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  • Orchestra: Original Soundtrack
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Audio CD (13 Feb. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Dreamworks Records
  • ASIN: B000005AME
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dry Your Tears, Afrika
2. Sierra Leone, 1839 And The Capture Of Cinque
3. Crossing The Atlantic
4. Cinque's Theme
5. Cinque's Memories Of Home
6. Middle Passage
7. The Long Road To Justice
8. July 4, 1839
9. Mr. Adams Takes The Case
10. La Amistad Remembered
11. The Liberation Of Lomboko
12. Adams' Summation
13. Going Home
14. Dry Your Tears, Afrika (Reprise)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have collected motion picture soundtracks for a year now. I bought this score recently and I didn't expect much from it. I had seen the film, but I didn't notice how beautiful this actually was. John Williams can be a cameleont! He can transform he's music in to any form and succees every time. The African melodies and female sopranoes and chorus...all material bend into one Great Score. This is John Williams at his best!
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Worth buying for 'Dry Your Tears, Afrika' alone, which stands up to comparison with anything that John Williams has written before or since. 'The Long Road To Justice' is moving, poised and beautiful; it conjures images of a rustic time long removed, with its gorgeous solo trumpet soaring pure and true above delicate yet yearning strings, before ending on the refrain of the opening track. 'Mr Adams Takes The Case' and 'Adams' Summation' perform a similar trick, inducing a sense of pastoral, yet martial, Americana, before wandering into more plaintif territories, then finally returning to a brass-trio stately reprising several leitmotifs of the score. In between these tracks are a number of rhythmic and moody cues, some more effective than others, before the album finishes off as it began with a reprise of 'Dry Your Tears, Afrika'.
A solid piece of work, this score has some outstanding moments, but is recommended rather than essential.
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By Mark on 24 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Quick note, really really dig this.

Almost all of the tracks are super mellow and lush, dark and dreamy. There are maybe four tracks with a girls choir of sorts signing which I didn't care for because it sounds kinds amateur to me but the other 10 pieces are top shelf and simply great.
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By Christine Richards on 12 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am very pleased indeed with the CD. I heard a piece of this music on another CD and decided to get the soundtrack as I liked it so much.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
BE WARNED! The mp3 download is NOT THE ORIGINAL SCORE! 15 Dec. 2007
By Brenden S. Matthews - Published on Amazon.com
This is extremely misleading. The download is NOT the score. Do not be fooled! What it SOUNDS like is that someone ripped the vocals from the acutal soundtrack, and then used a standard onboard 128 voice midi synth to replace the score, and then somehow Amazon let them attach it to the soundtrack like it was a real product, so they can steal your money.

Great soundtrack, but do NOT BUY THE MP3 DOWNLOAD!!!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A good African score 8 Jan. 2003
By Brandon Cutro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
John Williams gives an effective and listenable African sounding score to Amistad which contains a wonderful African chorus, ethnic percussion, and great horn passages. The main theme is really good and really stands out in the first and last tracks. It utilizes the African chorus to great effect with the words "U yama mu yay, Afrika" repeatedly, which translates to "Dry Your Tears, Afrika", the title of the first and last tracks. This theme is repeated a few times in the middle tracks, such as in "Middle Passage" and "The Liberation of Lomboko". Another theme is found in "Cinque's Theme" which is a quiet and wonderfully played flute and string passage. The remainder of the tracks contain slow and more laid back music as in "Crossing the Atlantic", "Cinque's Memories of Home", and "July 4, 1839". Some other tracks contain bold horn solos such as in "The Long Road to Justice", "Mr. Adams Takes the Case", and "Adams' Summation". Overall, a good ethnic score that while it is not as good as some of Williams' other works, it still is worth listening to more than once. I think you will enjoy this.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Another Winning Williams Film Score 7 Sept. 2000
By Daniel G. Berk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although he had written a number of film scores prior, John Williams really began to score as a film composer with Star Wars. Since then he has composed a number of winning film scores, this score from Amistad certainly being no exception. As good as the film is, this music is good enough to stand on its own and is worth the listen, even if one has not seen the film.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Absolutly Brillant work by John Williams 2 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
From the exquisite trumpet solos of Tim Morrison ("The Long Road to Justice") to the full orchestra and choral group in "Dry Your Tears, Afrika," John has really outdown himself. In my opinion, John should have won the Oscar over "Titanic," but I still have respect for Horner.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Definately one of the best 2 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The scores for "Cinque's Story" and "The Liberation of Lomboko" were absolutly stunning. And the choral piece "Dry Your Tears, Afrika" was stirring enough that even OUR choral director, who is extremely picky, chose it as a piece to use in this year's concert.
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