2001: A Space Odyssey Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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This score has so much going for it -- triumphant overtures ("Also Sprach Zarathustra"), gentle waltzes ("The Blue Danube"), and some chilling score ("Lux Aeterna") -- all of which make for an enjoyable and unique listening experience.
Seeing the film first might work, but you wouldn't have to; this soundtrack is brilliant and well-assembled -- if nothing else, the great Stanley Kubrick had an excellent ear for good music.
I've always wondered how Ligeti wrote music such as that in the soundtrack, i.e., how it could be written AS music, and I'll probably never know. Nevertheless it was haunting, perhaps "introspective," whatever one calls it, it was perfect for this, the nearly perfect film.
Oh, then there's the samples of the film's script to end the CD. Yes, they make it even better--especially for those of us in love with the film who can't watch it every week, like, say those old time fans of "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
If you love the film, get this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the movie. It's a favorite of mine, but it leaves a lot out from the book. Plus, a few things are changed from the book. These things confuse some people. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hal T. Miller
A modern classic in its own right. Brilliant use of pre-existing classics.Published 19 months ago by Keypoke
This is one of the best pieces of music as well as a collection of soundtrack songs. Ethereal, timeless and spooky.Published 23 months ago by Jake
I was disappointed in this album, because I thought I was getting the Deodato "Prelude" album, which I subsequently ordered after spending my money on this one.Published on September 18, 2013 by Synergy
Since others have covered this well, I'm just going to keep this short. The first couple of times I listened to this, I knew there was something not quite right about the music for... Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Into
I thought this disc had the radio song on it, but I was wrong. It's ok if you like listening to a sound track. If you want the song they played on the radio buy Deodato Prelude.Published on December 25, 2012 by JRH