Posted by: Gorjan <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, November 28, 2004, at 11:10 a.m. IP Address: 126.96.36.199
My rating 4 stars out of 5.
Although this was an album from James Horner, that I din't was able to obtain it so easy, at the end it worth it purchasing it.
The second "American Tail" album, known as "Fievel Goes West" is an experience that I can't forget. The variable thems, different sounds, exotic melos, and all that acompanied with the maestral London Symphony Orchestra, and the end credits track "Dreams to Dream". The soundscapes of this album diverse from some of the other Horner albums when he usualy can overdue repetiting the same theme, on which he's building the soundtrack. And here, also you will hear that beautiful strong "Dreams to Dream" motiv several times, with such an elegance, but then Horner doesen't overwork you with it, changing it in something different....something new, fresh (tracks 4, 6), scarey (tracks 3, 9), emotional (2, 10, 14), diverse western melow (4, 8, 12 and 13), and of course the beautiful and gorgeous title track, performed in two versions (tracks 1 and 7).
All in all, this is one of best children works by Mr. Horner for me....
The only exeptions why I don't gave this soundtrack 5 stars is becouse of the use of unusual sounds in track 3, which by my opinion is to jazzy, and vocal tracks 5, and 11 which are to loud, the text is dumb, and the music is also unsatisfactory.
Well, at the end I will also say that there are a lot of hidden pleasures in this soundtrack, and considering the fact that this is a very hard to find release, I would like to give you an advice, that if you don't posses this soundtrack, try hard to find it. It's difficult to find lately, but belive me, your labour will be payed.:)