Thomas E. Graham Jr. | mechanicsburg, PA USA | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Conertinos score stirrs up images of all the childlike magic and wonder of the holiday season and stands on its own as a great peice of work.This CD is perfect when playing around the holidays and brings a surprising amount of ambience along with it. This score is by far one of the best Christmas Movie scores I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
I can see why it is hard to find because its a real gem in my Christmas CD collection.
I hope there is a reissue so more people can enjoy the magic of this wonderful soundtrack!
From the stirring "Let's Go" track to the gentle "Comfort and Joy" track this CD delivers much more than what you'd ever expect!
If you can find it at a halfway decent price, I'd recommend this Highly to anyone who enjoyed the movie and to anyone who is still a kid at heart (like me)."
The Santa Clause CDR from Amazon is Excellent!
Donald J. Barger | Cailif., USA | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I just purchased the cdr version of this rare soundtrack. And it is wonderful. The sound quality is outstanding! Music such as "Believing is Seeing", "Listen" and "Comfort and Joy" are superbly done. Along with this comes the outstanding track "Bells of Christmas" by Loreena McKennitt which is produced by Michael Convertino and is the full version of the song as heard in the movie. Also, "Christmas Will Return" sung by Brenda Russell and Howard Hewitt and written by Jimmy Webb is a real treat to listen too (This is the song that plays during the end credits of the movie. It was NOT issued on the orignal Milan CD. And it should have been)!!
The artwork is exemplary and looks just like the 1994 Milan Issue. So, what does the original issue of this soundtrack mean to you? A lot more money and for what reason? This reissue is just too good! Other sellers will state "Buy my Original CD and NOT a cheap cdr"! Hey, there is nothing cheap about this superb cdr issue! Buy it and enjoy!
Also, to tell the difference between an original CD and a CDR, if the playing surface of the CD is Silver, it is an original issue. CDRs have a tinged blue playing surface. On the artwork, the bar code on the back of the original is located at the bottom left corner. On the CDR, the bar code is located on back top right corner and just above it, states in tiny letters: Amazon.com."