As an ardent fan of movie soundtracks I can honestly say this is a great film score. Composer Nicholas Hooper creates an auditory world of thrills, chills, light moments, and contemplative themes.
It’s got to be hard to ride the coattails of John Williams (who scored the first three films), but Hooper creates beautiful pieces of music that accompany the images on the screen. Of course, this is also excellent music to be enjoyed on its own.
The CD includes an Enhanced CD feature that allows you to download a digital copy of the soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound. Also included on the CD are a behind-the-scenes look at the scoring session that was held at Abbey Road Studio; and exclusive MP3 download of the song “Downbeat Repeat” (I have no idea why this is on the CD); and access to exclusive Harry Potter ringtones!
I can’t recommend this soundtrack enough. Grab or download a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’s Official Movie Soundtrack today!