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Apollo 13: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (June 21 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002OW6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title - James Horner
2. One Small Step - Walter Cronkite And Neil Armstrong
3. Night Train - James Brown
4. Groovin' - The Young Rascals
5. Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
6. I Can See For Miles - The Who
7. Purple Haze - Jimmy Hendrix
8. Launch Control - Dialogue/Soundtrack
9. All Systems Go - Dialogue/Soundtrack
10. Welcome To Apollo 13 - Dialogue/Soundtrack
11. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
12. House Cleaning - Dialogue/Soundtrack
13. Houston, We Have A Problem - Dialogue/Soundtrack
14. Master Alarm - Dialogue/Soundtrack
15. Into The Lem - Dialogue/Soundtrack
16. Out Of Time - Dialogue/Soundtrack
17. Darkside Of The Moon - James Horner
18. Failure Is Not An Optinon - Dialogue/Soundtrack
19. Honky Tonkin' - Hank Williams
20. Blue Moon - The Mavericks
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James Horner has created a bunch of awesome scores, but I think Apollo 13 is his best ever, PERIOD! The music is more dignified and happy, which makes it better than Titanic(the score for Titanic is kind of a downer, but believe me, its very good also, worth checking out), and the chorus vocals on Apollo 13 are so sweet! The trumpet solos on this album rule, and the added dialogue makes it feel like you're listening to the film. Here's the best tracks on the album: All Systems go--The Launch, Master Alarm, Re-Entry and Splashdown, and, the most awesome track on the album, the End Titles. I rate all 4 of those 50 out of 10. James Horner is a musical genius, so I HIGHLY suggest checking this soundtrack out.
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By A Customer on March 5 2004
Format: Audio CD
Horner composed the perfect score to set off this amazing movie. It pulls in just the right places, and the vocals are perfection. SO much better than Titanic (and I think the instrumentation for Titanic is gorgeous as well). And what else can you say about all the classic rock hits throughout this soundtrack. They make this the perfect soundtrack to own - a great mix of classic rock standards and haunting orchestrations.
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Although composer James Horner may be better known for his Academy Award-winning score to James Cameron's Titanic, he has written music for other very successful films in a variety of genres, including Star Trek II, Star Trek III, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Battle Beyond the Stars, and the Ron Howard-directed, fact-based Apollo 13.
MCA's Apollo 13: Music From the Motion Picture showcases a mix of original compositions by Horner and songs from the Apollo Program era (1960s-1972), with selected bits of dialogue from the movie (performed by Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and other cast members) added in for good measure.
The album starts with the stirring yet somber "Main Title," featuring a trumpet solo by Tim Morrison (who also performed the trumpet solo for John Williams' "Born on the Fourth of July") that recalls both the heroism and sacrifice of the Apollo astronauts. This 2:25 cue is heard during the flashback to the Jan. 1967 Apollo One disaster which took the lives of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chafee during a launch rehearsal.
After a small snippet of Walter Cronkite's July 1969 announcement that Neil Armstrong had stepped on the moon, there is a long section of album devoted to music from the period, including songs by James Brown ("Night Train"), The Young Rascals ("Groovin' "), Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love") and Jimi Hendrix ("Purple Haze").
Horner returns after another dramatic bit of dialogue with his 10:04 cue "The Launch." This is perhaps one of the best selections in the album, as it captures the tension, excitement and awe of a Saturn V launch.
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Composer James Horner's score for Apollo 13 is quite good. It hits all the right notes, so to speak. The main title with its horn solo gives one a sense of formality, yet as it develops further, the promise of adventure and wonderment comes through loud and clear. Every time I hear this score, I cant help but get caught up in the film all over again--the music may share similarities with some of Horner's other work-but in this case, the end result is so powerful, that I can easily overlook that fact and just go with it. The vocal work of singer Anne Lennox, at various times during the score, gives the music a unique sound. Her work accents the score but is never over used or seems out of place The score for Apollo 13 does what good film music should--act as an undercurrent to the movie and help the audience get involved in the story. Having snipets of film dialogue illustrates just how well the score does just that.
The CD also includes a generous amount of popular songs from the era and each one has has its place and is welcomed. The release loses points for its horrible track listings both on the back cover and as part of the booklet insert. this makes it next to impossibe to find a song or favorite track-it's very frustrating for sure. Someone should have done a bit better job at making sure all of the information made sense. Poor Bill Paxton isn't even credited anywhere, but he appears twice on the CD anyway
Problems aside, Apollo 13 the album, should still be a part of anyone's soundtrack. collection. Despite what it may say otherwise, the CD really has 23 tracks (not 15), and a running time of 72:19.
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I liked this soundtrack for the patriotic movements. The sound of rolling drums and the energy of the orchestra underlines the seriousness of the mission. This also has "Spirit in the Sky" the original, which is awesome. It also feature the Mavericks with "Blue Moon." It was wonderful because they sang it as a slow paced love song. James Horner is very talented by the way he writes his music to fit every situation. This is a wonderful soundtrack to add to your collection.
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This is one of my favorite James Horner scores of all time. The score is outstanding and there is not one boring part in it. It is an enjoyable listening from start to finish. The theme is brass dominated, with excellent trumpet solos by Tim Morrison. "All Systems Go/The Launch" is a dynamite 10 minute cue that builds and builds into a huge orchestral statement of the main theme that gives you chill bumps every time you hear it because it is so good. "Re-Entry & Splashdown" is an outstanding finale with the orchestra soaring to the heavens for 9 minutes. "End Title" rehashes the main theme with Annie Lennox singing it first and then the orchestra stating it once more. "Dark Side Of The Moon" contains Lennox's moody vocals to represent the coldness and isolation in space. "Master Alarm" contains trademark Horner action music with strings, brass, and percussion. The album also contains great songs that I feel should have gotten their own release separate from the score from such artists as James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, among others. There is also some dialogue present in several tracks that add to the listening experience of the score and songs. Overall an outstanding score that cannot be passed up.
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