Outbreak: The Deluxe Edition
James Newton Howard

Label: Varèse Sarabande
Duration: 52:30 / 50:39
Genre: Soundtrack

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year is one of James Newton Howard’s greatest scores of the 90s … Wolfgang Peterson’s Outbreak (1995). This one is huge in every way. The score itself is an epic and exotic action tour-de-force. Outbreak was one of James Newton Howard’s own favorite scores back in 1995. He, and we, wished the original album could have been longer. It was no easy task keeping this score to 30 minutes. Some expansions round out a release that was largely representative in the first place. Outbreak is such a massive work that this Deluxe Edition comes very close to being a complete premiere. It’s now over 100 minutes long! For James Newton Howard fans, this one is not to be missed!

A dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. To control the spread of the disease, a team of doctors is brought in that includes a contagious disease expert (Dustin Hoffman) and his ex-wife (Rene Russo). Once the Army intervenes to handle the situation, though, the doctors must fight against the clock to save the town and its residents.

Original Release: 1995-01-01
Composer: James Newton Howard
Producer: Robert Townson