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• Posted by: Kiddo
• Date: Friday, April 8, 2005, at 7:04 p.m.
• IP Address: ppp-69-236-48-44.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net

Well, this is not a complete "review" of John Debney's expanded score. If I tried to talk about all of it I would be repeating myself. This score album can be summed up in one word: INCREDIBLE!!!!! This score is truly a Masterpiece and one of my top favorites. The first disc contains most of the original album's cues and throws in a few unreleased ones. The second disc is truly, in my opinion, the butter of the bread. I love the cues "The Battle" and "Dawg's Demise". Everytime I listened to them in the original album I was left begging for more. My prayers have been answered. The second disc contains these two cues combine with two other unreleased cues. Title: "The Battle / To Dawg's Ship / Morgan Battles Dawg / Dawg's Demise / The Triumph." The track runs over 17 minutes long!!!! HURRAY!! Dawg's Demise / The Triumph are also a bonus track without the chorus and sounds just as great.

Here is the track list for the curious reader:
CD #1
1. Main Title/Morgan's Ride (4:38)
2. The Rescue/Morgan Saves Harry (3:41)
3. Purcell Snatcher (2:58)+*
(Composed by Brad Dechter)
4. Shaw is Caught (1:15)*
5. The Funeral (1:29)
6. Morgan in Command (2:51)*
7. The Language of Romance/
Mr. Shaw (2:40)
8. A Lady Scorned (1:38)*
9. Carriage Chase (7:21)
10. Ainclee Plots/To Spittelfield (3:46)*
11. Uncle Mordechai (2:02)*
12. Morgan Captured/Sword Fight (5:23)
13. Escape from Mordechai's (2:09)
14. Setting Sail (1:03)
15. Charting the Course (2:19)
16. First Kiss/Love Scene/
Dawgs Plan* (3:12)
17. Shaw Discovers the Location (2:04)*
18. Betrayal (2:46)*
19. The Storm Begins (2:33)
20. To the Bottom of the Sea (2:43)
21. The Island (3:41)*
22. Shaw Steals the Map (3:30)
23. Discovery of The Cave (4:39)*
24. Discovery of the Treasure (2:19)

CD #2
1. Intermezzo-The Wedding Waltz (2:43)*
arr. John Debney
2. Caught (1:37)*
3. The Rope (2:17)*
4. Morgan and Show Jump the Cliff/
The Big Jump (2:38)
5. Shaw Captured (2:32)*
6. Morgan Takes the Ship (4:30)
7. The Hangmans Noose (3:56)*
8. The Battle/To Dawgs Ship*/Morgan Battes Dawg*/Dawgs Demise-The
Triumph (17:52)
9. Its Only Gold/End Credits (9:33)

BONUS TRACKS
10. Main Title/Morgan's Ride
(Without Choir) (4:48)*
11. Carriage Chase
(Alternate Version)*(7:21)
12. First Kiss (Album edit) (1:54)
13. Dawg's Demise/The Triumph
(Without Choir) (3:31)*
Special Bonus Track
14. Morgans Ride & The Rescue
(original Synth Demo Version) (7:25)

It was worth my $32.02! I'm listening to it as I write this! Buy it. I got mine from http://buysoundtrax.com/cutthroat_island-2CD.html You won't be disappointed. This album is a great tribute to John Debney's famed score!

-Andres






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