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Paramount 90th Anniversary Collection: Scores [Soundtrack]

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private RyanJohn Williams 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Prelude from Double Indemnity (1944)New Zealand Symphony Orchestra;James Sedaras 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Finale from the Lost Weekend (1945)New Zealand Symphony Orchestra;James Sedaras 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Departure/Morris Suggests Love/The Proposal/Finale from The Heiress (1949)St. Louis Symphony Orchestra;Leonard Slatkin 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Prelude from Sunset Boulevard (1950)Royal Scottish National Orchestra;Joel McNeely 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Prelude from The Ten Commandments (1956)Elmer Bernstein & his Orchestra 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)Henry Mancini & His Orchestra And Chorus 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Baby Elephant Walk from Hatari! (1962)Henry Mancini & His Orchestra 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Main Title (Vocal) from Rosemary's Baby (1968)Mia Farrow;Dick Hazard 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (1968)Henry Mancini & His Orchestra 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Once Upon A Time In The West from Once Upon A Time In The West (1969)Ned Nash Orchestra 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Theme from Love Story from Love Story (1970)Unknown 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Main Title (The Godfather Waltz)Carlo Savina 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Love Theme From"The Godfather"Carlo Savina 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Love Theme From Chinatown (Main Title) (1974)Jerry Goldsmith 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. End Title from The Godfather - Part II (1974)Carmine Coppola 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. End Title from Star Trek®: The Motion Picture (1979)Arthur Morton 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Raiders of the Lost Ark (tm) from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)The London Symphony Orchestra;John Williams 6:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Theme From Terms of Endearment (1983)Unknown 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Love Theme From Flashdance (1983)Helen St. John 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Axel F from Beverly Hills Cop (1984)Harold Faltermeyer 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Building The Barn from Witness (1985)Unknown 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Main Title from Children of a Lesser God (1986)Shirley Walker 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title) from The Untouchables (1987)Unknown 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Fatal Attraction from Fatal Attraction (1987)Unknown 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Main Title from The Addams Family (1991)Hummie Mann 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Winter 1948 from Dead Again (1991)William Kraft 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Flashback & Photos from Indecent Proposal (1993)John Barry 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. How Could You Lose Me? - End Title from The Firm (1993)Dave Grusin 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Main Title/A Clear And Present Danger from A Clear And Present Danger (1994)James Horner 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. For The Love Of A Princess from Braveheart (1995)James Horner 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Courtroom Montage from Primal Fear (1996)Terence Blanchard;Artie Kane 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Zoom B from Mission Impossible (1996)Artie Kane 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. End Credits from Star Trek (R): First Contact (TM) (1996)Jerry Goldsmith 5:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. "Hard To Starboard"James Horner 6:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Baby Shower Happenings from The Rugrats Movie (1998)The London Metropolitan Orchestra;Alan Wilson 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. ItaliaHarry Rabinowitz 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) from Rules of Engagement (2000)London Metropolitan Orchestra 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Bait from Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)Unknown 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Main Titles from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Unknown 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. To the Roof (from Vanilla Sky (2001))Original Soundtrack 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. The Mission from Sum of All Fears (2002)Jerry Goldsmith;Shana Blake Hill 5:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. I'm Forrest ... Forrest GumpAlan Silvestri 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 2, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000068TN9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,936 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Granddaddy of the Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures is rightfully proud of its century of contributions to both American cinema and the art of film scoring. But the first disc of this 43-track double-CD anthology merely hints at the studio's musical peaks, blithely skipping through its first seven decades in just 17 tracks. Indeed, the package as a whole seems more interested in marketing its post-'70s catalog of hits and blockbusters than it does in paying real homage to history and roots. Even rarities like Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend are served up via modern budget-line rerecordings, as is Ennio Morricone's epochal Once upon a Time in the West). Contemporary recordings of Aaron Copland's rare score to The Heiress and Franz Waxman's great Sunset Blvd. fare better, but soundtrack fans may miss the originals. The studio's rich pop-crossover successes in the '60s are documented via Breakfast at Tiffany's "Moon River" and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet and Love Story, while successful franchises like Star Trek and Raiders also get their due. Too often the '90s-focused second disc only underscores some uncomfortable trends in contemporary scoring--orchestral nervous tics punctuated by booming crescendos, treacly piano Muzak--and makes one wonder if the music of The Rugrats Movie and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider are really film music milestones. --Jerry McCulley

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only Disc 1 Is Worth Anything July 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Normally I have a lot to say in my reviews, but not this time. The main problem with this collection is that all the most memorable film scores are just on one disc, with the second used mostly to play out stuff from the last ten years that, really, musically isn't very memorable and only includes three pieces anyone will recognize just because, like the movies they come from, they're based on old TV shows - The Addams Family, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible.

And that brings up another problem. With all due respect to the late Jerry Goldsmith, who has provided some truly great classic movie scores, was it REALLY necessary to include TWO versions of the SAME Star Trek march in this collection? This seems evocative of the milk-it-for-all-its-worth attitude Paramount has had lately toward its now-tarnished crown-jewel franchise. Where's James Horner's theme music from Star Trek II and III? If they're gonna put Star Trek on here twice, they should have provided a little diversity. It wouldn't have taken much, I'm sure.

I'm sure that Paramount's had other films with far more memorable music (even Harold Faltermeyer's Top Gun Anthem could have helped on Disc 2). This just seems like a lazy attempt at something that really could have been great.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More of a propaganda CD October 29, 2002
By Braum
Format:Audio CD
There are some really great songs on this 2 CD set. However, those really great songs seem to be lightly interspersed amongst a large number of forgettable songs whose main purpose seems to be to remind you of those movies you enjoy(ed) so much.
It seems a little odd to me that out of 90 years of film making the most memorable scores have been largely released within the last few years. I was pleased to find themes from the Godfather, Indiana Jones and Witness. I was perplexed with the inclusion of songs from Rugrats, both Mission Impossible movies (one would have been more than enough) and Tomb Raider (memorable???).
This is my own personal bias, but I do prefer movie soundtracks that evoke a feeling of excitement. With this collection I just couldn't get excited. I kept finding myself being let down by songs that didn't in some way complement the preceeding song.
There are certainly some great tracks here, but overall I was disappointed. My advise would be to look elsewhere.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Older recordings, main themes only August 26, 2002
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This is a great album concept, but I really wish Paramount had re-recorded these scores as they deserve to be heard. The tracks range from 1944 to the present, and the older recordings sound just like the cleaned-up older recordings that they are.
I would also personally have enjoyed more "secondary" music themes (otherwise it becomes like reading book summaries that always only quote the opening paragraph), and I could easily have done without the "pop" tunes (like Baby Elephant Walk and the Rugrats theme). In fact, it would have been very nice to listen to an album comprised of tracks chosen for their strong musical value rather than apparently for their box office and/or hit song popularity. But, to be fair, that may be precisely what draws some people to this CD set.
Film score music constitutes the single most significant body of classical music of our time. I hope some of these tracks will entice listeners to buy entire soundtracks and listen to some of these works as a whole.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Music, but not original scores December 4, 2012
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These are good renditions by the great John Williams. However, these are not the original scores from the movies. I kept noticing differences in tempo, orchestration, and singing voices. It's still good, just not the original renditions that made them popular.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Comprehensive Movie-Theme CD Available December 9, 2013
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This might be my favorite, or at least one of top five, soundtracks. Bought 2 copies in case it would no longer be available. This has the ORIGINAL themes to many movies--check the song-list. My favorites, "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" and a good dozen others are hard--if not impossible--to find. Many movies I only want the main theme and not the entire soundtrack. This is an excellent collection. If you love soundtracks or movie themes, this is an excellent addition to your collection. You won't be disappointed, I promise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Look Bachwards October 2, 2013
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The double-CD offers a generous look back to remarkable scores composed for that studio. LOST WEEKEND and DOUBLE INDEM-NITY are both re-recordings which probably sound much better than the original recordings might have. The only disappointment is a cover version of Nino Rota's love theme from ROMEO AND JULIET. I think this exquisit music deserves a better presentation. But all in all the album is a strong rival to LION'S ROAR (MGM Soundtrack compilation on Rhino) and the triple CD from Varese Sara-bande with film music for 20th Century Fox.
Highly recommended to those who do not dig into complete scores but rather listen to main or love themes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor collection and quality. March 9, 2013
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Several of the pieces were either digital midi versions or not orchestral pieces. Quite disappointed despite the title being "memorable".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 90th Anniversary Memorable Scores January 19, 2013
By Pepper
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I'm on the highway a lot and enjoy listening to music without words. Composer John Williams is one of my favorite composers who has written many Movie Themes and this one is up there with other famous themes he's written that I especially enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless
Worthless, a waste of money! Poor choice of music.expecte to find familiar selections but found very few. In sum a great disappointment
Published 26 days ago by Barbara and Ken Orski
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice mix of music
For anyone who loves movie soundtracks this is a good place to start, it has the title themes from most of the major movies.
Published 26 days ago by Defeatable
3.0 out of 5 stars cd
ITS ok,....NOTHING WRONG WITH CD, DELIVERY WAS FASTER THAN QUOTED, THE MUSIC IS FINE, I THOUGHT I WOULD ENJOY MORE OF THE MUSIC
Published 1 month ago by Tam
4.0 out of 5 stars Can almost never go wrong
I am always a big fan of instrumentals from classical, jazz, soundtracks and new age. With instrumental soundtracks even if the movie not up to par, you can almost never go wrong. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Abraham J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilrating yet Soothing!
My nephew and I share a love of classical music from the movies. It was a great opportunity for us to play Name that Tune form the movies...I won!
Published 7 months ago by G. Vernon White
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 CD's of soundtracks
You'll be amazed how many of your favorite songs are on this compilation! It's a great listen. Now I have to find a similar compilation from Universal and I'll have it all!
Published 9 months ago by trinka
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the tracks I might have selected
The track selection is OK. Needed instrumental show music for a radio program. It works for this, but wouldn't want to listen to it end to end. It is more like an archive.
Published 11 months ago by Guardian of the Zen Sea
4.0 out of 5 stars Music Scores
This is a very nice CD and we enjoy listening to it in the car on long rides! It was a gift and very well received!
Published 13 months ago by Sheri Maki
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