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Black Rain
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having owned the previous CD released in 1989 (also featured here in this release) I have only been able to enjoy the score arranged into suites when separated from the film. When La-La Land Records announced this release I assumed I could finally get to enjoy the score as it appears in the movie. Right? Wrong!

This CD sadly does not give us that score. Most of the tracks are what you want them to be, even with alternates, but there are still some key scenes that have been rearranged and sound completely different, especially the final confrontation between Nick and Sato and the finale in the airport. If the CD is going to feature horrible alternate cues of percussion only tracks why did they exclude the REAL mix from the movie and the second alternate mix from the test screening (where Nick kills Sato instead of arresting him)? This is such a stupid decision and makes for a very disappointing CD.

That aside, this is one of Zimmer's best works with extremely moody and emotional tracks that never fail to draw you in perfectly balanced with blood-pumping power anthems to get you excited. The end credits song "I'll Be Holding On" by Gregg Allman is one of those songs that you just don't want to end, and the lyrics seems to perfectly fit life.

If only there was a perfect presentation on CD.

Score as heard in movie 5/5
Score as heard on CD 3/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Item was received by third party seller. Used but in good condition. Arrived in reasonable time. The soundtrack is not a full orchestral score which may put some off, but it does contain many key songs and parts of the score. My rating I admit is probably slightly biased given my love of the film and the pieces of music available from the CD. It is missing the karaoke scene Ray Charles What'd I'd say. Which would have been a definite 5 star. So consider this more a 4 star CD unless you are a big fan of the film or the music.

Notable tracks are Gregg Allman's "I'll be holding on", "Sato" and "Nick and Mass" especially pertaining their relevance to the film. As Hans Zimmer soundtracks go, this is not his best work available here. However it is wonderful music nonetheless.
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on 27 February 2014
It's a five star film with a brilliant story. & cast set in japan where there is a lot of gang wars
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on 20 December 2014
Classic soundtrack if you love the film!!
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on 18 July 2014
Best delivery. Best prices.
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on 10 July 2014
Great
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0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2009
I was vary dissapointed with his CD. The scene where Charlie and Masahiro do the duet is missing. If I could get my money back I would .This CD is going to the charity shop.
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0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 17 February 2009
I didnt buy this album for me i bought it for a friend that loved the film he said that its a really good album and its definately worth buying.
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