Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2014 July 14 • Monday

John Barrys's Raise the Titanic score is the 327th Soundtrack of the Week.

This has been one of my favorite Barry scores for a while, though mostly for its killer "Main Title" theme, a mysterious, ethereal and brooding melody that's gently embellished and expanded before landing on a major-key resolution. It has classic Barry shapes and motions.

Fortunately you hear this theme quite a bit, perhaps most satisfyingly in the "The Titanic Uncovered" cue. The heroic "Prelude" is also repeated and there's a lot great action and suspense writing.