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Mercury Rising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
An excellent addition to inspiring life work of John Barry.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes people buy soundtrack music merely because they liked the movie. Such people may miss out on some of the most beautiful music of this century composed by John Barry. Sound effects from a movie can cover up a rich score, and the music in the movie may be cut short to fit a scene. Once again, John Barry's music (Mercury Rising) is even better on CD than heard in the movie. A good portion of the music carries the mystique, intrigue, and drama that would go well with John Barry's James Bonds scores. Other motifs in the score are warm and endearing. I was thrilled to hear my favorite composer on the face of the earth back at his craft. The CD is supremely satisfying! The sound quality of the recording is excellent. My great regret about the CD is that it did not include the romantic jazz music heard in the movie at the cocktail party. In fact, the CD is fairly void of any romantic music--undoubtedly because Mr. Barry always defers his music to the motion picture story. I hope John Barry will not retire soon, we need more of his music. He has virtually created his own gener of style; his music is the best music I have ever heard. And Mercury Rising adds another wornderful addition to his life's work."