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Julia Roberts followed Pretty Woman with the pretty depressing Dying Young. If your girlfriend/wife had to drag you to this film, rest assured you can opt out of buying the soundtrack. Like the film, James Newton Howard's score is life-affirming, romantic, and touching. Cameos from Kenny G, Jeffrey Osborne, and King Curtis are woven into Howard's modest tapestry, and the sum effect feels like Checkfield with a sax player and an old Nat King Cole nugget tossed in for texture. The instrumentals are built around piano, acoustic guitar, lush strings, and horns, creating a folky new age feel. At under 40 minutes, Dying Young isn't the self-standing work one might have hoped ...
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All Music Guide - Dave Connolly
Julia Roberts followed Pretty Woman with the pretty depressing Dying Young. If your girlfriend/wife had to drag you to this film, rest assured you can opt out of buying the soundtrack. Like the film, James Newton Howard's score is life-affirming, romantic, and touching. Cameos from Kenny G, Jeffrey Osborne, and King Curtis are woven into Howard's modest tapestry, and the sum effect feels like Checkfield with a sax player and an old Nat King Cole nugget tossed in for texture. The instrumentals are built around piano, acoustic guitar, lush strings, and horns, creating a folky new age feel. At under 40 minutes, Dying Young isn't the self-standing work one might have hoped for, but the soundtrack atones for its shortcomings with a suffusion of beautiful music. Some will dismiss this as schmaltz out of hand, and a compelling argument to the contrary isn't forthcoming, but if the music does no more than indulge a romantic fantasy for half an hour then it's served a valuable purpose. Standout tracks include the opening theme, King Curtis' jazzy take on "All the Way," and the closing "I'll Never Leave You Love Theme." A lot of soundtracks don't make the leap from the screen cleanly, limping along in musical fragments like the obligatory chase scene and so on. Not so with this soundtrack, which combines utility and intrinsic beauty; in fact, you don't need to watch the movie to enjoy the music good news for anyone still hoping to wiggle out of this weeper. Overall a warm, personal, and cleansing experience, like yoga for the brain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/1991
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221869225
  • Catalog Number: 18692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme from Dying Young (4:00)
  2. 2 Driving North/Moving In (4:15)
  3. 3 The Clock (1:23)
  4. 4 Love Montage (2:56)
  5. 5 The Maze (2:38)
  6. 6 All the Way (3:30)
  7. 7 Hillary's Theme (3:08)
  8. 8 Victor Teaches Art (1:22)
  9. 9 The Bluff (0:59)
  10. 10 San Francisco (2:03)
  11. 11 Victor (1:39)
  12. 12 All the Way (5:29)
  13. 13 I'll Never Leave You (Love Theme) (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Newton Howard Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
Kenny G Track Performer
King Curtis Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Biancaniello Celeste, Drums
Jeff Chambers Bass, Upright Bass
Ray Elliks Strings
Michael Fisher Percussion
James Getzoff Concert Master
The Greater Los Angeles Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Dan Higgins Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Calvin Keys Guitar
Gayle LaVant Harp
Michael Lang Piano
Celeste Frank Martin Piano
Marty Paich Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Narada Michael Walden Percussion, Drums
Jeffrey Osborne Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Gayle Levant Harp
Frank Martin Piano
Technical Credits
Kenny G Producer
James Newton Howard Producer
Elliot Lurie Musical Supervision
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Ray Elliks Arranger
Ray Ellis String Arrangements
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Joel Moss Engineer
Shawn Murphy Producer
Bill Talbott Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Joel Schumacher Executive Producer
David Frazer Engineer
Dave Collins Mastering
Brad Dechter Orchestration
Brad Deckter Orchestration
Michael Mason Producer
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