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War of the Worlds soundtrack


War of the Worlds (2005)
 
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 60249881413
Label: Decca
Label number: 988141
Running time: 61m08s
Shipping date: June 28th, 2005
Original score by John Williams
 
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Prologue
2. The Ferry Scene
3. Reaching the Country
4. The Intersection Scene
5. Ray and Rachel
...see complete tracklist
Additional soundtrack info
Conducted by John Williams. Mixed by Shawn Murphy at Sony Pictures Studio, Culver City, California.

Tracks 1 and 14 contain narration by Morgan Freeman.

Liner notes by Steven Spielberg.

Chorus by the Hollywood Film Chorale.


Press Quotes
"When the alien attack begins, 'War' becomes one of the best Godzilla movies you'll ever see with panicked crowds, marauding extra-terrestrial machines and metallic-sounding, pulsating music worthy of a great Japanese megamonster movie."
Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"John Williams provides some ambient, almost subliminal accompaniment, but much of the action has no music underneath it. It's the silence and the otherworldly sound that eats into your mind."
David Edelstein, Slate.com

"Tech contributions are first-rate across the board, and John Williams' string-dominated score is unusually somber, even mournful."
Todd McCarthy, Variety

"As usual, John Williams' score -- which repeatedly lifts from 'The Rite of Spring' and sounds like Bartok towards the end -- is a huge help."
Andy Klein, Los Angeles Citybeat

"Another longtime Spielberg collaborator is John Williams, whose score is striking partly as a result of how sparingly it is used. For long stretches of the movie, you hear no music at all, which deepens both the realism and the dread, and immerses you more fully in what you are seeing."
A.O. Scott, New York Times

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Rachel was singing a song called "Hushabye Mountain" when Ray kills Ogilvy. I would like the lyrics to that song. (from sandy in san diego california)
A: I found this on letssingit.com, don't know if it helps:
A gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain
Softly blows o'er Lullaby Bay
It Fills the sails of boats that are waiting
Waiting to sail your worries away

It isn't far to Hushabye Mountain
And your boat waits down by the quay
The winds of night so softly are sighing
Soon they will fly your troubles to the sea

So close your eyes on Hushabye Mountain
Wave good...bye to cares of the day
And watch your boat from Hushabye Mountain
Sail far away from Lullaby Bay.
"Good night".
(thanks to sTr@Vi$, Mexico Cityadd more info

Q: Does the soundtrack include the sound of the Martian War Cry anywhere on the CD?
...from Lou in Gaithersburg MD (answer Lou's question)


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