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The Hunt For Red October Soundtrack
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|1. Hymn To Red October|
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|3. Putin's Demise|
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|5. Ancestral Aid|
|7. Two Wives|
|8. Red Route I|
|9. Plane Crash|
The Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide mark the swan songs of a long-standing genre: the cold-war-theme action thriller (and its subgenre, the nuclear-submarine-threat potboiler). Given the music here, composer Basil Poledouris must have sensed the end was nigh, for he pulls no punches. Poledouris (who seemingly wrote the score to Red Dawn as a warm-up exercise) has created a full-bodied orchestral swashbuckler with a male chorus (singing in Russian, of course) to boot; a modern take on the Erich Korngold/Errol Flynn film sensibility that ably demonstrates there's still life in those traditions. --Jerry McCulley
Top Customer Reviews
The Hymn to Red October is the reason to buy this soundtrack. The russian chorus like somebody said earlier is awe inspiring. They sound absolutely terrific. You'd think they were the mormon tabernacle choir singing in Russian. It's fantastic.
The rest of the soundtrack is ok. No other songs really jump to you and they are very short. Some of the songs are under minute long which is very disappointing. The music was so good in the movie.
I was disappointed the song the russians sing on the sub was left off the soundtrack. I don't know the name of it, but I love the song. It sounded terrific in the movie and it would have been nice to hear it here.
Like I said earlier Basil has written another fantastic movie score. His fans will definetly want to pick this one up. Fans of the movie might want to consider it to. Fans of movie scores should also pick it up, just be expected to be disapointed by the short length.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
I love this movie. Its a mans movie and great action and effects, but to just have the music leave it wanting...Published on Nov. 11 2013 by john parkin
The use on the YouTube video "PAK-50" by IronFalcon100, has renewed interest in the title track. The Basil Poledouris soundtrack has the usual forgettable movie music but the title... Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2011 by NormN354
For people who know Basil Poledouris, most consider this his best score to date. Each track has it's own unique charcteristics and creative motifs which makes it such an enjoyable... Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by John Lanning
Hunt For Red October is a great soundtrack but there's some wierd things about it so I'd get as a gift Because It isin't THe best Thing In the world. bye From,
As usual, Basil Poledouris delivers an exceptional score. The UNUSUAL is that there is barely 29 minutes worth of music on the CD. Is that EVERY bit of music that was in the movie? Read morePublished on March 12 2002 by Daniel V. Reilly
It's hard to really desribe Basil Poledouris's music in THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER expect that it's nothing less then a moving masterpiece. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2001 by D.W. Smith
This soundtrack is pretty good, the opening track still brings chills up my spine when I listen to it and that image of connery and neil standing in the conning tower of that... Read morePublished on June 21 2001