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Far And Away: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams, The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney
Far And Away: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1


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All Artists: John Williams, The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney
Title: Far And Away: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 5/26/1992
Release Date: 5/26/1992
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811062828, 008811062842

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Far and Away...a fabulous soundtrack!
Joseph Payne | 05/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Far and Away. This is Ireland for you! John Williams expresses his talent in writing Irish music in this soundtrack, and whether or not you like Irish music, this soundtrack is still likely to please all! John Williams makes a good mix between Irish and American-style music. Track number 1, "Country Galway, June 1982", starts with low piano chords, and then a bagpipe (recorder rather) joins in. As the music progresses, it eventually leads to the main theme, which is heard quite often throughout the CD. Track 2 is the closet I have ever heard John Williams come to writing a totally, great-sounding Irish song. Performed by the music group, "The Chieftains", the music begins with the low beat of Irish drums, and then a couple of fiddles and a recorder join in. The rest of the music on Far and Away is a good mixture between peaceful, flowing music to occasional tense music. "The Land Race" (track 15), begins with low strings and a few percussion instruments in the background. (This track reminds me of Medal of Honor) Eventually, as the music continues to build, brass join in with the strings and play a wild, inspiring track. Later on, the same Irish instruments used in track 2 play for a short period of time, then the strings take over once again in the background, and the brass and percussion continue to play on until the high-point of the music, where it becomes very inspiring, and carries that big orchestral sound that is always right around the corner...(It's always like that with any John William's score) I absolutely love this CD, and many would say that 5 starts would be their own rating of Far and Away. Get this soundtrack!"
By "far" this score will take you "away"!
Mr. Limpet | The Matrix | 05/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of John's most outstanding pieces! Great Irish tunes, very catchy themes, and every song is good. Sounds a lot like "The Patriot" with an Irish twist (but that's a good thing)! And for being rare to find, this is a great price!"
Winning Williams Celtic Score
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 09/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this film score John Williams takes his very effective film scoring brush and dips it into the very colorful waters of Celtic themes. The results are exquisite. If you liked James Horner's score for Titanic, you will love this score by John Williams. Just remember, Williams' score was first, by five years!"