A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that though the movie Titanic is a bit too scary and mature for young kids, the Titanic soundtrack is an OK listen for younger and older kids alike. All of the songs but one are instrumental, and the track with lyrics is just a simple, clean song about enduring love.
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What's the story?
TITANIC (MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE) is the soundtrack to the blockbuster hit Titanic, among the highest-grossing films ever. All but one of the songs is instrumental -- written, orchestrated, and conducted by James Horner. The single song with lyrics, "My Heart Will Go On," is performed by powerhouse vocalist Celine Dion.
Is it any good?
The bold, sweeping sounds of these lovely and, at times, powerful tracks fits the majestic mood of this larger-than-life film. Known for weaving choral and Celtic tones into his music, Horner makes use of both here to good effect. Though it falls a bit on the sugary-sweet side, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" will appeal to those who value vocals above all else.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how times may have changed or stayed the same since the original release of the mega-hit movie Titanic and its successful soundtrack.
What were kids concerned about in 1997, the year the movie and soundtrack were originally released, and how do those things compare to kids' concerns today?
If you could include lyrics in more of these tracks, what are some of the things you'd say?