Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
London Sessions 3
Genres: Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Beautiful music from an underrated composer
darthmetal | Acacia Avenue | 09/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I dont know why there are so few recordings of this composer. I discovered this cd almost by accident. A few years ago I saw the movie Something Wicked This Way Comes in tv. While I was watching the begining and listening to the music, I almost wanted to run to purchase this score. I watched the complete film and discover that the music was from James Horner, which at the time I was beginning to discover. I did not know that years would pass without this great music being released in a recording. One day I was browsing the soundtrack section in a music store and I could not believe what I was seeing. A cd that had the title of that movie! I immediately picked it up and started to read the information. I didnt saw the name Horner at all, just a guy named Delerue and another one.Well, maybe just the fact that the cover looked nice to me and that it had the name of the movie made me buy it. It took two or three listenings and I was charmed by this music and this composer that was new to my ears. After a while this cd became one of my ten favorite cds of film music, along with other Cds by better known composers like Goldsmith, Horner and Williams. On the liner notes it said that the Delerue score had been rejected in favor of Horner's. It would have been a very difficult choice for me to reject this music even if the musician replacing it was Horner. Anyway, the suite for Something Wicked was very good, but not the best of the CD. I am not a musician and it is difficult for me to describe this music with technical words, but for me it was tender and sweet and at the same time sad and mysterious. My favorite tracks were Memories of Me, A little Sex, Agnes of God, and True Confessions. I suspect that fans of action scores will not like this, but if you like Horner's or Williams' gentler scores you will love this. Of Delerue's music there is only one that I like better than this and that is the score of Joe vs The Volcano, but it has not been released and probably never will. After prolonged exposure to this warm beautiful music I recommend a little of Goldenthal's Alien 3 atmospheric nightmare."
NEVILLE BOUWER | DECATUR, GA United States | 01/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As with all Delerue music, this CD is brillaint and worth having. I can only say that no one can be diappointed by the beaury of the scores selected here, especially from "A little Sex"."