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Sense and Sensibility: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995 Film) [Soundtrack]

Patrick Doyle , Patrick Doyle Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Composer: Patrick Doyle, Patrick Doyle
  • Audio CD (December 12, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029OJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sense And Sensibility: I Weep You No More Sad Fountains - SENSE & SENSIBILITY
2. Sense And Sensibility: A Particular Sum
3. Sense And Sensibility: My Father's Favorite
4. Sense And Sensibility: Preying Penniless Woman
5. Sense And Sensibility: Devonshire
6. Sense And Sensibility: Not A Beau For Miles
7. Sense And Sensibility: All The Better For Her
8. Sense And Sensibility: Felicity - SENSE & SENSIBILITY
9. Sense And Sensibility: Patience
10. Sense And Sensibility: Grant Me An Interview
11. Sense And Sensibility: All The Delights Of The Season
12. Sense And Sensibility: Steam Engine
13. Sense And Sensibility: Willoughby
14. Sense And Sensibility: Miss Grey
15. Sense And Sensibility: Excellent Notion
16. Sense And Sensibility: Leaving London
17. Sense And Sensibility: Combe Magna
18. Sense And Sensibility: To Die For Love
19. Sense And Sensibility: There Is Nothing Lost
20. Sense And Sensibility: Throw The Coins
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very relaxing, Mozartean... September 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Patrick Doyle's music is very lovely, relaxing and almost Mozartean in style.
Every selection on here is lovely, but the only reason this didn't get 5 stars, is my disappointment that it isn't exactly what was in the movie.

I sing opera, but I must say that Jane Eaglen's singing of the 2 songs, "The Dreame" and "Weep no more" are too affected sounding. And so heavy!! I wouldn't have picked a voice of her type for this kind of music (it's more like Kathleen Battle should've sung them!). I know it may sound silly, especially being a trained singer, but I would've preferred and expected to hear Kate Winslet's version that appeared in the movie. I thought her voice sounded like the sweet youthful voice of love and despite any imperfections, would've liked to have her version included here. My point being, if it's the movie soundtrack, why weren't the selections from the movie on this CD? They try to polish it up & make it more slick for publication & I'd rather hear the music the way it appeared in the movie...that's why I wanted the SOUNDTRACK! Because the music in the movie made me want to buy it.
Also I would've liked just the simple piano version of "My Father's Favorite" that appeared in the movie- no orchestra, just the sweet sound of the piano.
But don't let my rantings keep you from purchasing this. It is lovely to listen to, quite evocative and well worth getting. My objections are minor compared to the joy I've experienced listening to this CD.

Beautiful music by Patrick Doyle- sincerely, I think his music has genius and is above all, lovely!!!
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, but sweeter with original vocals June 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've recently discovered that I adore Patrick Doyle's work. Whenever I find myself in a state of sublime enjoyment over a film's score, the chances are good that, as the credits roll, Patrick Doyle's name will appear! This soundtrack is truly gorgeous. However, I have to agree with the comments of an earlier reviewer; Jane Eaglen's voice is lovely, but a bit too "trained." I bought this album primarily for the song "Weep You No More Sad Fountains." It's such a stunning piece -- I couldn't get it out of my head! I was rather disappointed by this recording. Kate Winslet's voice in the film was a perfect character match for Marianne Dashwood -- charming, romantic, and naive. The mournful innocence of her two songs has been exchanged for a heavier, more sophisticated, operatic style. I wish that a different choice had been made.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, but I agree with all the other reviewers January 15, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I hope that soundtrack album producers will take note from all of us reviewers here, that when we buy a soundtrack, we are buying the music from the movie that we enjoyed so much. Jane Eaglen does, yes, have a beautiful operatic voice, but Marianne, in the movie, is not an opera singer and the style does not fit her character. It would have been perfect to have both, Kate Winslett's for the proper soundtrack, and Jane Eaglen's versions as alternate versions at the end. Then everybody would be happy. But, even though I was a bit disappointed in that fact, I still do love this album, and listen to it a lot. It is beautiful. And the booklet features an essay about the film, a paragraph about Jane Eaglen, photos from the movie, the lyrics from the two songs, and a short excerpt from Jane Austen's novel.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty July 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful soundtrack, and it made me a Patrick Doyle fan. The harmonies are sophisticated, full, and evocative of the English countryside in which the movie takes place. I loved Jane Eagleton's version of "Weep You No More Sad Fountains" at the beginning of the soundtrack. All in all, just a gentle, pretty soundtrack!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me glad I have a CD player in my car! March 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Another splendid production of a Jane Austen classic, and one of my personal favorites. This CD of the soundtrack stands by itself, which is rare for a soundtrack. Often, without the visuals, the music makes no sense. Here, the music is just as moving, maybe even more so without the distractions of visuals and dialogue, on the CD as in the movie. I agree with other reviewers, however, that Kate Winslet's vocals should have been used. It's not really an authentic soundtrack without them. Jane Eagle has a splendid voice, but she did not sing in the movie. Sorry to be a stickler on this, but I am tired of buying one thing and getting another. Just a small point, though, and one that has not diminished my enjoyment of the CD or the movie.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Dissapointed June 24, 2007
By A. Gray
Format:Audio CD
I loved this move & the music so naturally I wanted the soundtrack but was dissapointed when I found out my two favorite songs were not being sung by Kate Winslet like in the film but by Jane Eaglen, who has a lovely voice, but not for these songs. Her voice is far to heavy to do them justice.
On the cover it says "Original motion picture soundtrack." that is not the case here. If it had been the original soundtrack it would have included Kate Winslet's version of the two songs, Weep No More Sad Fountains & The Dreame, that she sung in the film.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack score: one of my favorites from any period movies out there...this is always my first choice when taking a relaxing bath or attempting to spend some mellow, quiet moments alone: it is gorgeous & wonderful!

The first track, the operatic "I Weep You No More Sad Fountains" by Jane Eaglen is sublime: it is followed by many instrumental & mellow tracks that follow the major plots of the storyline, and take turns delighting, tempting, soothing, etc. The final track, another operatic Jane Eaglen, "The Dreame" finishes the CD so beautifully.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who liked the film "Sense & Sensibility"...if you are looking for an opera CD, there are only two tracks on this one (although they are wonderful tracks): it is definitely more of an overall soundtrack score than opera, but is magnificent in its own right!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful period film!
I Loved the movie. Wonderful performances from Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and others. The soundtrack is beautiful, too!
Published 4 months ago by Loretta A. Begen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack
Though this movie version isn't my favorite of Sense & Sensibility (I prefer the Masterpiece 2008 series), the soundtrack is wonderful. It's soothing and a joy to listen to.
Published 5 months ago by Vicki Hopkins, Author
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound Track - Sense and Sensibility
I always admired the the 1995 Movie "Sense and Sensibility." After viewing it recently, I realized that part of the great pleasure I take in the movie is the music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Skeptical Me
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!!!
The music from this movie is fantastic. Saw the movie and loved it, whats not to like. You can't beat Jane Austin. I can picture the movie when I listen to soundtrack
Published 7 months ago by Carol Carroll
1.0 out of 5 stars Failure
What was sent to me was of no use, for I ordered a CD and was sent a Blue Ray item. This was very disappointing as I ordered the CD for a birthday present. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alan Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies
I love the soundtrack, it's too bad they didn't include Kate Winslet singing her two songs. The operatic solos are great, but the other two were part of the movie.
Published 13 months ago by Rhonda D. Deischer
3.0 out of 5 stars I was sad because...
I was sad because I remembered the vocal music in the film and in spite of being title "Original Picture Soundtrack," none of the pieces sung by the characters in the film... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jane C. Danjin
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music!
This has become my favorite cd of all time. It's loveliness is so calming... I never tire of listening to it and bought it for three of my friends and family.
Published 15 months ago by OPCgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love with Alan Rickman
This movie has been on cable and I've become a "junkie." I love the way the story unfolds . . . and simple life was way back when (but I'm sure it wasn't so easy. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
However, I was disappointed that Kate Winslet's versions of the songs were not on the cd. In the movie, I loved hearing Kate Winslet sing the 3 songs she sang and even though Jane... Read more
Published 15 months ago by sukieloo
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