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Titanic: The Ultimate Collection (Soundtrack Anthology)
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Titanic: The Ultimate Collection (Soundtrack Anthology)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

Sinking-ship soundtracks from diverse media coalesce in this well-produced olio of pleasant renditions conducted by Randy Miller and orchestrated by Donald Johnston. The selections include music to the now historical James...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Titanic: The Ultimate Collection (Soundtrack Anthology)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 4/21/1998
Re-Release Date: 10/10/2000
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206592627, 030206592641

Synopsis

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Sinking-ship soundtracks from diverse media coalesce in this well-produced olio of pleasant renditions conducted by Randy Miller and orchestrated by Donald Johnston. The selections include music to the now historical James Cameron film, including "My Heart Will Go On" in both a solo piano and as a grand easy-listening instrumental. Similar respectful treatments are also provided in the fanfare from Jean Negulesco's 1953 film composed by Sol Kaplan, some of William Alwyn's score to Roy Baker's 1958 British film A Night To Remember, Maury Yeston's compositions for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, and Lennie Niehaus's score for the 1996 television miniseries. Included also is the sentimental favorite "Nearer My God to Thee," which historians have determined was not played when the real ship went down. --Jason Verlinde
 

CD Reviews

Excellent Supplementary Soundtrack to JH's Original
sfsu1990@dsp.com(Albert) | Pinole, CA, | 07/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Varese Sarabande has put together an excellent compilation and should help hold over Titanic music fans until James Horner's 2nd Titanic Album arrives in September. The album has a number of instrumental tracks to the James Cameron movie as well as music from the Broadway show, the TV Miniseries from '96 (starring Catherine Zeta Jones), the 1958 British Film "A Night to Remember", and the 1953 Hollywood Film (starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck). Even if one has only seen the recent movie, the soundtrack is worthwhile to add to your collection especially if one likes movie instrumental music and Titanic in particular. There are excellent full orchestra versions of the rousing "Southhampton" and "My Heart Will Go On." There is also an excellent piano version of "Rose's Theme" and an excellent old fashioned dance waltz of "Rose"..."A Life So Changed" is my favorite - the inspiring message of living and thriving after the death of a loved one is very poignant...Other tracks are excellent: "Nearer My God to Thee" is sad and elegiac while Lennie Niehaus's "Titanic" is atmospheric and moody...Overall, a very good instrumental album; worth buying!"
What an inspiring musical masterpiece!
JASON L. SILVA | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation finally gives us access to a piano version of "my heart will go on", which is to say the least the most beautiful way to listen to the melody. Everytime you play track 2, you feel an epiphany running through your body. Let us thank James Horner's genius for the melody, and those at Varese Sarabande for putting together such a wonderful CD. Hello from Caracas."