if you remove track 6, this is a perfect 5 star score - a moving innocence and purity
Posted by: Brian Date: Monday, January 17, 2005, at 11:08 a.m. IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Excellent from beginning to end. The main theme is so moving especially when performed by the children's choir. It gives it such an innocence and purity. In a way you can sense the spirits of the children in third world countries who have nothing.
The oboe used from time to time is so carefree and when (in track 3 and 12) it leads into the main theme, it's truly awe-inspiring.
The secondary theme is also very memorable and performed in several different ways with different instruments.
The reviewer complained about the electronics, and i agree track 6 is somewhat disturbing -- but that is really the only track with such a problem. If you remove it, this is a fanastic listen from beginning to end.
Beyond Borders is a superb score and is right next to Glory as my favoirte James Horner scores. It's a shame it has gone so unnoticed.