JFK: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

August 23, 2011 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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  • Original Release Date: August 23, 2011
  • Release Date: August 23, 2011
  • Label: Rhino/Elektra
  • Copyright: 1991 Warner Bros. Inc, Regency Enterprises V.O.F. and Le Studio Canal+. All Rights Rserved
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  • Total Length: 1:01:28
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  • ASIN: B005GBU8FA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,635 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Great John Williams score.
Dean C.
This soundtrack contains great music that contributes to the suspense of the movie.
Karole H
Its a great movie and so is the music of this film.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amer K. Zahid on January 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
JFK is one one of the most original and serious compositions of composer John Williams career from the early 1990's. It marks Williams' 2nd collaboration with veteran director Oliver Stone (Their previous collaboration was on BORN ON FOURTH OF JULY which earned Williams an Oscar nod). So their second collaboration focusing on the conspiracy behind the Assassination of American President JFK on 22nd November 1963 was a grand challenge for both.

Williams' primary theme for JFK in "The Prologue" is an extremely moving dramatic piece played wonderfully on Trumpet by Tim Morrison and it captures the heraldic nostalgia of JFK's camelot and it's tragedy. It's no surprise that Oliver Stone actually took Williams to the infamous Dealey Plaza (from where the supposedly fatal shots were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald) for Williams to get the feel of the tragic scene. Williams later confided that he had for the first time in his adult life wept on JFK's death. Perhaps this is how everyone did feel in that period and William's emotional input in the "JFK theme" is indeed a nostalgic reminder of that era.

"The Motorcade" is the big action sequence which underscores the grim assassination scene (as narrated by Kevin's Costner's Jim Garrison's character). The music is extremely suspenseful and tense, punctuated by a atonally developed brass motif that alternates into the higher registers as the music ascends into tension. The middle is layered with snare drums and piano rumblings which build to a frenetic frenzy of chaos and confusion. You can almost feel the jolt when the fatal shots are fired as the brass and percussion explode four times. The orchestra and brass seize. The orchestra growls behind in dissonance and snares echo the state of confusion and shock.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The JFK prologue is arguably the finest thing John Williams ever wrote. The theme song, the emotion, is superb. The chords are some of the most original I have ever come across, absolutely unique, and the emotion is beautiful without equal.

John Williams has achieved what every composer should aspire to: profound and serious music-making, deep and kind, noble and dignified. The main theme of JFK is glorious in a gentle way, and it can stir the heart the way few things can.

In the track "Theme For JFK", the song is played on solo piano, and then the piano drops down for an incredibly gentle rendition of the piece. It was this specific moment that sealed my love of this music. John Williams often seems to know exactly the right instrument to express his most heartfelt themes, and sooner or later, listening to his music, you will hear it. The piano is the one here. A triumph in every possible way.

The other songs on this disc are incidental to this incredible, incredible theme. Buy the disc for the emotion. There is nothing else quite like it.

Utterly brilliant and powerfully effective.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin Brown on January 29, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Okey-doke.

If you are buying a copy of the soundtrack to JFK, just realize you're basically purchasing a compact disc with 64 minutes of music that has six repetitions of the main theme as the basic buying feature. The Theme To JFK is one of the most beautiful and patriotic pieces of music that John Williams ever committed to paper. You are going to hear it six times, in piano solo form, and slow adagio form at least twice, and as a concert suite. Add one track of precious theme music, and two or three more tracks of spooky menacing music, and at least six tracks that John Williams did not compose. These non-Williams tracks consists of mostly jazz inconsequential pop music from the early 1960s.

If you can get this at bargain bin prices, by all means, go ahead and buy it. But again, you're basically purchasing this for variations on a theme.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karole H on August 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This soundtrack contains great music that contributes to the suspense of the movie. The "Conspirators" is especially moving as the tension escalates.

I never get tired of listening to this CD.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Manic Obsession Music on July 10, 2008
Format: Audio Cassette
Songs Include :

"Prologue"
"The Motorcade"
"Drummers Salute"
"Theme From JFK"
"Eternal Father"
"Strong To Save For Those In Peril On The Sea"
"Garrison's Obsession"
"On The Sunny Side Of The Street"
"The Conspirators"
"The Death Of David Ferrie"
"Maybe September"
"Garrison Family Theme"
"Ode To Buckwheat"
"El Watusi"
"The Witnesses"
"Concerto #2 For Horn And Orchestra, K. 417 Allegro Maestoso"
"Arlington"
"Finale"
"Theme From JFK Reprise"
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I've looked for years for this out of print soundtrack. The wait was worth it. Great percussion on multiple tracks as well as terrific use of the trumpet. I enjoy listening to this soundtrack a lot.
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Have always been skeptical of the official report. Lots of interesting points brought up. Great John Williams score. (as always)
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Musically although quite simple, stirring, poignant, powerful, heartfelt, at times when needed off kilter, uneasy, full of conspiracy or determined drive on the endless search for the truth. A wonderful film, soundtrack, purchase and to the end of days highly recommendable to any and all.
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