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  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000025X83
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,301 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

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I've had the Varese Saraband vinyl LP of these scores for some time; the CD has the same cover, and the content is the same, of course the CD is more convenient to play these days. "The Right Stuff" is a magnificent score. Bill Conti is superb at "building up" his themes, soaring through the roof to the sky and beyond.

"North and South" is equally impressive, recalling the ambitious TV series. A generous selection of music depicting the war between the States. Anyone familiar with one or both of these films should enjoy this excellent double album.
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My review here might be slightly different, I write it as an aircraft enthusiast who happens to love this film for the historical events that it portrays rather than the music itself; as a visual thinker the soundtrack helps me to 'see' those momentous events of many years ago now.

I downloaded Bill Conti's The Right Stuff _ North and South tracks 8 to 12 as MP3 files from Amazon.Co.Uk.

Track 8 'Breaking the Sound Barrier': This starts at 15:43 with what sounds like an Elgar type theme as the B-29 Superfortress X-1 carrier ship taxi's past the press and many of the film's main characters then takes off. This track continues to where the X-1 starts her attempt at breaking the sound barrier. Is one of the two iconic tracks for this film.

Track 09 'Almost Ready': I could not find this theme on my DVD but definitely a 'filler' track.

Track 10 'The Training': This track starts at 'What Gus is saying is we are pilots' at 01:31:44 and depicts a short 'activity' clip showing the astronauts doing physical exercise preparing for their duties. Contains a variation of the main theme.

Track 11 'Glenns Flight': The theme here is very reminiscent of part of Gustav Holst's 'Mars' theme from his Planets suite before it develops into a softer theme. Interesting because on my DVD the actual Mars theme from the 'Planets' Suite is used at 02:21:00 which develops into his Jupiter theme. A good track nevertheless.

Track 12 'Yeager's Triumph': Probably the best known theme from the film, starts at the point where Yeagar has ejected from the NF-104A Starfighter and Ridley is in the rescue vehicle driving to the crash sceme at 02:55:00 and there is the plaintive theme with just the one instrument and the driver asks 'Sir, over there; is that a man?
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By Uenna TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 July 2009
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This is great CD. I bought this specifically for the North and South recordings. It is one of the best movie compositions of our time and deserved a well earned Oscar. I often just watch that great series just to hear the music and its variation for different scenes. To finally own it on a CD, means many hours of listening pleasure, (from tract 6 -12). Listen to tract 6 -the main theme and you will get an inkling of what I am on about. Even though only a few of the music is featured here it is still worth it. You should give the movie and this music a try it is a great composition. Discovering the Right stuff(tracts 1-5) was also a pleasant experience for me as hitherto, I did not know of it.
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