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Titanic: The Essential James Horner Collection
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Conducted by:
Nic Raine
David Temple
Paul Bateman

Synthesizers Performed/Produced by:
Mark Ayres

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic and the Crouch End Festival Chorus

Produced by:
James Fitzpatrick
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Silva Screen Records
(August 18th, 1998)
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Buy it... only if you own very few of Silva Screen's other film music compilations, for this product contains a disappointingly high number of repeat offerings.

Avoid it... if you have come to expect superior performances by The City of Prague Philharmonic and aren't interested in hearing them mangle several of James Horner's most beloved themes.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #665
WRITTEN 8/3/98, REVISED 8/9/07
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Titanic: The Essential James Horner Collection: (Compilation) Much has been said through the years about the consistently superior quality of the film music compilations produced by Silva Screen Records, The City of Prague Philharmonic, and The Crouch End Festival Chorus in the late 1990's and beyond. These products are so much better than most of the competitions that you have to approach nearly all of their products with at least some curiosity. Within their ranks, however, there are a lot of winners and a small handful of losers. This opening entry in Silva's "Essential" series, devoted to the works of James Horner, is unfortunately one of their poorest offerings. Several reasons exist for why their "Titanic" compilation of Horner's works from 1980 to 1998 is weak, but one of them, contrary to speculation at the time, is not related to the fact that Silva promptly jumped on the Titanic bandwagon just as all the labels were seemingly attempting to do in 1998. Expecting them not to take advantage of that market was like expecting teens to behave themselves well at a drunken toga orgy. Instead, the doom of this compilation was caused by a combination of poor selections and poor performances, both uncharacteristic for Silva and The City of Prague Philharmonic, respectively. Additionally, this album really suffered from the fact that Silva had a tendency (and still does) to repress previous performances onto fresh compilations, and this 2-CD set features music that was already available on other popular Silva albums at the time. Only about 40% of the material on these CDs debuts here, a frustrating prospect for people with many Silva compilations already on their shelves. As usual, a few token new performances appear here for the first time, but those selections on this product aren't as strong.



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Total Time: 115:27
• 1. Titanic: Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch (4:24)
• 2. Glory: Charging Fort Wagner (3:04)
• 3. Glory: End Credits (6:38)
• 4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Overture (6:35) *
• 5. Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows (7:16)
• 6. The Land Before Time: End Credits (6:14)
• 7. We're Back: A Dinosaur Story: A Special Visitor (4:37)
• 8. Ransom: End Credits (5:14) *
• 9. Red Heat: Russian Streets (3:08) *
• 10. The Rocketeer: To the Rescue/End Credits (7:30)
• 11. Braveheart: End Title (7:07) *


CD 2

• 1. Apollo 13: Main Title (3:01) *
• 2. Cocoon: Theme (7:24) *
• 3. Battle Beyond the Stars: Theme (4:07) *
• 4. The Man Without a Face: Lookout Point/End Titles (9:56) *
• 5. Willow: Willow's Theme (3:55) *
• 6. Field of Dreams: Deciding to Build the Field (4:06) *
• 7. Patriot Games: Electronic Battlefield (3:42) *
• 8. The Name of the Rose: End Title (3:15) *
• 9. Commando: Theme (3:48) *
• 10. Deep Impact: The Wedding (4:21)
• 11. Titanic: My Heart Will Go On (Symphonic Version) (5:05)
* Confirmed as "previously released" by Silva Screen as of release date

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The insert notes are, as per usual for Silva's sets, in great depth.
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