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Crimson Tide Original Soundtrack
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Like the film itself, the score is quite tense and exciting, almost never letting up. It follows the conflict between Executive Officer Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman's Captain, as they struggle with each other, to avoid starting World War III. The music uses Zimmer's trademark sythesizer sound in some interesting ways. The repeated use of a male chorus throughout is effective here and never seems out of place. Atypical for scome synth heavy scores though--the music never over takes the film or acts as mere background noise. Indeed, the score does what all good music for film should do...enhance the viewing experience, not detract from it. The music acts as the film's "heart" pumping "blood" beat for beat.
The CD's 5 tracks may sound "skimpy". But do not let let that fool you, it's total running time, still comes in at 60:17. The soundtrack is a must for any fan of the film or soundtrack collector
There are only 5 tracks on this CD (all horribly out of order and with incorrect titles) even though it lasts over an hour (the longest track is almost 25 minutes long). It was a bad mistake by Hollywood Records to organise the CD this way as you have to skip thru a lot of tension/filler music (this CD has plenty of exactly that) to get to the good bits.
There is an extended score out there featuring an additional 10 minutes of music, it has a blue cover instead of a red one and has a correct track listing in chronological order. As follows:
3. Little Ducks-2:03
4. 1SQ (Alternate)-11:09
6. Day 12-5:44
7. Three, Two, One-1:54
9. November 2nd/2SQ-2.32
10. End Titles-7:33
Total Time 75:55
It¡¯s a more complete package but a little hard to find so you might have to make do with the commercial release. Still a great purchase and I highly recommend.
There are only 5 songs on Crimson Tide, but they are very good. Alabama is totally unbelivable, 22 minutes non stop wonderful filmscore. Mutiny is bombastic and explosive, it just kicks you right into the sub and back again!
Its so hard to write a good, serious review of this album. It just raises your hair and kinda takes your stomach on an epic journey, an emotionalfilled ride thru the best moments of the movie. The Rock did the same thing, however I have not yet decided which one is the best.
There are other sub soundtracks out there, most well known is the equal Hunt for Red October, and comparing them is hard. Very hard. They both got their up`s and downs, but my feeling is that Crimson Tide sounds very american(NOT a bad thing!), while Red October sounds more..real. They both excel most of the competition of soundtracks on the market, but ends up staggering each others sides...just like the two main characters in the movie.
I give up writing a good review for this one, just buy it and love it. It is just so fantastic.
Crimson Tide is a CD that has a ton of high action music filled with percussion and horns. This is all beautifully woven together into one of the better soundtracks made in the last 10 years. While some sections may come of as slow, the main theme of this movie, which can be heard best in the last piece on this CD, is one of the most powerful and beautiful themes ever composed. This just has the sound of music composed by some of the great composers of centuries past. It starts out as a tragic theme with a lone trumpet playing, and in two minutes becomes a patriotic theme filled with horns, percussion, and a great base. For me, film music brings back memories for me and whenever I hear it, it reminds me of the Chicago Bears remarkable 2001 season. It is no coincidence that you can hear this theme used in video montages by networks like NBC, and Fox, and even the WWF.
Overall, this soundtrack isn't the best ever, but the one theme alone propels it into that "must have" collection. That theme makes this soundtrack one of the better ones created in the last 10 years. Now if you are looking for more quality, a better overall product from top to bottom may be Zimmer's soundtrack to The Peacemaker. But the final piece on this CD makes this one of my favorite soundtracks to listen to.
Most recent customer reviews
Undeniably the greatest score even written.
Bombastic yet peacefully relaxing, tho' never timid, whilst forever breathing a sense of tender compassion.
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This is one of my favourite albums. Crimson tide is not only a good film but a good soundtrack, on tracks 3 or 4-5 it has the navy hymn. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by stainless steele
Hans Zimmer catches the mood of this intense movie very powerfully in his music! I would recommend this cd for anyone. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002
Hans Zimmer's best work. The theme has been used in several commericals dealing with military. This is among the best soundtack/original score i have ever heard. Read morePublished on June 1 2002 by Mark A. Buensalida
The power that this score has can simply not be put into words. This score contains some of the most mysterious, nervous, beautiful music that has ever graced a film. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2002 by Sebastian Valmont
Longtime Zimmer fans will love the terrific score that
blows away Basil Poledouris' score for The Hunt For Red October. Read more
I very much enjoy this score. The main title is very powerful and memorable, unfortunately it only appears once in the beginning of the score and then twice towards the end. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2001 by Benzi