Lost Horizon: Original Soundtrack (1973 Film) Soundtrack
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The movie, a remake of the late 30's version but with a musical take really isn't all that bad if you can get over the fact that the "modern"-sounding nature of the music is an anachronism given the timeframe for the setting of the movie.
People have been quite forgiving of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" for the same "sin" and so I can't understand why they had to pan this movie so badly that you can't even find a DVD version after all these years.
Rather than being overly critical of the film, I took it as light musical entertainment and thought that it was pretty good or that I had seen a lot worse. I thought the music by Bacharach was sublime although the lyrics by David were a little strange to say the least but just for the brilliance of Bacharach alone, I'd say get this cd and by the way, the sound is also very well engineered.
Now if only I can find a decent, LEGAL DVD version of the movie....
Updated 29 Jan 2013:
Great news! It finally happened on Blu ray! The Lost Horizon (1973)
Bacharach's trademark orchestration runs throughout the album, the sudden burst of trumpet on the opening track followed by a crescendo as the strings come in made me fill up with tears... I hadn't heard this album since I was about ten and it seemed as fresh as yesterday!
The instrumental break in 'Share the Joy' as the strings rise to a real high point never fail to make the hairs stand up on my arms, what a lovely lovely piece of music.
The vocal performances too... flawed as they are, are perfect for the songs... they seem more natural and 'human' than some perfect operatic performance. Sally Kellerman's vocal is a great example of this.
I'd always assumed that Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Olivia Hussey et al had actually performed the songs but now thanks to the superb sleeve notes I now know better... it shattered my illusions a little but hey... it still SOUNDS as if it's a stage actor trying his best to sing on 'It Might Frighten Her Away' and I LOVE IT!!!
I was slightly worried that listening to this soundtrack again after SO long might be a let down...
I needn't have worried... a superb bit of 'Bacharach & David' for old romantics everywhere.
Here's to us all finding our own Shangri-La out there somewhere.
But many people came to see it..lines of people, and, when they heard it had been cut, they gave up, and in two weeks everyone said farewell to this film.
I have many treasures from that opening nite, and now I have the CD of the sound track. Anyone who loves movie magic or madness has to see and hear this film; it is unique.
Enjoy this soundtrack and get your hands on a DVD ..they are out there!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love music condition as described happy with CD and came fast.Published 1 month ago by Michael P. Gale
I love the music from this movie, this particular version. It is so uplifting, cheerful, full of love & family & one song gets u to look at life from different perspectives. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sara
I really enjoyed this movie and I wanted the soundtrack so I could listen while driving. The music from this soundtrack is so positive that I don't care about the traffic as I am... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bud J.
I have this soundtrack on vinyl but never got around to digitizing it. I really enjoyed the movie and will now search for it on DVDPublished 6 months ago by Paul Willis
Seen it in the 70s and been looking for it, now i found it, brings back good memories, when everything is new, fresh and young.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer