Posted by: JC Gardner <Send E-Mail> Date: Friday, June 22, 2001, at 4:04 p.m. IP Address: spider-tm033.proxy.aol.com
Upon reading some reviews on this album, I was skeptical. I'm not one for live
albums, but I have been wanting a diverse selection of Zimmer's works for a while, so this was an album I had to buy. Now that I am on my second listen I'll say this...
IT HAS EXCEDED MY EXPECTATIONS.
This cd is wonderful. The Gladiator tracks -
Now we are free... the tempo is a bit slower than the original, but it is still beautiful and Lisa Gerard is amazing.
Am i not merciful... the bass is loud! That said, it is beautiful.
The Driving Miss Daisy track... I love this song. The clarinet solo is extremely playful and the song is just fun.
Thunderbird from Thelma and Louise... I had no idea the music would be this beautiful. I haven't seen the film, but I know what it's about and I just didn't expect this.
The Thin Red Line isn't as "correct" as the original, but it doesn't stick out. It is still moving.
The only tracks on the cd that I have to skip are Lea Halalela from the Lion King and Mother Africa from Power of One. Don't get me wrong, these are decent songs, but they stick out. They sound like actual songs rather than score.
All in all, I give this album 3 and 3/4 stars. It's worth the money if you don't have most of the scores that are represented here.