Music of James Horner

July 24, 2011

As a lot of us know Silva Screen Records is the king of compilation CD’s and  they will offer a 2 CD set of the music of James Horner performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with composed material from 1980-2010 CD# 1351. This is a physical CD release as well as a digital download and will be available for purchase where you usually buy your soundtracks. SAE is offering the release for $19.95 and was just informed that the release has been delayed until Tuesday September 13th for the physical release. The digital download is available. Over 147 minutes are included from the Oscar winning composer so if you’re relatively new to soundtrack collecting and want to explore this ‘A’ composer who has worked for the best of the best directors this is an excellent starting point. A seasoned collector needs to take a look at the track listing I’ve compiled as there are only 3 newly recorded tracks with all the others being previously released. I’ve made a notation of at least one previous CD and it is likely that there could be others. Carefully study the list to make sure what you don’t have.

Track Listing CD1

1…. Karate Kid (2010) – I Want To Go Home (4:58) previously released on SILDO 4539

2…. Avatar (2009) – War (9:38) previously released on SILCD 1308

3…. Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008) – Boys Playing Airplanes (4:08) New

4…. Troy (2004) – Remember (6:06) previously released on SILCD 1170

5…. A Beautiful Mind (2001) – A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics (5:31) New

6…. Deep Impact (1998) – The Wedding (4:21) previously released on SSD 1089

7…. Mask of Zorro (1998) (6:15) previously released on FILMXCD 318

8…. Titanic (1997) – My Heart Will Go On (5:05) NEW?

9…. Titanic (1997) – Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch (4:24)

10…Ransom (1996) (5:14) previously released on FILMCD 195

11…Apollo 13 (1995) (3:01) previously released on SSD 1089

12…Braveheart (1995) – For The Love Of A Princess (4:17) previously released on SILKD 6046

13…Braveheart (1995) – End Titles (7:07) previously released on SILCD 1170 and FILMCD 195

14…Legends of the Fall (1994) (7:18) previously released on SSD 1089

Total Time is 75:08

Track Listing CD2

1…. The Man Without A Face (1993) – Lookout Point/End Titles (9:56) previously released on FILMCD 195

2…. We’re Back: A Dinosaur Story (1993) – A Special Story (4:35) previously released on FILMCD 196 and SSD 1089

3…. Patriot Games (1992) – Electronic Battlefield (3:40) previously released on FILMCD 154

4…. The Rocketeer (1991) – To the Rescue/End Credits (7:28) previously released on SSD 1089

5…. Glory (1989) – Charging Fort Wagner (3:03) previously released on SILKD 6025

6…. Glory (1989) – End Credits (6:41) previously released on SSD 1113

7…. Willow (1988) (3:53) previously released on SSD 1089

8…. The Land Before Time (1988) (6:14) previously released on SSD 1089

9…. Aliens (1986) – Prelude/Ripley’s Rescue (5:55) previously released on SILED 4516

10…Cocoon (1985) (7:24) previously released on Silva America 1065

11…Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984) – Bird of Prey Decloaks (3:40) previously released on FILMCD 070 and SILCD 1289

12…Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan (1982) – End Titles (5:49) previously released on SSD 1089

13…Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) (4:04) previously released on SSD 1089

Total Time is 72:35

This compilation is for the beginner or occasional soundtrack listener. The arrangements are pleasant enough, the choices present a nice array of Horner material, and it offers adequate choral and orchestral playing. The two new vocal selections by Helena Blackman on A Beautiful Mind and Titanic are a welcome addition to this release.

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