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Last Unicorn (Das Letzte Einhorn) Soundtrack

4.9 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Sept. 7 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: EMI/Virgin
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000071IL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,369 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. The Last Unicorn
2. Man's Road
3. In The Sea
4. Now That I'm A Woman
5. That's All I've Got To Say
6. The Last Unicorn Part 2
7. Forest Awakens
8. Red Soup
9. Red Bull Attacks
10. The Cat
11. The Tree
12. Haggard's Unicorns
13. Bull-Unicorn-Woman
14. Unicorns In The Sea
15. Unicorn And Lear

Product Description

Soundtrack to the sophisticated 1982 Rankin/ Bass children's movie. The film stars the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee and Academy Award winner Alan Arkin. The soundtrack was composed by Pop songwriter Jimmy Webb ('McArthur 'Park') and performed by America. Initially, the film and soundtrack were not the huge successes that the studios expected, but both have grown in stature over the past few decades, with new dedicated fans drawn to the story and the music. Contains 15 tracks, including 'The Last Unicorn', 'Man's Road', 'In The Sea' and 'Now That I'm A Woman'. EMI.

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I'm delighted to say that "The Last Unicorn" is a fantastic record that glows in the purest essence. Composed by Jimmy Webb, the actual score (which is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra) is quite authentic in its medieval setting; it echos a storybook world of kings, damsels, sorcerers, and of course, one unicorn who searches far and wide for her missing ancestors. While wisely avoiding his aim for a children's audience, Webb allowed the music to emit both mystery and myth. At the same time, the album's instrumental numbers flow along with the story and its characters. The ominous "Red Bull Attacks," for example, is dominated by its droning horns and crashing symbols; it can easily make one feel the heat of the Bull's scorching fire, which incinerates everything in its path. "The Cat's" sliding, high-pitched fiddle and piano keys emphasize a feline's slinky torso and curious yellow eyes. "Bull-Unicorn-Woman" may as well take place in a lavish ballroom, where dashing gentlemen and coquettish ladies dance together and make merry in wine.
Unlike the soundtracks of other 1980's fantasy films (most notably "Labrynth" and "The Neverending Story"), this one does NOT feature any new wave sythensizers, despite the presence of the pop group America. In the album's first five tracks, the band members play the wandering minstrels; they present simple, gentle tunes that delicately mix acoustic guitars with violins, woodwinds, and harp strings. "The Last Unicorn's" glittering title track foreshadows the tale about to be told while the chorus's volume rises and falls like the sun. The harmonious "Man's Road" is meant to take listeners down a shimmering trail of tears, leaving one alone in an empty void.
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I received this CD for Yule 2000, and I can only say that the first time I put it in the CD player, I cried. Not in a sad sort of way for the beautiful lyrics, or for the lovely melodies, but in the way one might cry at seeing a long-lost friend- joy and happiness to find something so missed. Ok, so that's a little maudlin, but its true. Fans of the animated feature will be delighted to see that all the music is there. On a side note, I'm sure almost everyone who saw the movie will be especially happy to learn that Mia Farrow DOES NOT appear on this album. I used to hate the song "Now that I'm a Woman", but the singer on this album does a fantastic job and its actually quite a pretty song. On a more technical and musical note, the sound quality is fairly good, considering when this movie came out. The music itself is a bit dated, but America (the band) did a wonderful job of performing Jimmy Webb's music for the film for the time it was released. My German is a bit non-existant, but if I read the back of the case right, the London Symphony Orchestra lent its talent to the album. If you're in to "classic rock" or are familiar with America's work, then this is a great album to get- especially if you're a child of the 80's like I am. Younger people of the Britney-Spears-Back-Street-Boys-crowd might not like this album unless they happen to be huge fans of the movie. Is it worth the price of an import? Absolutely. And as a segway, get the book. Its just soooo much richer in plot, texture and entertainment than the movie could ever be.
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Gosh where to start! The book, the film, the music! I saw the Last Unicorn at the age of three-I am 22 now, and it is still a part of my soul. I can not possibly tell you how much the music touches me, especially "walking Men's Road" This story is both touching,magical,enchanting, and full of magic. Please do yourselves a favor-buy the book, the movie and the CD. It will awaken your spirit and leave you breathless. For anyone who still has magic left in them, they will be moved to tears by the songs, and the film, and the book. Thank you Peter S. Beagle for such a profound story. Thank you Americ for these gorgeous songs. This is a tale worth reading,watching, and listening to. I can not stress how much this story influenced me(creatively) It is because of writers like Peter S. Beagel, C.S. Lewis, Robert R. McCammon, and Stephen King that made me realize-telling a story is rewarding both spiritally and mentally. And the music from the film captures the magic so perfectly. The LAst Unicorn will always have a place in my soul.
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I first saw the Last Unicorn when I was very young. It is an amazing movie and very dear to me because it reminds me of a happy time in my life. I agree with the other reviews. The music did make the movie. I do not regret buying this CD but I am a tad disapointed that the CD left out a few songs. Some songs left out of the CD that comes to mind is when Schmendrick works his magic at Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, the arrival at King Haggard's Castle, and the discussion with the talking Skeleton, when the red bull attacks for the second time in the cave benieth King Haggard's Castle, and entering the mystical clock in the hall.
Other than those few songs left out of the CD it is simply perfect. I highly recomend this CD to anyone! I would also recomend that you see the movie. It is early anime (japanamation) and it is wonderfully done and I know that even the guys out there will be reduced to tears by the end of this movie.
"She will remember your heart when men are in fairy tales in books written by rabbits, of all the unicorn's in the world she is the only one that knows what regret is, and love."
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