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Brainstorm [Soundtrack]

James HornerAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000008DQA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,510 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title
2. Lillian's Heart Attack
3. Gaining Access to the Tapes
4. Michael's Gift to Karen [From "Brainstorm"]
5. First Playback
6. Race for Time
7. Final Playback/End Titles

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 1-JAN-2002

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must for any Hornerphile April 14, 2002
Format:Audio CD
One of the most notable things about this soundtrack is that it not only was it a digital recording--a rarity in 1983, the year of its release--but it was also recorded direct to two-track digital. As a result, very little is hidden. A perfect example of this is in one of the albums most beautiful tracks, "Michael's Gift to Karen." If you listen closely during the piano and harp pizzicato section, you can hear the musicians coughing, shifting in their seats, picking up their instruments and even rustling their sheet music!
In other tracks, such as the bombastic "Lillian's Heart Attack" and "Race For Time," we hear the first appearances of musical themes that would appear in Horner's later works like "Aliens" and "Clear and Present Danger."
In short, this is one CD that no true James Horner fan should be without, but it is not easy to find, as it was briefly taken out of print by Varese Sarabande.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In The Middle Of A Sonic BRAINSTORM December 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD
One of the strengths of Douglas Trumbull's criminally neglected 1983 science fiction/suspense thriller BRAINSTORM is the innovative music score that the young James Horner provided. Varese-Sarabande, to its credit, has put this twenty year-old film's soundtrack back into circulation for all to listen to.
Getting extremely able assistance from the London Symphony Orchestra, Horner devises a score of classical, choral, and dissonant elements that melds perfectly with this film's story of a device that can transfer the thoughts, sights, and smells of one person to the mind of another, but is then used for sinister purposes by the government. This is one of Horner's earliest big-screen efforts, and one can see even at this stage the genius that would come to even greater prominence with scores to APOLLO 13, TITANIC, and BRAVEHEART.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Horner July 11, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The talents of James Horner mesh wonderfully with the etherial theme of Brainstorm. The listener is taken on a ride from suspense to sorrow to elation, all while in the gentle embrace of Horner's skill. It really is a shame that this CD is so hard to find these days.
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Format:Audio CD
This 1983 sci-fi thriller from director Douglas Trumbull is a special effect and cinematographers dream come true. Great story-line, being able to record your dreams, thoughts or even fantasies and then play them back. Interesting cast of players...Christopher Walken, Cliff Robertson, Louise Fletcher and Natalie Wood, in her last film before her fatal accident. But none of this would work without an exceptional score, and this "film-score-buffs" is where our composer ~ James Horner comes in.
May I mention the stand outs ~ "MAIN TITLE", choral blending, brass underscore and shrieking brass amplifying the breaking of glass ~ "MICHAEL'S GIFT TO KAREN", pulsating strings transformed through a classical suite mirrored by a brief choral overlay, as a door opens displaying this beautiful minuet string ensemble.
Before this undertaking, Horner composed ~ "Humanoids from the Deep" (1980), "Wolfen" (1981), "48 Hrs." (1982) and his masterpiece "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" in 1982, he was now on his way, playing the game the "big boys" were we have this score...and he's still a young man! What other scores does he have up his sleeve...I wonder?
Total Time: 30:19 on 7 Tracks ~ Varese Sarabande VCD-47215 ~ (1983)
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