As a film, Pearl Harbor, may not have been everything that it was billed to be. It is clear that director Michael Bay wanted the movie to be his Titanic or Saving Private Ryan and in my opinion, he missed the mark in some key areas-like having a good enough script.
One of the areas of the movie that did stand out for me though was its soundtrack. While the song, "They're You'll Be", sung by Faith Hill, shares definate similarites with Celine Dion's song from the aforementioned Titanic, it's not quite as grating on the nerves. I would even say that Ms. Hill provides for a much more emotional impact when heard apart from the film.
As for composer Hans Zimmer's score, the CD soundtrack, is a solid repesention of his work from the film. Like the film, the best parts of the score occur during the attack sequence, and it's aftermath. The music heard in "Attack", "December, 7th, and "war" create a fine arc, with some differing styles to handle the changing levels of drama. The sound of a choral group is used very effectively here as well.
If you are a fan of Zimmer's work-this should be part of your collection. The CD has 9 tracks with a running time of 46:20. Recommended