Soundtrack Review: Belle

Soundtrack Review: Belle

Belle Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Belle by Rachel Portman.

At a glance:

23 tracks
41 minutes of score
Geek Score: 89.5
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 24.42
Album Excellence: 60%
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Sometimes when you pick up that CD and slots in in the CD player (or play it through your iTunes of whatever), you want to find something new, something amazing, something you’ve never heard before. I love those times. On the other hand, isn’t it great to go back to your favorite scores and re-live some of the most wonderful musical memories in your life? For me, those moments are wonderful as well. With this score you get to re-live some of the best Rachel Portman moments you’ve ever had. Sometimes, the thing you expect is sometimes the best thing that happens and in this case it’s true. This score is exactly as you’d expect. Rachel Portman is in top form as she delivers a lyrical score that’s gorgeous and vibrant.

Yes, Belle is a wonderful album with beautiful cues, very poignant, a piano and string concerto that I want to hug. It feels really good just enjoying the music and there’s no need to over-analysing it too much. Like “The Duchess” it probably won’t win any awards, but it’s certainly should be. For people who wants to hear something new from Portman, this is not the score. This is for those who love Portman’s lyrical and minimalistic side. I highly recommend you listen to this score and find out for yourself.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Main Titles
2. Laughter Montage
3. Are You Punishing Me?
4. This Portrait Is Revealed
5. Mirror
6. Time Pass To 1781
9. Sitting For Portrait
10. Dido Elizabeth Belle
15. She Was Beautiful
18. You Already Loved Me
20. Lord Mansfield Watches John
22. Let Justice Be Done
23. You Would Be My Wife

GD Star Rating
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Soundtrack Review: Belle, 7.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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