A Far Off Place
James Horner

Label: Intrada
Duration: 75:44
Genre: Soundtrack

Greatly expanded CD release of powerhouse James Horner soundtrack for Mikael Salomon outdoor adventure set in Africa, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jack Thompson, Maximilian Schell. Vivid landscapes, dramatic action inspire Horner to create expansive main theme plus thrilling action music. In between are colorful adventure set-pieces, gentle variants on theme plus exotic touches for wildlife encountered by trio of youngsters during long, challenging journey. Lengthy score has numerous highlights: strong opening "Main Title" sequence with dramatic chimes, austere chords as elephant slaughter reaches climax, jagged action of "The Slaughter" as parents are killed, beautiful development of main theme during "The Elephants", riveting action as trio is "Attacked From The Air", colorful suspense of "Scorpion", others. Special nods to heroic final chords of "The Swamp" as dog leaps to safety, surging fortissimo climax of "Epilogue/End Credits". Entire CD mastered from digital two-track session mixes made by Shawn Murphy, courtesy Walt Disney Pictures. Liner notes by John Takis, classy packaging by Joe Sikoryak complete fantastic album! James Horner fashioned several scores for Disney: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Journey Of Natty Gann, all previously released by Intrada. A Far Off Place is one of the best! James Horner conducts.

Main Title5:20
Nonnie’s Rescue0:43
Cat Food Pâté1:03
Night Departure2:52
Entering the Cave2:35
The Slaughter3:08
Nonnie Finds the Parents1:03
Nonnie Escapes3:24
Impossible Plan1:22
First Night Out0:58
The Elephants5:09
The Baobob Tree1:20
Attacked From the Air3:46
Plane Aftermath1:01
Inner Feelings1:42
Digging For Water2:55
Xhabbo the Poet2:08
Gemsbok Hunt1:27
Gemsbock Gift2:17
The Most Beautiful Gemsbok1:30
The Swamp3:51
Reunion With Mopani2:02
Death in the Mine2:52
Epilogue / End Credits5:34
Original Release: 1993-01-01
Composer: James Horner
Producer: Douglass Fake
UPC: 720258530325