I remember watching Titanic when I was eight years old. The music was breathtaking. Mind you, before Titanic I didn't care much for a movie score. Nothing was as spellbinding as this. I fell in love with the music. For an eight year old to fall in love with it...well it really does say something. The music enhances the emotional impact of the tradegy and heart-breaking love story. Sometimes I thought that the movie was nothing without the score but then... the music wouldn't be as emotional without the scenes and the movie as a whole. The music brings you back to Titanic and has images of the scenes pop into your head. It makes it all the more meaningful. It is subtle and beautifully written. It is in no way boring. It uses the same themes with a little bit of change. The reason, I believe, Mr.Horner didn't make a mess full of themes for different parts of the movie was because, for instance, the track of rose fit in perfectly with the two scenes it was played with. Both of the scenes brought out a side of that specific piece of music. The Take her to sea, Mr.Murdoch track is powerful and stately just like the ship itself was. All the grandeur is interpreted into powerful thematic music in that track. Southampton and Leaving Port are also riveting. An ocean of memories, A promise to keep and Distant memories are beautiful and sad. It's heart-wrenching. Unable to stay, Unwilling to leave is one of my favorite tracks besides Rose and the rest I've mentioned. It reminds me of the beautiful reunion scene. The dramatic sinking ship tracks are well done. I love this cd. It's a great therapy, at least for me when I'm down or need to experience magic that can be felt by the senses. That my two cents for ya.