The Thorn Birds Soundtrack
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|1. Meggie Leaves Drogheda|
|2. Arrival At Queensland|
|3. Beginning Of The End|
|4. Welcome To Himmelhock|
|5. New Kid In Town|
|6. Matlock Island|
|7. Beach Walk|
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|10. Paradise Lost|
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20 years later, this star-studded saga (Richard Chamberlain, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer ) is still the second-highest-rated TV miniseries ever. What's amazing, though, is that no soundtrack LP came out, even though this epic featured some of Henry Mancini's best-loved themes. This 2-CD set rights that wrong-prepare to revisit the Outback and enjoy the LONG-overdue release of this beautiful Mancini score!
Top Customer Reviews
Having this CD means I can listen to my favorite pieces over and over.
I am so thankful I purchased this item. It's no wonder I could never find this piece of music until now - it has only been released for the very first time in 2004! It was released in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Mr. Mancini's passing. The music industry finally realized what they had to produce!
I highly recommend this CD - everybody should have it. It is a treasure, especially in the memory of Henry Mancini - one of the most talented composers and musicians of our time.
Thank you Amazon.com for having this wonderful treasure that I could purchase and enjoy for years to come.
It should become a collector's item.
Although Henry Mancini is best known for his scores for romantic comedies ("Breakfast At Tiffany's"), he seldom, if ever, got the chance to create a symphonic romantic score. The score for "The Thorn Birds" combines symphonic elements to underscore the melodramatic events of the storyline, Mancini's unique melodic gift and the famous duclimer sound to characterize Australia's giant extension (although the camera for the series never saw Australia). Of course, the two disk set can't reproduce the underscore for eight hours of classic television, but everything that's here is pure magic. Interestingly, the producers tended to include most of Mancini's underscore, rather than the source cues (a wise decision!). In addition to the great score, the booklet includes great liners, that tell the story of the score and give you some information about its composer.
So, all I can say is: get this one! "The Thorn Birds" is far more than just the two themes that appeared on the old 45's and on various CD incarnations.
Most recent customer reviews
Despite the naysayers, based on my memory of the score, this release has every single soundtrack element used. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Athenaeus Alexander Dukas
The unhappy reviewer who returned 3 copies is absolutely correct. This is an incomplete recording. The dulcimer is missing from the Main Title, & according to Varese Sarabande,... Read morePublished on June 9 2004
This is a wonderful reproduction of The Thornbirds score. The unhappy reviewer who has returned 3 copies of the CD because track 1 was missing the dulcimer should listen all the... Read morePublished on May 26 2004