Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rollercoaster - O.S.T.
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks
After 14 years, worth the wait
Gee | United States | 02/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember watching this movie as a kid on TV and still enjoy watching it to this day. I learned about a month ago that the score was to be released and I immediately ordered it. The music by Lalo Schifrin is excellent. If you've seen the movie, the young man's music (One Track Mind it is called on the CD) is one of the most chilling pieces I've heard. It doesn't hide the fact it is from the 70's, but if you liked the movie or like orchestrated soundtrack music (as I do anyway), it is definitely worth buying."
Rails Of Musical Terror, Courtesy Of Lalo Schifrin
Erik North | San Gabriel, CA USA | 12/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though overshadowed by equally talented giants like John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin is still one of Hollywood's finest film music composers. One of his best is this soundtrack to the shamefully underrated 1977 suspense thriller ROLLERCOASTER, which concerns itself with a civic inspector (George Segal) trying to stop a bomb-toting extortionist (Timothy Bottoms) from sabotaging amusement park rides.Schifrin's score relies on a mix of carnival and ragtime amusement park tracks, jazz-rock fusion, and almost waltz-like rock. But the orchestral portions are a textbook case of building suspense and terror--string sections very reminiscent not only of Bernard Herrmann, but even of Stravinsky. Schifrin's own "String Quartette", one of the tracks here, serves as the main musical theme throughout the film.Extremely well done, the ROLLERCOASTER soundtrack, long out of the public eye, has wisely been resurrected by Schifrin on his own Aleph Records label, along with his equally impressive score to THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND. Not to be missed."