Mixed bag, but a satisfied owner.
Chris | Austin, TX | 02/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Since I haven't been able to find any of these tracks on iTunes or elsewhere for individual purchase, I have to give this album a recommendation.
Overall, the music lacks significant cohesiveness in tone to make it really compelling as a whole and sometimes employs curious instrumentation and style, but individual pieces like Voices of Heaven and the main theme (Ancient Voices) are emotively powerful in their simplicity despite the use of what sounds like "sampled" sounds in place of natural instruments like the strings in Ancient Voices.
The CD does a better job than many soundtracks in including key musical moments that should be there even while it is understandably constrained to include the almost glaring departures from the kind of atmosphere you'd expect from music for such a subject.
All the stand out tracks are here: Ancient Voices, I Can See It (think, the reflective waterfall-idol-tossing ceremony from Outback), Voices of Heaven, and the foreboding tribal council backdrop Tally the Vote.
Four fantastic tracks with other nice cues is enough for me to give this album a thumbs up. If you have a favorite cue or two, chances are it's here."
Marilyn Gordon | Sydney, Australia | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Exactly what I was after - this cd of the Survivor series music is great. We used it for a team workshop and everyone commented on how good it was to have the actual music from the tv show."