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Blows you away
Brandon Cutro | 01/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll be honest. I DON'T like Trevor Rabin. I just havn't found much interesting in his music. But this time, he surprised me. track 1 is actually the finale, but it fits as the first track on the CD. Starts with a sort of synth piano that sounds just like a lab on the open sea. The track builds till it states the main theme. It then runs it again with a very likable choral backing. Though it sounds like every disaster movie in the book, it's a great track. track 2 is even better, starting out with a short quiet segment and then building up to an enormous statement of what I believe is the main theme with a giant thrilling choral blast. track 3 continues with more quiet (but enjoyable) stuff including a men's choir in low notes, then building again into action with brass and strings that go totally banannas along with a falling female/male choir that sounds like countless souls falling into hell. That is nearly the case. The track very well gives the feeling of the sheer terror of the shark attacks. track, the main title (for no reason in the middle of the disc) is largly uninteresting to me. tracks 5, 6, and 7 could all be one, because they are so much alike. There is not much really memorable about hem, but they are enjoyable. Track 8 is complete mess of low key versions of the Sharks Theme. Track 9 is the best of all. Beginning with an enmormouse blast of full orchestra that flattens you in your seat and makes you jump out of it at the same time. Continuing to a sort of march that is really thrilling and then giving a a sudden burst of fast moving strings that must have been incredibly hard to play. Theres also a choral outburst, and then a rather bouncy, heroic version of the main theme with a wonderful percussion backing.( A lot of people ask about this part: this where the cook picks himself up over the concrete and gets the speargun.)There is lots of great choir in the rest of the track as well.Track 10 is just a bit of guitar mostly. All and all, an excellent listen, though I prefer to mostly listen to just a few select tracks and the disc is rather short."
Music worthy of a leviathan
- Kasia S. | New York City | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this CD after i saw the movie, my fater was testing me, by putting on the Cd and played it, saying "guess what this is from". I finally figured it out, but what i heard what just glorious soundtrack music. This is the kind of powerful, awesome force of music that soundtracks collectors seek. The main theme is gorgeous, and it was played with previews of many other movies, such as war moveis and action ones in theaters.
Ive a really big collection from various moveis, and this one of my top favorites. Great job from Rabin."
Trevor Rabin's follow-up to "Armageddon" is outstanding!
Brandon Cutro | Whitehouse, Texas | 11/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is really good! Trevor Rabin does a fantastic job in composing music for this present day "Jaws" film. I especially like the fact that he didn't rip-off John Williams' "Jaws" theme any throughout the CD. Track 1 is the best track on the CD. It starts off nice and slow, with the theme, and then states the theme beautifully in orchestral form. It sounds a lot like "Armageddon", but it is still really good. I love the guitar solo towards the end which states the theme. I especially love the choir in the background. That really adds to the theme and makes it beautiful. Track 2 is a soft version of the theme with the choir backing it up. It then gives you a picture in your head of the underwater scene, how beautiful it is. Track 3 states the theme briefly with a orchestral and choral montage which gives you a picture of traveling throughout the ocean underwater looking at the scenery. It then speeds up a little, providing action as the sharks appear. It can get a little loud and harsh at times but the choir keeps it from getting out of control. Nice track though! Track 4 is the main title. Why it isn't track 1 is beyond me. It is the scariest track on the CD. When listening to it, you picture a Great White shark creeping up on you and chasing you. It is very dark and mellow sounding which is the best sound for a shark. It later becomes louder and faster in tempo. Track 5 goes back to the underwater scene in your head kind of sound. Track 6 is dark and haunting. The haunting leads to a loud point in the music, i'm guessing where the shark appears or something. It then goes back to the dark and haunting sound. The piano does a good job providing the sound here. The music later becomes louder and lushous in sound at the very end. Track 7 is fast, dark, and choral sounding. The choir once again does a great job backing up the loud music here. Track 8 is all about the shark. Dark, mysterious, and scary sounding throughout the track. Track 9 starts off very loud and quick paced. It makes your heart pump faster because it surprises you! The theme returns here for the first time since the beginning of the CD. Only this time, the theme is faster and louder than before. The choir returns later in the track for a brief period. This track can get loud and harsh at times, but it is still good. Track 10 uses the guitar to state the theme, and then the piano. Overall, this CD is a must have. I wish that Rabin used the theme more often throughout the CD and I wish the CD was longer than 30 minutes. That doesn't keep it from being a poor one at all. Even if you didn't like the "Armageddon" score, that shouldn't stop you from buying this CD. Buy it, you won't be disappointed!"