The Water Horse - Legend of the Deep (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
James Newton Howard
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||Back Where You Belong (Theme from "the Water Horse")||Sinead O'Connor||4:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Water Horse Main Title||James Newton Howard||1:08||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Angus Feeds Crusoe||James Newton Howard||1:59||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||You Didn't Even Get Wet||James Newton Howard||2:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Workshop||James Newton Howard||2:34||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Naming Crusoe||James Newton Howard||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Churchill||James Newton Howard||1:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ann||James Newton Howard||1:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bathtub||James Newton Howard||2:22||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Driving to the Loch||James Newton Howard||1:59||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Run Angus||James Newton Howard||1:19||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Lewis Discovers Crusoe||James Newton Howard||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Fishermen||James Newton Howard||1:37||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Angus In Training||James Newton Howard||2:52||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Swimming||James Newton Howard||6:33||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Children Laugh||James Newton Howard||2:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Dinner Party||James Newton Howard||3:01||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Angus Sent to His Room||James Newton Howard||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There's No Monster||James Newton Howard||2:00||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Saving Crusoe||James Newton Howard||2:04||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Net||James Newton Howard||4:22||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Jump||James Newton Howard||1:40||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||End of the Story||James Newton Howard||3:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Water Horse Suite||The Chieftains||8:08||Album Only||View in iTunes|
A great surprise from JNH!
This one is worth the full-album download. My favorite cues on here are the quiet and reverent-sounding ones: the warm strings, the haunting Celtic sounds... it's beautiful. James Newton Howard has really evolved as a composer, and this feels like a very "mature" score. He proves that he's just as brilliant with an orchestra as he is with textural synthesized elements and bombast.
Classic Howard, fresh ideas.
I was pleasantly surprised at the "Water Horse" soundtrack. I opted to buy the disc for better sound quality but for $9.99 on iTunes this really is a steal. I've been a long time James Newton Howard fan. This soundtrack is very reminiscent of his work on Lady in the Water, The Village, King Kong, and Dinosaur. Overall, this score is relatively slow compared to some of his more exciting works, such as with Dinosaur, but I feel the music most likely fits the tone of the movie. I'm anxious to see the film on the big screen and see how Howard worked in the music. Listening to the score, though, you do get a strong sense of story, which any great soundtrack should provide with or without moving picture. One noticeable difference with this soundtrack is the lack of major choral movement, a usually prolific factor in Howard's work. Instead, he has opted for a more strings-based orchestration with interjections of Scottish flair via bagpipes and fiddle. The combined effect gives a Celtic ambience to the music that seamlessly swims from one song to another.
Howard Never Ceases to Amaze
Boy, did JNH surprise us with a mind blowing score. This score is so beautifully done, and so emotional that I will be surprised if it is not nominated for an award. This is different from other JNH scores in the sense that it is more celtic and not so modern sounding.It is nice to escape from all the electronic scores. Howard always amazes me how easily he can capture the setting of a film. His music convinces the audience to believe the music and the film, which is a feat few other composers can pull off.Tracks 20-22 are the more actiony pieces while track # 17 is a more jazzy/ playful piece. If you love beautiful, emotional music or are a James Newton Howard fan, do not hesitate to buy this masterpiece.
Born: June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s