I think that's the general point of film music; to accompany. The stand-alone piece, as you say, is usually the showstopper or attention-grabber because the movie (opening credits, etc.) can focus solely on the score. Otherwise, the music can only provide a musical delineation or mood-setting if it doesn't want to get in the way of the dialogue or scenery. (I think that is how it works) The RH soundtrack does tend to provide only a ghost of what the movie was, and without the visuals, it can seem a little thin. But I tend to associate the score with the first time I saw the movie (in October 1995). At the time, I was in Gr. 10 and at a leadership camp or something, and this really nice (read: hot) girl was there and we... So, I actually remember that period of my life when I listen to the soundtrack. That is personally my excuse for admiring Kamen's work.