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Once Upon A Time In China: The Best Of Chinese Film Music, Volume One Soundtrack
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Top Customer Reviews
The best pieces are the selections from Once Upon a Time in China and The East is Red, but they're slower versions of the themes. It's as if someone bought the OUATIC soundtrack and chose only the slow songs off it to make a new compilation. Likewise, the selections from The East is Red don't even include the Hero of Heroes song that is the basic theme to the whole trilogy. If what you're looking for are the rousing themes from these movies, you'd better keep looking for the movie soundtracks.
"Once upon a Time in China" has great selections like the exciting "Fighting Assassins","Desperate Battle","Out of luck hero" and "Night Attack." There are more romantic selections such as "Between love and hate" and "Aura of passion."
"Once upon a Time in China" is an accessible introduction to Chinese music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very good CD! It's one of the best Soundtrack CD's I've ever heard. The shipping was very fast. Really good service.Published on February 4, 2000 by Alexander Prömel
The first half of the cd is excellent! Sensitive and modern Chinese music that's a pleasure to listen to. Not the usual solemn tones, some of these really move. Read morePublished on December 28, 1999
It has it all! This has Chinese vocals, but is great! The instruments flows smoothly into the vocals and give it a moving feeling. Never gets boring. Read morePublished on December 26, 1998
The music is so much different from American film scores, that it's probably worth ordering. However, if you're familar with Hong Kong cinema, the glaring omission of at least ONE... Read morePublished on November 10, 1998