Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Phenomenon: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Phenomenon is about the blossoming of human potential, as is Scientology. Star John Travolta is a noted practitioner of the latter; draw your own conclusions about the film's potential for proselytizing. Not surprisingl... more »
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Phenomenon is about the blossoming of human potential, as is Scientology. Star John Travolta is a noted practitioner of the latter; draw your own conclusions about the film's potential for proselytizing. Not surprisingly, its soundtrack doles out one track to scorer Thomas Newman and the rest to "uplifting" modern pop perfectly characterized by Eric Clapton's ubiquitous "Change the World" and Peter Gabriel's once charming "I Have the Touch." If this is human potential, God help us. --Jerry McCulley
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Mr. Joseph B. Murray | Round Rock, Texas United States | 04/17/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A March 7, 2004 review by C. Michael Rusk pointed out that much of the beautifully orchestrated music from the film has been left off the soundtrack CD. WHY? There are many who viewed AND ENJOYED the movie partly BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC. Since much of the film score has not been included on the soundtrack CD, I'll not buy it. Dumb move by "the music industry" I believe.
Thus, Amazon, you've LOST A SALE (God forbid). Maybe you should "talk" to the soundtrack producers about this error in judgment."
I agree there is music missing
PD James fan | London England | 01/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw Phenomenon in TV ( not my first time watching it) and I wanted to get the music which is played whenever it shows the trees swaying and I cant find it anywhere. I thought I could find it on my fileshare program ( which I bought I am not downloading without owning the program) Anyways it doesnt come up. I have beautiful music from A Beautiful Mind and Forrest Gump etc but the title of this instrumental piece is missing and isnt on the soundtrack which is odd because it is featured a few times throughout the movie."
Greg Caton | Lake Charles, LA United States | 09/10/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Who makes the decisions on these soundtracks -- what to include, what to discard? Thomas Newman's magic MADE this movie -- no less than his artistry is what made Shawshank Redemption or American Beauty work. So why screw it up by including all these other goofy rock tunes when it's Newman's work that makes the movie work in the first place. For those who just INSIST on having a smorgasborg of incoherent, disconnected rock-and-roll songs in the car's CD player, they should make one version of the Phenomenon Soundtrack. And for those of us who LOVED THE MOVIE, they should make another: a Soundtrack CD that really does contain the orchestrated score that is the heart and soul of the movie itself. (Only one cut on this soundtrack, "The Orchard" is Newman's work to begin with. What a sham!) Is that too much to ask?"