Total Time: (58:08)
The London Symphony orchestra,
Diana Ross' pop ballad, which seems rather oddly placed, is one of the highlights of the score, rather than being a nuisance. Instead of using one theme, it uses all of the major themes for a wonderful conglomeration of the entire album. And Ross has a much more listenable voice than a certain Celine Dion we all know.
Each track is fairly long, and each has several sections. My favorite track is "Whispering Winds," although I like several sections throughout the other tracks. I especially like one particularly zany section in "Foraging for Food" where a trumpet and xylophone are given the opportunity to just go nuts, and the reunion of the dino youths with their parents is truly touching. "End Credits" is an excellent summation of the whole thing, containing the best arrangement of the primary themes.
Although not as exciting as Willow that followed, this has several exiting moments. Which generally have to do with escaping the dreaded "sharp teeth" of SharpTooth, adding to the reasons I have for recommending this. Do yourself a favor and pick up a fun little soundtrack called The Land Before Time.