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The Way We Were: Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (October 19, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029BR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,240 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Way We Were
2. Red Sails In The Sunset
3. Look What I've Got
4. Like Pretty
5. River Stay Way From My Door
6. The Way We Were-Instrumental
7. Katie
8. In The Mood
9. Did You Know It Was Me?
10. Remebering
11. Wrap You Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
12. The Way We Were-Finale

Customer Reviews

Couldn't wait to buy this and have been enjoying since I received it!
Lisa A. Bertoldi
This is probably the masterpiece in Marvin Hamlish's career, not only because the voice of Barbra but the score is one of the most romantic ever composed.
Carlos G. Perez-garcia
The background music is lush, melodramtic at times and simply unforgettable as the music adds so much ambiance to the film.
Terrance Richard

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Det. Abilene on June 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The official soundtrack to the blockbuster movie of the same name, this disc contains Barbra's rendition of the hit title song that was featured in the film (along with her brief vocal reprise that was used over the film's closing credits) as well as Marvin Hamlisch's underscore. This soundtrack sold well, reaching the Top 20 and going Gold (while Barbra's solo album that contained the single version of "The Way We Were" hit #1). The film version of the title song has a more lush, orchestrated sound than the more contemporary-sounding hit single version, and both versions, though significantly different, are equally brilliant.
Barbra's vocals are top notch on both the single version and this soundtrack cut, which also has a slower tempo than the pop-oriented single recording. Hamlisch's score is lovely (if a little repetitive), however Barbra's soundtrack rendition of the title song is this record's main attraction. However, the soundtrack version of the song is also available on the JUST FOR THE RECORD... box set, so if you have that release than there's no real reason that anyone would need to own the soundtrack. Unless, that is, you just really love the underscore.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Marvin Hamlisch became famous the year he won all three music Academy Awards in one year. This film was responsible for two of those Academy Awards (his other Oscar was for his adaption of THE STING).
This score is well worth listening to. It uses the title tune frequently and to good effect but also has several lovely supporting melodies. There are a few period pieces scattered in which only enhance the lovely mood created on this disk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terrance Richard TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 26, 2011
Format: Audio CD
One of the most haunting and beautiful soundtracks to any film, "The Way We Were" is the companion to the movie that starred Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in one of their most dramatic roles. The background music is lush, melodramtic at times and simply unforgettable as the music adds so much ambiance to the film. The only vocal in the soundtrack is Barbra's stirring rendition she did for the movie as well as her vocals that played during the end credits. Barbra's version here is sightly different than the one she recorded for her 1974 album of the same name. This movie version is also available on her 1991's "Just For The Record" box set.

Marvin Hamlisch did the composing for the film and he did a wonderful job. The music here would win two Academy Awards: one for Best Dramatic Score and the other for Best Original Song for a Film.

"The Way We Were" soundtrack went all the way to #20 on Billboard and the song went to #1 for 3 amazing weeks, garnering Barbra her first #1 pop song.
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The lyrics remind me of the happiest times in my life with my family. Ironically all of my childred have passed away before me and that fact bewilders me. The natural order says that it shouild be the other way ---- I go on to the next world and wait for them.

Their deaths were not all together tragic, but due to cancer, and accidents eventually I lost all of them. The last was the hardest do to cancer of the lungs at an early age.

An empty nester still in misbelief and considerable grief.

I wish the lord would take me now to be with them, but I must wait my turn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Gerard McKinley on December 16, 2012
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This soundtrack is essentially the music featured in the great Redford/Streisand movie. It features two different versions of The Way We Were. A big plus is that the score was done by Marvin Hamelisch of The Sting fame.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackson's mom on February 5, 2010
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No matter how many times I see this movie, I like it more and more. Didn't quite notice the music the first time but the soundtrack is beautiful. A great movie you can enjoy over and over. Robert Redford at his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlos G. Perez-garcia on April 4, 2013
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Absolutely a must have score. This is probably the masterpiece in Marvin Hamlish's career, not only because the voice of Barbra but the score is one of the most romantic ever composed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Denton on August 31, 2013
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I remember seeing this in the theatre when I was in college, and the haunting main theme kept running through my mind. It certainly didn't hurt that Streisand sang the title tune.
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