Dances with Wolves (soundtrack)

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Dances With Wolves
Dances with Wolves (soundtrack).jpg
Soundtrack album by
Released1990
Length18 at 53:18 (original version)
21 at 63:00 (1995 version)
24 at 75:29 (2004 version)
LabelEpic
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks5/5 stars[2]
Movie Wave5/5 stars[3]
Movie Music UK5/5 stars[4]

Dances with Wolves is the original soundtrack of the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film Dances with Wolves produced, directed, and starring Kevin Costner. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by John Barry.

John Barry won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Score and the 1992 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television." Barry was also nominated for the 1991 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (lost to the score of The Sheltering Sky) and the 1992 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (lost to the score of Cyrano de Bergerac).

Track listing[edit]

1990 original release[edit]

  1. "Main Title – Looks Like a Suicide" – 3:59
  2. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:16 b
  3. "Journey to Fort Sedgewick" – 3:25
  4. "Ride to Fort Hays" – 2:00
  5. "The Death of Timmons" – 2:24
  6. "Two Socks – The Wolf Theme" – 1:30
  7. "Pawnee Attack" – 3:49
  8. "Kicking Bird's Gift" – 2:10
  9. "Journey to the Buffalo Killing Ground" – 3:43
  10. "The Buffalo Hunt" – 2:42
  11. "Stands with a Fist Remembers" – 2:09
  12. "The Love Theme" – 3:46
  13. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:04
  14. "Two Socks at Play" – 1:59
  15. "The Death of Cisco" – 2:14
  16. "Rescue of Dances with Wolves" – 2:09
  17. "The Loss of the Journal and the Return to Winter Camp" – 2:09
  18. "Farewell and End Title" – 8:50

1995 Release (bonus tracks)[edit]

  1. "Main Title – Looks Like a Suicide" – 3:57
  2. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:15
  3. "Journey to Fort Sedgewick" – 3:22
  4. "Ride to Fort Hays" – 2:00
  5. "The Death of Timmons" – 2:25
  6. "Two Socks – The Wolf Theme" – 1:28
  7. "Pawnee Attack" – 3:45
  8. "Kicking Bird's Gift" – 2:08
  9. "Journey to the Buffalo Killing Ground" – 3:39
  10. "The Buffalo Hunt" – 2:41
  11. "Fire Dance" – 1:41
  12. "Stands with a Fist Remembers" –2:07
  13. "The Love Theme" – 3:52
  14. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:05
  15. "Two Socks at Play" – 1:57
  16. "The Death of Cisco" – 2:12
  17. "Rescue of Dances with Wolves" – 2:07
  18. "The Loss of the Journal and the Return to Winter Camp" – 2:07
  19. "Farewell and End Title" – 8:40
  20. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 3:41
  21. "Dances with Wolves" – 5:15

2004 expanded version[edit]

  1. "Main Title/Looks Like a Suicide (expanded)" – 7:35
  2. "Ride to Fort Hays" – 2:03
  3. "Journey to Fort Sedgewick/Shooting Star/John Dunbar Theme/Arrival at Fort Sedgewick" – 4:55
  4. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:19
  5. "The Death of Timmons" – 2:25
  6. "Two Socks/The Wolf Theme" – 1:32
  7. "Stands with a Fist Remembers" – 2:12
  8. "The Buffalo Robe" – 2:12
  9. "Journey to the Buffalo Killing Ground" – 3:30
  10. "Spotting the Herd" – 1:49
  11. "The Buffalo Hunt (film version)" – 4:33
  12. "Fire Dance" – 1:41
  13. "Two Socks at Play" – 2:00
  14. "Falling in Love" – 3:05
  15. "Love Theme" – 3:46
  16. "The John Dunbar Theme" – 2:06
  17. "Pawnees/Pawnee Attack/Stone Calf Dies/Toughest Dies" – 6:15
  18. "Victory" – 1:03
  19. "The Death of Cisco" – 2:14
  20. "Rescue of Dances with Wolves" – 2:08
  21. "The Loss of the Journal/The Return to Winter Camp" – 2:09
  22. "Farewell / End Title" – 8:51
  23. "The Buffalo Hunt (album version)" – 2:45
  24. "The John Dunbar Theme (film version)" – 2:21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,260,000[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Filmtracks review
  3. ^ Movie Wave review
  4. ^ Movie Music UK review
  5. ^ "British album certifications – John Barry – Dances with wolves". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Dances with wolves in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  6. ^ Basham, David (7 February 2002). "Got Charts?". Mtv. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – John Barry – Dances with wolves". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.