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Sense & Sensibility [CASSETTE] [Soundtrack, Import]

Patrick Doyle Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (23 Jan 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029OK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

1. Weep You No More Sad Fountains - Jane Eaglen
2. Particular Sum
3. My Father's Favorite
4. Preying Penniless Woman
5. Devonshire
6. Not a Beau for Miles
7. All the Better for Her
8. Felicity
9. Patience
10. Grant Me an Interview
11. All the Delights of the Season - Jane Eaglen
12. Steam Engine
13. Willoughby
14. Miss Grey
15. Excellent Notion
16. Leaving London
17. Combe Magna
18. To Die for Love
19. There Is Nothing Lost
20. Throw the Coins
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vocal purity lost… 10 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
Have recently watched the film ‘Sense & Sensibility’, I just had to buy the soundtrack, as the music made complete, the magical experience of the film.
Unfortunately, the ‘dramatic soprano’, Jane Eaglen is the one jarring note in this otherwise excellent CD. The two songs she performs are, (in the film), sung by a young girl, and I strongly feel that the purity of tone, so beautifully evident in the original should have been reproduced in this soundtrack. Unfortunately, the main reason I bought the cd, was for the instrumental track ‘My Father’s Favourite’ and the two vocal tracks, ‘Weep You No More Sad Fountains’ and ‘The Dreame’ …
I have just recently realised that Patrick Doyle has contributed so much to films I have enjoyed, and I would probably be inclined to purchase the soundtracks for these films. However, I feel that in buying soundtracks, care must be taken to ensure that expectations are met, particularly with regards to artist.
That aside, the remaining 19 tracks on this cd, being mostly pensive and romantic, with the odd, rather jolly one thrown in, are most evocative of the film and the period itself. In general, I believe that this soundtrack would make an excellent choice for either someone who has watched (and loved) the film, or even just for the eternal romantic!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal Sublimity 6 July 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have been compelled to write this review as a reply to those who say that Jane Eaglen's voice does not sit right on this compact disc. Miss Eaglen's voice is the icing on what is already an absolutely delightful and well produced cake. Patrick Doyle's music is stunning and is made even more stunning by the slightly ethereal voice of Jane Eaglen. In her last song 'The Dreame' she represents and older, more mature Marianne. Those who do not see this are missing the point. A brilliant disc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Doyle's best 4 Mar 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I haven't seen the film, so I'm passing comment on this purely as stand-alone music. It's wonderful. It's one of Doyle's most classical albums, and it is full of romance, sadness and joy. The opening song is similar in style to Mahler's orchestral songs. The gorgeous melody is re-used throughout in various guises, including a very beautiful piano-orchestra version that evokes Mozart's slow movements. Later in the album the music leans to a more chamber style, with key roles for flute, clarinet and harp. There are also some jaunty, almost folk-like pieces for orchestra. The album finishes with another song for soprano and orchestra. I have enjoyed this album immensely, and strongly recommend it. It is on the same scale as the Hamlet score, but is generally "prettier" and less "modern" in it's tonality.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some light listening 26 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD about eight years ago and I always seem to come back to listen to it time and time again. I love the score - it ties in so well with the film and every time I hear the tracks from when Marianne goes out in the rain to Willioughby's house it brings everything back to me.
I agree with the person who said Jane Eaglen doesn't sound right on this. She's good but - after you've heard Marianne sing the songs in the film - it really does sound wrong, maybe because it seems so operatic when the rest of the soundtrack is so much lighter. Other than this, it's a great CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just delicious 24 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
I know I am just echoing previous reviews, but this is a delicious soundtrack. Patrick Doyle is such a gifted and sensitive composer, adding depth and richness to films without detracting from the visual drama. Like other people, I found Jane Eaglen's version beautiful, but ultimately too rich for the musical genre. Such a pity that Kate Winslett's pure rendition was not captured for this recording.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pity about Jane Eaglen.... 30 May 2001
Format:Audio CD
Patrick Doyle is a superb modern composer who perfectly captured the feeling of Regency England in his work for the S&S Soundtrack. The wonderful music added extra magic to what was already a beautiful film, and it's all on this CD - wonderfully touching and soothing without crossing the line into 'over-sweetness'. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in the choice of Jane Eaglin as vocalist for the two tracks that Marianne sings in the film. Her dramatic soprano is very ill-suited to these lightly melodic, slightly melancholy tunes. At first hearing I was truly aghast - the effect is horrible. Thankfully, the melody of these two tunes is reprised elsewhere on the CD (without Eaglen). If you miss her out, it's a fantastic listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic soundtrack 19 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I LOVE this soundtrack. Perfect for revision/ work music when you don't want to be distracted.
My Father's Favourite is such a beautiful piece. So impressed with Patrick Doyle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
very good condition
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Published 1 month ago by Hannah bridger
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming
A charming soundtrack to a much loved series starring Emma Thompson. Arrived on time in mint condition. Its American recipient was delighted.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs C. J. Forbes
5.0 out of 5 stars cd review
perfect for driving very relaxing and lovely music. arrived as promised and all good. I do not have more to say to fulfill word allowance
Published 2 months ago by Mrs C E Hamilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent soundtrack
An excellent choice of classical music tracks to entrance and be a joy to the ears at all times :)
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Clare Gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Patrick Doyle
A lovely and emotional film with comedy, heartbreak, misunderstandings and happy endings. The music ties it all in together. Gorgeous.
Published 4 months ago by maureen lee
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect package
Perfect soundtrack for a perfect film! Patrick Doyle's compositions are a delight, perfectly conveying the period the novel/film adaptation is set in. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Connie
3.0 out of 5 stars Soothing music
I do like this, but like some other reviewers would have liked to hear Kate Winslet on the 2 vocal tracks. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bridgesilver
5.0 out of 5 stars Music from the film Sense and Sensibility
This was an excellent film, made even more enjoyable by the wonderful, evocative music by Patrick Doyle. Read more
Published 12 months ago by tourit
5.0 out of 5 stars Sense and Sensibility - Original Soundtrack
A very nice recording of the music from this series - I can't see the need to write any more
Published 16 months ago by M. R. Jobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
I could listen to these for hours. Got the cd then just had to watch the dvd - even downloaded the words to some tracks so that I could sing along (very badly).
Published 17 months ago by JoJumps
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