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The Razor's Edge
Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Soundtrack to the 1984 film starring Bill Murray. Long out of print it features the score by Phil Spector collaborator Jack Nitzche ('One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', 'Stand By Me'). 1992 release. Standard jewel case.


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All Artists: Razor's Edge
Title: The Razor's Edge
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Preamble
Original Release Date: 1/1/1984
Re-Release Date: 1/23/2001
Album Type: Import, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
Soundtrack to the 1984 film starring Bill Murray. Long out of print it features the score by Phil Spector collaborator Jack Nitzche ('One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', 'Stand By Me'). 1992 release. Standard jewel case.

CD Reviews

One of the finest unheard of scores in history
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For fans of John Barry, James Horner and other contemporary film music wizards, this classic soundtrack is absolutely not to be missed. While only the first 11 tracks are worthwhile (the remaining ones are not really from the score and really just a bunch of chimes), you will be amazed at the now passed Jack Nitzche's ability to capture this sad, sweeping epic. Nitzche also wrote the music for One Flew Over the Cockoo's Nest and Starman, but this is his best. Note the innocence of the beginning of track 4 and how it ends in the chaos of war. This is a great score and is one of the finest ever recorded."
Great Soundtrack, BUT It Has Problems...
Jon Olson | 09/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those of us who enjoyed the Bill Murray version of the movie "The Razor's Edge", this CD is nice to have because we can have most of the music used in the movie without the sounds of dialogue and such. The recording quality is excellent, though it sometimes has problems playing on my computer.

I really wish I could give this soundtrack 5 Stars (the movie is one of my favorites, and the music is beautiful), but unfortunately, 3 1/2 Stars is all it deserves. Amazon doesn't allow Half Star ratings, so out of respect for the movie and music I have given it 4 Stars. The reasons are as follows -

1) There is a GLARING omission which is absolutely unforgivable. Sophie's Theme, the music used when Larry and Sophie are together in Paris (and for the second half of the end credits) is NOWHERE to be found!! This is an important part of the film, there is plenty of room on the CD for it, and it is such a beautiful piece of music. There is no excuse for not including on this CD.

2) While there is music here that wasn't used in the movie (a PLUS), there seem to be other more minor errors of omission. I haven't done an exhaustive side by side comparison of the CD to the movie, so I cannot elaborate on this.

3) The tracks are not all in the order they appeared in the film. Certainly a minor error, but how difficult is it to put the tracks in their proper order.

4) The problems playing it on my computer. Granted, this could just be a problem with my CD or CD drive, or it could indicate poor manufacturing standards. I have no way of knowing, but I have NEVER had problems like this before with other CDs. I CAN get all the tracks to play without problems sometimes, so I will just rip the CD, burn a copy, and play it from the copy instead of the original.

All things considered, I still feel that this CD is worth buying if you liked the movie and the music. I just REALLY wish they had done a 5 Star job on it."
Reliving The Journey In Music
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Is it possible to be an avid film fan while not being into the soundtrack that accompanies it? In my case the answer is a responding NO. When I think of the truly classic films that I could watch over and over again I have discovered that a big part of the enjoyment derived from these films comes from the music as much as the visuals.

Who can think of movies like `Chariots of Fire' or `Somewhere in Time' without hearing those unforgettable melodies resonate within? Chances are if you own the DVD's of the above mentioned films you probably own the soundtracks on CD as well.

The music from the '84 remake of `The Razor's Edge' happens to be one of those stand-alone soundtracks that I would consider a "must have" for my collection. The music runs the gamut of human emotions moving back and forth from nostalgic and melancholy to humorous and carefree and finally to uplifting and inspirational. Bottom line, I love this CD!

Highly Recommended; -5 Stars-."