Die unendliche Geschichte [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The soundtrack for The Never Ending Story, Wolfgang Peterson's film adaptation of the German children's fantasy Die Unendliche Gesichte, is divided into two parts. The first consists of keyboard and electric guitar compositions by synth wizard Giorgio Moroder, who contributed much of the electronic music used by Holywood in the '80s. The second half is a more traditional orchestral score by German composer Klaus Doldinger. Although Moroder's side of the record includes his charmingly fanciful theme song "The Never Ending Story" performed by pop star Limahl, Doldinger's side is ultimately the more winning. With the exception of "Ivory Tower," an exuberantly muscular piece ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The soundtrack for The Never Ending Story, Wolfgang Peterson's film adaptation of the German children's fantasy Die Unendliche Gesichte, is divided into two parts. The first consists of keyboard and electric guitar compositions by synth wizard Giorgio Moroder, who contributed much of the electronic music used by Holywood in the '80s. The second half is a more traditional orchestral score by German composer Klaus Doldinger. Although Moroder's side of the record includes his charmingly fanciful theme song "The Never Ending Story" performed by pop star Limahl, Doldinger's side is ultimately the more winning. With the exception of "Ivory Tower," an exuberantly muscular piece that was used as the B-side of the 7" single for Limahl song, Moroder seems to have been stuck with the task of scoring the darker, more melancholy scenes in the movie -- as indicated by track titles like "Swamps of Sadness" and "Ruined Landscape." In contrast, Doldinger gets to score pieces like "Bastian's Happy Flight," "Fantasia," and "Atreyu's Quest." Consequently the first side of the record is characterized by murky solemnity while the second is largely soaring and energetic. This dichotomy is appropriate for a film that alternates between exhilaration of a young boy's adventure and the despair of a kingdom facing total annihilation. But the sequencing makes for a difficult listen. The soundtrack might be more enjoyable if the film's musical highs and lows had been better integrated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779270828
  • Catalog Number: 92708
  • Sales rank: 21,798

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Ending Story (3:32)
  2. 2 Swamps of Sadness (1:57)
  3. 3 Ivory Tower (3:10)
  4. 4 Ruined Landscape (3:03)
  5. 5 Sleepy Dragon (3:58)
  6. 6 Bastian's Happy Flight (3:16)
  7. 7 Fantasia (0:55)
  8. 8 (J) Atreju's Quest (2:51)
  9. 9 Theme of Sadness (2:42)
  10. 10 Atreju Meets Falkor (2:30)
  11. 11 Mirrorgate - Southern Oracle (3:09)
  12. 12 Gmork (0:28)
  13. 13 Moonchild (1:23)
  14. 14 The Auryn (2:20)
  15. 15 Happy Flight (1:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Klaus Doldinger Primary Artist
Limahl Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Klaus Doldinger Producer
Giorgio Moroder Producer
J.J. Johnson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspirational scenes and special effects

    The title is much better, the movies, casts, special effects and including the soundtracks therein are great. I wonder if this would be released again in the future. Nothing is bad and moreover, categorized in the movie as General Patronage. It would be that prominent among all other movies until now. And finally, I like the soundtrack. It is very pleasant to hear, however it is no longer released in the music store in my country (Phils). But I still looking for this, or opted to listen here in the sample in the website.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most incredible soundtrack ever

    This soundtrack took me over a year to find locally and I'm so glad that I've found it again. This is my all-time favourite soundtrack of any movie, and my last disc was stolen. I'm thankful for small miracles.

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