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Fine soundtrack music, but they left out 2 key tracks
on January 24, 2004
There's some fine music on this soundtrack album, but just to be a little clearer about what other reviews below mention: if you're looking for the haunting, electronic instrumental love theme that plays twice in the film to highlight the growing passion between Guy Hamilton and Jill Bryant (Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver), it's not on this CD. The piece you're looking for is called "L'Enfant"; it was written by Vangelis and is included on his "Themes" CD, as well as the "Opera Sauvage" CD others mention. Search amazon for Vangelis Themes, and listen to the sample for "L'Enfant". If that's the track you want from the film, get "Themes" or "Opera Sauvage", instead, because it's not on this soundtrack CD. And as another reviewer clearly identifies, the operatic-sounding track heard in the film is "Beim Schlafengehen" from Richard Strauss' "Four Last Songs"; it too is omitted from this soundtrack CD. This CD contains the Indonesian-set pieces Maurice Jarre wrote for the film. Great as far as they go, but too bad they left out these two key tracks, especially since they certainly had room for them.