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Dinosaur Import, Soundtrack

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Audio CD, Import, Soundtrack, January 6, 2009
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1. Inner Sanctum/The Nesting Grounds
2. The Eggs Travels
3. Aladar & Neera
4. The Courtship
5. The End of the Island
6. They're All Gone
7. Raptors/Stand Together
8. Across the Desert
9. Finding Water
10. The Cave
11. The Carnotaur Attack
12. Neera Rescue the Orphans
13. Breakout
14. It Comes With a Pool
15. Kron & Aladar Fight
16. Epilogue

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 6, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Soundtrack
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B000UZ4C0E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #932,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By dancingbird on May 3, 2000
Format: Audio CD
James Newton Howard's Dinosaur soundtrack is one of his finest works. The music is so good, that Disney even used it in the movie trailers (most trailers use music from other films which is why you don't hear most trailer songs on the soundtrack). The only drawback to the CD, which is minor, is that the titles contain spoilers for the movie. And since the soundtrack is released three weeks before the film, it's easy to know what will happen. The CD contains 16 scores and no songs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Soergel on June 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
How a score this fully developed, robust and exciting can be produced in Hollywood of this day and age is really a miracle.
James Newton Howard is one of the best out there right now, and this is him at the top of his game. Worth buying just for the five minutes of score we all heard last year in DINOSAUR's extended, no-dialogue preview. But that was literally just the beginning.
If you enjoyed Hans Zimmer's LION KING or POWER OF ONE, you will most definitely enjoy this CD... a thrilling mix of prehistoric rhythms and full-blooded orchestral writing, with hands down one of the most exciting action themes of recent memory (heard in full glory halfway through track 7, "Raptors / Stand Together").
A major work in film scoring from a composer who keeps getting better and better.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By apmusicman on May 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best instrumental soundtracks that I have ever heard. Period.
The music in this soundtrack begins with a wonderfully stirring anthem, and never lets up from there. The music is emotionally satisfying without being sappy or overdone.
One of the best parts of this album is the inclusion of African Rythms and African Background songs by the wondful Lebo M. Here the composers achieve a synthesis of the classical instrumental sound with the rich African Harmonies, that evokes such a powerful sound that it becomes reminiscent of some of the most beloved classical music.
This score truly proves that there are wonderful American composers who can compose on a level with the greats of the classical era. This score can stand on its own, and is worthy to be performed by the best orchestras in the world. Thank-you James Newton Howard.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sigoriev on October 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Note to buyers:

Some versions of this soundtrack contain an extra track called: "Can Somebody Tell Me Who I Am" performed by Orange Blue which is usually track number 2, but does not appear in every version. This track is used at the very end of the film, and is actually orchestrated quite nicely. It is definately something to look for when buying!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Turambar_` on August 3, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I read a lot of reviews, and whenever I saw one for a score composed by James Newton Howard, the reviewers almost always refered back to Dinosaur as one of his key scores. Being a JNH fan, I couldn't pass this one up.
The the themes are very good, exciting, and for the most part original (that first part of the theme first heard in "The Egg Travels" is exactly like the first part for the main theme for Jerry Goldsmith's The 13th Warrior). Along with Hans Zimmer's The Lion King and Jerry Goldsmith's Mulan, this is one of the best scores to a Disney movie ever. It could almost be mistaken for a dramatic score, although there are some slightly "kiddish" moments in it, and I think he uses the African vocals just a bit too much (but I haven't seen the movie, so I don't know how that fits in...). If I had to pick a favorite cue, it would probably be "Raptors Attack-Stand Together." It's just plain AWESOME! The theme heard in that one is exceptional; it creates a sense of desperation and fear, but also gives you an adrenaline rush.
One problem: most of the other reviews mention that there are no musical style songs and/or pop songs on it. Although this may be true for the cd advertised here at amazon.com, I, unfortunately, got mine on ebay's half.com, and my cd DID have a pop song! Maybe it's a special edition worth a lot of money...(I can only hope!). Unfortunately for me, I was expecting only JNH's excellent score, and now I have to skip over track 2 (pop song) which interferes with my listening enjoyment. I hope it doesn't happen to you unless you want that pop song. The time was just about right at [I'm guessing] 52:00 (somewhere around there, mine is 57:00 with the pop song). Go out and buy this if you're a fan of adventure scores, James Newton Howard, or good music in general. Well, get it here, you don't have to go anywhere else!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johannes Ehn Hellstrand on April 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ever since Alan Menken quit at Disney,they have let a lot of other composers show up with their works. Hans Zimmer wrote a wonderfull score for The Lion King but this one was not released on CD. This time it is different. James Newton Howard has finally done it. The score does not sound like a typical children`s movie score. May be because of the film`s maturity. It is rather wonderfull,sometimes similar to Howard`s Waterworld and The Postman scores. But the main theme is fantastic,with the african drums and chorus as well as the full orchestra. This is a score almost too good for the film,but it fits perfectly. I think this is the best Disney score ever,because of the music and because it has no songs at all. Among my favourite tracks come "The Egg Travels" which is the music heard in the trailer. "The Courtship" is almost like a love dance - energetic and playfull,with many drums. "The End of Our Island" sounds much like Howard`s bombastic action music for Waterworld. "Across the Desert" is a march for the dinosaurs as they walk across the great desert. "The Carnotaur Attack" is an action-filled track with a theme almost as effective as the Jaws theme. "Breakout" is a high quality majestic track with a large chorus as the find the valley. "Raptors/Stand Together" is the best action track on the disc and it sounds wonderfull. This is the main highlight of dynamic action music. "Kron/Aladar Fight" is also a highlight almost similar to "The Postman". Over all,this score is almost as memorable as Zimmer`s "Lion King". I hope Howard continues with making such good scores. If you are a fan of Williams and Zimmer,you will love this. It`s like Zimmer`s The Rock and Lion King combined with Jurassic Park.
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