Being the Back to the Future fanatic that I am, I must say it is hard for me not to like anything and everything associated with BTTF. However, this is proved false once I heard this soundtrack recording. The Royal Scottish National Orchesta has a lot to learn and in my opinion has butchered Alan Silvestri's best score to date.
The only good thing to come about from this which is why I gave it any stars at all is the fact that the music from the first BTTF other than the main title and overture is presented here for the first time. I always wanted to hear the skateboard chase and the music leading up to Marty's final departure from 1955 at the end of the film. Plus it is nice to hear the music from the end of the film when Doc comes back and tells Marty about his kids.
Only the most hardcore fans (like me) will enjoy the score to BTTF the ride from Universal Studios. Since I've been to Universal quite a bit, I know the ride well and can enjoy this piece without hating the Scottish orchestra that much.
You will want this if you are a hardcore BTTF fan, but not a passive soundtrack fan. Alan Silvestri if you are reading this, please get the original orchestral score from BTTF part 1 released!! And don't employ the Scottish orchestra either!