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Dances with Wolves Soundtrack
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|1. Main Title/Looks Like A Suicide|
|2. Ride To Fort Hayes|
|3. Journey To Fort Sedgewick/Shooting Star/John Dunbar Theme/Arrival At Fort Sedgewick (Expanded)|
|4. The John Dunbar Theme|
|5. The Death Of Timmons|
|6. Two Socks/The Wolf Theme|
|7. Stands With A Fist Remembers|
|8. The Buffalo Robe|
|9. Journey To The Buffalo Killing Ground|
|10. Spotting The Herd|
|11. The Buffalo Hunt (Film Version)|
|12. Fire Dance|
|13. Two Socks At Play|
|14. Falling In Love|
|15. Love Theme|
|16. The John Dunbar Theme|
|17. Pawnees/Pawnee Attack/Stone Calf Dies/Toughest Dies|
|19. The Death of Cisco|
|20. Rescue Of Dances With Wolves|
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John Barry seems to have that unique ability to transform the genres he tackles; for Dances with Wolves , he brought to the Western epic a voice of romance, drama and moments of melancholy. The beauty of his Oscar-winning score is enhanced here with unreleased music and bonus tracks, bringing you Barry's complete score for the first time!
John Barry's Academy Award-winning score for actor/director Kevin Costner's nouveau western, Dances with Wolves, is nothing short of a modern classic by a film scoring master. Utilizing Wagnerian structure, Barry's three main themes recur in magisterial symphonic form. The memorable "John Dunbar" theme alone has become an almost subconscious part of modern life, utilized as Muzak and underscore for public events great and small. Barry's skills as an arranger color his themes in subtly shifting orchestral hues, giving even the most repeated melodic passages new emotional weight. Barry's rich music is living proof that the art of orchestral film scoring is still alive and surprisingly vital in the '90s. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The sound of the cd is better than the original, though still falls short of the gold disc that was released years back.. but I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. Released expanded versions of soundtracks seems to be a trend these days. Classic scores such as "Superman" offer so much more than their original releases. Let's hope it continues!
As for Dances, an already spectacularly moving and beautifully crafted score just got better.
One side note, the liner notes are great, though I wish the photos on the inside were in color instead of black and white. I'm sure they were going for a certain "feel" but this movie had so many great colors and costumes it would have been nice to have an equally colorful insert book. I'm certainly not complaining though.. I've been waiting for this cd for well over a decade.
Very succinct review:
Each main character (including the calvary) in the movie has his own theme music. As the character's development on film continues, so does the embellishment in the score.
The masterful touch is the blending of each themes as the film characters compliment or conflict with the other. As you listen to the music over and over, these subtleties come across. The cd can be played many times over, each time one discovers nuances not discovered before. It's as though Mr. Barry has discovered new shades of color never seen before. These are insinuated in the orchestration of the score.
I also love the "Great American West" feel of the music, similar to Copeland and evocative of a Charles Russell painting.
It is a symphonic dream, and one of the relatively few pieces of music that justifies the cost of a good stereo system.
Most recent customer reviews
John Barry is sublime. This CD is fantastic.
The remastered edition comes with bonus tracks which makes it even better.
Amazon - great price.
John Barry has always been a master at soundtracks, but with "Dances With Wolves", he truly scores high points. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2007 by Marty From SF
This is quite simply the best soundtrack I have ever heard. Completly stunning. It captures the mood of the film absolutely yet can be listened to independently and still be... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2005 by Tony Cannings
John Barry's masterpiece is simply one of the most breathtaking, moving film scores of all time. The rich variety of themes, and his trademark sweeping orchestration are... Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by James Luckard
No one I know can play this ------- CD. SACD????????????????
You are a thief!!!
Enough has already been written about how John Barry came back from illness to score one of his greatest achievements with "Dances With Wolves. Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by G M. Stathis
According to sa-cd.net, this is a stereo SACD. I do not have it.Published on Feb. 9 2004 by Todd Phillips