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POCAHONTAS Original Soundtrack (1995)

POCAHONTAS

 and Stephen Schwartz
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1995
28
51:56
Walt Disney Records

POCAHONTAS Original Soundtrack: The Legacy Collection (2015)

POCAHONTAS: The Legacy Collection

 and Stephen Schwartz
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2015
42
108:33
Walt Disney Records

REVIEW

Pocahontas (ENGLISH)

Pocahontas (Alan Menken). Obviating the albums edited in different countries with the songs translated into different languages, the Pocahontas soundtrack has been edited in 2 occasions, in the year of the movie premiere 1995, and in The Legacy Collection's extended version of 2015.

Good music and good songs form the soundtrack for which, for the fourth time, Alan Menken managed to win both Oscar awards for the best song and for the best score. The soundtrack of Pocahontas continues with the great compositive level established in the 3 previous works of the composer that also managed to gain both prizes (The Little Mermaid, The Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin), but probably it does not shines so much as them due to be faithful reflection of the story showed in the movie, in general far below of the previous movies, which it seems less interesting, ballasted for the scanty consistency of the characters, besides the slightly credible love story between aborigen and the English soldier.

Menken has demonstrated to be a specialist in the creation of songs with beautiful and catchy melodies, in the reutilization of the same ones as unifying force of the score, besides the creation of beautiful passages for the purely dramatic situations (for example, Concil Meeteing). The most ample edition of 2015 The Legacy Collection includes 1 hour and 48 minutes of musical enjoyment that are far away from turning tiresome, a great quality of Alan Menken's soundtracks, due to the variety that grant the incorporation of songs and score listed in chronological order, besides several demo versions.

The excellent art of the album continues with the aesthetics established for The Legacy Collection, having turned into an identity sign easily recognizable.

Pocahontas (ESPAÑOL)

Pocahontas (Alan Menken). Obviando los álbumes editados en distintos países con las canciones traducidas a distintos idiomas, la banda sonora original de Pocahontas se ha editado en 2 ocasiones, en el año de su lanzamiento 1995, y en la versión ampliada de The Legacy Collection de 2015.

Buena música y buenas canciones forman la banda sonora por la que, por cuarta vez, Alan Menken consiguió llevarse ambos premios Oscar a la mejor canción y a la mejor partitura. La banda sonora de Pocahontas continúa con el gran nivel compositivo establecido en las 3 obras anteriores del compositor que también consiguieron ganar ambos premios (La Sirenita, La Bella y la Bestia y Aladdin), pero quizás no luce tanto como ellas al ser fiel reflejo de la historia mostrada en la película, en general muy por debajo de las anteriores películas, que resulta menos interesante, lastrada por la escasa consistencia de los personajes, además de la poco creíble historia de amor entre la indígena y el soldado inglés.

Menken ha demostrado ser un especialista en la creación de canciones con bellas y pegadizas melodías, en la reutilización de las mismas como parte cohesionadora del score, además de la creación de bellos pasajes para las situaciones puramente dramáticas (por ejemplo, Concil Meeteing). La amplísima edición de 2015 The Legacy Collection incluye 1 hora y 48 minutos de disfrute musical que ni mucho menos resultan pesados, una gran cualidad de las bandas sonoras de Alan Menken, debido a la variedad que le otorgan la inclusión de canciones y score listadas en orden cronológico, además de varias versiones demo.

El excelente arte del álbum continúa con la estética establecida para la colección The Legacy Collection, habiéndose convertido en una seña de identidad fácilmente reconocible.

TRACK LISTINGS
POCAHONTAS
1995
Total Time: 51:56
Label:
Walt Disney Records
  1. The Virginia Company (performed by Chorus) (1:30)
  2. Ship At Sea (2:34)
  3. The Virginia Company (Reprise) (performed by Chorus and Mel Gibson) (0:35)
  4. Steady As The Beating Drum (Main Title) (performed by Chorus) (1:46)
  5. Steady As The Beating Drum (Reprise) (performed by Jim Cummings) (0:45)
  6. Just Around The Riverbend (performed by Judy Kuhn) (2:28)
  7. Grandmother Willow (1:27)
  8. Listen With Your Heart I (performed by Linda Hunt and Bobbi Page) (1:12)
  9. Mine, Mine, Mine (performed by David Ogden Stiers, Mel Gibson and Chorus) (3:05)
  10. Listen With Your Heart II (performed by Linda Hunt and Bobbi Page) (2:46)
  11. Colors Of The Wind (performed by Judy Kuhn) (3:34)
  12. Savages (Part 1) (performed by David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings and Chorus) (1:43)
  13. Savages (Part 2)(performed by Judy Kuhn, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings and Chorus) (2:15)
  14. I'll Never See Him Again (1:55)
  15. Pocahontas (1:22)
  16. Council Meeting (1:11)
  17. Percy's Bath (0:51)
  18. River's Edge (1:27)
  19. Skirmish (2:02)
  20. Getting Acquainted (1:30)
  21. Ratcliffe's Plan (1:47)
  22. Picking Corn (0:55)
  23. The Warriors Arrive (1:23)
  24. John Smith Sneaks Out (1:14)
  25. Execution (1:34)
  26. Farewell (4:47)
  27. Colors of the Wind (End Title) (performed by Vanessa Williams) (4:17)
  28. If I Never Knew You (performed by John Secada and Shanice) (4:11)
POCAHONTAS: The Legacy Collection
2015
Total Time: 108:33
Label:
Walt Disney Records
    DISC 1 (60:44)
  1. The Virginia Company (Mel Gibson, Chorus) (5:26)
  2. Steady as the Beating Drum (Main Title) (Chorus) (2:03)
  3. Pocahontas (2:08)
  4. Father Knows Best (1:11)
  5. Steady as the Beating Drum (Reprise) (Jim Cummings) (0:49)
  6. Just Around the Riverbend (Judy Kuhn) (2:46)
  7. Grandmother Willow (2:07)
  8. Listen With Your Heart I (Linda Hunt & Bobbi Page) (1:12)
  9. Ratcliffe's Cabin (1:27)
  10. Going Ashore (0:43)
  11. Pocahontas Watches / Meeko (1:52)
  12. Council Meeting (1:18)
  13. Percy's Bath (1:03)
  14. Mine, Mine, Mine (David Ogden Stiers, Mel Gibson & Chorus) (3:33)
  15. Cat N Mouse (1:30)
  16. They Meet At the River s Edge (2:48)
  17. Skirmish (1:42)
  18. Unusual Name (3:46)
  19. Colors of the Wind (Judy Kuhn) (3:49)
  20. Something Wrong, John? (1:34)
  21. Into the Glade (3:00)
  22. Listen With Your Heart II (Linda Hunt & Bobbi Page) (1:08)
  23. Warriors Arrive (3:03)
  24. Smith Returns (1:47)
  25. Sneaking Out (2:53)
  26. The Fight (2:08)
  27. Aftermath (2:06)
  28. I'll Never See Him Again (1:52)
    DISC 2 (47:49)
  1. If I Never Knew You (Mel Gibson & Judy Kuhn) (3:20)
  2. Thomas Reports (0:45)
  3. Savages (David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, Judy Kuhn & Chorus) (3:57)
  4. Execution (1:36)
  5. Now's Our Chance (1:05)
  6. Farewell (5:08)
  7. If I Never Knew You (Jon Secada & Shanice) (4:13)
  8. Colors Of The Wind (Vanessa Williams) (4:20)
  9. Epiphany/Savages (Part 2) (Alternate Version) (Stephen Schwartz) (2:01)
  10. Just Around The Riverbend (Demo) (5:29)
  11. If I Never Knew You (Demo) (3:10)
  12. Different Drummer (Demo) (3:55)
  13. First To Dance (Demo) (4:40)
  14. In The Middle Of The River (Demo) (4:10)
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