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Lawrence Of Arabia (Re-recording of 1962 Film) [Soundtrack]

Maurice JarreAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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listen  1. OvertureThe Philharmonia 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Main TitlesThe Philharmonia 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. First Entrance To The Desert/ Night And Star/ Lawerence And TafasThe Philharmonia 9:39Album Only
listen  4. The MiracleThe Philharmonia 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. That Is The DesertThe Philharmonia 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Nefud Mirage/ The Sun's AnvilThe Philharmonia 5:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Rescue Of Gasim/ Bringing Gasim Into CampThe Philharmonia 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Arrival At Auda's CampThe Philharmonia 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. On To Akaba/ The Beach At NightThe Philharmonia 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sinai DessertThe Philharmonia 1:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Voice Of GunsThe Philharmonia 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Horse Stampede/ All Rescues Lawrence/ Lawrence And His BodyguardThe Philharmonia 5:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The End/ Playoff MusicThe Philharmonia 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 22, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Silva America
  • ASIN: B000004BP3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If You Can't Get Enough of the Original, Get This March 26, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The realtionship between this CD and the original recording reminds me very much of James Horner's two "Star Trek" scores, "Wrath of Khan" and "Search For Spock," which utilized the same thematic material. While "Search For Spock" had better recording quality, instrumentation, and a bigger orchestra, it lacked the breathtaking energy and verve of 'Wrath of Khan." "Search for Spock," while still a respectable soundtrack in itself, is not worth buying if "Wrath of Khan" doesn't leave you rabid for more. It was a supplement.
Such is the case with the two "Lawrence" recordings in current mass release. The original is spectacular, with so much fire I can barely sit still when I hear it. It revels in its slightly fuzzy sound and harsh sound. It is also, unfortunately, only 30 minutes long. I needed more.
This recording is cleaner, clearer, and more complete. Its notes are far more instructive than those in the other release. But it is also far inferior to the other recording.
So here's my advice. Buy the other one, for you have to have it. Listen to it, listen to it, and listen to it some more. If you can't get it out of your system, if you find yourself (as I did) daydreaming about it in silence and when other music is playing, then by all means, buy this. The new material justifies the price.
But if you buy this without the other, you'll have made a terrible mistake.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Score for a classic Film! January 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is one of those grand sweeping and majestic scores that instantly conjure pure romanticism. It's hard to imagine the likes of such that will ever be paralleled in scope and grandeur that is Lawrence of Arabia. It is a miracle unto itself and Maurice Jarre's shimmering score is as legendary and epic on scale.

The original presentation of the score exists in a rather poor sounding album available on the Varèse label and then the Cinephile Castle CI recording. The OST is also another re-recording which was made at the time of the film's original 1962 release and conducted by Jarre. Sir Adrian Bolt is credited with the actual conducting for the film version but reports exist that Jarre did conduct the majority. Sadly, the original masters were lost and destroyed in 1975. Thus, a thirst and demand existed to re-create this grand epic again. Enter label Silva records and producer James H. Fitzpatrick: Silva Records financed a new recording of this legendary Oscar Winning score (Jarre's first nomination) to be performed with The Philharmonia Orchestra. This album was released in 1989 to co-incide with restoration of the "Director's Version" by Robert A. harris and Jim Painten.

For this recording, the Original Orchestrations of Gerard Schurmann were revised under the auspices of orchestrator Christopher Palmer and Maurice Jarre himself. Jarre, who was initially slated to conduct the recording (but left before his deal was finalized) wanted to improve on the scope of the score probably due to the liberties of modern sound recording. Sadly, the project proceeded without Jarre's further involvement and conductor Tony Bremner landed the job. The score was recorded at CTS Studios, Wembley in January 1989 with Dick Lewezy supervising the sound recording.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and haunting, yet delicate.... January 7, 2004
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This beautiful melody will stay in my mind forever! I was very impressed with the material on the whole soundtrack. This was a supremely divine written score. Jarre masters the orchestral elements...from the twitter of the piccolo to the driving tympany runs - this is an excellent work of musical art. He uses variations to the main theme nicely. It is mesmerizing and entertainingly majestic. I felt like a king listening to this.
So...why only 4 stars? The transfer of this masterpiece to CD was done poorly. I had to turn up my stereo very loud just to hear it. With more volume, comes more background noise and air distortion. Not sure if it was just my copy, but that bugged me. I will probably exchange this CD for a new one and hopefully not have the same issue.
Anyone else had this same problem? Please drop me a line.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Music Appreciation version of Jarre's classic score February 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
As the cover proudly proclaims, this is a completely New digital recording with additional music, not to be confused with the original 1962 soundtrack album of Maurice Jarre's atmospheric score for David Lean's classic film. Five of this album's 13 tracks have music not featured on the original soundtrack album, including "First Entrance To the Desert/Night and Stars/Lawrence and Tafas" and "The End/Playoff Music." The music is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Tony Bremner and consists of revised orchestrations made under the direction of Jarre by Christopher Palmer.
What makes this an outstanding album for those of us who love a good film score are the notes. Bremner provides a concise appreciation of Jarre's music for "Lawrence," explaining how the score is based upon three key elements: the famous "Lawrence" theme itself, a great group of "Arabian" melodies, and various atmospheric pieces. Bremner explains how each theme functions at key points in the film, so that the "Lawrence" theme represent not only the man as hero-in-isolation, but also the character's romantic perception of the East. Each track has appropriate notes detailing both the action on film and the specific themes and motifs used by Jarre. My music appreciation classes in college should have been this insightful. The booklet also contains a lengthy musical biography of the composer. This new version of "Lawrence of Arabia" will simply spoil you because this is the way all film scores should be presented. I would love to see them do the same thing with Jarre's score for "Doctor Zhivago." Final Note: What a weird spelling of the title character's name.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lawrence of Arabia re-recording
I have the original on vinyl and wanted it on CD, but could not find it. I bought this instead and it lives up to the original-almost. Still it is very good.
Published 14 months ago by Carl F. Day
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite
I was delighted to see this available on CD. Maurice Jarre is one of my favorite composers and I love this dramatic and romantic soundtrack.
Published 15 months ago by Lucky Irish
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome gift
My dad LOVES the movie and has always raved about how awesome the music is. I got him the CD for one of his Christmas gifts this year. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lolorickson
5.0 out of 5 stars If Arabia were music
No, this is not Arabic music, but Maurice Jarre has perfectly captured the flavor and exoticism of the Arab world in the early 20th century. Read more
Published on November 17, 2010 by Enjolras
1.0 out of 5 stars Something must have gone wrong
As regards acoustic engineering, this re-recording of the famous score has failed completely. In fact, I thought the orchestra was playing under a blanket. Read more
Published on April 23, 2009 by Holger Lippold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great !
This a re-recording of the original soundtrack, but this particular CD is mastered in Dolby 5.1. I have always loved this movie, especially the score. Read more
Published on April 11, 2009 by einar
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring music.
Makes you want to be a mercenary in a sand-filled country. O.k., it doesn't, but it brings back the magnificence of the film.
Published on January 19, 2008 by Heather Begg
2.0 out of 5 stars WHERE HAS THE REAL SOUNDTRACK GONE?
I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS "VERSION" OF THE MUSIC SCORE.

I HAVE FOUND THE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK. ORIGINAL IS PAINFULLY AND WONDERFULLY EMOTIVE. Read more
Published on February 21, 2007 by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Maurice of Arabia
When I first saw this film I didn't really care for it. I just wanted to see it because Maurice had received and academy award for the music. Read more
Published on June 24, 2001
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