Out of Africa – music by John Barry

 soundtrackThis is an absolutely sublime score, one of the very few movie soundtracks which radiates enough simple beauty to rank up there with the classical repertoire. Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, you’ve probably heard the first few wistful minutes of the main theme before. The secondary theme, which resurfaces in other cues, is no slouch either. I can’t recommend this highly enough, nor can I even come up with a description that adequately describes the beauty of it all.

    4 out of 4

  1. Main Title – I Had a Farm in Africa (3:07)
  2. I’m Better At Hello – Karen’s theme (1:15)
  3. Have You Got a Story For Me? (1:12)
  4. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A, K.622 (2:46)
  5. Safari (2:40)
  6. Karen’s Journey / Siyawe (4:46)
  7. Flying Over Africa (3:22)
  8. Order this CD I Had a Compass From Denys – Karen’s theme II (2:27)
  9. Alone on the Farm (1:55)
  10. Let the Rest of the World Go By (3:12)
  11. If I Know a Song of Africa – Karen’s theme III (2:11)
  12. End title – You Are Karen (4:03)

Released by: MCA
Release date: 1986
Total running time: 33:34