Titanic in 3D opened today, and as much as I loved the film, I’m not sure I can sit through a 3-hour 3D movie. I’d leave with a huge headache! Ah, well. My heart will go on.
That said, I’m listening to the soundtrack right now. Memories!
Sony Classical just released TITANIC: Anniversary Edition and TITANIC: Collector’s Anniversary Edition last week, to coincide with the release of the movie. These newly remastered versions of the original Titanic soundtrack include extensive bonus material.
Both feature an unreleased disc of period music recorded for the movie by I Salonisti, plus 4 bonus vintage Titanic luggage stickers. I Salonisti is the 5-piece quintet that appears in the film, by the way. Director James Cameron painstakingly researched the music that was played on the ship and hired them to record authentic music from the period – specifically, the music that all bands from the White Star Line would have been required to perform when hired to play as employees of the prestigious cruise fleet. The Collector’s Anniversary Edition includes two additional discs featuring the remastered BACK TO TITANIC soundtrack and Popular Music From The Titanic Era, which is a new compilation of songs from the early 1900’s.
The original Titanic soundtrack sold over 26 million units worldwide.
Preview all the songs on Amazon: