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Anna & The King Soundtrack

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1. How Can I Not Love You, song
2. Arrival at the Palace (Main Theme Title)
3. Meeting the Children
4. Tuptim
5. Letter of the Week
6. The House
7. The Rice Festival
8. Rajah Attack
9. Anniversary Polka
10. I am King, I Shall Lead
11. Flowers on the Water
12. Moonlit Beach
13. Betrayed
14. Chowfa's Death
15. The Execution
16. Anna Returns
17. The Bridge
18. I Have Danced With a King

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 28, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0026RLM5M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,817 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By S.Y. Wong on December 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The score to Anna and the King is a beautiful landscape of multiple layers. With its percussive liveliness and majestic undertones, this score is one of a kind and it could well be the best classical film score of 1999. Of course, many would compare it with The Last Emperor, Kundun and Mulan, all of which contain Oriental influences. And compare them I did. But rather than repeating the status quo of what Oriental music is thought to sound like, I feel that Anna and the King is in a class of its own with lyrical melodies and aural qualities never before explored. With this unique identity, it re-defines the boundaries of musical scoring. Featuring a diversity of East meets West, the score fuses the best of Oriental and Western musical influences to give the listener a kingdom of so long ago. The percussions and bells are very characteristic of Thai culture, and these are very well utilized to evoke the majesty, the suspense and of course the tender moments of the film. I believe George Fenton has composed his best score to date with Anna and the King. Had the score been longer, say 77 minutes, that would certainly have been heaven! Nevertheless, at 59.13 minutes, this CD will keep the listener entertained for up to an hour.
There are a few surprises. For example, on track 15 entitled The Execution, the piano takes centre-stage. Instead of a pounding motive, Mr. Fenton's choice of piano music has the ability to focus our attention on the lovers (Tuptim and Balat) rather than the execution process. By doing so, we are thus able to connect with the characters rather than just listening to the execution scene.
The score works remarkably well on its own.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By The Fingers On My Keyboard on December 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Honestly, I haven't watched "Anna and the King" yet, but judging from the score arranged so skilfully even for its commercial, I found it almost obliging the need to get this movie's soundtrack. Luckily for me, I wasn't disappointed, and it's no wonder that it's been nominated for Best Score in the upcoming Golden Globe Awards!
Though the musical composer is American, he has managed so magically to capture oriental moods, adding splendidly to the authenticity of a film set in havenly Thailand. Away from the various impressions the different images from the movie give you, the score proudly makes Asia - Thailand, in this case - an "audible" sanctuary. The title theme from the movie needs special mention because it is so moving, yet so strong, conveying the peaceful mystery of oriental life, and simultaneously transcending the love of Anna and the King. Every track is non-repetitive, has a meaning of its own, and brings tears of triumph and poignancy to one's eyes. The best thing is, you never get sick of crying while listening to this!
Frankly, the love theme is a bad snoozer on its own - there just isn't the punch of emotion we search for in a love drama's score (and it is anyone's guess why it's been nominated for Best Song!). Still, with the rest of this soundtrack as satisfying as I've shown you to be, who cares? Pass of the love theme which is awkwardly not pop yet non-classical - just enjoy the rest of the music!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
One of the most moving soundtracks I've ever heard...the soundtrack to Anna and the King was what really made the movie the great movie that it was. The love theme is so beautiful and haunting, not only expressing the love of Anna and the king but also the forbidden love of Tuptim and Balat. The Execution music moved me to tears. I would definitely recommend this soundtrack to anyone who liked the movie.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Whether you like "Anna and the King" or not, this music is incredible. It almost takes you somewhere else with its sweet but sad love themes, its amazing mixture of oriental and victorian sounds, and its magnificent and regal statements presented throughout the soundtrack. It is the kind of music which can be turned up to full volume on your entertainment-system to enjoy the majesty and grandness of the music, or it can be played quietly to enhance the simplicity and sweetness of many passages.
Honestly, I love this soundtrack. It has the ability to please almost any of my moods. If you enjoy any John Williams, Alan Silvestri, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, or other similar film-composers' music, I believe you will find this one comparable or even a favorite to those. It's definitely worth your money!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "bear283" on December 31, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Anna and the king is a film that deserves oscar concideration, especially for score and song. George Fenton is the master of the score that is quiet but unmistakeably powerful. He takes from the gradure of Mongkut's palace to the sad seperation of King Mongkut and Anna. He never Composes that annoying melody that you never know what movie it is from, but always composes to be felt throughout the entire scene and beyond. You listen to his melodies and you don't even know they are there. If George Fenton ever deserved an acadamy award it is the moving and gentle score to Anna and the King. This movie deserves awards as does one of the best scores I have ever heard. Where is the music from? For anna and the king's preview before star wars episode one.
George Fenton is the greatest of composers and he should be reconized for one of his two best works Anna and the King(his other one is Ever After.)
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