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James Horner
The Emotionalist

Volume 1

Discover the life and work of James Horner like never before


With 30 hours of exclusive recordings with James Horner's family and close collaborators, discover never-before-seen aspects of his life and work.


The fruit of 13 years of research, 80 exclusive interviews, 6 years of writing and over 400 referenced sources, this 1600-page book spread over 4 volumes offers an in-depth, high-quality exploration of James Horner's life and work.


Enhanced by numerous photos (some rare and unpublished), film posters and documents from the composer's personal archives, the book offers a unique visual experience of James Horner's life and career.


The book is not only rich in content, but also in production quality. Each volume is printed on high-quality paper, with a hard cover and sturdy binding to ensure optimum durability and a pleasant reading experience.

About The Author

Jean-Baptiste Martin

A passionate author

Jean-Baptiste Martin hails from Normandy in France. Passionate about film music, he has devoted much of his life to exploring the work of James Horner. 

Since 2011, he has developed the James Horner Film Music reference website. His visit to the composer’s studio in Los Angeles inspired the idea of a book bringing together all known information on the composer.

Jean-Baptiste Martin and James Horner

“Jean-Baptiste has written an extraordinary book. For those of us lucky enough to work with James, it’s a time capsule of memories. For anyone who cares about film music, it’s a unique insight into the spirit, art and work of James’ life.”
Simon Franglen
Composer of Avatar The Way of Water, The Magnificent Seven and Horner collaborator.
“The amount of thought and dedicated research that has gone into this book is quite frankly staggering. Jean-Baptiste Martin has unearthed details about James Horner projects that I had long forgotten, even though I worked on them. It’s a great tribute to the emotional life and process of an artist.”
Joe E. Rand
Music editor on Titanic, West Side Story (Steven Spielberg's version), Jurassic World ...

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Each volume will be on sale for a limited period of 45 days.
After this period, available stock will be quite limited and the selling price 30% higher.

Format: 10″x7″ (26×19 cm)
Number of pages: 430
Number of illustrations: 500
Available in English and French.


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