A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by John Williams [composer]
     
 

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With eerie songs such as "The Mecha World" and "Replicas," legendary composer John Williams's score Steven Spielberg's sci-fi fantasy, A.I., captures the mechanical coldness of a near-future world in which robots and humans co-exist.See more details below

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With eerie songs such as "The Mecha World" and "Replicas," legendary composer John Williams's score Steven Spielberg's sci-fi fantasy, A.I., captures the mechanical coldness of a near-future world in which robots and humans co-exist.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
For his 17th collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, film composer John Williams finds himself in familiar territory. Though drawn from the unmade project pile of director Stanley Kubrick, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, with its science-fiction theme and central character of a child, is strongly reminiscent of previous Spielberg/Williams works, none more than E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with which it even shares a similarity of title. Once again, Williams is able to explore his gentler and more lyrical musical nature, though he doesn't have as much of an opportunity for the kind of lush, heroic melodies he has enjoyed in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Here, his major influences seem to be contemporary classical composer Philip Glass and new age music. Glass' style is heard in the film's main theme, "The Mecha World," which employs short, quickly repeated notes in percussive patterns running up and down the scale. Williams adds other elements to the pattern in "Abandoned in the Woods," and by the third track, "Replicas," has gone to an ambient sound that recalls much new age music. "Hide and Seek" is delicate and charming, and after the more demonstrative "The Moon Rising," there are several cues featuring the wordless vocals of Barbara Bonney. "For Always," a song with lyrics by Cynthia Weil that is presented in both a solo version sung by Lara Fabian and a duet version by Fabian and Josh Groban, is attractive but emotionally distant and unlikely to score a hit for the composer. Nevertheless, this is one of Williams' better scores, and all the better for managing to find such an appealing tone while remaining true to the film's remote, wistful themes.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2001
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0093624809623
catalogNumber:
48096
Rank:
64431

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Tracks

  1. The Mecha World  - John Williams [composer]
  2. Abandoned In The Woods  - John Williams [composer]
  3. Replicas  - John Williams [composer]
  4. Hide and Seek  - John Williams [composer]
  5. For Always  - Lara Fabian
  6. Cybertronics  - John Williams [composer]
  7. The Moon Rising  - John Williams [composer]
  8. Stored Memories / Monica's Theme
  9. Where Dreams Are Born
  10. Rouge City  - John Williams [composer]
  11. The Search For the Blue Fairy
  12. The Reunion  - John Williams [composer]
  13. For Always (Duet)  - Josh Groban  - Lara Fabian

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
David Foster   Keyboards
Lara Fabian   Vocals
Barbara Bonney   Vocals
Josh Groban   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Producer
David Foster   Producer
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Cynthia Weil   Lyricist
Danny Bramson   Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg   Liner Notes
David Altschul   Album Administrator
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar   Mastering
Keith Zajic   Album Administrator

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