@ spielboy- Here's my fan edit. With so many short tracks it was hard to create a balanced flow. I took out more than I expected, but remained with a decent 46 minute run. (Some omitted cues are quite nice but they slowed things down to much.)
After the opening titles the playlist sort of flows in quarters from quieter cues to action cues alternating between sections. I liked the choral version of "Edge of the World". There's really is no good place for this but I put it near the beginning since the non choral version ends the album. Also included the bonus track of "Winner None" in order to add some excitement in the front half.
(1) War Games (2) Home Movie (3) A Game Of Chess? (4) Nuclear Alert (5) "Edge Of The World" (Choral Version) (6) Norad (7) It Could Be War (8) Confidence Is High (9) [Bonus Track] Winner None (Original Version) (10) David's Concern (11) Off To See Faulken (12) WOPR (13) Maneuvers (14) Faulken's House (15) "I Can't Swim" (16) Helicopter Pursuit & Launch Detected (17) Closing The Mountain (18) Joshua! (19) It Might Be Real (20) Tic Tac Toe (21) Winner None (22) End Credits (23) [Bonus Track] "Edge Of The World"
I find this a classic listen in the sense that it brings the movie to life in your head, if you want to engage it that way.
Or it also serves as a good listening experience for a suspense-thriller listening session that serves up varying moods while you're getting something else done.
Good all-around soundtrack experience, its got parts with intense motive development, and some breezy and emotional passages that make it a well-rounded score.
Very well said! I also 'kind of' enjoyed this, but was put off by certain things. After reading the notes, living with the disc more, its really grown on me. And that end title, oy.....love it, has been added to a list of recent favorites. It must be that harmonica - what a strange but perfect choice!