1/12/2011. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts
pub: Sony Music 88697811422. 72 minutes 30 tracks CD with a six page booklet. Price: about GBP 1.50 (UK) if you know where to look).
check out websites: www.sonymusic.com
One of the things I was impressed with when I watched the recent ‘The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader’ DVD earlier in the year was David Arnold’s music. Rather oddly, it had already reached bargain basement by the time I picked a copy of the CD up.
The great thing about many soundtrack albums these days that when they are presented on CD, they are so integrated that they feel like one complete composition than pieces lined up to match the screen action. This one is no exception to this. From a haunting start, the tracks bound from one to the next.
It’s only when you realise that it isn’t one complete piece but thirty tracks of only a couple minutes each that you realise how seamless it appears. Only one track, ‘Into Battle’ is eleven minutes long, and that is for obvious reasons.
The six page booklet is mostly page-size photographs and minimal content. However, if you’ve collected the other CD soundtracks for the Narnia collection, you shouldn’t want to miss out on this one.
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