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

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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.
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624809623
  • Catalog Number: 48096
  • Sales rank: 60,842

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Mecha World (6:23)
  2. 2 Abandoned In The Woods (3:07)
  3. 3 Replicas (5:58)
  4. 4 Hide and Seek (3:08)
  5. 5 For Always - Lara Fabian (4:42)
  6. 6 Cybertronics (3:30)
  7. 7 The Moon Rising (4:26)
  8. 8 Stored Memories / Monica's Theme (10:56)
  9. 9 Where Dreams Are Born (4:23)
  10. 10 Rouge City (4:56)
  11. 11 The Search For the Blue Fairy (6:12)
  12. 12 The Reunion (7:45)
  13. 13 For Always (Duet) - Josh Groban & Lara Fabian (4:41)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breath taking soundtrack

    This movie is my absolute fav! And the beautiful 'For Always' piece is just amazing! I have never heard anything so beautiful and heart-warming as this piece delivers. i don't believe the two in the duet suited the song, but the one played during the cradits is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great score.

    An almost flawless score. The music is dark and a melodious and accents the film perfectly. The Rouge City track is breathtakingly beautiful. Another masterful stroke by the great John Williams

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANOTHER WILLIAMS GREAT

    This is one of John Williams not as famous compositions, but still a very good one. It has a certain melodic and eeriness to it, not joyful as in E.T., in fact this whole disc is the opposite of it, and it can leaves chills on your spine and puts images in your mind. An excellant album and more people should listen to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Score

    Beautiful Score by composer john Williams. My favorite was Hide and Seek. A playful composition that really fitted the movie Artifical Intelligence.

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    Posted February 1, 2009

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