The same remarks I made about Deep Blue Sea apply here too - for only
some eight minutes is devoted to Michael Kamen's music.
This is just another example of an unfortunate trend and another concession
to the more lucrative 'pop' market. As you will notice Kamen is not even
mentioned on the front cover of the booklet and only at the end of the string
of source music cues that makes up the major part of this album.
This is a pity because Kamen's music is appealing. It says nothing new but
it is nonetheless very well crafted as we have come to expect from this composer.
It blends quicksilver charm and magic with more solid and lumbering tones
to depict the Iron Giant a sort of metal King Kong. There are also the obligatory
children's high spirits, martial, noble and homely elements included. For
Kamen's ridiculously under-appreciated contribution -