An American Tail (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

February 5, 2013 | Format: MP3

$5.99
Song Title Artist
Time
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30
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5:07
30
2
2:15
30
3
3:00
30
4
3:59
30
5
2:44
30
6
2:25
30
7
3:02
30
8
2:41
30
9
3:58
30
10
3:38
30
11
2:38
30
12
2:54
30
13
4:44
30
14
6:01

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Label: Geffen
  • Copyright: (C) 1986 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 49:06
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  • ASIN: B00B5SG6O0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,569 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

If you're a fan of the movie, and loved the music, this item is a must-have.
Jake
The Academy Award-winning "Somewhere Out There" is, without a doubt, one of the best songs ever written for the screen.
Reginald D. Garrard
Music can summon up great energy, and An American Tail OST has that same atmosphere.
A. McLellan

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
John Williams is always said to be the prestigious composer of film music, but I have always preferred James Horner. He doesn't just write music that enhances the mood, he writes music that steals the show. The Main Title of this album is beautifully stunning with melancholy splendor, and then suddenly and appropriately goes into Feivel's upbeat, mischievous theme that you never can really forget. It's hard to believe that this symphonic-style score was written for a cartoon about mice. But, the story itself is beautiful, and could be told in any way, shape, or form, and I think that Horner realized this when he was writing his score--he was not thinking of little cartoon mice running around shouting "Down with Cats!" He was thinking of the trials and the bravery of those immigrants crossing the Atlantic to escape the persecution of their homelands, and I think Horner realized this, and composed the score for them, so that today it is more of a monument to them than to the cartoon itself.
"Somewhere out there" is like reading a poem, and although I first saw An American Tail when I was very small, I have always remembered the tune, and the lyrics.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stewart on July 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
James Horner has done a lot of great scores for movies, but "An American Tail" is his greatest. Once again, he puts a lot of emotion and depth into it. The song that he wrote for this movie, "Somewhere Out There," is my favorite song from a movie. It is the best song he wrote for a movie. The Main Title track at the beginning of this soundtrack is so beautiful, inspirational and moving. Track 13, Reunited, makes me cry the most when I hear it because I can picture the sence where Fievel is in Orphan Alley in my head. It's amazing that when you hear a moving piece of music like this, the sences from the movie play in your mind. This soundtrack is a must for all Horner fans.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Wow, at this price especially, this is a steal. I remember going on a field trip as a kid to see this thing in the theater. I had already started to notice good music and film music even at that young of age. When I heard this music for the first time, it made cry several times. Beatiful, tender, and bone chilling beauty. Forget Titanic! This is the James Horner that I grew up with. This, and his score for Don Bluth's other animated feature, The Land Before Time, are two of his best works of all time. They are also some of the best film music in some time as well. Yeah, some of the songs I could do without, but even they have their charm. His follow up to Amercian Tail 2 wasn't as good, but decent. This has such depth and soul, you just can't believe it was for some cartoon. I realize all these years later that this is what gave Amercian Tail its heart and soul. A must have! Now THIS is Horner at his best!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Reginald D. Garrard VINE VOICE on October 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
James Horner would win his Oscar for "Titanic," but his score to the animated classic ranks as one of his best. There is not a missed note in this remarkable composition for the Don Bluth creation. The Academy Award-winning "Somewhere Out There" is, without a doubt, one of the best songs ever written for the screen. The fact that it is performed by two mice does not lessen its impact. It is truly a testament to love and the enduring bond between family members. The only other song from a film that sends chills through me at each listening is the theme from "Beauty and the Beast," another Oscar-winning tune.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jake on December 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
James Horner does an absolutely outstanding job of composing the score for An American Tail. Included are nearly all of the instrumental pieces from the movie, and all of the songs from the film. If you're a fan of the movie, and loved the music, this item is a must-have. For those of you who have a 'James Horner' collection, don't leave this one out. This is some of his best work, along with 'Titanic'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Currie on January 20, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This CD is wonderful, however has any one noticed how similar "somewhere out there" and parts of Beethoven's Piano Sonata #8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique" - 2. Adagio Cantabile, are very similar. Interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. McLellan on February 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
As a strict fan of James Horner, I admit first off the bat that there are a lot of his scores that I simply don't like. Mostly the ones made in the last 10 years which lack that magic we came accustomed to with his work.
You should know that I am very picky when it comes to music, and hardly anything on my iPod is labelled with a 5 star rating.

Anyone who is seeking a James Horner fix who has missed this gem is definitely missing out, and trust me as one of Horner's biggest fans, I am telling the TRUTH. I understand that it is so hard to pick the good from the bad on Amazon given everything is basically given 4 or 5 stars despite their quality.
But this is a 5 star soundtrack. It is James Horner's best. I love the Titanic album like no other, in fact it's my favourite album, but I treasure the An American Tail soundtracks like no other (yes, both of them, in fact, I believe the OST to the 2nd movie is better, but that's another story).

I like sad music, quite frankly. Not sad "Evanescence", or sad "emo/alternative". I appreciate tunes and melodies like no-one else I know, and I recognise that this is one of the most incredible original movie soundtracks you are likely to find... unless in the future a more beautiful piece comes along.
I believe Horner said once after recording a piece for the movie 'Casper' that he could sense a sort of magic in the atmosphere, and most would chalk that up to crazy talk but I don't. Music can summon up great energy, and An American Tail OST has that same atmosphere. I dare you to listen to the rousing main title at its peak, or the last moments on the final track without finding it even remotely beautiful.

Here's my tired review for selected track:

1. Main Title:
Beautiful from start to finish.
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