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"Neil Norman - Greatest Science Fiction Hits, Vol. 2"
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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Mark E. (Redjack) from HACKENSACK, NJ
Reviewed on 2/26/2014...
This CD does not contain the original Sci-Fi hits, but rather a different rendition of them that really lacks the same quality.
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Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second volume of science fiction music rerecorded by Neil Norman, with help from the late great Les Baxter. This time around, the arrangements are closer to the original soundtrack versions, although some of the music still has a bit of a "synth pop" feel to it. The "Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back" medley in particular sounds rather "discofied". I should also mention that there are three songs here that are not from science fiction movies or TV shows at all. "Daughter of the Lesser Moon", "Vampire Planet" and "March of the Lizard-Men" are all original tunes written by Les Baxter or Neil Norman especially for this album. "Vampire Planet" is boring, but the other two are pretty good. Overall, this is a pretty entertaining album if you are a science fiction fan."
"Sci-Fi film score collectors"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 03/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The follow up album is actually much better than Volume One and seems to be concentrating on the "Original Soundtrack" arrangments more. While the series fans and avid film score collectors will prefer the original soundtracks, this is still quite good and entertaining.Some stand outs - ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (Leon Klatzkin) which is not heard on too many compilations - DARK STAR (John Carpenter) another selection seldom issued - DOCTOR WHO (Ron Grainer) well represented arrangement - and BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY (Glen Larson) much hailed series with this familar and enjoyable theme.This collection from GNP/Crescendo Records is a must for any Sci-Fi film score collector, from the small tube to the BIG SCREEN, good variety of tracks on this "2nd Venture" into the realm of space and beyond.Total Time: 33:51 on 14 Tracks/ GNP-Crescendo Records - GNPD 2122 (1986)"