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Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (Original Score)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
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Not that bad!
Jonathan Cohen | Findlay, Ohio | 01/04/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Some people obviously don't know what the word SCORE means, otherwise there might be less confusion about this CD. Amazon horribly mislabeled it, and I'm writing this review to help correct that. First of all, there are 14 tracks, not 17. Lituanian Lullaby, Spis Li Milke Le, Bamnqobile, & Tri Jetrve are not tracknames on this CD, though they are included partially or completely somewhere in Track 13, "Spirit of the Trees". There are no songs sung by Tim Curry, Robin Williams, Christian Slater or Samantha Mathis. What there IS on this CD is about 44 minutes of SCORE material composed by Alan Silvestri. It is orchestral, with zippety string numbers and majestic brass swells sparingly supplemented by choral bits reminiscent of Silvestri's work on THE ABYSS. There is even a bit of synthesizer at work, though it never sounds too obnoxious. Interspersed throughout the score are ambient sounds of thunderstorms, babbling brooks, tweeting tropical birds and ooka-ooking primates. They seldom gain more volume than the music, and are used as unintrusively as possible, bookending and separating the music. Craftily a chainsawlike sound is even used as a musical instrument in a more suspenseful cue, along with sounds of trees breaking. This has to be heard to believe how clever it is.I rate this a very solid six stars out of ten, and a good effort by Maestro Silvestri. Snap up this CD while you can, filmscore fans. It's the right price and may soon become a collectible rarity.J.R. Cohen, Zuvqwyx3@aol.com"
Echo | FL, United States | 05/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, was because I felt that--while the music was GREAT--there wasn't enough of it. The best tracks are, in my opinion, the last ones you'll find on the disc, and each time I hear them, I find myself wishing there was more!
I highly recommend this album to fans of movie music; if you are the type of person who goes to movies and one of the highlights for you is a great musical score (believe it or not, some people don't even notice the music unless there are lyrics), then you'd enjoy this one.
Oh, and as for "Skorch", who rated this poorly because none of the vocals were included on the album: They don't call this a Soundtrack "SCORE" for nothin'...(obviously, you picked up the wrong soundtrack)."
Karen Michels | Colorado | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember when I was little I would watch this movie almost every day. I think this sound track is better than the other. The other one is the songs like batty rap. This one has the backround music, and personaly I think it is better than the movie vocal songs. Every time I hear the songs on this album I get goose bumps, it reminds me of my childhood dreams."