Beautiful compositions, incredible performances, Simply magnificent in every respect.
This film was and remains a juggernaut, and James Horner's score is up to the task. His mixture of various musical styles is very appropriate for the film, and works well musically also. Clearly Horner did his "homework" about Titanic history; perhaps his work on the Glory and Braveheart soundtracks also helped him in telling this story. Horner's uncanny ability to combine the human voice with various musics while staying true to the story is amazing.
This album contains the best of the various Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" versions. I don't really have the words to describe what Celine has done here; she has painted a masterpiece, a Mona Lisa, a singular work of art that will go on for all time. The various parodies of her performance (on Saturday Night Live, for instance) are only a testament to the magnitude of her accomplishment. She doesn't sing about love on this song....she becomes love. I mean she must have been out of her mind and body when she was in the studio singing this. All I know is that I would have been crying for at least a half hour watching and listening to her sing this in the studio as it was being recorded. If this was done in only one take, as another reviewer notes, it was all that was necessary. It is a religious experience listening to her sing that song.