George Fenton's most impressive work. The main
theme “The Blue Planet”, in a haunting performance by the BBC Concert
Orchestra and The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, is nothing short of
excellent. Luckily, it recurs in “Blue Whale” (partially) and in
“Emperors”, but without the choir.
Both orchestral and synthesized are part of
this album. “Thimble Jelly Fish”, for example, is a relaxed, laid-back
non-orchestral piece (which fading out in a rather uninspired way, BTW).