Peter Pan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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The producers were wise in their choosing of James Newton Howard to compose the score for P.J. Hogan's big screen rendering of J.M. Barrie's famous children's book, Peter Pan. The former Elton John keyboardist's work on M. Night Shyamalan's Sixth Sense and Signs showcased his ability to blend suspense and whimsy, and skillfully paint a scene from a child actor's point of view. For Peter Pan, Howard builds the dreamy world of "Neverland" with harps, choirs, and the occasional keyboard flourish, fleshing out the characters with fairy tale precision, and creating a believable realm in the same fashion that John Williams handled the magical world of Harry Potter. The string motifs he chooses for Wendy and Peter are steeped in the bittersweet confusion of sexual awakening, and the eternally youthful Lost Boys are treated with a light hand, hinting at their enviable immortality. "Howard" goes to great lengths to capture the myth of Peter Pan, never dumbing it down. His is a darker take on a story that has spent years in the hands of cartoonists, and it delivers the tale a much-needed edge.
This is one of those CD's you listen to when you've had a rough day. It's just so relaxing and calm. It puts you in a creative mood and let's your imagination run wild. I would deffidentally suggest it to those who appreciate the power of music and not just the sound.
Calm, Relaxing, and Fantasy Type Music
I love, love this album. Very relaxing music, and as other said, it's perfect for the stressed out days. It's a very original album and makes feel creative and in a good mood. Great background music if you are drawing, reading, painting, writing, or anything else like that.
YOU CAN FLY TOO!
This soundtrack makes me want to believe that fairies are real, this album makes me want to fly ! I want to dance with fairies, swim with mermaids and fly the Jolly Roger when I listen to this!!
Born: June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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