When one views Amelie for the first time, he or she is greeted with an unfamiliarly breath-taking cinematic experience. Not only are the script, acting performances and directing insightfully innovative and insanely delightful, but the musical overlay is absolutely out of this world. With that said, you can see why the film, Amelie, and, consequently, the incumbent original soundtrack, have sparked mind-bending numbers, not only in France, where it originally debuted, but across the globe, as well. From start to finish, the album reaches back, provocatively, to capture the grace and beauty of some of music's greatest eras (pre-1960s)-Piano, Latin, Classic Opera, Rag-time, and English folk make more-than-impressive appearances, to name just a few. What's more is how each track tends to naturally flow into the next, truly offering the listener a classy- utterly unheard of-selection of songs to be taken into. The instrumental selections, alone, presented here, are beyond comprehension and words, leaving one little reason to seek another musically enchanting prospective.