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  • 1.  	Titanic Suite (19:05) 2.  	An Irish Party In Third Class (03:48) performed by Gaelic Storm 3.  	Alexander's Ragtime Band (02:31) performed by I Salonisti 4.  	The Portrait (04:43) 5.  	Jack Dawson's Luck (05:39) 6.  	A Building Panic (08:09) 7.  	Nearer My God To Thee (02:50) performed by I Salonisti 8.  	Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine (03:33) performed by Maire Brennan 9.  	Lament (04:36) 10.  	A Shore Never Reached (04:28) 11.  	My Heart Will Go On (Dialogue Version) (04:43) performed by Celine Dion 12.  	Epilogue: The Deep And Timeless Sea (12:37)


  • Orchestrations: James Horner
    Sound engineer: Simon Rhodes
    Music editor: Jim Henrikson
    Vocal solos: Sissel
    Musicians: Tommy Hayes, Tony Hinnigan, James Horner, Eileen Ivers, Zan McLeod, Eric Rigler, Ian Underwood
    Digital Pre-production: Joe E. Rand

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