Titanic Alexander's Ragtime Band

  1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  2. Alexander's Ragtime Band History

What the band played as Titanic slowly began to sink is never disputed – ragtime, waltzes, specific tunes noted by survivors included ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’ and ‘In The Shadows’. But a question mark still hangs over what the last song was as Titanic’s stern began to rise clear of the Atlantic Ocean, and indeed, would it be. David Archibald music. Southampton 1912, Pride of the White Star Line, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Eternal Father.

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • A Building Panic (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Epilogue - The Deep And Timeless Sea (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • An Irish Party In Third Class (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Jack Dawson's Luck (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture TITANIC)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic') (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture TITANIC)
  • Nearer My God To Thee (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • The Portrait (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • A Shore Never Reached (from the Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Back to Titanic
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 1998
RecordedFebruary 2, 1998 – July 9, 1998
GenreSoundtrack
Length79:05
LabelSony Music
ProducerJames Horner
James Horner chronology
The Mask of Zorro
(1998)
Back to Titanic
(1998)
Mighty Joe Young
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Back to Titanic is the second soundtrack album released for the film, which contains a mixture of previously unreleased recordings and newly recorded performances of the songs in the film.

After the success of the first soundtrack album, James Horner created a new suite of music, comprising light and dark sections from the score, which represents the 'soul' of his music for the film.

Album information[edit]

Err_quic_protocol_error opera. In addition, several of the source numbers from the film were included into this second album. From 'Nearer My God to Thee' to the raucous pipe and drum rhythms heard in the Irish folk music played in the lower decks, these selections recreate the most poignant moments in the life and death of the great ship.

'Alexander's Ragtime Band' was played on the deck by Wallace Hartley's small orchestra and lifted spirits as the ship settled, lights blazing, into black oblivion. And 'Come Josephine, in My Flying Machine', which Jack Dawson briefly sings for Rose DeWitt Bukater and Rose sings when she is waiting to be rescued in the freezing seas. The song was a top hit song the year before the sinking.

Commercial performance[edit]

Although it did not manage to reach the success of its counterpart soundtrack, Back to Titanic was a big commercial success, especially considering that the film and original soundtrack were released over eight months before it. It debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and then the following week reached its peak position at No. 2 with 164,000 copies sold. Back to Titanic has been certified Platinum in the United States for sales of over 1 million copies.[2]

It was also certified gold in Japan for 100,000 copies shipped to stores in September 1998.[3]

In 2012, the album, along with its predecessor, was re-issued as part of the Collector's Anniversary Edition set for the 3D re-release of the film.

Ragtime

Track listing[edit]

Music composed and conducted by James Horner, except where noted.

Alexander's Ragtime Band

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1.'Titanic Suite'James HornerJames Horner19:05
2.'An Irish Party in Third Class' (includes 'John Ryan's Polka' and 'Blarney Pilgrim')TraditionalGaelic Storm3:48
3.'Alexander's Ragtime Band'Irving BerlinI Salonisti2:31
4.'The Portrait'James HornerJames Horner4:44
5.'Jack Dawson's Luck' (includes 'Humours of Caledon', 'The Red-Haired Lass', 'The Boys on the Hilltop' & 'The Bucks of Oranmore')TraditionalJames Horner5:39
6.'A Building Panic'James HornerJames Horner8:09
7.'Nearer My God to Thee'I Salonisti2:51
8.'Come Josephine, in My Flying Machine'Máire Brennan3:33
9.'Lament' (includes 'A Spailpín A Rún')TraditionalJames Horner4:37
10.'A Shore Never Reached'James HornerJames Horner4:27
11.'My Heart Will Go On' (with dialogue from the film)
  • James Horner
Celine Dion4:43
12.'Nearer My God to Thee'Eileen Ivers2:23
13.'Epilogue – The Deep and Timeless Sea'James HornerJames Horner12:38
Note
  • Track 1 and 13 performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Choristers of King's College, Cambridge.
  • Track 10 performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

References[edit]

  1. ^Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Back to Titanic at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. ^'Recording Industry Association of America'. RIAA. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  3. ^'GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1998年9月度' [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 1998 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 468: 9. November 10, 1998. Archived from the original(PDF) on January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Official website[dead link]

Alexander's Ragtime Band History

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