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The Perfect Storm: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
James Horner
The Perfect Storm: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
There's no shortage of irony in film composer James Horner's cinematic triumphs with oceanborne disaster. Titanic, of course, became one of the most mega-successful orchestral soundtracks in history. While The Perfect Stor...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: James Horner
Title: The Perfect Storm: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 6/30/2000
Re-Release Date: 6/20/2000
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 696998928220, 5099708928223, 696998928220

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There's no shortage of irony in film composer James Horner's cinematic triumphs with oceanborne disaster. Titanic, of course, became one of the most mega-successful orchestral soundtracks in history. While The Perfect Storm may not scale those commercial heights, it's a worthy, if differently nuanced, companion piece. With his score revolving around a rolling, six-note motif that perfectly evokes the waves of the North Atlantic, Horner colors the tale of the doomed fishing trawler Andrea Gail and her crew with a dramatic restraint that often brings to mind the best work of John Williams and John Barry. Horner's score builds on a dramatic tension between the brass and the strings (and even an apropos metal-guitar lick or two), before climaxing in a pair of lengthy cue-suites ("Coast Guard Rescues" and "The Rogue Wave") that masterfully conjure menace and pure terror from a skillful alchemy of challenging tonality and orchestral color. And, of course, there's a marketing-driven, tacked-on pop song, "Yours Forever," a collaboration between John Mellencamp and Horner (built around the same six-note motif) that's solid if not spectacular; Mellencamp delivers it well and survives with his dignity intact. --Jerry McCulley

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One of Horner's Best!!
soundtracknut101 | Waynesville, MO | 09/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"'The Perfect Storm' is what I consider one of James Horner's best. He has the talent of expressing the emotions that is portrayed in the film through his music. The first track on this CD is a perfect example(no pun intended). Listening to it, I can see fishing boats pulling into and out of the harbor. I've lived by the ocean and James captured the feeling beautifully.
This is a must-get soundtrack. The whole CD contains beautiful and brilliant music that will just captivate your mind."