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  • Audio CD (16 Dec. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: CLASSICAL
  • ASIN: B00EV5C3HI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Carpe Diem
  2. Neal
  3. To The Cave
  4. Keating's Triumph
  5. Football Training - 9th Symphony, 4th Movement : Hymne a la joie - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Conducted by Fritz Reiner
  6. Building The Barn - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Conducted by Maurice Jarre
  7. Prelude
  8. Death of a Child
  9. Kwan
  10. Kwan's Sacrifice

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Format: Audio CD
This is one of those films that has a small amount of subtle underscore.(often a bonus in todays world of wall to wall music) Cleverly spotted by director Peter Weir and Composer Maurice Jarre.
Jarre and Weir have worked together on many projects before including the Year of Living Dangerously and Witness which both briefly presented on this album.
Dead Poets score is celtic in feel and has a theme which progresses to a rousing Finale in the last track "Keatings Triumph". The score begins with a slowed down version of this theme working from a minimalist orchestral approach with gentle synth sounds..... Something Jarre's son Jean Michael would use.
As the score proceeds you begin to get a feel of sadness and a dark undercurrent.This is shown on "to the cave" which has a theme reminiscent of Jarre's electronic scoring for an earlier Wolfgang Petersen film "Enemy Mine".
If you are to buy this album I would recommend it for the above mentioned "Keating Triumph" with it's rousing military/Celtic band feel...... Just watch the film to see how Jarre's genius and Weirs editing manage to meld sound and visuals.
I could go on for hours about this album as it is a personal favourite so I will end on this note...... If you wish to start understanding film scores then this album is a good beginning.
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Maurice Jarre's music is a pleasure to listen to. The tracks from Dead Poet's Society definitely bring back the memories of the movie. My only complaint would be that I wish there were more to enjoy (if any exists). Since the amount of music from DPS is limited, I think including music from other scores of Mr. Jarre's is an excellent idea. This illustrates the variety of Mr. Jarre's many beautiful scores and, at the same time, makes you curious to hear more.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 10 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good music 31 Aug. 2006
By D. Thaemert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Love the music from the film, but disappointed that an album titled the same as the film didn't include more of the film music but was instead somewhat of a Maurice Jarre soundtrack compilation (including music from "Witness" and "Year of Living Dangerously").
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Couple of Good Things Here, Paired with the Unmemorable 3 Feb. 2013
By J. R. Trtek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The first thing to note is that this is really a short anthology of music by Maurice Jarre from four films: Dead Poets Society, The Mosquito Coast, Witness and The Year of Living Dangerously. Second, this is one of those soundtrack albums that hasn't really passed the test of time, in my view. Of the four selections from Dead Poets Society, the first three are quiet, moody and rather static to my ear. The final section from the film, Keating's Triumph, is itself a minor triumph but I'm not sure if the payoff is worth having to sit through the preceding trio of tracks. The single selection from Mosquito Coast is rather amorphous and unmemorable, as is the Main Title from Witness. Building the Barn, from that same film, is by itself the raison d'etre for this release -- indeed, it's just about worth the price of the disc all on its own. This is the electronic version heard in the movie, not a later one for regular orchestra, and it's one of the best themes in all of cinema, I think, particularly when juxtaposed with the visual segment it supported. The final, massive track on the album -- which constitutes about 40% of the music on the disc -- consists of in effect a suite of music from The Year of Living Dangerously. Atmospheric and offbeat, with electronic effects and gamelans and more, this is an eccentric journey that takes some concentration but which I found very rewarding. Jarre wrote many memorable film scores, and while I don't know that I'd put most of this material in that elite circle, the disc is definitely worth a listen. Building the Barn is about as wonderful a theme as you'll ever encounter in cinema, and the music from Year of Living Dangerously is worth experimenting with. The rest of the album, about half, is in my view a rather uninteresting mix of orchestra and electronic effects, just mildly diverting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Poets Society well worth it 20 Dec. 2012
By Grandad434 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great soundtrack, beautiful and dark at times. I bought this specifically for the DPS score so I could hear the music where they are running in the field at night with their flashlights. I was also very pleased with the other film's songs, though I have not seen those movies and am unfamiliar with them. Pick it up!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Contains other soundtracks 16 Jan. 2012
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Music is good but doesn't contain all music from the movie and also contains music from other movies. Perhaps reflective of that era. Disappointing when expecting entire music portfolio.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Poets Society 28 Sept. 2012
By Alfred Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The music from Dead Poets Society was beautiful. Although their was additional music
from other films that I had not seen. I enjoyed the complete disc.
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