"I'll make this breif. The first movie was the best after that things go down hill. If you saw the first movie or the TV series and think this CD has the same music, you will be wrong. This cd does not contain the real soundtrack from HighLander. If you want to hear Queen's Princes of the Quniverse or the full version of Who Wants to Live Forver, Then buy the Queen CD "A Kind of Magic" that cd is the real soundtrack of highlander."
Great music from great composers!
jw mcgee | 06/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack tells a story. You can't listen without hearing the story of Connor MacLeod and his quest for peace and neutrality. You can't listen without hearing the sounds of the movies that are the inspiration for the music.The three composers have truly captured the spirit of the "Highlander" movies and franchise, and they have really made the movies seem wonderful, no matter what is said by others of the films and the like.The music touches you, and you can learn something. From the haunting Highlander theme (Highlander I), to the great rock and guitars of Dam Raid (Highlander II), to the great Final Battle / Quickening 3 / Epilogue (Highlander III), you learn how the soft, soothing music defines MacLeod's character, and how the hard rock defines his enemies or else his struggles. The variations of music help with the story, and the story is excellent.Thank you very much to the composers! Music defines what we are as people, and what art is. These three composers, no matter what film they worked on for this trilogy, have defined the Highalnder universe through their music.Music tells a story. It is difficult, but these three gentlemen have truly done it well!Bravo!"
The music is great, save for tracks one through eleven.
Eric Heinemann | Midland, USA | 10/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love everything about Highlander, including the music that underscores the exploits of Connor and Duncan MacLeod. Michael Kamen is one of the best composers working in the film industry today. He should be counted among John Williams, Basil Poledoris, and Danny Elfman. His music for 'Highlander' captures perfectly the romance of 1500s Scotland, the mystery of the Immortals, the excitement of the battles, and the hard rock of the contemporay settings - and blends them together seamlessly. The 'Highlander Theme' is especially good, as is the second half of track five, 'The Prize'.How else can I say this, but: Stuart Copeland's score for 'Highlander 2' sucks. It is very uninspired music for an uninspired movie. Everything that has to do with 'Highlander 2' is a blight on the whole Highlander mythos.However, J. Peter Robinson's work for 'Highlander-The Final Dimension' is excellent. The film itself is a retread of the original, worthy of inspection only for the action and Christopher Lambert's topnotch performance of Connor MacLeod. The other highlight is, of course, Robinson's music. It's use of traditional Scottish bagpipes really helps transport the listener to the Highlands, as well as enhances the Scotland scenes in the film. The movie centers on things Japanese though, and the soundtrack uses a lot of Japanese-sounding music (gongs and all that) to good effect. The music scoring the action scenes are rousing, as it should be, and romantic music isn't bad either. My favorite thing in the 'Final Dimension' portion of the the CD is the incorporation of Scottish folksong Bonny Portmore'. Too bad they didn't include the full version with lyrics on the album. Still, it is a good listen minus the middle section."
This CD brings back all of the memories of Highlander
jw mcgee | 05/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This beautiful CD enables Highlander fans to experience the excitement and emotions of the movie anytime. This is a must for all Highlander fans. Listening to this CD took me back to the Highlands of Scotland and the story of Connor McCloud. I can't give this a high enough rating."
Not all great songs, but a great album
Clinton | California United States | 09/09/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, Kamen's scores (the first 6) are great and are songs that don't have to go along with any movie to be enjoyed. The first track is THE highlander theme, and is very haunting and beautiful. the tracks for highlander 2 and 3 and for the most part, "movie music" with alot of usettling tense scoring. Didn't go for that but there are some gems within even those songs."