The Last of the Mohicans
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|1. Main Title|
|2. Elk Hunt|
|3. The Kiss|
|4. The Glade Part II|
|5. Fort Battle|
|7. Munro's Office/Stockade|
|9. Top Of The World|
|10. The Courier|
|12. River Walk And Discovery|
|14. The British Arrival|
|15. Pieces Of A Story|
|16. I Will Find You - Clannad|
This is a production rife with odd pairings: English actor Daniel Day-Lewis joining up with the Mohawks; James Fenimore Cooper adapted by Michael Mann; disparate composers Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman teaming up. This last pairing seems a suspicious attempt to endow the score of this modern film adaptation of a junior high school literary evergreen with both a golden age of Hollywood dramatic bent (Jones) and a '90s-slick guitar-muzak veneer (Edelman). A strange amalgam that doesn't quite work. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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A lot of reveiewers are talking about the movie - I only saw it once a long time ago, and didn't think it was that great - I'll just talk about the music. The bizarre pairing of Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones is one that works out very well. The beginning of the CD is fused with more energetic pieces, music that sounds like someone is running around outside in the forest. Then it switches to a mood like everyone is packing for a journey and starting out. Then stopping for water. Then etc. Eventually it goes through multiple transformations and the last tracks wind up as some of the most haunting, moving, and peacefully disturbing score pieces around. And then it ends with the perfect chord that sums up the trip, and makes you want to start it over.
This CD is my favorite soundtrack, and I don't say that lightly. It has been for the last 8 years, despite all the good stuff Hans Zimmer's been putting out.
Give it a try! You won't be disappointed if you're in the mood for a quality composition that tells a tale of it's own.
The nobility of the native americans came across...Well done all.
Re`the music...all appropriate. The Clannad song I Will Find You is beautiful...the full version is available on the Best of Clannad...One reviewer described it as `corny` but I couldn`t agree...it is one of the most effective scenes in the film...when Hawkeye, Uncas and his father hunt the renegade Mohawks and the captive girls...haunting and atmospheric.
This problem is fairly easily rectified if you have a good audio massage program. CDex will rip the tracks to wave files (.wav) and remix the right and left channels for better separation (J-stereo). Then you can transfer the newly mixed files to a cd-rom for playback in any dvd/cd player. It sounds MUCH better this way -- much more like live music.
But if all this sounds like too much work AND you care about realistically reproduced music, you may be better off purchasing the 2000 release. While I haven't auditioned it except for the online sound bites, it's likely to be the better recording. If you can't tell left from rght channel audio or you like monophonic sound, then by all means, buy the 1992 release.
Most recent customer reviews
Really nice music. Play this often as I drive in my car. I have a long commute.Published 25 days ago by Grace Burtt-Dykstra
Great sound track based on Scottish folk song the gale by Dougie McLean revised by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman new tracks added by the revising two. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Erik Cotterli-Heather
For years I have been collecting soundtracks and I have to say that this one tops them all. I never get tired of listening to it! The music is just wonderful! Read morePublished on May 14 2004
This CD is just simply amazing. The music is deeply stiring and it makes one feel like they swept away into the romantic world that Cooper created in his novel. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Miss Boleyn
In many TV programs I hear these melodys... ¿Why? IS THE BETTER SOUNDTRACK, specially for the epic and classic style of their songs. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003 by Jorge Valenzuela