This soundtrack is one of the best I've ever listened to . Even though I Heard it first almost 6 years ago , I still I get excited like I'm hearing the score for the first time .
I bought it during the early days of my army service , and listened to it for hours on those long days in an outpost on the border with Lebanese , picturing the movie in my mind and forgetting about the mundane routine I loved to hate . Apparently , my high appraisal was common in Israel , when in the winter of '96 , 6 months after the record company had started to import the soundtrack , they decided to distribute (authorized , of course) locally-made copies following the unexpected demand .
"The Rock" really suceeds in conveying every feeling / emotion / sensation it was meant to pass on to the viewers in the theatre halls . You can feel the plot happening with each sign , in every tune , experiencing the enthusiasm , adrenaline , fear , grief and happiness this movie is packed with in an extraordinary generosity .
The score is diversed musically-wise ; one of the tracks named "Jade" is surprisingly delicate and beautiful and escorts the meeting of Mason with his long lost daughter named Jade . Watching the scene and hearing "jade" in the background can squeeze tears from almost anyone , despite being a short scene in a fast paced action film . The opposite is the outstanding track "The Chase" , that redefined the meaning of a pursuit rhythm to me . Up to ths day , the excitement it generates every time I hear it is almost unparalleled and stands in line with the best action beats I know .
This score is unique and essential recording - and is one of the clear cases in which you get the maximum value for your buck .