
I could win your love for me{repeat first two blocks)"
How unexpected!
Ben Riddle | Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA | 09/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been collecting movie music now for almost eight years. So why haven't I noticed before how talented a composer Maurice Jarre is? The music which he brings to "Witness", flowing like a waterfall of kaleidescopic colors from the synthesizers, seems to me to be filled with awe and reverence for the Amish people depicted in the movie and their culture. This is evident in tracks like the Main Title theme (variations of which are heard throughout the CD)and "Building the Barn", which provides a light-hearted, classical air to what might be an ardurous task for anyone else; yet the track accentuates the people's goal of working for the greater good. Toward the end of the disc is what sounds like a chase sequence which has to be heard to be believed. I guess I just never saw Jarre as being capable of creating such drama and beauty in sound before."
Very lush and beautiful electronic music
snowleopard | Oregon | 09/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"During the 1980's Maurice Jarre picked up on a somewhat popular concept (and perhaps inspiration from his son, Jean-Michel) and scored a few films using mostly synthesizers and what he called an "electronic ensemble" featuring Nyle Steiner, Michael Boddicker, Ian Underwood and others. Some of the scores worked very well on film (Fatal Attraction) while others did not (Dead Poet's Society). Witness is one of the scores on the positive end. It contains some the most lush and beautiful passages ever heard from electronic instruments, and some nice themes. I would rate the film 5 stars (instead of 4) except that there really isn't that much music to listen to when just putting the CD on the stereo and listening. Though not a single track on here will annoy anyone, and the Main Theme and Building the Barn are both worth the price of admission, and make this album well worth owning."