Willow - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Import, Soundtrack
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After getting the soundtrack to Willow, I'd never forget that name again! Not only Horner's all-time best ever, but in my opinion the best film score ever written!!! You've probably already heard some of it, even if you never saw the film--Madmartigan's theme has been used as background music for trailers for adventure films ever since! And, though I shouldn't say so, James Horner knows when he has a good thing, and has quoted from himself, putting little bits from Willow in some of his other film work. :o/ If you like movie soundtracks, then this one is an indispensible addition to your collection.
Aside from "Titanic", "Battle Beyond the Stars", and "Glory", I'd say that this is one of James Horner's greatest works.
Between Williams' Star Wars and Shore's Lord of the Rings, we have Willow. I haven't seen the film yet but the music conveys the message of epic adventure. Wonderfully performed-as always-by the London Symphony Orchestra, Willow stands on par with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
"Elora Danan" opens with chorus much like The Land Before Time accompanied by tense moments before we hear the main theme played by the flute at the 2 ½ minute mark. After the main theme's performance, the track becomes dark and tense and leads up to soft, childish music.
"Escape From the Tavern" is a sweeping, action song carrying the energetic version of Willow's theme.
"Willow's Theme" is probably the best of the bunch because its Willow's theme on its own.
"Bavmorda's Spell Is Cast" is a colossal track lasting over 18 minutes long! There's much diversity in this track ranging from panic scoring to mellow to tense action.
This album definitely belongs with your Star Wars and Lord of the Rings collection.
Other adventure scores by Horner I recommend are: Krull, Mask of Zorro, Legend of Zorro and Braveheart.
Also, discover CutThroat Island, one of the greatest swashbuckling adventure scores in music history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item arrived as expected. This was actually a gag gift for my wife. This year was our 9th anniversary and we follow the traditional gift guidelines meaning this year was willow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shane Dessart
Willow soudtrack was as advertised on arrival; new and sealed. Plays well on audio players and in the car. A highly recommended collectors and nostalgia item. Cheers!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great music, if you are a fan of James Horner. I don't listen to this as much as some of his other
compositions, but I am a person who loves to listen to anything that he has... Read more
My favorite soundtrack. This is the only soundtrack I own and it's magical and special, classical, lovely, beautiful, mesmerizing. A must have.Published on March 31, 2014 by Rachel Kerwin
very good he feed back to much ,need to make it short and ez simple for customer EEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAA SSSSSS YYYYYY ??????Published on March 10, 2014 by doug cam