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Perfect Storm Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

James Horner Audio CD
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1. Coming Home From The Sea
2. The Fog's Just Lifting...
3. Let's Go, Boys
4. To The Flemish Cap
5. The Decision To Turn Around
6. Small Victories
7. Coast Guard Rescue
8. Rogue Wave
9. There's No Goodbye...Only Love
10. Yours Forever (Theme from The Perfect Storm) - John Mellencamp

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There's no shortage of irony in film composer James Horner's cinematic triumphs with oceanborne disaster. Titanic, of course, became one of the most mega-successful orchestral soundtracks in history. While The Perfect Storm may not scale those commercial heights, it's a worthy, if differently nuanced, companion piece. With his score revolving around a rolling, six-note motif that perfectly evokes the waves of the North Atlantic, Horner colors the tale of the doomed fishing trawler Andrea Gail and her crew with a dramatic restraint that often brings to mind the best work of John Williams and John Barry. Horner's score builds on a dramatic tension between the brass and the strings (and even an apropos metal-guitar lick or two), before climaxing in a pair of lengthy cue-suites ("Coast Guard Rescues" and "The Rogue Wave") that masterfully conjure menace and pure terror from a skillful alchemy of challenging tonality and orchestral color. And, of course, there's a marketing-driven, tacked-on pop song, "Yours Forever," a collaboration between John Mellencamp and Horner (built around the same six-note motif) that's solid if not spectacular; Mellencamp delivers it well and survives with his dignity intact. --Jerry McCulley

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4.0 out of 5 stars great soundtrack Feb. 2 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I love this! Tracks # 1 and 9 are especially good. This is one of my favorites!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre outing from a great composer Oct. 25 2001
Format:Audio CD
James Horner has created some of the best scores that film history has had to offer. Some of his most excellent work is clearly seen in his scores for "Apollo 13", "Braveheart", "Legends of the Fall" and the best-selling composed album of all time, "Titanic". However, the strangely disappointing record for "The Perfect Storm" seems mediocre by all means -- and just boring if compared to Horner's previous work.
"The Perfect Storm"'s storyline provides for what would seem like amazing music. However, after listening intently on the album itself, it is quite regular. It seems that Horner threw the compositions together hastily as if he were needing to get to another project (which could, in reality, be true).
No, the entire album is not by any means awful. It is just a normal, slightly above average score. Reason why "above average" was even mentioned is simply for the fact of the amazing track "There's No Goodbye...Only Love". This amazingly beautifully orchestrated piece is the grand achievement of the record itself and deserves completely to be recognized.
The album, as mentioned before, is not in any way "bad" -- but is in no way "great". It stands out as another score that would be pleasant to have softly playing in the background or on your headphones while you relax.
Overall Grade: C
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adrenalin Inducing! Sept. 8 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I did not get to this soundtrack until this year because of this movie (with paper-thin cliche' characters and special effects that LOOKED like special effects) got moved to the back-burner by "Gladiator." I walked out of "Perfect Storm" half-way through (to see "Gladiator" for the 8th time! and it's magnificent score that SHOULD have won the Oscar, OK, OK??)and just kind of forgot about James Horner's score until this year.
Without the distraction of the movie, this score is fantastic! So what if it sounds slightly like "Apollo 13" or some of the others. The truth is that we James Horner fans buy his music because we love his style. I drove thru a vicious storm in the Sierra this summer, playing cut#6. Wow! It was like being in a movie scene! While some of our other super composers are beginning to dry up, Mr. Horner seems to have just warmed up. Looking for more soundtracks from this man
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Score, but sadly the movie was awful... July 11 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've been a James Horner fan for a long time. His scores have carried movies farther than their directors dreamed. THE PERFECT STORM soundtrack in my opinion is Horner's best-- I just wish James Cameron was there to direct the movie.
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Anyways, I do agree that this a excellent score! James Horner is my favorite composer - I don't care what anyone says about him - and he should have received an Oscar nomi. I honestly like every song, but my favorite would be 9. "I'm Yours Forever" is a great song, even though I don't like credit "songs." Therefore, I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS SOUNDTRACK IS BON A FIDE! June 1 2001
Format:Audio CD
I REALLY LOVE THIS SOUNDRACK,SINCE I NOW HAVE 2,SINCE I SCRACTHED MY FIRST ON UP SOMETHING FIERCE,SO I ORDERED THE OTHER ONE AND IT IS GREAT.MY FAVORITE TRACK IS COMING HOME FROM THE SEA,BECAUSE THE MUSIC IS SO FAST AND ITS WHEN THE ANDREA GAIL IS COMING HOME FOR THE LAST TIME.
THE FLEMISH CAP IS COOL TOO,ITS KIND OF THE SAME,BUT DIFFERENT. AND YOURS FOREVER IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG.THE SAD PART OF THE SONG I THINK IS :TAKE THESE TEARS,WASH AWAY YOUR SORROW. BECAUSE THEN YOU KNOW THAT THE FAMILIES OF THE FISHERMEN STILL GRIEF FOR THEM,AND STILL WISH THEY WOULD OF MADE IT BACK TO SAFETY. IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO HAVE BEEN LOST TO THE SEA. ROUGE WAVE IS NEAT TOO,THOUH ITS KIND OF TERRIFING,SINCE ITS THE PART WHERE THAT BIG WAVE COMES UP,AFTER THE HIGH MUSIC IS DONE, IT SEEMS THAT YOU CAN HEAR THE WAVE COMING DOWN.
IF ANYONE LOVES THE MOVIE LIKE I DO,I WOULD RECCOMEND THE SOUNDTRACK. MAY THE CREW OF THE ANDREA GAIL ALWAYS FIND A CALM SEA,WITH THE SUN TO THEIR BACKS.
FAREWELL,GUYS.
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Before the age of ten, I have always loved classical music. It first started out just listening to the Disney soundtracks, but it has grown to be much more. I have learned to love classical music and with the great conducting of James Horner. I have learned to love it even more. There is a certain something about classical music that you can not hear in rock, pop and rap, and this soundtrack helps you hear that something. With classical music you can listen to it no matter what you feel there is no love ballad or pissed of song. No lyrics, no limit...just music. The Perfect Storm was an terrific movie and the soundtrack is absolutely breathtaking that anyone can enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect is the right word!!! March 9 2001
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoy this cd. Only one song with words but it's a great song. The Music really goes along with the movie. If you've seen the movie I'd recomend the cd.
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