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Deep Rising (Score)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
A poly-tonal extravaganza.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jerry Goldsmith's score for Deep Rising is far and away one of his most dramtic and original works to date. He steps away from the traditional scores that sport a single, banal, and usually major key, melody throughout the score, and explores further realms of dual-key melodic forms. He uses two separate keys countering each other in the same pieces. Track 6 entitled: "Let's make a deal" is an excellent example of his "poly-tonal-ism's". The use of this technique is virtually impossible to find in the main-stream sountrack genre, so Mr. Goldsmith's introduction of this proceedure is a welcomed and dramatic addition to the Deep Rising score. The dual-key method is also dramatized in his ability to write for the "brass" section of the orchestra. His use of trombones, tuba, and french horns exemplifies the tremendous tension and strength needed to describe the intensity in most of the film. His only departure from the bombastic in this score i! s a tear-rending, lovely melody he chooses for the track entitled: "Leila's Gone." This sweet and melancholy switch from the brass and pounding antics of the percussion is a welcomed and cherished delicacy within this cornucopia of audible exstacy. The only dissapointment to be noted in this gorgeous work is the fact that the "Lelia's Gone" Theme wasn't monopolized and over-used throughout the score. It's hauntingly beautiful melody left you aching for more."
OK but why fail to include the best bits?...
Scott Ross | 11/18/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm glad that cenobite (see above) liked this album so much but I was disappointed to find that my favourite piece of music from the film barely featured. The tongue-in-cheek & slightly 'Hawaii-Five-O'-ish soundtrack, which accompanied the shots of the boat racing towards the cruiser & was played several times during the film, occupies a mere 21secs(!) of playing time at the beginning of track 10. Given that this melody is far more easily accessible to the average listener, & also more fun, than much of the stuff that does feature on this album, I was surprise & a little miffed to hear so little of it. Also, cenobite may wish to note that it is this very theme that is repeated, tho' using a clarinet & strings instead of brass & percussion, at the beginning of the 'Leila's Gone' track. Goldsmith's point, given the tongue-in-cheek nature of the film, is presumably ironic, given that 1.5mins into this track you'll hear the same tune but played with brass & percussion (hurray!), which jokily highlights the ease with which characters in 'Deep Rising' & other similar blockbusters get over the loss of their loved ones. OK, so this great funky tune gets 2, not 1, mentions on this album, but why not dedicate an entire track to it instead of a measly 30-odd seconds on two tracks? Mr Goldsmith, you're a very fine musician - see the fabulous 'Mulan' for example - but I wish that you'd release a longer version of this wonderful theme"
Jeffrey Schlanger | Los Angeles, CA | 09/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great soundtrack like so many others by movie music composers. And like every one else says, it's missing one or two tracks, but that should not be a distraction."