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Ladyhawke: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Andrew Powell , Alan Parsons Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 12, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: April 12, 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: GNP Crescendo
  • ASIN: B000001P1O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title
2. Phillippe's Escape
3. The Search For Phillippe
4. Tavern Fight (Phillippe)
5. Tavern Fight (Navarre)
6. Pitou's Woods
7. Phillippe Describes Isabeau
8. Bishop's Procession
9. Wedding MUsic
10. Navarre's Ambush
11. Imperius Removes Arrow
12. Chase / Fall / Transformation
13. Cezar's Woods
14. She Was Sad At First
15. Navarre Returns To Aquila
16. Turret Chase / The Fall - Film Version
17. Wolf Trapped in Ice
18. Navarre And Isabeau's Dual Transformation
19. Navarre And Marquet Duel
20. Marquet's Death
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Ladyhawke Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music composed by Andrew Powell. Produced by Alan Parsons. 1995 CD. Label is GNP Crescendo Records.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack where Pop/Rock meets common scoring. August 23, 1998
Format:Audio CD
I fell in love with the movie the first time I saw it. Now, the same has happened when I first listened the movie's soundtrack-album. Composer Andrew Powell has teamed up with producer Alan Parsons and many of his fellow musicians from The Alan Parsons Project to create one of the best soundtracks ever heard. The music is a mixture between powerful 'rock' instrumentals which sound remarkably like APP, and a more common orchestral score, which is capable of expressing the different moods of the film (from dangerous, sad, to extremely romantic) extremely well. Furthermore, there are some really medieval sounding tracks on this CD, e.g. a gregorian chant. This music lets the listener re-experience the film in the mind, with all of its moods. What more could one possibly want from a soundtrack?!? The only weak track is the last one: 'Ladyhawke Theme: Single Version'. This must have been included due to purely commercial reasons, but I personally don't like the track and think that the first track (Main Title) would be a much better single from this album. Wrapping up: This album is an absolute must for fans of the movie and APP-fans alike. All others are invited to give it a try: they won't be disappointed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How could you not like this! February 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I first saw the movie, I fell in love with the movie and the music. Music has always been a major part of my life. I bought the sound-track on cassett as son as it hit the store. Then My husband bought me the movie. Both have capture my heart, and now our 13 year old son has fallen too. The cassett has been played so much that it wore out and now we have the CD. My favorite music is when the hawk flys over the wish there was an entire score just for that track
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was totally blown away!!! September 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is a definite must for anyone who likes music (particularly for APP and Ladyhawke fans). Alan Parsons and Andrew Powell couldn't have done better in making a fantastical score to go along with a fantastic movie. This is music you can listen to at any time; it gets inside you. It was almost like I was actually experiencing the music, not just the sound. The feeling of the music was inside me. I would definitely recommend this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully unique June 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of the film Ladyhawke and ever since I first saw it I fell in love with the music. I looked around for the CD for a long time and was thrilled when I finally found the soundtrack last year. I listen to it alot and find the music so inspiring and beautiful. If you are a fan of ladyhawke then this CD is a must. To those of you who haven't seen the movie then I suggest you check it out, I'm sure you will end up buying the CD !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gives flight to hearts February 26, 2006
Format:Audio CD
some reviewers seem to want soundtracks to match movie content, but the very different sounds in the movie astounded me..this movie drew me in, and in the soundtrack i can hear the horse's hoof beats, the hawk's flight, lover's heartbreak and even the sword fight in track 19 "navarre and marquet duel"-you can hear the clang of swords in the music...alan parsons had done something no other track had often done...the movie is passionately loved by it's fans, and the music score only enhanced our enchantment...ramantic fables never had it so good
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for APP fans! January 11, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I just got on the Net and have been looking for this CD for years, ever since I saw the movie. While watching "Ladyhawke" I kept telling my wife that it sounded like APP, of that there could be no mistake. As the credits rolled my opinion was verifyed. Since that day I have sought out the soundtrack, since I have everything that APP has put out. I found it once on vinyl, but at that point I has long since abandoned my turntable in favor of the CD format. I'll be very pleased to hear this music again, coming from my stereo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electronics made to match medieval days July 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Powell and Parsons amazingly make their electronic sound work, and work well with this medieval story of mysticism, love, and adventure. The real hallmark of its success as a soundtrack is that it supports and enhances the entire viewing experience without distracting the viewer.
The range of music from upbeat action to romantic tones are great. This is a great album to read, think, drive, and work to. Give it a listen!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Alan Parsons Project fans August 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
First, if you are a fan of the Alan Parsons Project, especially their instrumental and orchestral works and passages, you will love this soundtrack. Andrew Powell is arguably the third most important member of APP (behind Alan Parsons, and Eric Wolfson), and these compositions show how true that is, and how much he contributed to their sound.

As to the score - as in on film - this was one of the most roundly criticized film scores ever, with some critics calling it the worst score in history. Why? The general belief is that because Powell used drums, guitars and keyboards in this score for some "rock" moments, it was not true to the period the film was set in. I'm going to dispel this nonsense, hopefully once and for all.

1. The movie is not exactly a period piece once you look at it, at all. It's a fun movie, with quite modern characters. This is NOT a Merchant-Ivory type film, or Kenneth Branaugh Shakespeare interpretation, where painstaking detail is put into making the production, story, and language reflect the era. No. The costumes, the hair styles, the dialog, it's all been fairly modernly interpreted, just in a 15th century setting. The filmmakers made no attempt to hide this. No one in their right mind went into the theater expecting it to be a true historical reenactment. It's about as historically accurate as the Princess Bride. This issue was perfectly fine with most every moviegoer, and no one questioned it. Thus why question the music?

2. Many critics seem to think all films should be scored exclusively with a symphony orchestra, a la John Williams. Well, I'm sorry to say, but back in the 14th and 15th century most orchestral instruments we are aware of today, such as violins, cellos, woodwinds, etc. DID NOT EVEN EXIST.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, not quite what I was expecting, but nice.
Mr. Powell and company did a good job on this, I was kind of expecting something more in the line of Alan Parsons Project in sound and style, but this was more orchestral in... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian Fuelleman
3.0 out of 5 stars Was expecting better sound quality
I'm very critical of my audio system and very aware of recordings which show the weakenesses in a system. This recording shows weaknesses in the mastering. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Guillermo Monter
5.0 out of 5 stars Main Title, Final Reunion-End Title/Ladyhawke Theme [Single Version]...
The Main Title Theme, Final Reunion-End Title/Ladyhawke Theme [Single Version] are the reasons to have this soundtrack. Read more
Published on September 17, 2010 by HAMLET
5.0 out of 5 stars =D
I love this movie and I'm so so happy I finally got the soundtrack! I love this soundtrack, even though sometimes the music doesn't seem like it fits...hahaha Great CD. Thanks.
Published on October 2, 2009 by Angela Mccombs
4.0 out of 5 stars Darn I loved this movie in my early teens!
OK it's honesty time - I loved the movie stacks as a young pup. And once the soundtrack fell into my hands the result was a forgone conclusion. Read more
Published on October 21, 2008 by Paul Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Great Horn Parts Sprinkled throughout...
To be honest, this is one of the most interesting soundtracks. 80's rock, with orchestral interludes in between!! Read more
Published on May 26, 2008 by R. Gastonguay
5.0 out of 5 stars Equal Favourite
I love this soundtrack; it's equal on my list to Conan the Barbarian and just pips Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and Against the Wind. Read more
Published on November 9, 2005 by Readalot
5.0 out of 5 stars Old favorite re-released
This was one of my favorite LPs. The Alan Parsons Project recorded some brilliant scores for the movie, but I most appreciated that the music stood alone. Read more
Published on November 6, 2003 by Michael Rossander
2.0 out of 5 stars Pure 1980s pop pablum...
I dont know what people find so quaint about this music-i dont mind a modern score on an ancient movie-but this sounds like 80s big hair elevator music, like you would hear on an... Read more
Published on July 15, 2003 by Mark C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding soundtrack
This is one of those love it or leave it soundtracks. In my case, I love it. Of course, a love for the movie LADYHAWKE helps as well. The main title is especially wonderful. Read more
Published on March 26, 2003 by writerchick
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