The Last Of The Mohicans
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The Last Of The Mohicans

September 26, 2000

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 26, 2000
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Total Length: 45:20
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  • ASIN: B0028INDH4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,022 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the original January 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Seeing as the movie and the original version of the score are two of my favorites of all time, I decided to give this CD a chance. Mainly, I was looking for an adaptation of the music that went more hand in hand with the film, since even the original varied slightly from the way it was presented (like omitting all bass strings from Promentory, which changed the mood of the piece dramatically).
Unfortunately, this is just a recreation of a score that was already perfect and therefore left me unsatisfied. If I'm going to listen to Trevor Jones' and Randy Edelman's music, I'd rather get their interpretation as opposed to anyone elses. I also feel that the arrangement on this CD is too "clean" where the instruments stand out alone instead of creating the mood of the original.
Don't get me wrong, the soundtrack for "The Last of the Mohicans" is one of the all-time best that I've heard. I just think that when something is perfect, you should leave it alone and enjoy it in that form. Go out and find the original because it is absolutely worth it.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Last of the Muzak--Please! September 30, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this new CD thinking it was a newly enhanced version of the movie soundtrack--expecting that since lot of nice technology is now in place since 1992, I could expect even better sound.
What I got was the wonderful score turned into Muzak. Elevator Music. It is particularly evident in the Promentory scene (where the emotional, harsh violin bow-strokes of Alice's dive from the mountain ledge has disappeared from this overly symphonic take).
I halfway expected "Moon River" or "The Windmills of Your Mind" to play in...
If you love the music the way you heard it in the movie, you will be sadly disappointed. Stick to the 1992 soundtrack already released.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tries really hard but just can't top the original September 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am a HUGE fan of the 1992 film version of Last of the Mohicans, and its score is one of my all-time favorites. I bought the original soundtrack the day I saw the film in the theaters back in '92, and I just bought this version tonight thinking I'd give it a shot. While this album tries really hard, it just can't improve on the orginal release. The sound quality is vastly inferior, both in that it is slightly tinny sounding and its emphasis on each individual instrument disrupts the flow and emotional mood of each piece. As I write this I am listening to this album's version of "Promentory," one of the film's finest and most emotional musical tracks, and this version is too overdone and a little harsh-sounding. Normally when I listen to the original score I am able to see images from the film in my mind, but not so with this version due to the distractions caused by the difference in the way it was recorded. I would recommend the original over this one any day--you'll get a more satisfying auditory and emotional experience from the first release.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contrary to the bad reviews... December 6, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This wonderful rerecording not only makes up for MANY mistakes on the Jones/Edelman original, but makes it quite cohesive as well. Where Trevor Jones was making the epic stuff, the studio decided to hire Randy Edelman to "humanize" the score. What Varese Sarabande and the RSNO do here is make it sound like one orchestra playing WHAT should have been one composers music. This version ousts the annoying Clannad track and dumps a couple of Edelman tracks in favor of more Trevor Jones' music. This collection isn't just for completists like me, but for anybody who loved the movie, it's epicness (not a word, but hey) and the scope of Trevor Jones grand orchestrations.
Good job Joel McNeely, you are truly becoming a master!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
A landmark score special edition, from the Original Motion Picture score, presented by Varese Sarabande, music by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman, both top composers in their field. Rousing kinetic update of the James Fenimore Cooper classic, replete with evocative score, never to be forgetten themes, still ringing in your head.
The film and score, are among the most popular in the last twenty years. Original soundtrack sold nearly two million copies and to this day, remains a bestseller.
To celebrate a new directors cut, special edition on DVD, comes this special CD, of the much loved score. Varese spared no expense, 20 bit digital sound, cues never before available, sterling performance by the Award Winning - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely. It's a lush and romantic score, shades of "Dances With Wolves" and "Out Of Africa", truly a classic, within the realm of greatest scores ever composed for films.
Entire album is priceless, a film score collectors dream, this continuation of the first soundtrack is outstanding. Varese this is another superb recording, well done, "The Last Of The Mohicans", continues with all its glory, "movie-music collectors" this is a keeper!
Total Time:45:28 on 14 Tracks...Varese Sarabande 066161...(2000)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the original soundtrack much better September 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
like I said on the title, I think the original is worth buying..even though they dont have the whole song by Clannad...its still a good soundtrack... this one, well, its a good one too, but they cut the Clannad's song which is disappointing, they should have added the whole song in it..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not recommend
I ordered this disc and although I was refunded my money, the credit on my bank account was the only notification I got that the disc was not coming to me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dennis Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Last of the Mohicans music
I love the movie Last of the Mohicans. The music is absolutely beautiful and haunting you will enjoy this cd
Published 4 months ago by james donofrio
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful sounding soundtrack!
This soundtrack was what I was looking for for a Birthday present for my wife. She really likes all of the music on the CD. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stephen J Julian
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw version
The other version is you and your date, sitting in the theater, eating popcorn and feeling all romantic. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kaygonz
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Beautiful music, evokes many different emotions. From longing for lands of long ago to feeling like you want to go out and be epic yourself, it takes you on quite the ride.
Published 16 months ago by Michael J Hopkins
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I have the original motion picture soundtrack and love, love, love it. I listen to it almost everyday on my way to work. I thought I would purchase this one to keep at home. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Barbie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last of the Mohicans Original Soundtrack
The musical score follows the movie and is one of the best I've listened to, a complete soundtrack. I truly enjoy listening to it.
Published 21 months ago by Oldfatman51
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a cover, but it's not totally bad
My sister, Dr. Susan Z. Swan, reviewed this album several years ago, so I knew before I bought it that it wasn't the Original Soundtrack Recording. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Zafaran
5.0 out of 5 stars Classical music that moves the soul
I first heard a cut from this soundtrack on a talk show as bumper music. The 10-15 second sampling stuck in my head, but at the time, I had no idea what it was. Read more
Published on March 15, 2012 by D. Josselyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Love it. This is the best original sound track off all time in my opinion. Deep music and inspiring melodies!
Published on February 16, 2012 by R. Hartmann
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