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Dragonheart [Soundtrack]

Randy Edelman Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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1. The World Of The heart-Main Title
2. To The Stars
3. Wonders Of An Ancient Glory
4. Einon
5. The Last Dragon Slayer
6. Bowen's Ride
7. Mexican Standoff
8. Draco
9. A Refreshing Swim
10. Re-Baptism
11. Bowen's Decoy
12. Kyle, The Wheat Boy
13. The Connection
14. Flight To Avalon
15. Finale

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Part of the concept behind applying music to this film will almost certainly have been to whip up a Korngoldian spirit of swashbuckling adventure. In the mock-ups that composer Randy Edelman would have made, it probably sounded like he'd got it. At the orchestral sessions it will have seemed settled. But then he added his own style, which is to overlay live instruments with synth samples (see "Kyle, The Wheat Boy"). The result almost always fits the picture; this time it didn't. Instead it's one of his most enjoyable scores- -but only on disc. What would once have been the movie's bad guy ("Dragonslayer") is now a misunderstood Sean Connery with fiery breath. Curiously there is something of Edelman's score for Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story in the "Main Title" introduction of principal motifs. Then, perplexingly, the spiritual movie finale is sequenced second ("To the Stars"). There are some comic interludes amongst the derring-do, too. After years of waiting for the CGI to catch up this score possibly attempts too much all at once. --Paul Tonks

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5.0 out of 5 stars A soundtrack full of heart and soul Feb. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is one of Randy Edelman's best scores. The music is full of lots of themes that are gorgeous, sweeping, and light-hearted. The themes exchange back and forth throughout the score, putting a big smile on your face each time you hear one of them. The main theme in the film is a full blown orchestral delight featuring lots of heavenly strings, found in "The World of the Heart - Main Title". "To the Stars" utilizes a soaring male choir backing up the orchestra playing the main theme. "Wonders of An Ancient Glory" is a heavenly track with lots of soaring strings. "Einon", "The Last Dragon Slayer", and "Flight to Avalon" are 3 great adventurous cues with plenty of powerful brasses and driving war drums. "Mexican Standoff" and "A Refreshing Swim" are 2 playful tracks that are slightly comedic in nature and generally light-hearted and fun. "Draco" and "Re-Baptism" are 2 very light, floating cues with the main theme played beautifully on each one. The best track of them all is the last one, "Finale", which comprises lots of the themes into a grand finale that really explodes and leaves you wanting more. This is definitely one of Edelman's best and one of my favorite scores. A must own!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonheart = a very inspiring score! May 20 2000
Format:Audio CD
Dragonheart. This is definitely Edelman's best yet! If you liked the soundtrack to Gettysburg, then this score will also appeal to you. Edelman uses much of the same features as he used in Gettysburg, including using the guitar and flute often (like he did with Gettysburg on the track, "Fife and Gun") Edelman uses the guitar quite often in Dragonheart. Track number one, "The World of the Heart", starts with strings and a lonely bell in the background. As the music progresses, a guitar joins up with the rest of the orchestra, 'til it eventually leads to the main theme, where strings play as the primary instruments, and brass in the background. The main title is very inspiring, and is used occasionally in other tracks on the CD. Another good track that is "The Last Dragon Slayer", in which a flute and guitar play together as the main instruments till later into the music, where strings and brass start playing and the music begins to get a little on the tense side. Most of the music on this CD is dominated by strings, so anybody who likes the violin will love this soundtrack! Track 15, "Finale", is basically the main theme from Dragonheart, however, after the main theme is played, it blends into other music that has been mixed together from other tracks. I wouldn't hesitate to add this soundtrack to my collection. This is Edelman's best so far!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars isn't enough! Nov. 6 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
WOW! That's my initial reaction upon listening to this awesome soundtrack. The word awesome means "awe inspiring" and the main theme to Dragonheart does just that: inspire awe. Ever since I first heard the theme played during the "Mulan" promos, I fell in love with it, humming what little bit I heard, and basking in the granduer of it. I assumed it was from the movie "Mulan", but upon listening to some of the tracks I realized it wasn't. I was quite disapointed, and wondered where it came from. Them I heard it during a movie montage thing that showed before a lot of movies at the theatre, and it just teased me some more. I desperately wanted to find it, but had no idea where. Then, while online here at Amazon, and after reading the reviews, and seeing them mention the music was used in "Mulan" promos, I became very excited. Could this possibly be it? I quickly purchased it and eagerly awaited it's arrival. Imagine my joy upon hearing the majestic main theme that was so familier in my mind, playing out on the CD for the first time. It was great!
But anyway, about the CD. Just listening to the music makes my spirits soar, and brings up images of perserverance, triumph, and the "silver lining" in everything. If I'm in a foul mood or upset about something, this is where I'll turn. It is so uplifting. The main theme is repeated in various parts throughout the whole CD, in different ways. But that's fine with me, since it's so beautiful. There are really no annoying, "boom boom" action cues on it, which is another plus in my book. Tracks 1, 2, and 15 are the best, but the rest of it is really good as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "MUST GET" SOUNDTRACK March 10 2000
By Ellie
Format:Audio CD
I first heard the music off this CD in many different movies. I surprisingly found out that it was from Dragonheart. I had seen it on TV and in the opening scene I heard the music my ears havd longed to hear for a long time! I had found it. What I believe to be the best soundtrack that is out there. If you are a soundtrack freak, no, if you love any type of music this will be one of the tunes that you will be humming out of your mouth many times. It still never fails to send chills up and down my spine. There are a few songs that are so simular you can't even tell them apart, but that is something that I have found to be on every soundtrack. Songs 3, 4, 8, and 15 are going to be the ones that you will have your CD player programmed to. I would also suggest "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Rob Roy" for your CD collections. Randy Eldelman has created a sound that will stay in your minds and hearts forever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First song alone
The theme itself is worth the purchase...not to mention the rest of the CD.
Great soundtrack.
Published on May 9 2004 by Michael Wisotzkey
5.0 out of 5 stars shivers
I do not own this cd- YET. I got to listen to it when some of my friends at college had it. It is top of my list and I intend to get it before summer. Read more
Published on March 2 2004 by Jumbuck
4.0 out of 5 stars Edelman¡¯s Best Score
I¡¯m not really a fan of Randy Edelman. I hated his score for ¡®The Mask¡¯. And his attempt at ¡®Ghostbusters 2¡¯ destroyed everything Elmer Bernstein... Read more
Published on July 12 2003 by Inspector Gadget
5.0 out of 5 stars good music score
i'm a big fan of Randy Edelman's work, and I liked how he composed the music to Rob Cohen's other movie "XXX", but "Dragonheart" is his best dramatic score,... Read more
Published on June 29 2003 by pyroguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Score! A great Musical achievment.
There are some scores that work great with their respective movies, but suffer without the action onscreen, then there are some movie scores that work in spite of the movie... Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely THE best!
Being a high-schooler in Band and Marching Band, music in movies stick out to me more than my friends. Read more
Published on July 19 2002 by ChipKnight
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!
If you've seen the movie, the music is one of the things you really notice - which is not necessarily what you'd expect as it has no lyrics or anything, purely orchestral. Read more
Published on June 24 2002 by JestaAriadne
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best soundtracks ever
If you get only one soundtrack, this is the one to get. Randy Edelman's best work, it enhances the entire movie. Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars All of this and none of this, simply perfect.
One of the most sensible and original music for me, like Dragon, both are romantic, lovely, exciting, and funny too. Read more
Published on July 16 2001 by Alejandro Gomez Merchan
5.0 out of 5 stars A long lasting favorite!
When I saw the movie I cried a couple of times, much due to the music that accompanied the finale. Not often have I seen a movie that touched me like Dragonheart did. Read more
Published on June 12 2001 by Marcus
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