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The Elephant Man [Soundtrack]

John Morris Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Milan/WSM
  • ASIN: B00008O88R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,400 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The elephant man theme
2. Dr. Treves visits the freak show and elephant man
3. John Merrick and psalm
4. John Merrick and Mrs. Kendal
5. The nightmare
6. Mrs Kendal's theater and poetry reading
7. The belgian circus episode
8. Train station
9. Barber: Adagio for strings
10. Pantomime
11. Recapitulation

Product Description

Original Soundtrack Elephant Man The

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Elephant Man 'Soundtrack' 7 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A rich and 'fascinating' score by John Morris. The themes are haunting and dark. They take you back to the days of Victorian England where freak shows were a plently. Highly recommended if you are interested in the Elephant Man story. If you like music that is haunting then this is for you. You will be deeply satisfied.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Melancholic and spooky 27 Aug 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I hadn`t seen this excellent film for quite a while but remembered that it had a lasting effect on me. It my be an old cliche but beauty IS only skin deep for true beauty is in the heart...see the film. I came across this one accidentally in a record store recently. Being a film score fan, I forked out as my curiosity got the better of me.Certainly not a soundtrack for the fainthearted. The main theme is juxtaposed and re used in two or three subsequent tracks. The main theme is fairly morbid and haunting but on the upside there are some beautiful orchestrations on here too. Shuffle this cd with the original score from `Candyman` and you won`t sleep for a month for fear of things that go bump in the night!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a hidden gem of a soundtrack (beautifully sad) 2 May 2004
By I ain't no porn writer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've been a movie soundtrack collector for about the last year or two. It's amazing how some of the best music composers are alive today, not a hundred or hundreds of year ago, and they write music for the movies rather than concert halls like those who came before them. John Morris' score for "The Elephant Man", although at times a little too repetitive, is very fine. Whether the music is happy and vigorous, or light and pretty, or more dark and somber as many of the tunes here are, Morris creates the perfect mood for any scene. I especially enjoyed some of the moving and melancholy melodies on flute or strings. Deeply moving stuff. Barber's Adagio for Strings fits like a glove with the rest of the music, as if it were all composed by the same hand. This music indeed did a lot to enhance the emotional atmosphere of this most remarkable film.
David Rehak
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes"
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Elephant Man (Movie and Soundtrack): A Masterpiece 27 Jan 2005
By Emily Greene - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of John Morris' work and also of Mel Brooks films, but this film touched me on an emotional level and very soon, I fell for the story of Joseph (in the film, John) Merrick aka The Elephant Man. The film was a brilliant masterpiece of artistry and emotion and still kept the soul of the late Joseph Merrick. The music in the film deserves a great deal of credit (besides the actors, who did a phenomenal Oscar worthy performance) and I loved each of the music pieces in the film. They totally capture the moment very well, with each different piece. My personal favourites are the Opening Theme, Adagio for Strings (not composed by John Morris), the Freak Show theme, and John and the Psalm. They are quite possibly one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever listened by the human ear and I for one applaud John Morris on his work in this CD. This CD deserves 10 stars! It is truly worth getting, if your a fan of Joseph Merrick, John Hurt (who played him on film), English historical films, or if your even a fan of John Morris and classical music soundtracks. This is worth it and I am glad I paid every penny for it!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great change of pace 7 Dec 2002
By Joel Conner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have never seen this movie, but this is the type of soundtrack that makes me want to see it. I purchased simply for a copy of Adagio for Strings, but I was blown away with how good the entire CD was. Some of the circus style music may turn some people off, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like beautiful music with an odd edge to it, this CD is for you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars adagio for strings is only the beggining.... 21 July 2004
By Trottin'-Butterz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
let me just say that buckethead uses sound bytes from the film in his stage show-and if he's into it shouldn't YOU be as well?!It never ceases to amaze me how lynch finds such passionate composers to work with and how well he can convey to them what feelings he wishes to express through "his" always-touching movie scores!it's so moving and yet remains classy-no sappiness involved what-so-ever!any fan of great film scores will cherish this album for many years as I already have.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Never forget the ELEPHANT 30 Nov 2002
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What are these folks talking about? John Morris is a gifted film composer whose ELEPHANT MAN is a seminal film work. ELEPHANT MAN went on to inspire Christopher Young's HELLRAISER, particularly that score's main theme. Though the circus motif wears a bit thin, Morris' theme for John Merrick ("John Merrick and Psalm") is heartbreaking.
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