- Composer: James Horner, James Horner
- Audio CD (March 12, 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Hollywood Records
- Run Time: 108 minutes
- ASIN: B000000OAW
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Rocketeer: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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There's only been one other piece of music, or more specifically motion picture score, which has had a similar effect on me (eliciting tears just by hearing it), and that's John Williams' scoring for the portion of "E.T." where E.T. and Elliott say goodbye (and even then, I'm probably choked up because the music reminds me so much of the movie; Horner's Rocketeer score doesn't have quite that same effect, which is actually a good thing -- it means the theme is non-specific to the film).Read more ›
Much of this music, though, is also a classic case of Horner doing Horner, taking his favorite motifs from StarTrek II and cocoon and weaving a new (and very effective) theme through them. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of original, thrilling and epic score here for your money, with long tracks none of which are duds.
Ideal for either for those who just loved the much under-rated film or those who love Horner and get a perverse kick out spotting him quoting himself.
Oh, and watch out for one of the best finale riffs of a score I think I've ever heard.
The rest of the soundtrack is perfectly suited to the movie, which is a blast (no pun intended!) to watch. Just a lotta good fun, and after all, Timothy Dalton is always easy on the eyes, even when he's a bad guy! Wonderful music, done very much in the style of the times. Well done, Mr. Horner, and Bravo Melora Hardin!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Rocketeer was perfect - vender, music, CD, all perfect!
Incredible. Helped a struggling movie get its feet.
Even though Disney ruined the Rocketeer by forcing it to be family friendly, you can tell that James Horner admired... Read more
I had been looking for this soundtrack for years, having lost my original copy during a move. The piano and strings from the opening score almost give one the feeling of soaring... Read morePublished 16 months ago by BGR
This has always been my favorite movie soundtrack. Starting off the day with the opening theme is a great way to energize your morning. Read morePublished 19 months ago by I'm Not Skippy!
Exceptional James Horner soundtrack for The Rocketeer. Even for those of us that didn't live during this 30s period piece you can enjoy this music and the movie. Read morePublished 21 months ago by C. A. Luster
What a wonderful music! Probably the main theme with piano and orchestra it is the best music of Horner and one of the bests os Hollywood!Published on July 23, 2014 by Antonio Silva
I really liked this score by James Horner. It is at times light hearted, dark, ominous and mysterious, uplifting and action filled. If you've seen the film I recommend it. Read morePublished on July 2, 2014 by leo134
Love the background music from the Rocketeer movie, excellent soundtrack music. Brings the feel of the movie right into the room with you.Published on December 8, 2013 by Shavager
One of Horner's better works, "The Rocketeer" is a super fun, no-holds-barred, action-packed orchestral score, yet one which also has a heart; there are some tender... Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by GabrielH