Original score composed and conducted by John Barry.
Personnel: Jack Brymer (clarinet).
Recording information: The Record Plant, Studio M.
Author: John Clifford Barry.
Director: Neville Marriner.
Unknown Contributor Role: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Joel McNeely & the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's version of John Barry's Academy Award-winning score for Out of Africa mixes the film's musical pieces with Celtic, classical, and pop favorites. Pieces such as Mozart's "Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 (adagio)," "Dear Old Ireland," and "The Ghost of Molly McGuire" blend well with Barry's lush, sweeping compositions, but purists may want to seek out a more straightforward version of the score for an unadulterated Out of Africa experience. ~ Heather Phares
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.42) - Ranked #78 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Yearningly nostalgic, the album is bathed in the romantic warmth of a safari sunset..."