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Crimson Tide Original Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (May 31 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000000OEI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,969 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Mutiny
2. Alabama
3. Little Ducks
4. 1SQ
5. Roll Tide (Includes Hymn 'Eternal Father Strong To Save')

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By T. Lobascio on Feb. 22 2004
Format: Audio CD
The music for the film Crimson Tide, ranks as some of the very best work from composer Hans Zimmer.
Like the film itself, the score is quite tense and exciting, almost never letting up. It follows the conflict between Executive Officer Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman's Captain, as they struggle with each other, to avoid starting World War III. The music uses Zimmer's trademark sythesizer sound in some interesting ways. The repeated use of a male chorus throughout is effective here and never seems out of place. Atypical for scome synth heavy scores though--the music never over takes the film or acts as mere background noise. Indeed, the score does what all good music for film should do...enhance the viewing experience, not detract from it. The music acts as the film's "heart" pumping "blood" beat for beat.
The CD's 5 tracks may sound "skimpy". But do not let let that fool you, it's total running time, still comes in at 60:17. The soundtrack is a must for any fan of the film or soundtrack collector
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Format: Audio CD
It¡¯s been used in a dozen trailers, most prominently in the ID4 trailer. And why not? Hans Zimmer created 2 of the most powerful themes in the past decade for this movie. It¡¯s so empowering that it¡¯ll fill you with confidence and defiance.
There are only 5 tracks on this CD (all horribly out of order and with incorrect titles) even though it lasts over an hour (the longest track is almost 25 minutes long). It was a bad mistake by Hollywood Records to organise the CD this way as you have to skip thru a lot of tension/filler music (this CD has plenty of exactly that) to get to the good bits.
There is an extended score out there featuring an additional 10 minutes of music, it has a blue cover instead of a red one and has a correct track listing in chronological order. As follows:
1. Opening/Conflict/Alabama-9:42
2. Resurrection-9:47
3. Little Ducks-2:03
4. 1SQ (Alternate)-11:09
5. Mutiny-8:58
6. Day 12-5:44
7. Three, Two, One-1:54
8. 3:00/1SQ-16:09
9. November 2nd/2SQ-2.32
10. End Titles-7:33
Total Time 75:55
It¡¯s a more complete package but a little hard to find so you might have to make do with the commercial release. Still a great purchase and I highly recommend.
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By Brandon Cutro on March 28 2003
Format: Audio CD
Here lies another great score by Hans Zimmer in the likes of The Rock and The Peacemaker. Here, the music runs at one hour, split into only 5 tracks. The music overall is powerful and testosterone filled with a large orchestra and an all male choir. The main theme is one of Zimmer's best that perfectly represents the trials and tribulations of battle in a submarine. "Mutiny" starts out with the chorus humming along with a synths and a gently played guitar that then leads into the main theme introduced lightly and then once again in full force. "Alabama" is the longest track I have ever come across on a film score album, clocking in at almost 24 minutes! "Little Ducks" features the choir singing the traditional Navy hymn, "Eternal Father Strong to Save", which is perfectly appropriate for a film like this and sounds wonderful as well. "1SQ" is a more hard hitting action cue than the others, as "Roll Tide" comprises the main theme and the Navy hymn together. All of the tracks basically sound the same, which is why I didn't go into specific detail on each one. That would take forever, especially on "Alabama". But all in all, a great score that I think you will enjoy, especially if you are a Zimmer fan.
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Format: Audio CD
From one of the best composers in modern cinema, one of the best soundtracks to a movie of this kind. Bombastic, Patriotic and filled to the edge with dramatic synths and orchestras. This is top action music, in the same class as The Rock. No doubt since Hans Zimmer also worked on the Rock, signing his incredible style like no one else.
There are only 5 songs on Crimson Tide, but they are very good. Alabama is totally unbelivable, 22 minutes non stop wonderful filmscore. Mutiny is bombastic and explosive, it just kicks you right into the sub and back again!
Its so hard to write a good, serious review of this album. It just raises your hair and kinda takes your stomach on an epic journey, an emotionalfilled ride thru the best moments of the movie. The Rock did the same thing, however I have not yet decided which one is the best.
There are other sub soundtracks out there, most well known is the equal Hunt for Red October, and comparing them is hard. Very hard. They both got their up`s and downs, but my feeling is that Crimson Tide sounds very american(NOT a bad thing!), while Red October sounds more..real. They both excel most of the competition of soundtracks on the market, but ends up staggering each others sides...just like the two main characters in the movie.
I give up writing a good review for this one, just buy it and love it. It is just so fantastic.
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Format: Audio CD
Hans Zimmer was just statring to become a household name to movie score fans when he made Crimson Tide. He had just done The Lion King, and actually did a very good score on Day of Thunder, which should be relaeased but that is another story.
Crimson Tide is a CD that has a ton of high action music filled with percussion and horns. This is all beautifully woven together into one of the better soundtracks made in the last 10 years. While some sections may come of as slow, the main theme of this movie, which can be heard best in the last piece on this CD, is one of the most powerful and beautiful themes ever composed. This just has the sound of music composed by some of the great composers of centuries past. It starts out as a tragic theme with a lone trumpet playing, and in two minutes becomes a patriotic theme filled with horns, percussion, and a great base. For me, film music brings back memories for me and whenever I hear it, it reminds me of the Chicago Bears remarkable 2001 season. It is no coincidence that you can hear this theme used in video montages by networks like NBC, and Fox, and even the WWF.
Overall, this soundtrack isn't the best ever, but the one theme alone propels it into that "must have" collection. That theme makes this soundtrack one of the better ones created in the last 10 years. Now if you are looking for more quality, a better overall product from top to bottom may be Zimmer's soundtrack to The Peacemaker. But the final piece on this CD makes this one of my favorite soundtracks to listen to.
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