King Kong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
James Newton Howard
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||King Kong||James Newton Howard||1:09||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||A Fateful Meeting||James Newton Howard||4:16||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Defeat Is Always Momentary||James Newton Howard||2:48||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||It's In the Subtext||James Newton Howard||3:19||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Two Grand||James Newton Howard||2:34||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The Venture Departs||James Newton Howard||4:03||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Last Blank Space On the Map||James Newton Howard||4:43||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||It's Deserted||James Newton Howard||7:08||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Something Monstrous... Neither Beast Nor Man||James Newton Howard||2:38||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Head Towards the Animals||James Newton Howard||2:48||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beautiful||James Newton Howard||4:08||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Tooth and Claw||James Newton Howard||6:17||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||That's All There Is...||James Newton Howard||3:26||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Captured||James Newton Howard||2:25||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Central Park||James Newton Howard||4:36||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The Empire State Building||James Newton Howard||2:36||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beauty Killed the Beast I||James Newton Howard||1:59||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beauty Killed the Beast II||James Newton Howard||2:22||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beauty Killed the Beast III||James Newton Howard||2:14||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beauty Killed the Beast IV||James Newton Howard||4:45||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Beauty Killed he Beast V||James Newton Howard||4:13||$2.19||View in iTunes|
Julia Roberts followed Pretty Woman with the pretty depressing Dying Young. If your girlfriend/wife had to drag you to this film, rest assured you can opt out of buying the soundtrack. Like the film, James Newton Howard's score is life-affirming, romantic, and touching. Cameos from Kenny G, Jeffrey Osborne, and King Curtis are woven into Howard's modest tapestry, and the sum effect feels like Checkfield with a sax player and an old Nat King Cole nugget tossed in for texture. The instrumentals are built around piano, acoustic guitar, lush strings, and horns, creating a folky new age feel. At under 40 minutes, Dying Young isn't the self-standing work one might have hoped for, but the soundtrack atones for its shortcomings with a suffusion of beautiful music. Some will dismiss this as schmaltz out of hand, and a compelling argument to the contrary isn't forthcoming, but if the music does no more than indulge a romantic fantasy for half an hour then it's served a valuable purpose. Standout tracks include the opening theme, King Curtis' jazzy take on "All the Way," and the closing "I'll Never Leave You (Love Theme)." A lot of soundtracks don't make the leap from the screen cleanly, limping along in musical fragments like the obligatory chase scene and so on. Not so with this soundtrack, which combines utility and intrinsic beauty; in fact, you don't need to watch the movie to enjoy the music (good news for anyone still hoping to wiggle out of this weeper). Overall a warm, personal, and cleansing experience, like yoga for the brain.
Best Movie of 2005 and Fantastic Soundtrack
This is a great soundtrack with fantastic music. The recurring themes (King Kong and A Fateful Meeting) are very good and highlight the relationship between characters. My favourites are King Kong, Defeat is Always Momentary and The Empire State Building. Go JNH!!
great movie , great songs one awsome movie
very good and outstanding composing by james newtown he could get and oscar and drysdale is cooll go hawks
Wow, this is THE best soundtrack ever! The songs are so moving, especially "A Fatefull Meeting" and my favourite, "Central Park". As another person said, best movie, best soundtrack, now where's the Oscar's they deserve??
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