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The Sixth Sense: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

James Newton HowardAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 24, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: August 24, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00000K1G5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,832 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Run To The Church
2. De Profundis
3. Mind Reading
4. Photographs
5. Suicide Ghost
6. Malcolm's Story/Cole's Secret
7. Hanging Ghosts
8. Tape of Vincent
9. Help the Ghosts/Kyra's Ghost
10. Kyra's Tape
11. Malcolm Is Dead

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When they get mad it gets cold February 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I can't say, whether the soundtrack to "The 6th Sense" works the same wonderfully as a stand-alone score as it functions in the thriller, because I saw the movie first. I viewed it three times and definitely decided to purchase the score after that. I rarely buy a soundtrack after I have only heard and liked the music in the movie. But with this score, while having been so amazed by the film, I made an exception, which now I know I will never regret. James Newton Howard composed a piece that fits the movie mood as good as possible. Howard is, undoubtedly, capable of making a thematically richer theme ("The Prince Of Tides") or even more airy orchestration ("Junior"), but this time he cleverly held himself back. The result is more than satisfying. The music doesn't ever try to be a step or two faster than the story itself and lets viewers come comfortably through the fear or whatsoever without any revealing or disturbing effect. Yes, the score is somewhat short (John Williams' "Stanley & Iris" comes to my mind), some 30 minutes plus of the running time, but I came up with a small trick to make it about 20 minutes longer. As the music of the score doesn't dramatically change with every new bar - it's not its fault, it was meant to be done - you can programme your CD player and repeat several middle tracks (the choice is yours). It would only be so said "proper", if you kept the first and the last track at their positions if you wished to keep the movie's opening and ending unchanged. Well, when I first heard the music in the film, I was briefly reminded of the "Alien" score (or may be "Aliens" - I don't remember both exactly). Not the melody, but the distant feeling was the reminder. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of the most beautiful soundtracks I have ever heard! James Newton Howard has artistically orchestrated both beautiful and creepy music. I would definitely recommend this soundtrack to anyone who was impressed by the music of the movie when they saw it. The music stuck with me for days, and I can say that I love the soundtrack and have not regretted purchasing it. Also, I think that the length of the soundtrack, while short, is good for me. If I listen to a soundtrack, I want to listen to the whole thing, as if I were watching the movie again. Thirty minutes is a good time frame to sit down, close your eyes and just listen. If you are someone who likes to listen to a soundtrack all at once, the length won't bother you. Even if you think that thirty minutes is too short, the music is of high quality and worth the price. It's beauty will amaze you!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic "despair and sadness" work by Howard July 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have to agree with 95% of the reviews already written on this recording. The despair, sadness and torment are front and center in this collection. You have to be in the right frame of mind to really enjoy the message of darkness and gloom. The track that made me buy the CD was "De Profundis". This delicate flow of misery with the sinking cellos and basses during the minor key change took my musical spirit to another place. It was divine.
I really appreciate his Howard's use of low volumes to convey his thoughts. He fully understands that pianissimo (pp) can hit just as hard as a full throttled forte (fff).
Although the music and concept deserve a five star rating, the record company really [disappointed] the buyers by only including 29 minutes on the disc. This, sadly, makes this THE SHORTEST soundtrack I own and one of the THE SHORTEST soundtracks on the market. :(
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. September 8, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most depressing soundtracks I have ever heard, and for that, the seizing quality of the instruments, the wild passion of the entire album - it makes it not something to listen to when you're feeling depressed. It has drawn me into severe melancholy because of its power. I'm absolutely in awe of it. One of the many things about it, however, is the variety of the songs. There is a distinct and marked change to every song, no matter how subtle, and it sweeps you away like a riptide. Without a doubt, listen to this cd. You will probably cry. See the movie, too. Very well done.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent (but Short) Musical Score December 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I saw the movie twice, then immediately went out and bought the sound track....James Newton Howard's score masterfully complements the plot of the film, and listening to this CD will recall many of the film's most memorable moments. (The cut titled "Suicide Ghost" is especially effective!) I would give the CD the full 5 stars if only it weren't PAINFULLY short!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful music, but too short April 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
James Newton Howard's music for "The Sixth Sense" is brilliant. It is deeply moving, disturbing and - yes, at times even scary. It powerfully depicts the atmosphere of the movie. I wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world. The only problem with the album: it only includes 30 minutes of music. For instance, the music for the main titles and end credits is missing completely. I can only hope that at some point in time, a recompilation album will appear which gives us more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel the Fear January 31, 2000
By Ryder
Format:Audio CD
Friends of classical music, and more specifically, baroque classical music, will relish this examination of the geometry of fear. James Newton Howard has worked the finest language of communication into a vividly visceral masterwork worthy of each, and every spine-tingling moment. To see the movie is a worthwhile, but unnecessary step. If you wish to feel what Cole felt, by all means, place your emotions in the gifted hands of Mr. Howard.
A fan of finer music can but wish for further works by this poet of the universal language.
Respectfully Yours, Ryder S. Eckhardt
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant in Film, But Boring and Short in Album.
Sigh, I really do like this soundtrack. But there's something in the packaging of this that makes this unengaging.

One thing is the lack of narrative. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robski
5.0 out of 5 stars A great score that should have been Oscar Nominated
The Academy Awards really messed up when they didn't nominate James Newton Howard's terrific score to this magnificent film. I really believe it should have. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Film Score fan
4.0 out of 5 stars My sense of the sixth sense
the music on this cd was beautifully done however one song was missing that I remember in the movie and I was hoping that it would be on this soundtrack--the song "Head" by Techno... Read more
Published 21 months ago by consolation
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Dark Beauty
Mind the date on my review in comparison to the others - this movie/soundtrack is still "haunting" me. Read more
Published on July 31, 2012 by J. M. Player
4.0 out of 5 stars music cd
The sound track by James Newton Howard is a winner in my books. I have now ordered most of his work. He often does the music for M. Night Shyamalan and it is a perfect match.
Published on April 14, 2011 by itzaboy
4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a beautiful friendship...
James Newton Howard's first score for M. Night Shyamalan is also the hardest for me to sit through, even though it's an extremely effective score. Read more
Published on October 28, 2008 by Brian Litton
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack!
James Newton Howard is one of my favorite composers, this may not be my absolute favorite, it is however a soundtrack that very much has a right to exist, altough a bit on the... Read more
Published on December 14, 2007 by G. Heyndrickx
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack!
I love this soundtrack--it really takes me back into the movie, which is what a good movie soundtrack should do.
Published on November 9, 2006 by Velouria
3.0 out of 5 stars good score on a cheapjack label
Varese Sarabande,the label that issued this soundtrack,has a history of castrating good scores in order to save money.. Read more
Published on June 3, 2006 by Charles H. Levenson
3.0 out of 5 stars too short and stuff are missing
I bought this score because I thought the main title was going to be on there, but it wasn't.It has some good parts. Read more
Published on May 23, 2000 by Marie Yellow Boy
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