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One of the best soundtracks around.
on 2 August 2009
A rare example of a soundtrack where the score and song choices complement each other perfectly without the context of the moving image. You can pretty much see the movie while you listen to this. The songs are typically iconic of the era, yet they all carry the same undertow of melancholy, of idealised innocence and the storm that sweeps it away. The "Adagio for Strings" is one of the most powerful pieces you'll ever hear, a lament on the grandest scale.
The only thing about this CD that some may find irritating is the inclusion of sound clips from the film in the score tracks. Although the monologue fits perfectly with the mood of the final piece, you may not want to hear it every time you stick the CD in. Likewise, the sound of fire and explosions in "Village" can distract from the music. Still, your mileage may vary. I don't think it's that big of a problem.
This is the most consistently good soundtrack CD I've found. Well worth acquiring for any fan of cinema.