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X-Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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Kamen came in when Ottman was to busy, yet Kamen came out with the best score to X-Men I could imagine. I just wish he was still alive.
You'll always hear about the title "Logan and Rogue", as you should because it is so pleasing to the ears and the most appropriate to the scenes in the movie.
Soundtracks always work the best in the movies, so you should really listen to the music in X-Men. You will then understand why Kamen took care of X-Men so well. Look at the scenes when Logan is fighting to save Rogue and his fights with Sabretooth, and Magneto confronting the X-Men and the police. And be sure to stick around for the end credits. I've heard from some of my peers that they liked the credits while they were conversing with each other. And every time I watch that movie or whenever I feel like it I listen to the end credits.
I swear you won't be disappointed with it especially if you respect Michael Kamen as much as I do. I find that he has his music true to the feelings of the movie, and that's what makes him so great.
Kamen died recently in November of 2003 due to multiple sclerosis at age 55.
Kamen uses an up-to-date scoring style, with a bit of techno instruments mixed in with the orchestra. Ottman chooses to keep to a more traditional scoring style, as his idols are traditional musicians such as John Williams. This is a great difference in the scores of each film, but Kamen's style keeps more true to a theme such as X-Men. X-Men takes place in the future, and a techno style scoring keeps more true to that theme. In addition, when watching these films, you may feel the difference in this (for instance: in X-Men, use Magneto's stand off with the cops compared to X2's segment of Magneto in Striker's base and twisting the plot).
The attitudes that both composers create are very similar, and they are wonderful takes on the themes that reflect upon each character/group/event. So it's hard to say which theme is better over the other. However, the theme that is COMPLETELY different between the two scores is the theme for the X-Men, themselves. Kamen's theme for the X-Men is hard to describe, but it is very unique and fits the X-Men persona perfectly. Whereas Ottman's score is a very heroic theme that represents a superhero team. This is the trouble with Ottman's theme for the X-Men: it can be associated for any other superhero team, from the Avengers to the Justice League to the Fantastic Four (of which Ottman is scoring as well).Read more ›
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with this soundtrack i have all music of the X-MEN because is the last cd i buy to get all soundtrack to the moviesPublished 10 months ago by jawa74
The best of all the X-Men scores, Michael Kamen's composition is brilliant, amazing, and beautiful. A wonderful soundtrack. Kamen is always remarkable.Published on September 8, 2013 by Robert Debter
I ordered this for my children who love listening to movie soundtrack music. Our local sources (the 5 library districts in our area) did not have any copies anywhere so we turned... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by cyberjoy
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you doPublished on December 16, 2010 by David
I agree with the first reviewer - there's a bit of David Arnold in this soundtrack. It's got a good action/adventure vibe to it. Read morePublished on May 18, 2010 by Enjolras
I rarely (as in once in the last decade) go to movies and seldom listen to soundtracks; however, I can pass along a recommendation on this one as a guilty pleasure. Read morePublished on July 24, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
Michael Kamen's "X-Men" score isn't necessarily a stand-out example of orchestration, but it thankfully escapes the many sci-fi film scores that simply repeat the same mediocre... Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Phoenix Child
First I love Michael Kamen's work. I think his Robin Hood score is one of the best ever written and I enjoyed most of his work. This cd is no exception. Read morePublished on December 2, 2003 by Amazon Customer
This CD is fantastic, but I lack of enough words to express how much I like the last track: "Logan and Rogue". Read morePublished on June 30, 2003 by Patricia Huerta