Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Anyone wondering why we chose to reissue this soundtrack on CD need look no further than to Jason Ankeny s impassioned review on Allmusic Guide, which states the case far more eloquently than we could (soundtrack experts a... more »
Anyone wondering why we chose to reissue this soundtrack on CD need look no further than to Jason Ankeny s impassioned review on Allmusic Guide, which states the case far more eloquently than we could (soundtrack experts are definitely a different breed of collector): Jerry Goldsmith's music for the sci-fi opus Capricorn One looms as arguably the most influential and imitated action score of the late 20th century. An exhilarating work that evolves with masterful purpose and precision, its densely percussive arrangements remain synonymous with adventure and suspense decades after the fact. Where followers like Alan Silvestri and James Horner rely almost solely on sensory assault to convey danger and dread, Goldsmith sculpts the music of Capricorn One via complex orchestration and meticulous sound effects, building and expanding his central themes to create genuine drama. Tightrope-taut and brilliantly paced, the soundtrack is more vividly cinematic than its accompanying celluloid images themselves. It's a virtual master class in the art of film music. Sounds like a must-have to us!
Damien Slattery | Dublin, Ireland | 10/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that there is another version of this score available from the Intrada label - this release is a more satisfying listening experience. Goldsmith recorded this version with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and re-did a number of cues; so this is more a symphonic suite, and has a lot more emotionality than the much-touted Intrada editon. "Kay's Theme" is a particular delight, and although this is not the complete score of Jerry Goldsmith's muscular soundtrack, this is wonderful."