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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.
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on 21 May 2010
I have loved the film and the music score since it came out.
I think that Platoon is far better than some of the other films portraying the Vietnamese war at the time notably "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket", but the music score is exceptional and remains a haunting memory whatever.
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on 17 November 2000
This CD had many good tracks, but it is the "Adagio For Strings" that really stands out. Other tracks of note are "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors and "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane. These songs capture the atmosphere of Vietnam as well as the film did. If you like any Vietnam films or just great music you'll love this.
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on 26 February 2015
The memories... the adagio...the tears flowed....everyone of a certain age should have this soundtrack.
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on 4 January 2014
Another CD which I bought after seeing the DVD. Really enjoyable. Some of it is the music of my youth.
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on 14 June 2015
Excellent album good tracks got it mainly for the adagio for strings track mainly though.
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on 27 December 2014
Lovely music. Cd arrived quickly. Very pleased, it was a present much appreciated.
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on 15 March 2015
The cd arrived quickly. However, the case was smashed.
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on 22 August 2014
If you liked the film you need to have this.
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on 27 November 2014
very happy would highly reccomend
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