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|John Carpenter, Shirley Walker|
Escape From L.A. (1996 Film Score)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks, Metal
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Some great music for a sequel/remake.
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 10/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The rocking remix of the originial Escape from New York theme as well as Carpenter's "Snake's Uniform" track make this a must have for Carpetner buffs. Walker's compositions are strong back up to this overly maligned sequel/remake to the Carpenter classic."
Irreverent And Exciting
Luis M. Ramos | Caracas, Venezuela | 10/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's interesting how music goes as irreverent as the movie it was written for. John Carpenter does that in almost all his movies, especially "Escape From L.A.", in which he shares composition chores with testosterone lady Shirley Walker, a woman who knows her way through action film music.The album opens with the classic "Escape From New York" theme, as arranged by Walker; this theme never sounded better. Carpenter's irreverence is best heard in 'Snake's Uniform' since you hear a lot of guitar effects in it. Yet I'd like to indicate that the highlight on this album is Shirley Walker's action pieces performed by both herself on synthesizers and herself conducting the orchestra -'Submarine Launch' is electronically fantastic; 'Escape From Happy Kingdom' and 'Crash Landing' show her best for orchestra. Also Walker knows what Carpenter wants since you can hear some irreverent cues such as 'Sunset Boulevard Bazaar' and 'Motorcycle Chase', a track with a "Batman Beyond" flair.In general, this album is interesting, with honorable mention to Shirley Walker, an underappreciated composer who can show great chops in writing music for action films. Too bad this album is too short."