Basic Instinct: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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After Basic Instinct was released it opened up a whole new sub-genre of 'erotic thriller' that many low-budget and direct to video filmmakers seized upon. With the exception of a few Shannon Whirry/Gregory Hippolyte films the majority of these had awful, sleazy saxophone scores to such an abundance that one would assume that Basic Instinct would suffer the fate. Thankfully that is not so.
From the first dreamy and rather spooky opening cues to his brilliant (and dare I say accurate) orchestral interpretation of an orgasm the score is absolutely seamless and breezes from track to track smoothly and laid back. It's all atmospheric stuff with strong themes but there is the odd action cue that you'll recognize as classic Goldsmith.
Be it winter, summer, spring or fall, rainy, windy or sunny the atmosphere the Basic Instinct score creates always seems appropriate and puts you in the same mood.
The only version for sale here is the 40 minute, long OOP Varese Sarabande release from 1992 with only ten tracks. If I were you I'd track down the 2004 Prometheus release with 16 extra tracks (34 minutes) as follows...
1. Main Title (02:13)
2. First Victim (01:39)
3. Catherine & Roxy (05:14)
4. Shadows (00:41)
5. Profile (00:49)
6. Don't Smoke (02:26)
7. Crossed Legs (04:49)
8. Beth & Nick (02:21)
9. Night Life (06:03)
10. Home Visit (01:13)
11. Your Wife Knew (01:44)
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This score is one of my favorite from Goldsmith. It has the mood of the score of Vertigo by Hermann (also an excellent score) Romantic and mysterious.
Only bad remark. Its a bit repetitive because most of the tracks are a variation on the same (beautifull) theme.
Other remarquable scores by Goldsmith (in my opinion)
Planet of the apes (a must have)
Total recall ( film is not as good as the score )
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent, albeit incomplete soundtrack recording.
Sadly, the music from several important scenes is missing. Read more
I will always love this movie and the soundtrack is one of a kind as well. I was very pleased to find it after all these years. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Lori A. Berentsen
I could have made a better CD copying it on my own computer. Several songs on the CD kept skipping all the way through, while others wouldn't play at all.Published on August 3, 2013 by unbreaking
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by David
Just not enough. Jerry Goldsmith is Green Day to Bernard Herrmann's Ramones. Green Day has sold more records. The Ramones are a lot more real. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Great score but it should have included Blue by Latour in some form. Blue is the great thumping song playing during the club scene in the movie. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by DB
Esta película que generó todo un revuelo actoral la famosa Sharon Stone y el talentoso Michael Douglas a cominezos de la década de los noventa y dirigido por... Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Manuel Carranza C
"Basic Instinct" has divided movie critics since its 1992 release, but most agreed on the brilliance of Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-nominated score. Read morePublished on May 12, 2006 by Scott T. Rivers
I received my very reasonably priced cd in perfect condition and in a timely manner--thanks I would highly recommend you and hope to be a return customer.Published on September 26, 2005 by V. Pavlak