Out of Africa is the finest and most memorable of Barry's scores, wonderfully unusual, not like other soundtracks that are takeoffs on famous or obscure classical music. Delicate and bold, it is the perfect companion to the film, but even if you haven't seen the film, this soundtrack can be captivating. The beauty of the music can only be rivaled by the natural beauty of the African continent. This is a more complete version of the original soundtrack album, including a number of themes that were not on the original. The original, however, seemed livelier, while this version, since it is 20-bit digital, has a purer, more lyrical and even lonely sound. If you are a fan of the film or it's soundtrack, it is worth having both versions.