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Alexander (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

8 Nov. 2004 | Format: MP3

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Time
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30
1
1:31
30
2
1:35
30
3
3:59
30
4
5:19
30
5
2:10
30
6
3:24
30
7
2:58
30
8
5:23
30
9
4:40
30
10
2:28
30
11
1:40
30
12
1:41
30
13
4:12
30
14
1:38
30
15
3:18
30
16
2:40
30
17
4:37
30
18
2:58
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Dec. 2000
  • Release Date: 8 Nov. 2004
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 56:11
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  • ASIN: B001GZLAKM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,946 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Medway on 23 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I'm not sure which album the last reviwer was listening to but this CD lasts for 56 minutes, not 33 minutes! It's mostly a great mixture of heavy orchestral and ambient world music. The tracks flow together nicely as you would expect from a Vangelis album rather than your average soundtrack with cues simply pulled off the movie. The highlight for me is Eternal Alexander - so uplifting. To be played very loud!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. S. Dean on 28 Oct. 2005
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Well I read the reviews on the fact that this sound track was dissapointing due to it only being 30mins long... this is untrue as the first thing I did was to look at the back and lo and behold its 56:23 mins (thank you for your review... ccmedway from Devon)
Right on with the music.. its uplifting and very rousing, from the opening "introduction" and the "young alexander" to the sweeping final pieces of "Eternal alexander" and "tender memories" this soundtrack is for me something I will definite listen to when gladiator and lord of the rings have been played... if you like the last two scores I mentioned, this will also be for you!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J.Banner on 21 Jan. 2005
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I have a couple of Vangelis soundtracks,and i recently went to see Alexander,and loved this soundtrack.The stand-out track for me was Roxanne's Veil,a beautiful mix of harp,violin and panpipe.Magnificent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 April 2010
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How apt that Vangelis should have been chosen by Oliver Stone to provide the soundtrack to `Alexander'. (It's a shame that the producers of `Troy' rejected the score provided by Gabriel Yared; if they had kept it, then that film might have been much better.) For `Alexander' Vangelis used a real orchestra and choir instead of relying on solely on his own electronic and multi-instrumentalist skills. The score is full of ethnic sounds and atmosphere. The segues between tracks weave a seamless journey; this is not just a soundtrack but also a tone-poem to Alexander himself.

The track `Titans' reminds me of Vangelis's soundtrack to the film `1492' but is here more brash and brazen in its sweep, as befits Alexander the man. It has the usual Vangelis swagger and brilliantly segues straight into the phenomenal `Drums of Guagamela'. The longest track is `Gardens of Delight'; a mesmerising rhythm supports divine invocations by a celestial choir and beautiful instrumentations. Like many of the tracks, it's a shame it has to end. Vanessa Mae contributes to the following `Roxane's Veil', which is beautifully out of place with its contemporary electronic support. It seems too perfect for a film accompaniment. `Eternal Alexander' is another supremely inspired composition and arrangement; do I hear a brief extract of a chorale from a Bruckner adagio?

Out of eighteen tracks, I list a full third as worthy of five stars on their own. But taken together, the whole album is more than the sum of its parts, and so I have no hesitation in awarding it the full five stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iceni Peasant on 28 Jan. 2006
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For those that don't know, Vangelis created the wonderful music for the movie "Chariots Of Fire", and there's definitely that flare of recognizable style, sounds and moods with this soundtrack, and I personally think this IS his best work.
I thought the movie was very average, but the music was fantastic throughout, setting the emotion and scene where the film lacked that ability in acting and directing. I challenge you to listen to this and try to stop yourself swaying, or nodding in time with this music after only 2 tracks!!
This CD is inspiring, uplifting and perfect for starting your day. My favourite track has to be "Titans"; just really rousing and takes you back to the time of Alexander itself.
There are a variety of sounds to compliment Alexander's journey through different lands and cultures, and musically you feel you're taking a journey too. This has become one of my favourite soundtracks; right up there with Gladiator, King Arthur, and Lord Of the Rings.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec. 2004
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Vangelis has created a mesmerising soundtrack to accompany the movie of one of the most fascinating characters in history. His hallmark sweeping and majestic style is here and he has produced an inspiring album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iqbal Mohammed on 5 Dec. 2010
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This is an absolutely fantastic score by Vangelis. I highly recommend it. The best tracks are the Drums of Guagamela, Across the Mountains, Titans and Roxanna's veil. I have no doubt the music that caught you in the film was Across the mountains. Pure brilliance!
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While some might debate the quality of the actual film, there's no denying the majesty of Vangelis' excellent score. Heroic; mythical; soaring; it's everything you would want from a soundtrack for the life of Alexander the Great. For me the standout is track 4 - "The Drums of Gaugamela" - which is up there with the very best of Vangelis' work. It manages to be militaristic, ominous, unearthly, thrilling and hopeful all at once. The driving drums really power the track along, whilst the horns are bombastically and excitingly domineering, and the strings simply fly above everything else. And as for that gloriously heroic climax to the track (beginning at around 3.40), simply magnificent!
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