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Body Heat (1998 Re-recording of 1981 Film)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
In 1981 Lawrence Kasdan's erotic murder yarn won over many viewers with its mood of faux film noir. Much credit for that aura of sensuality and danger goes to John Barry's use of sultry jazz flavorings over a rich orchestr... more »
In 1981 Lawrence Kasdan's erotic murder yarn won over many viewers with its mood of faux film noir. Much credit for that aura of sensuality and danger goes to John Barry's use of sultry jazz flavorings over a rich orchestra to convey that crucial, albeit clammy, sense of sophistication and doom. This near carbon copy of the original soundtrack may allow listeners to suspend disbelief at times, but one senses that dreary blurring of instruments usually associated with many live-concert-performance recordings. Instead of sultry smoke, listeners may be frustrated to find their cinema memories lost in a sonic fog that a horny saxophone cannot clear. --Joseph Lanza
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Long overdue film score for "Body Heat" now available.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seventeen years after the theatrical release of Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 film noir classic "Body Heat", the film score has finally been released. It is well worth the wait. Joel McNeely and the London Symphony Orchestra have faithfully recreated one of the truly great film scores composed by John Barry. From the hauntingly erotic main title to the shocking conclusion, this score weaves a tangled web of lust, lies and greed. Its contribution to the film is so significant, that it's almost like having another character in the film.This cd is true to the original score. Film music buffs fearing an adapted or deriviative version of the score will not be disappointed. Joel McNeely and the LSO have performed an extraordinary service to Barry's score for "Body Heat". Special thanks should go to the person(s) at Varese Sarabande responsible for adding this long overdue release to their "Film Classics" series. They have done a great sevice ! to both movie buffs and soundtrack aficionados.Ironically, after several attempts to locate this score down through the years, I stumbled upon it while looking for the score to "The Spanish Prisoner". Unfortunately, it appears to be commercially unavailable. Maybe the good people at Varese Sarabande will release this excellent score in the near future. In the meantime, just sit back, relax, turn down the lights and enjoy "Body Heat"."
"Body Heat" Movie Soundtrack
John Wayman Mueller | New Mexico | 03/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having lived in St. Petersburg, Florida for many years, I can attest that this soundtrack captures the mood, heat, and humidity of Florida beautifully. I've run my movie tape so many times just to hear the music, that the tape is almost worn out. When I hear the piano and saxophone on this soundtrack, I can just feel the stifling heat, especially at night, and I love it. Buy it! You won't be sorry!"
A good performance of a sexy film score
M. A Michaud | Dulles, VA United States | 10/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The producers of the Varese Sarabande Film Classics series should be thanked for giving us a fine recording of John Barry's score for the film "Body Heat," one of the sexiest ever written. This CD by Joel McNeely and the London Symphony Orchestra, though not labeled original sound track, appears to follow the composer's original work. The performance and the sound quality live up to the music, which makes excellent use of a small orchestra, particularly the saxophone. You can find an even sexier re-orchestrated version of the main title on the compact disk "Moviola," a collection of John Barry's film scores conducted by the composer.
Michael Michaud, Vienna, Austria"