Christopher Young ‎– Hard Rain (Music From The Motion Picture)

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Milan ‎– 74321-56425-27
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1 Hard Rain (Main Title) 3:19
2 The Jet Ski Chase (Part 1) 4:28
3 The Jail Cell (Part 1) 4:34
4 Wayne Kidnaps Karen 1:53
5 The Jail Cell (Part 2) 4:37
6 The Church Attack 3:13
7 The Truck Heist 2:11
8 The Cemetary 2:28
9 The Cow 1:53
10 Kenny Dies 2:37
11 The Rain 2:31
12 The Jet Ski Chase (Part 2) 2:02
13 Karen 0:57
14 The Church Chase (Part 1) 3:30
15 Locked Up 2:08
16 The Roof 1:01
17 The Church Chase (Part 2) 1:20
18 Jim Saves The Day 1:12
19 Over The Rooftop 1:55
20 Flood
Performer – Jars Of ClayProducer – Adrian BelewWritten By – Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine, Matt Odmark, Stephen Mason
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European pressing of this Motion Picture Soundtrack release.

Album completely out of chronological order with wildly incorrect track titles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 743215642527
  • Barcode (Text): 7 4321-56425-2 7
  • Other: BM 650

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 56425-2 Christopher Young Hard Rain (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album) Milan 74321 56425-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
73138 35835-2, BMGJD J014 Christopher Young Hard Rain (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album) Milan, BMG (Han Kook) Music Co., Ltd. 73138 35835-2, BMGJD J014 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
7313835835-2 Christopher Young Hard Rain (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album) Milan 7313835835-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

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curiositykilledshawn

curiositykilledshawn

January 18, 2017

Blighted by bad reviews upon its release in 1998 Hard Rain was actually a very entertaining action movie with biblical undertones. The swift 98-minute running time meant there was no room for boredom and it charged from one overblown action scene to the next. But it's an action movie scored as a horror movie with ever so slight inspirations from Michael Kamen's Die Hard, James Horner's Aliens and even Ennio Morricone's Untouchables. With only two themes (chronicling the power of nature), Hard Rain does something new and different; a specific beat carries the score, and within this beat Chris Young throws in blasting brass sections, rambunctious strings, and pounding bass with no need for love themes or sentiment. It is sheer action and wall-to-wall fury from start to finish. Some action cues are so bombastic you can almost see the gunshots and bullets shredding your living room.

Kicking off immediately with the main theme and launching into an overture indicating the doom of the oncoming flood, the Hard Rain score soon falls into the groove of violent, sometimes scary cues all to a nervous beat. Occasionally, amid the violence and sometimes full orchestral carnage, some genuine horror moments creep in, a perfect example would be 'The Church Attack', before the major action cues blow up, an almost chilling string crescendo lends a unique touch.

The album presentation by Milan is all over the place. Tracks are incorrectly labeled and hopelessly out of chronological order. The liner cues contain a small amount of information on the score's background.

The 55 minutes (including the end credits song) featured on the album approximates roughly 85% of the film's score (performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra). As I have already stated, the track listing is all over the place. The following is the correct order and labeling.

1. Hard Rain (Opening Credits)
2. The Truck Heist
3. Jet Ski Chase Pt. 1
4. Jet Ski Chase Pt. 2
5. Locked Up - incorrectly labeled 'The Roof'
6. Jail Cell
7. Jail Cell (Alt.) - incorrectly labeled 'Jail Cell Pt. 2'
8. Jet Ski Chase Pt. 3 - incorrectly labeled 'Church Chase Pt. 2'
9. Kenny Dies
10. The Cow
11. Karen
12. The Cemetery (Album version)
13. Church Chase Pt. 1
14. Church Chase Pt. 2 - incorrectly labeled 'Jim Saves the Day'
15. Wayne Kidnaps Karen
16. The Church Attack
17. The Dam Busted - incorrectly labeled 'Over the rooftop'
18. Over the Rooftop - incorrectly labeled 'Locked Up'
19. The Rain
20. Flood (End Credits)

Score as heard in the movie - 5/5
Score as heard on the CD - 3/5
Overall - 4/5