I picked up this soundtrack at a used CD shop recently and I was a little skeptical before putting the disc in the player due to the fact that I am not at all familiar with Vangelis and his music. (Except "Chariots of Fire") The first time I listened to it, I didn't really like it because it's not really my type of music, but the second time, I took a whole new perspective on it. It's a great soundtrack. The main theme "Conquest of Paradise" is truly a great theme and resembles "Chariots of Fire". It's complete with synthesizers played by Vangelis himself and an English Chamber Choir. The bad thing is the theme is unheard until the 11th track "Twenty Eighth Parallel", which is almost at the end of the soundtrack. I wish it would have been featured more because it's that good. I am not a huge fan of electronic music, but the music on this soundtrack sounds great. It's relaxing and takes you in. The remaining score contains new age type music with some spanish guitar and voices, a mandolin, a violin, flutes, the choir, and of course, Vangelis. I hope to see more of Vangelis composing for film, since he doesn't do much of that anymore. If you like new age music, you will absolutely love this. I didn't give it 5 stars because the awesome theme was underused. Had the theme been used more often, 5 stars would have been my rating. If questioning about getting this soundtrack, get it and you'll be glad you did.