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One Word: Awesome!!!
, August 21, 2000
I've seen Titan A.E. eleven times(!), and it is my favorite animated film. I of course also just HAD to get the soundtrack! It is amazing, with a great mix of songs that is sure to have something for everyone. If you are merely impressed because of the bands and variety Fox has given us, the songs will have much more meaning after you've seen the film. It is excellent and each song fits the mood of the scene it is in.
*WARNING* *The following contains spoilers!!!*
All of these songs are in the film (contrary to what some reveiwers believe). The awesome Cosmic Castaway plays during the scene when we first see Cale full grown, and an outcast in the alien-dominated salvage station, Tau-14. The catchy Everything Under the Stars and funky Everybody's going to the Moon play in the backround during the cafeteria scenes. The End is Over, a fast-and-loud metal song, booms during the dangerous chase in which Cale and Korso flee the drej drones, setting the mood for danger, and the fact that Cale is leaving behind his boring salvage life to start his wild adventure to find the Titan. Come Back Down to Earth plays as Cale awakens after passing out, only to stare into the blurry face of the independent and beautiful pilot Akima (he must've thought he was in heaven, and the song beckoned him to "come back down to earth"). Renegade Survivor, an upbeat reggae tune, plays while the characters are on Sesharrim, while Gune and Preed are fooling around back at Korso's ship (meanwhile Stith and the humans are off on a frantic chase). The mystical-sounding Karma Slave (well ten seconds of it, anyways),plays while Korso, Stith, and Preed track Akima through the slave trader ship Soros. It's My Turn to Fly, and amazingly inspirational and uplifting song, fills the backround of the best scene in the entire movie, where Cale stunt-flies the Valkyrie through the pulsating, crackling nebula, followed by the iridescent and dolphin-like wake angels. Like Lovers (Holding On) plays briefly as Cale enters Akima's cabin after a bad dream, and gazes at her collection of old "Earth Junk". Over My Head, possibly one of the best tracks on the CD, plays while Cale, Akima, and the Drifter Colonists cooperate together to repair the Phoenix, a broken-down old ship the the two protagonists need to sucessfully find the Titan before the drej, and a betraying friend, get there first. Finally, over the credits after New Earth (aka Planet Bob!), is created, and humanity has its new home, Not Quite Paradise is played over the credits, which is also a favorite of mine (Like Lovers plays in its entirety over the credits as well).
*No more Spoilers after this!*
While listening to this awesome soundtrack, a fan as crazy about Titan A.E. as I am, can relive the film. In fact, the A.E. soundtrack is my only survival tool until the film is released on video *grins*. Whether you are a crazed phsyco fan of Titan, a person who liked the movie, or just a fan of great, memorable rock music, you'll love the CD.
And yes, please give us a second CD with the score on it 20th Century Fox!!!
~*~Cosmic Castaway~*~ (AKA Shannon Davis)