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  1. 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
     Some Nice Additions, But With A Few Major Fatal Flaws 2 May, 2012 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    As a huge fan of the soundtrack to 'Titanic', I was excited when I saw that this soundtrack had been released. At last, here was an opportunity for the powers that be to fix the two major problems with the original releases - all the missing recordings, and those silly dialogue insertions into their recordings of "An Irish Party in Third Class" and "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine". However, caution prevailed - I resolved to borrow this soundtrack from a friend before buying it. I am so glad that I did. To my frustration, I found that, while some additional tracks from the excellent 'I Salonisti' and other groups had been included, apparently no one had the common sense to remove the movie dialogue from any of the songs featured. Why would anyone want to pay extra money to get the same music they bought before, still flawed with "Look, Jack, there's a boat!" and other nonsense? To my mind that detracts seriously from one's ability to appreciate and listen to the music. Shame on you, Sony Masterworks!
  2. 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
     Horner is great! This soundtrack is OK 28 March, 2000 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    I am a pretty big fan of soundtracks, and Horner is one of my favorite composers, but I don't think this is one of his better achievements. He really doesn't break any new ground here. I enjoy his "Glory" soundtrack far more than this. Of course Celine Dion's song is great by itself, and all of the music goes well with the film, but for pure listening pleasure I think there are much better selections out there. For instance, the synthesized Titanic theme sounds like a cheap rip-off of Enya's "Book of Days." Check it out for yourself. Still, this soundtrack is pretty good. I would say it is average work from an absolutely exceptional composer.
  3. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
     Wasn't this music and style "borrowed" from Enya? 19 June, 1999 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    When I heard the music from Titanic, I was certain that the soundtrack contained several songs from the artist Enya. I was shocked that the Titanic soundtrack was supposedly composed by someone else. Compare "Southampton" from the Titanic soundtrack and "Book of Days" from the CD "Sheperd Moons" by Enya. Either that tune is public domain or somebody is stealing. I enjoyed the peacefulness of the music and felt that it truly added to the film. I was only disappointed to find out that James Horner had (it seemed to me) copied someone else's music and style as his own. Please correct me if I am wrong!
  4. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
     Horner Blows Lyrics But Ship Still Sails 1 November, 1998 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    The lyrics to the multi-million-selling hit "My Heart Will Go On" have got to be the tritest since the inanity of disco. Disco, however, can be excused, for its music was never about lyric content, but rather danceable beats. A moving ballad, on the other hand, should have great poetic words that make sense and lead somewhere. I lost track of how many times Dion says the word "on." The background vocal arrangement is pure nonsense. At one point we hear a chorus of male singers ask the nutty question "why does the heart go on?" Hell if I know! You tell me Horner. You wrote it. Nevertheless, the stupidity of these lyrics can be overlooked somewhat by the haunting melody that does lend an eerie feel to the film. I think that Horner should visit Vanna White and ask her to loan him a few more original phrases. Thankfully, the majority of this album is lyric-free.
  5. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Milking the cow 22 June, 2008 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    There is nothing new here, merely the repackaging of the original soundtrack as first released, and the second release of additional music: Titanic and Return to Titanic. So if you have those already you don't need this one.
  6. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Not as I Hoped 6 January, 2003 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    I should have watched the movie one more time before ordering this CD. Although most of the music from the movie is on the CD, I was hoping that it would have included the music played in the 3rd class party scene. Some of the cuts are a bit depressing, and someone actually asked me to turn the CD off at one point! I enjoy Celtic music and had just hoped there was more of that offered on this CD, as heard in the movie.
  7. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Gets old fast 17 July, 2002 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    While the first several listens are good, the music does not endure. Most of the tracks are slight variations on the same theme, and it gets rather repetitive over time.
    The best tracks are the ones that offer something unique: 9, 10, and 11. They're emotional and definitely replayable. The movie would be total [nothing] without this soundtrack, but standing on its own it doesn't get terribly far. This is NOT a substitute for John Williams. For a better example of James Horner's genius, get the Star Trek II : Wrath Of Khan soundtrack.
  8.  NAH! 23 January, 2013 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    FOUR DISCS ARE NOT AS VALUABLE AS WE THOUGHT BEFORE, AND REMASTERED CDS IS NOT THAT BRILLANT WHEN I COMPARED THEM WITH THE ORIGINALALBUMS. THE FOURTH DISC IS A LITTLE POINTLESS, AND UNNECESSARY.
  9.  OK - Not Great - Lots of good music from the movie is not on this CD 25 July, 2006 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    This is a pretty weak CD of the Titanic music. Lots of scores from the original movie are not included - so overall I was disappointed by it. It's sound is repetitious and a bid monotonic and boring. Love Celine and if you love her to then the CD maybe worth buying - otherwise look for a more complete CD.
  10.  very good 29 June, 1999 On Amazon.com
    Format:Audio CD
    very very goo
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