A Soundtrack for the Wheel of Time

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All Music Guide - Gary Hill
A Soundtrack for the Wheel of Time is the creation of Robert Berry Three. It is a soundtrack album created not for a film or television show, but rather to accompany a series of books. The fantasy books are written by Robert Jordan, who has officially endorsed this album. Berry hooked up with several artists to do the album. They include Lief Sorbye Tempest, Caliban, Andy Frazier, Lisa Bouchelle Mastermind, and Michael Mullen formerly of both Tempest and Caliban. Since two of those musicians are from Tempest, a Celtic rock band that Berry has long been associated with, it should come as no surprise that much of the music has a strong Celtic texture. There are certainly other ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gary Hill
A Soundtrack for the Wheel of Time is the creation of Robert Berry Three. It is a soundtrack album created not for a film or television show, but rather to accompany a series of books. The fantasy books are written by Robert Jordan, who has officially endorsed this album. Berry hooked up with several artists to do the album. They include Lief Sorbye Tempest, Caliban, Andy Frazier, Lisa Bouchelle Mastermind, and Michael Mullen formerly of both Tempest and Caliban. Since two of those musicians are from Tempest, a Celtic rock band that Berry has long been associated with, it should come as no surprise that much of the music has a strong Celtic texture. There are certainly other things going on here as well, though. Chief among the sounds that show up are leanings toward the music of such artists as the Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, and Tangerine Dream. The majority of the disc, as one would expect from a soundtrack, is instrumental. The album should succeed at what it is intended to be, a soundtrack to use as music while reading the books.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Magna Carta
  • UPC: 026245905221
  • Catalog Number: 59052
  • Sales rank: 282,076

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Berry Primary Artist, Track Performer
Lief Sorbye Mandolin
Michael Mallen Violin
Technical Credits
Robert Berry Producer
Darrell Sweet Cover Art
Mike Varney Executive Producer
Peter Morticelli Creative Consultant
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's too much, and because of that. it's not enough

    I've read the series many times,and this soundtrack doesn't do it justice. No offense Robert Berry, but the attempt at &quot epicness&quot was just wrong, especially given the names of the songs. There was also very little to differentiate songs that should have had numerous differences. The voyage of the seafolk mainly. I appreciate the effort, but this album is not representative of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the Correct Idea

    I would have to say that after listening to the selections, I was upset. It is not that the music was bad but, more like the music was wrong for this particular idea. I think the music presents the image of the books as childish and cartoon-like. I felt as if I could have enjoyed it more if I did not feel like I was a child when listening to it. I have read the books and Jordan is my favorite author and I do not believe this music gives his work justice. However, the thing I did like about it was the first song. That was the only song that I thought had a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Does not fit with the book

    The whole thing just didnt turn out right, there was not the right instraments, i wanted a good soundtrack that fit with the book. but the songs did not mach the topics. the books are just soo much better and deserve a better soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Inappropriate for the WoT

    I've read and re-read the series time and time again. I concur with the fellow above--this music, I feel, just doesn't capture the adventurousness of the Wheel of Time series. I, too, was expecting a more symphonic sound; a single male vocalist plucking a few guitar strings just doesn't make me envision our heros running from Trollocs and wielding the Power.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Music, Just Not For These Books

    Im not saying that the music sucks, because it doesnt. Its really good in fact, but to me, it doesnt seem like it fits with the book. I was expecting something more like the LOTR soundtrack, with a small orchestra, etc...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Songs with Lots of Celtic Influence

    I'm a big Wheel of Time fan, so I'm slightly biased, but I love this music (much of it is from the video game). It's a very gentle rock, no lyrics, slightly new age, with a Celtic sound. Very, very beautiful and relaxing to listen to.

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