Waterworld [Original Score]

Waterworld [Original Score]

by James Newton Howard



In addition to the myriad other problems that hampered Kevin Costner's 1995 mega-turkey Waterworld, producers jettisoned Mark Isham's completed score at the 11th hour, recruiting James Newton Howard to compose a suitable substitute. Whatever the failures of the film itself, Howard's efforts demand praise. A rip-snorting adventure score in the classic Hollywood tradition, Waterworld boasts the kind of energy and suspense sorely lacking from the onscreen narrative, although it's mind-boggling to consider how much worse the movie might have been without Howard's music to buoy its action sequences. And there's more than just high-energy themes, too: the hauntingly atmospheric "The Bubble" beautifully captures the tranquil beauty of life below the ocean surface. Waterworld will no doubt always suffer from its association with its film inspiration, but taken on its own terms, it's one of Howard's best.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/1995
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811128227
catalogNumber: 11282

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist,Synthesizer
Artie Kane   Conductor
Stuart Canin   Concert Master
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Judd Miller   Synthesizer
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Emil Richards   Percussion
Paul Salamunovich   Conductor

Technical Credits

Chris Boardman   Orchestration
James Newton Howard   Orchestration,drum programming,Original Score Producer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Dave Marquette   Engineer
Judd Miller   Contributor
Steve Porcaro   drum programming
Gretchen Phillips   Composer
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Steve Bartkowicz   Score
Jay Selvester   Score
Bill Olsen   Score
Michael Mason   Producer,Engineer

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