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Meet Joe Black (Soundtrack)
 
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Meet Joe Black (Soundtrack)

20 Mar. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1998
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1998
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 51:51
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  • ASIN: B00406P8P2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,538 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By N. Blake on 18 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I don't think words can describe the beauty of Thomas Newman's score for "Meet Joe Black". The themes within the score are varied, and some reccur more than others; safe to say that any fan of the film will instantly recognise them and be transported back to the atmosphere and emotions of the film. Which is odd, considering how subtle the music actually is.
Newman's style is simple regarding orchestration, but extremely effective, with his beautiful motifs combined with oodles of suspensions in the sweeping and yet mostly delicate strings interspersed designate the mood. The odder tracks are those of Joe Black comically meeting the world, such as the pizzicatoed "Peanut Butter Man" cue.
Variety is achieved through a selection of old style blues and jazz tracks which complement the album superbly, bringing back that melancholy final scenario at the party.
And you can't forget the credits roll of the relaxed, gentle, and extremely moving medly of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World".
So you may get this CD because you liked the film. You may get it because you're a fan of Thomas Newman. You may get it because you accidentally clicked on the wrong button and managed to order half the contents of amazon.co.uk in one very expensive moment of error. Otherwise, you get it for Track Number 6: Whisper Of A Thrill.
Well, that's why I bought it. I mean, I saw the film when it was on BBC1 however long that was ago now, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but didn't notice the music at all. (As I say, it is pretty subtle). Then those Government teaching recruitment adverts came on the TV... Remember those? The "Those Who Can, Teach" adverts? With the, "Can you spot the mean number?
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By r a kirk on 23 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
thomas newman has created a soundtack so breathtakingly gorgeous it is hard to justify how good it is in words. whisper of a thrill and its refrains are chillingly good and walkaway can only be described as hauntingly beautiful. with the added bonus of a classy rendition of what a wonderful world, this is an essential piece of modern classical music.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tigger on 9 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I saw the film "Meet Joe Black a few years ago and apart from the powerful message of the film itself, the thing that most stayed with me was the soundtrack; it was breathtakingly haunting and beautiful. I found myself drifting away from the world and lift into a musical paradise. I have since brought the DVD and watched it twice more, just to hear the music. Now I have the soundtrack. If you like to hear real orchestrated music at is exquisite best then you simply MUST get this CD, it will leave you in a state of extreme bliss. Each track is impeccable and you find yourself reliving the film in your head. I cannot do without hearing it over and over again, it is music of which you can never tire. Newton is a genius!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
I'm usually into bands like Oasis, Rolling Stones and the Beatles, and so for me to be writing this review may seem a bit ironic. My girlfriend actually has the cd but when I heard 'Walkaway' for the first time it honestly moved me in a way that the music I usually listen to hasn't, I've never been a big fan of classical music, and honestly I'm still not, but this soundtrack gave me a new experience. I recommend this to anyone, truly amazing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bebbington on 20 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD for one reason only Track 6 Whisper of a Thrill. It was used by BBC 1 Countryfile as background for a feature on a Scottish lighthouse. I recognised the beautiful haunting melody but frustratingly I couldn't place it. I ended up writing to the BBC and the Countrywide Team was kind enough to reply. I loved the movie but like many other reviewers I didn't truly appreciate the Newman score until I listened to the CD in isolation. The score offers a re-occuring mixture of sentimental, provocative and sometimes mischievous themes with the addition of a few uplifting Irving Berlin orchestrations. It is a work of art in its own right. This music has compelled me to write to the BBC and post a rewiew - I have never done either of these things before- It is that good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By asmsr on 22 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Having just received the album this morning, I have to say that it was a delight to have my room filled with such a presonal collection of music. Whilst the tracks were obviously written to compliment the film, the album works well on its own, with a combination of playful, uplifting tracks to the darker and more brooding extended tracks, all of which serve to form an album of understated quality. A rare treat.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By IndyJnr on 27 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Have enjoyed Thomas Newman's music for awhile. This one falls very much in the vein of "Shawshank Redemption" and "Scent of a Women". Best tracks are "That Next Place" and the brilliant cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". These are sure to move you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By mark@careerintravel. on 11 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
From start to finish the soundtrack is amazing and a must buy if you are feeling stressed or just want to relax with a glass of wine.
If you have seen the film then all the memories just come flooding back as you are taken into a different reality when listening to this masterpiece.
Neer written a review in my life, but felt compelled to after listening to this
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