Firstly, this music is breathtaking, and if you seen the film and liked it, buy this. It is amazing, and hyas now entranced me to listen to its calming track 5 and the powerful track 1. Stunning. And for all those who believe James Horner keeps using Titanic music, no, he isn't. Originally, his music composed for the film Glory can be argued to have inspired Titanic. I reference James Horners work here to all of his previous music. And he does his own style brilliantly.
The soundtrack really completes the film, and so listening to it, you can just imagine the film. 'You don't dream in cryo...', 'I see you' as well as 'Shutting Down Grace's Lab' are original, hardly sounding anything like his previous music, whilst 'Climbing Up Iknimaya, The Path To Heaven' nods to earlier pieces with a new and inspired take on it to suit Avatar. 'Shutting down Grace's lab' is an amazing piece, capturing the moment from the film.
Absolutely amazing. Such great music made for an epic film inspires and envisions the listener, whilst it provides meditation music.
-Cheaper than most Soundtracks
-Such breathtaking music
-14 tracks straight from the film
Bad (just picky)
-The mysterious track 15, 'Into the Na'Vi world' Bonus... where is it?
-Sounds like previous work, which some might not enjoy
This is one of the best CDs i've bought this year, best soundtracks to a film as well. The music of James Horner instantly transports you to James Cameron's Avatar, and Pandora. However, if you can hear Titanic, and therefore complain, much of the music is new and inspirational. Only occasionally do you have a hint at it. Though shorter than the film, (who wants a soundtrack 2 hours long?!?), it has the most important parts included.
A must buy for Avatar fans, a brilliant CD for those who enjoy just the music. 5/5. Recommend 'The Art of Avatar' and 'Avatar: The field guide to Pandora' books.