Robin non-member

Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.65 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Balto (1995 Film) [Soundtrack]

James HornerAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 13 Songs, 2013 $9.49  
Audio CD, Soundtrack, 1995 --  

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

View the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Reach For The Light (Theme From Balto)Steve Winwood 4:24Album Only
listen  2. Main Title / Balto's Story UnfoldsJames Horner 4:40Album Only
listen  3. The Dogsled RaceJames Horner 1:41Album Only
listen  4. Rosy Goes To The DoctorJames Horner 4:05Album Only
listen  5. Boris & BaltoJames Horner 1:29Album Only
listen  6. The Journey BeginsJames Horner 5:06Album Only
listen  7. Grizzly BearJames Horner 5:23Album Only
listen  8. Jenna / Telegraphing The NewsJames Horner 2:22Album Only
listen  9. Steele's TreacheryJames Horner 4:38Album Only
listen10. The Epidemic's TollJames Horner 3:29Album Only
listen11. Heritage Of The WolfJames Horner 5:54Album Only
listen12. Balto Brings The Medicine!James Horner 4:53Album Only
listen13. Reach For The Light (Theme From Balto) (Long Version)Steve Winwood 5:27Album Only


Amazon's James Horner Store

Music

Image of album by James Horner
Visit Amazon's James Horner Store
for 115 albums, and 24 full streaming songs.


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 5, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: December 5, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002OZ7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,268 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Track Listings 1. Reach For The Light (Theme From Balto) - Steve Winwood 2. Main Title/ Balto's Story Unfolds 3. The Dogsled Race 4. Rosy Goes To The Doctor 5. Boris And Balto 6. The Journey Begins 7. Grizzly Bear 8. Jenna/Telegraphing The News 9. Steele's Treachery 10. The Epidemic's Toll 11. Heritage Of The Wolf 12. Balto Brings The Medicine! 13. Reach For The Light(Theme From Balto)Long Version - Steve Winwood

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little-known soundtrack for a little-known movie March 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
James Horner has composed an incredible soundtrack for Steven Spielberg's animated masterpiece, Balto. Easily as good as some of his other works, such as The Land Before Time and An American Tail, this soundtrack uses very emotional and very minor-pitch themes to paint a vivid picture of the Alaskan wilderness.

Some of the better tracks on the CD:

2. Main Title / Balto's Story Unfolds -- This is where you hear Balto's theme for the first time. Sad and beautiful, it appears for a short time and then changes into more cheerful music. Later on in the track, as the story switches to the dogsled race, the tension in the music builds and finally explodes into a long section of heart-pounding action music.

6. The Journey Begins -- From the very beginning, this track alternates between driving energy and reflective, emotional sections. Balto's theme is heard halfway through the track in possibly one of the most sorrowful and moving variations in the entire soundtrack.

8. Jenna / Telegraphing the News -- Jenna's theme, played here in its entirety, is a very beautiful blend of strings and woodwinds. Her theme transitions into one of the most powerful moments in the movie: the desperate telegraph for help. To create a musical version of Morse code, James Horner used flutes and violins to play literal "dots" and "dashes" which then builds into the powerful cello/horn-driven Balto's theme.

11. Heritage of the Wolf -- Corresponding to the famous "White Wolf Scene" from the movie, this track starts off very mournfully and builds into the spine-tingling choral passage of the Northern Lights. The next section is easily the most climactic music on the entire soundtrack.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Fantastic July 27, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After the movie came out and there was no corresponding CD, I almost cried! I would watch the movie over and over again just to listen to the music (the movie is excellent as well). I also kept watching for a CD release after the fact and when I finally did see it - it was not available. I had to get it on Ebay and it was worth the continued search! Fantastic beyond your imagination - what a composer James Horner is (he also did the music for Titanic which is excellent)!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Truly Amazing!! November 12, 2004
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
Wow..... Just wow. Never have I felt such a power explosion of music on a CD (With the exception of the Angel Sanctuary CDs). My favorite song HAS to be Heritage of the Wolf, its amazing and kind of makes me cry in the beginning, since I know where this song takes place. Then in the middle i pretend to be Balto and Howl up a storm. Hehe....Reach for the Light is in a close #2, I love the chourus and music, and how the kids actually sound good when they join in. Only three words for this album; ITS TRULY AMAZING!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James Horner before Titanic was just as good. July 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Balto was a wonderful story of courage set in Alaska. James Horner has caught the spirit of the wolf in his score and a sense of courage that we hope we all have. the song at the end in very moving and appropiute to show the subtle courage of one very brave dog. He gave us music that drives hope on and keeps us hooked. Bravo James!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible June 22, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's really a shame this CD is out of print.. in order to get it I had to bid for it on eBay. All the music is excellent.. if you have an opportunity to get this ever, get it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare gem August 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a difficult CD to find. I had to buy it at one of those Amazon's zshop.
Tht being said the Music is marvelous. Once again James Horner composed some orinigal music. For a children's movie it does not sound childish (maybe a little). I highly reccommand this for all of Horner's fans. If you like this CD I would reccomend Willow and Land Before Time (Both composed by Horner) as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful Music! December 31, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely loved this soundtrack. The music is composed flawlessly. Anyone who listens to the music is inspired and awed. I definitely give this soundtrack 5 stars.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Horner's Best April 2, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I genuinely believe that this score is one of James Horner's finest works, and probably one of the better film scores of all time. The orchestral exuberance and heroism that shines through this album makes it well worth the higher-than-usual price.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
this movie has and will always be one of my favorites, and so is the music! a must have for any fan of james horner!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto Soundtrack.
Bought this CD through a Goodwill store in association with Amazon.com The music is lovely (naturally it would be, I mean come on, it's James Horner). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mykie T
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for one song
I bought the MP3 tracks because I wanted the song ‘Reach for the light’ by Steve Winwood. The rest of the tracks are good, however their not my main area of focus. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Balto review
It had a crack on the cover, but the CD was great. My whole family likes listening to it. My favorite song is Reach for the Light by Steve Winwood.
Published 11 months ago by Don Larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
This is a simply amazing soundtrack. I used to love the movie and the music when I was a kid, and now, after starting to enjoy movie soundtracks, I found this one and listening to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Erik S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto soundtrack
Although I had to find this many years after its release, it was worth it. Lovely music and worth the price. Thank you.
Published 22 months ago by Nancy Acton Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Lost Soundtrack! NEEDS TO BE NOTORIOUS!
Oh help me. I'm gonna be sick on how underrated this CD is!! I MEAN, COME ON! It's beautiful. Heritage of the Wolf makes me cry buckets! They remind me of my childhood! Read more
Published on March 29, 2011 by A. Jimenez
4.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced, yet beautiful...
I'm sorry to all the sellers trying to get rid of their copies for over thirty bucks, but I'm just not buying it for that much. Read more
Published on January 19, 2006 by Queen of Annwen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best song ever!
I love Reach For the Light. And I love the CD. I only wish I had it without ordering over the internet!
Published on April 8, 2002 by Justin
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category