Wow. This is a must have. You like Conan the Barbarian? Well, you'll like this one too. What that score did for fantasy adventure, this does for Russian patriotism and action.
From the rousing and beautiful "Hymn to Red October" to the great variation of the theme in "Nuclear Scam", which also serves as the end credits music from the movie I believe, each piece is a pleasure to listen to. "Putin's Demise" has a dreamy quality to it, despite being way too short, and "Chopper" is probably the most electronic sounding of the selection. "Ancestral Aids" also has a great variation of the main theme as it is played along, and "Red Route 1", being one of the longer tracks, has some beautiful tunes as well. There is a great lyrical quality to it at parts and some harps can be heard in it. I believe this music plays in the film as the submarine is maneuvering itself along the bottom of the ocean, but unfortunately it ends pretty abruptly. "Plane Crash" starts out quiet and has a very loud and harsh part that just screams disaster.
Even if you don't like the briefness of the short tracks (two are under one minute), you still must get this CD if only for the main theme in "Hymn to Red October" and "Nuclear Scam". Its for any fan of Poledouris, any fan of the movie, any fan of Russian sounds, and any fan of great film score music.